Brittanie & Dan | Marlenes Event Barn metamora Il

What a fun wedding this was! Brittanie and Dan had their ceremony & reception at Marlenes event barn, I love when couples choose to use one location for everything. It can make the timing of the day so much less stressful. We had planned going offsite for MR & MRS portraits…but  day of, brittanie decided she really liked the idea of staying put, ultimately saving time for more photos!

The day was full of special moments, from the RUSSELL (the newlyweds last name)sign in the bridal suite, gifted from Marlenes to the newlyweds…to a first look between Brittanie and her grandpa Harley…to the AMAZING wedding party dance entrance in to the reception, choreographed by the bride herself! We ended the evening with a photo request from the couple, using a friends vehicle headlights to create silhouette pics…and turns out those images are some of my forever favs!

The couple had a wonderful team of vendors who worked hard to make their day the best. A huge shout out to the BRIDE though, because she did all of the styling and most of the setup herself! My favorite details from her day, were the signs lining her aisle and the rugs and vases altar! I told her i wanted those rugs! Just beautiful!

VENDOR CREDIT –

photography | PAM COOLEY PHOTOGRAPHER

venue | MARLENES EVENT BARN

floral | GARDEN OF GRACE FLORALS

food | CHILDERS CATERING

linens | CREATE A SCENE

decor | BRIDE

rugs/alter vases | REUBEN from CAVENT EVENTS

gown | ADAGIO BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

suit | MENS WAREHOUSE

hair | Meredith Fitzsimmons, Leslie Isonhart
makeup | Beth Catton

video | Jake Sutton

 

kind words from the Bride –

“Pam is the ultimate hype show!! We already knew we wanted her for her photography skills, but what we weren’t expecting was how fun and loving she’d be! She made our entire wedding party feel just as comfortable as she did for us during our engagement pics! They all had a blast with her- she will hype you up make you feel like a model even when you don’t look it 🙂 A lot of our pics are of us laughing because she just constantly made us laugh and we had such a wonderful time with her! I also threw some last minute requests at her that she took very well and gave it her best – even for the tricky shots that should’ve had planning lol. She is incredible and we’ll never regret choosing her to shoot our engagement and our big day!!!”