We cannot WAIT to share this music and Disney inspired wedding from June with you all!!! Meet our couple, Lexi and Tyler! These two met at Brush Creek church camp many years ago. Tyler was a counselor and Lexi was a camper.. Eventually they were on staff together leading worship.. and a friendship developed into a budding relationship! They had a music and Disney inspired wedding at Johnny and June’s venue in Flora, IL on June 9th, 2018.
Lexi and Tyler’s wedding was industrial music theme and Disney inspired wedding in Flora, IL. They had instruments and sheet music flowers to decorate with classic red and black as their colors. My personal favorite twist on this Brush Creek couple’s wedding was the subtle, but AMAZING Disney references (including hidden Mickeys at the venue!) Notice in some of the photos you can see on Tyler’s shoe he wrote “LEXI” in reference to the Toy Story movies (because he ‘belongs’ to Lexi now like Woody belongs to Andy in the movies!) They also had signage saying “Be Our Guest” – which of course is in reference to The Beauty and the Beast!
Doing a first look with dad is such a fun way to reveal your dress & wedding style to your father on the wedding day! I love that Lexi took time out of her day to have an intimate moment before the ceremony for dad to see her in her wedding dress & veil! Lexi shared a little bit with us about her wedding day! She said, “I LOVED our ceremony. It was hilarious, quick, and filled with love. I have never been so happy in my entire life.” Isn’t that exactly how every bride should feel on her wedding day? I just love that they enjoyed their day & made everything so personal (with the Disney references, funny remarks in the vows, fun music, and the grandmas being their flower girls! The grandmas stole the show for sure! I just loved that they were able to be included in such a fun & unique way!) When we shot Lexi & Tyler’s engagement session Tyler insisted on jumping off the bridge into the lake at Brush Creek! Garren and I thought it was an EPIC idea (because hello – hilarious photo op!) so at the end of the session, he made the jump! Lexi secretly asked us not to share the photos and pretend they weren’t “ready” so that we could surprise him on the wedding day with photos of the epic jump! And boy did we surprise him!!! His face was priceless!
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | JOHNNY AND JUNE’S | FLORA, IL
CAKE | Desi Thomas WEDDING GOWN | Lindsay Lane Bridal of Rantoul, IL
CATERER | Martin’s IGA of Effingham, IL MAKE UP ARTIST | Mackenzie Shabowski
FLOWERS | A Wildflower Affair – Mattie McGowan DJ | Aaron Anderson and Joe Goodman
CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE | Johnny and June’s
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