Tag: Wedding Day

Schuch & Kearbey

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Lea and Clint Kearbey!!!  We are SO lucky to have such amazing clients – our bride Lea Schuch (now Mrs. Kearbey) was so organized and amazing through the wedding planning process!  Her and her family along with her new husband Clint and his family were all so sweet!  This purple themed Southern Illinois wedding was full of smiles, love, and amazing moments we were thrilled to have the honor of photographing!

Rend Lake Golf Course Wedding Photos
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Her friends and family would have to agree – we have never seen a happier bride!!! Lea was full of laughter and huge smiles all day!  Clint definitely shared in her joy with happiness overflowing!  We just love when a couple has fun on their wedding day and during photo time – and it shows!

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | SUNFIELD UNITED METHODIST – DU QUOIN, IL
RECEPTION | REND LAKE GOLF RESORT BIRDIES – WHITTINGTON, IL
SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST | Head to Toe Body Works Salon Du Ququoin, IL    TUXES  |  Men’s Warehouse    PROGRAMS  |  Vista Print

CATERER  |  Birdies Bar & Grille    DJ | Memory Lane Music    FLORIST  |  Dede’s Flowers and Erin Kay Holmes    BRIDAL GOWN  |  Champagne and Lace Collinsville 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

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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 – the 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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Southern IL Wedding ReceptionSOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | CALUMET STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH – CENTRALIA, IL
RECEPTION AMERICAN LEGION VENUE – CENTRALIA, IL
SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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

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Miller & Tolliver

Salem Illinois Wedding Photographer Amanda Miller and Patrick Tolliver tied the knot on June 4th, 2016 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with a gorgeous reception following at A Fair Barn in Salem, IL. Every last detail of their day was completely planned and perfect! The classic black bridesmaid’s dresses and groomsmen’s black tuxes paired with the soft greens in the bouquets made for a stunning combo!

A Fair Barn Wedding Dress Mother and Daughter Bride Before the wedding ceremony – Amanda and her mom shared a moment together in the bride’s room at A Fair Barn (this new addition to the venue is so awesome!). As a mother, seeing your baby girl grown up and getting married is such an emotional time. I loved being able to quietly capture these moments. a fair barn wedding bride 2016-07-14_0006 a fair barn wedding bride details 2016-07-14_0007

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2016-07-14_0011 Patrick was in complete awe of his bride walking down the aisle in St. Theresa’s Church. I love watching the groom’s face as the bride is coming down the aisle! 2016-07-14_0015 2016-07-14_0013 St. Theresa's Church Salem Illinois Badollet House Salem ILWe stopped by Jody Smalley’s Badollet House in Salem for some sweet bridal portraits and a few fun bridal party pictures! The Badollet House is always such a gorgeous spot for photos – huge thanks to Jody for allowing us to come out!2016-07-14_0008 a fair barn wedding loftThe loft area at A Fair Barn is absolutely stunning! We snuck upstairs for a few photos before the reception began – it was so worth it!
A Fair Barn Wedding Mae Sugar Shack Salem IL Their wedding cake and cookies were to DIE for!!! SO gorgeous and SO tasty! Mae’s Sugar Shack did an amazing job! 2016-07-14_0029 2016-07-14_0033 Florist Badollet House Jody Smalley

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Amanda’s dad and her choreographed a super sweet surprise dance for the reception – it was EPIC! It started out with a slow song and quickly turned into an upbeat dance! Patrick had no idea (I think the DJ and bride’s parents were the only ones clued in about this neat surprise!!)

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS WEDDING | ST. THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH – SALEM, IL| A FAIR BARN VENUE – SALEM, IL
SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY | SALEM ILLINOIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

FLORIST | Badollet House     WEDDING GOWN | Brides by Demetrios
CATERER | A Fair Barn     CAKE | Mae Sugar Shack     INVITATION DESIGNER | Wedding Paper Divas
HAIR STYLIST & MAKEUP ARTIST | Bella Chez    DJ  |  Chance Productions

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

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