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Aaron & Jessica | Carthage, IL Wedding

Today, we get to share Aaron and Jessica’s beautiful winter wedding day with you all, and we are so excited about it! Just wait until you see all the details!

There was no better way to start out the 2020 wedding season than by celebrating Aaron and Jessica’s wedding day!!! Even with the cool temps and wind, they braved the winter weather to get some (some what snowy) photos at their homestead.  We had such a blast getting to know their wedding party and they were all such troopers when it came to the freezing cold temps!!! 

What was extra special about their day was they made sure to incorporate both Aaron and Jessica’s home churches. They tied the knot at Aaron’s home church, Burnside Christian Church, but did their First Look at Ferris Christian Church where Jessica grew up.  We absolutely loved that about their day. Then later that evening they joined their friends and family at their wedding reception at  The Ambiance in Quincy! 

What a gorgeous day this was- and we just LOVE all the special touches that Jessica chose throughout the whole day! (Did you see her and her bridesmaids’ gorgeous fur wraps?! I think every winter bride officially needs one!! They were so beautiful!

Aaron and Jessica, we are so very happy for you guys!!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting us with your dream of a wedding day! How much heart and thought you guys put into literally every single detail did not go unnoticed. We can’t wait for you to see these photos, enjoy!

Reception Venue: The Ambiance
Videographer: McDonald Video & Photography
Caterer: Riverside
Cake: Mom and Me Cakes
Ice Cream Bar: Spoonwave
Florist: Montebello Gardens
Dress: Elite Bridal
Hair: Hair Razors
Make up: Lana McPike
Popcorn Bar: Poppin’ On Maine
Paper Products: Sarah King

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