Gerard Wedding: September 12, 2015: Lake Bloomington, IL

Ray and Alyssa were married on a gorgeous fall day in September in Bloomington, Illinois. From the moment I walked in, I knew it was going to be amazing! One look at Alyssa’s PINK custom dress and I knew it would be an amazing day:)

I first met Alyssa when I photographed her sister’s wedding a few years back! I remember her as a cute little blonde- and that’s still my impression- an adorable, sweet, and gorgeous blonde! And Ray absolutely is crazy about her- which I love:) Ray may look like a muscle-ly (is that a word?) football player- but he’s a TEDDY.BEAR. He cried when she walked down the aisle, he cried during speeches- be still my heart- he is a romantic and I loved it:)

Ray and Alyssa were married at the gorgeous Holy Trinity Church in Bloomington, IL. I love shooting this church because it is so incredibly gorgeous with so much room to move around the sides of the altar:) It’s a photographers’ dream:) After the ceremony, we whisked away to a gorgeous weedy location to shoot the bridal party and couple portraits. Alyssa was a dream bride- she was willing to sit, stand, walk, lay down, you name it in the grass:) I was SO excited:)

The reception was held at Davis Lodge in Lake Bloomington, IL. It was a perfect night for the outdoor dancing scene:) The party was a blast- the music was amazing, the games were so fun, and my absolute favorite part was letting the luminaries go out on the water! It would have been even better if the wind would have cooperated:(- but it was still absolutely amazing:)

Alyssa and Ray thank you so much for such an amazing wedding:) We had a blast:) Love, Kara

Second Shooter:  Kayleigh Kemper

Dress: Lindsey Lane Bridal
Hair: Magnolia Salon
Invitations: Senos
Programs: Zazzle
DJ: DJ Your Way
Limo: Elegant Limo
Cake: Janets Cakes and Catering2015-10-15_0001

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