KLUSENDORF MARRIED//St. Marks + St. Sharbel Peoria, Illinois Wedding

Fall came just in time for Ryan + Katelyn's wedding day! As I hung Katelyn's lovely wedding dress (from Adore Bridal in Morton) on the door of the church, her face completely lit up in anticipation and excitement! I think it had finally hit her that the day was finally here that she would marry the love of her life! 

They chose to wait until the walk down the aisle to see one another, but Katelyn wanted a first look with her Dad and it was so sweet. The love a father holds for a daughter is absolutely overwhelmingly beautiful. 

Katelyn was beaming as her father escorted her down the aisle. Ryan was waiting at the front with a smile to take her hand in his as they began their new life as a family together. After the vows were exchanged, everyone exited the church with bubbles in hand. Katelyn's grandpa sat outside the church practicing his bubble blowing as he waited for his granddaughter and new grandson to come out. It was such a sweet moment watching him....those small and almost unseen moments are just as important as the big moments in wedding day and by far my favorites!

Can we just stop and mention these florals for a second?! Gregg Florist has blown me away again with the beauty of these bouquets! Those colors!!

After bridal party pictures down at Laura Bradley Park, everyone headed over to Crusen's on Farmington! Why? Because that is where Ryan + Katelyn met!!

The party had begun, people....and it continued over at St. Sharbel Banquet Hall for their reception! The fall decor and color scheme was perfect! Navy and gold with hints of orange...yes, please! The personal touches on the table numbers were a first I have ever seen and I love it! Every table number corresponded with a different moment that is important or special to Ryan + Katelyn. Everything from 8 : the day they were married, 10 : number of Bud Lights always on hand, and 35: number of years Ryan's parents have been married. (Table numbers and all stationary made by : Sara E. Designs)

Ryan + Katelyn, I cannot thank you both enough for having us photograph your wedding day! It was such an honor to document your true love journey as you begin this new life together! 


Adore Bridal

Gregg Florist

The Cake Shoppe

Sara E Designs

Memories Productions 

 Pure Bliss 

Pamper Me Please