Bradley & Wernsman

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wernsman!!!  Chelsea Bradley and Nick Wernsman were married on September 17th, 2016 at Calumet Street Christian Church and their gorgeous wedding reception was at the American Legion!  We were so thrilled to be a part of this Centralia, IL wedding!!  From the start of the day at Hollywood Hair Salon in Centralia, IL to the final dances at the American Legion Рthe day was a complete success!  We LOVE these two and wish them a lifetime of happiness!  Thank you guys for letting us be such a special part of your wedding day!

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The couple opted for a first look and it’s one of our favorite parts of the wedding day! ¬†A first look gives the bride and groom a chance to see each other without the hundreds of people watching and gives them both a chance to¬†really soak up the moment! Nick was in complete awe of his bride – both during the first look and during the ceremony! ¬†I always tell my brides – doing the first look does NOT take away from that special moment of walking down the aisle with dad! ¬†Instead it gives you two moments to enjoy and celebrate!

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Some selfie stick fun on their bus ride to photos in Foundation Park!!

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Outdoor photo time with the bridal party is SO much fun!  We only had a few minutes with these awesome folks and we made the most of it!  And of course saved plenty of time for the new Mr. & Mrs. photos!
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Sunset photos during the reception are ALWAYS worth sneaking away for 10-15 minutes!!!

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FLORIST¬†| Ross Flower Shop – Centralia, IL ¬† ¬† WEDDING GOWN | Farmer’s Daughter – Fairfield, IL – Designer: Allure

HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST | Hollywood Hair Centralia, IL    DJ | Short Circuit Entertainment

DECOR¬†| ¬†Kelley’s for the Occasion Centralia, IL ¬† ¬†INVITATIONS ¬†| ¬†Etsy & Mitchell Printing Centralia, IL

¬†BRIDESMAID DRESSES ¬†| ¬†David’s Bridal ¬† ¬†TUXES ¬†| ¬†Kelley’s for the Occasion Centralia, IL

Thank you for stopping by & checking out¬†the work of R&G Photography –¬†Southern Illinois¬†husband and wife wedding photography¬†team. Rachel and Garren King specialize in photojournalistic style wedding photography and are based out of Salem, IL.

Contact us today for more information about booking your wedding photography.
Rachel & Garren King – 217 W. Main St. – Salem, IL 62881 – 618.740.1700