I'm Jessica Lauren - a wedding photographer for happy couples who are stoked about their wedding day! I couldn't be more thrilled that you stopped by! This is where I share bits and pieces of my passionate heart, spontaneous adventures, and pretty pictures of my rad clients! Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and stay awhile! xoxo
Ryan and Lauren put together a stunning church wedding full of joyful moments, thoughtful details, and elegant beauty. In this blog, I will first give you a look into how their day. Secondly, I’ll give you all the information you need to help you plan your own Germantown Illinois wedding! (We love our wonderful Illinois vendors!!) Last but not least, we will celebrate this amazing couple and highlight their sweet story!
The day started off with emotional first looks all around with bridesmaids, dad, and of course, the groom – everyone in awe of Lauren’s timeless beauty. Watching Ryan’s tearful reaction to seeing his bride for the first time is sure to fill you with a few tears of your own. After that, you might be planning a first look of your own, especially when you see him still choke up as she walked down the aisle.
Ryan and Lauren said their vows at St. Boniface church, a historic Catholic Church, There was lovely architecture and details like arches and paintings. Their decor complimented the grand presence of the church with simplicity and rich color. Afterward, the party continued at the American Legion where they added thoughtful touches to make the day their own. Ryan and Lauren’s choice for a family-style head table brought warmth and connection to their day while also styling the reception beautifully.
They invited the ones they love most into their big day. For instance, the invitations were designed by their cousin. In addition, they also had a creative display honoring family members who have passed away at their reception. As a result, their family was a key component of their celebration and they made space to laugh and enjoy.
To sum up Ryan and Lauren’s day, it was a vibrant, heartfelt celebration! You won’t want to miss this look into their Germantown wedding.
Dress Designer: Town and Country Bridal
Florist: Grimm and Gorley
Hair & Makeup Artist: Elizabeth Wolf
Ceremony Venue: St. Boniface Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Germantown American Legion
DJ/Entertainment Services: Millennium Productions DJ
Videographer: Tower Studios
Cake and Grazing Table: Covered in Chocolate
Catering: Meyer Catering
Bridesmaid Dresses: Clarice’s
Groomsmen and Groom Attire: Generation Tux
Invitations: Designed by KM Designs and Creations
Finalized design and Printed by DHN Graphics