Hornbaker Gardens, Princeton, IL: Brad & Danielle: October 21, 2016

I love when I get clients like Danielle and Bubba!  Why?  Because they come to me off of a referral- which makes me feel good about the job I’m doing.  Danielle’s sister had been a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot a few years back.  It truly was an honor when she recommended me to Danielle for her big day!

I first met Danielle and Bubba when I met up with them for their engagement session.  We met at Hornbaker Gardens so I could tour the place where their wedding would be!  It was AMAZING and I was SO excited for their big day!  We had a blast at their session- climbing in caverns and caves and woods in Utica.  It was here I first learned of the details of Bubba’s military service and his recent return from Guantanamo.  I was FASCINATED.  I’m already kind of a geek about stuff like that- but to talk to a soldier who had lived and served there- I was seriously having trouble focusing on my work- and I’m usually rock solid at that:))

When the big day arrived- I was so incredibly excited to get to Hornmaker and see how the foliage looked there!  And it didn’t disappoint!  The day, the leaves, the weather- it all was absolutely perfect for an outdoor fall wedding!  The first reveal was so sweet as Danielle was crying before she even made it to Bubba!  Our photo session was so much fun- these two troopers crawled on rocks and over bridges and we had an absolute blast- even if their brother-in-law tried to photobomb every single photo with the golf cart:)

My favorite part of the entire day was the ‘take a soldier’ tribute.  Danielle and Bubba had a bin full of little plastic soldiers- and asked everyone to take one and place it somewhere in their home to remind them to pray for our military forces serving our country.  How.amazing.is.that.  I absolutely loved it!

Thank you Danielle and Bubba for such an incredible fall wedding day!

Kara

Vendor Line Up:

Photography: Kara Kamienski Photography
Second: Meghan Monkemeyer
Planner/Coordinator: Hornbaker Gardens
Florist: Eco Flower Weddings
Bridal Gown Designer: Bought Bridal Elegance
Suit/Tux Designer: Senos Formal
Bridesmaids Dress Designer: Davids Bridal
Hair/Makeup: Main Attraction
Tablecloths/Linens: Table Cloths Factory
DJ: Get up and Dance Dj
Invitations: Vista Print
Cake by: Kelsey Kakes

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