Our most recent couple, Tommy and Taylor Bruce, had a classy & vintage wedding at A Fair Barn in Salem, IL. Taylor said the venue made everything magical! The crew at the barn were in charge of decorating, catering, floral arrangements and even baked their wedding cake! Her favorite part of the decor was the archway where they were married and she said the best part of their day was being announced husband and wife!!
One of the sweetest moments to witness from their wedding day was the gift exchange between Taylor and her mom. Each of them had purchased special gifts to surprise each other on the wedding day. Taylor’s mom had a pearl necklace made with pearls that Taylor’s grandma had purchased for her and Taylor bought her mom a very special ring and a personalized handkerchief with a poem (unknowingly from the SAME jewelry store, I might add!)
The couple’s first look was so intimate and special! I’m so thrilled when clients decide to see each other before the wedding. It gives them a chance to relax and be themselves with each other before the day unfolds!
Taylor’s cathedral length wedding veil and intricately detailed dress were absolutely stunning! Her long sleeve, lace dress was from Ella Park Bridal in Newburgh, Indiana (which is now on my bucket list of places to visit because their website just makes this place look like a fairy tale!!) Her gown and accessories fit perfectly with their classy & vintage wedding theme! The candid moments we are able to capture from weddings are always our favorite ones! Nothing beats a huge, genuine smile! And there were LOTS of those on Tommy & Taylor’s wedding day! What an incredible pleasure it was working with Taylor and watching her classy & vintage wedding come to life! The lace, rose gold, wine and blush colors were perfect with the southern charm of the barn! The venue, A Fair Barn, did a phenomenal job putting so many pieces of this wedding together! We are always trying new things and pushing ourselves to get creative shots during a wedding. The best time for us to have creative time with the bride & groom is after their first look! Here is a fun behind the scenes shot of us working to get some “under the veil” shots with some romantic flair!
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | A FAIR BARN VENUE – SALEM, IL
SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
SALON | Marla Reynolds MAKE UP ARTIST | Sydney Vallier
WEDDING GOWN | Ella Park Bridal
CATERER | A Fair Barn
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Southern Illinois based husband and wife wedding photography and videography team.
Rachel and Garren do more than just document weddings – they capture the overwhelming joy of your special day while bringing a sense of peace & calming to the wedding day!
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Rachel & Garren King – 3440 Lazy Acres – Salem, IL 62881 – 618.740.1700