I was so excited to see Jessica marry Grant! These two are so sweet together and are adored by their families. All of Jessica’s bridesmaids were so helpful on the day – helping her to get ready – laughing and telling me stories about the bachelorette party and how excited they were for the day. Jessica’s sister and matron of honor, Brittany, and her mother, Teresa, are really close and helped Jessica into her stunning Mori Lee lace gown. It looked absolutely beautiful on her.
Jessica and Grant met on a hot and sunny July 4th in 2015 at the Schuyler County Fair in Rushville, Illinois. Fast forward to their wedding day – a brisk, chilly October afternoon with a quaint outdoor ceremony attended by 150 of Jessica and Grant’s closest friends and family. They sat on church pews overlooking the beautiful backdrop of the Illinois hills. Jessica and Grant married under an arbor decorated with gorgeous flowers.
The star of the day was Dayton, Jessica’s first love – her puppy. Dayton, with his matching bowtie, looked on as his mom married her other love, Grant. Dayton is such an adorable little guy and made for some very sweet family photos. HE even posed for a photo with his momma – the dog lover in me is gushing!!
After the wedding ceremony, we took formal photos with the hills in the background as fall started to peek through the leaves. Their bridal party powered through some chilling temperatures to make sure Jessica and Grant had amazing portraits! It truly a beautiful setting and Jessica and Grant rocked their portraits in record time (seriously, it was pretty freezing!).
Reichert’s Barn is one of the most unique venues in Central Illinois. Jessica’s friend Taylor worked so hard to transform the space into a romantic, fall setting. The gold accents under dramatic lights were absolutely perfect. Jessica and Grant danced the night away with family and friends and celebrated the beginning of a beautiful marriage! Congratulations to Jessica and Grant, I am so honored to have been apart of your special day!
Ceremony / Reception Venue: Reichert’s Barn
Bride’s / Bridesmaids Dress: Clarice’s Bridal
Florist: The Flower Connection
Decorator: Taylor Heape
DJ / Entertainment: Tony Boston with Superior Sound Entertainment
Videographer: Iron Hills Productions
Cake / Bakery: Icing On The Cake & Bakery
Groom / Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse