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White Wedding | Hamilton, IL

As I sit here listening to the sleet and wind outside my living room window and read article after article about the blizzard that is happening I am reminded of Danielle & Jordan’s cold wedding day earlier this month. Though I can say with certainty that none of us expected there to be snow for their wedding and 15 degree temps, it was still a perfect day. Danielle’s color scheme and decorations went perfectly with what felt like a winter wedding, and their last minute addition of a Hot Cocoa Bar was the perfect addition. These two and their entire wedding party were absolute troopers! They endured the cold temps and we got to do almost ALL of their bridal portraits and bridal party pictures outside, in the cold and wind. And though I know we were all freezing at the time I must say, it was totally worth it. The snow and the evergreens made the perfect backdrop for their photos. But just don’t take my word for it, grab a cup of hot chocolate, cuddle in and scroll through their beautiful day. Here are some of our favorites from their beautiful November “winter” wedding. Enjoy!

Makeup Artist: Makkeup by Mad
Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses: Mia Grace Bridal
Rings: Kay
Florist: Becky Summers: Becky is a retired florist and family friend and her work was a fabulous as ever!

Cake: Becky Summers
Wedding Coordinator: Rachel Slama
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Smokin’ Gun Hunting Lodge & Events Center

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