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October 18, 2020

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Illinois Fall Wedding | Jenna and Drew | Effingham, Illinois

Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

We do. And Jenna and Drew’s story confirms it for us.

You see, their story all started when Jenna hosted a conference in Tampa.

Drew lived in Illinois, but as fate would have it, he registered for the conference through another guest speaker who lived in the Chicago area.

Little did they both know that this would be the weekend that changed their lives forever.

Man, where do we begin with Jenna and Drew?

When we think of passion, love and incredibly kind people, we instantly think of these two.

As soon as we arrived to Effingham, Illinois, their friends and family were so warm and welcoming. And it felt as if we had known Jenna and Drew our whole lives! We truly felt as if we made a ton of new friends that day.

Jenna and Drew have so much passion.

Within their work, their church, their friends and family, and most of all – themselves. The love these two share for each other is so beautiful and strong, and their ceremony really showcased that. Plus, there wasn’t a single person in their entire wedding who wasn’t moved by their own personal vows they said to each other.

There was something so special about that day that I can’t really put words to it. And I think that anyone who was there that day would agree with me when I say that whether you believe in a higher power or not,

there was something magical and enchanting about the entire day.

Jenna and Drew’s wedding was a day of firsts for us.

It was our first wedding in Illinois – and seriously you guys, the Fall in Illinois is just phenomenal!

It was our first time riding in a party bus with the entire bridal party, and it was SUCH a blast!

And it was the first time Matlock and I had chills during a ceremony. I truly wish I could share the feeling we had while we were there, because like I said, words just can’t describe it! It was magical and filled with love, passion and kindness. Which isn’t a surprise because that’s exactly how Jenna and Drew are.

Jenna and Drew, we feel incredibly lucky that you two chose us to photograph your wedding day. You and your friends and family were so kind to us and truly welcomed us with open arms – we really felt at home with you all! You are both beautiful people inside and out, and we know that you two will have a beautiful marriage together! We only wish we could have spent more time with you, but we’ll just have to figure out a day in the future to meet up! We will be cheering you on as you two go through life together as husband and wife, and we can’t wait to meet up again in the near future! 🙂

With love,
Matlock and Kelly

Effingham Illinois fall wedding on bridge

The Mrs Box on hand written letter by groom

Bride getting ready with maid of honor in Effingham Illinois

Bride and bridesmaids in light pink dresses

Mrs Boxes with engagement ring and wedding band

Bride reading letter from groom

Bride and bridesmaids getting ready before ceremony

Bride's white lace wedding shoes

Bride putting earrings in and wedding day details

Wedding invitation flat lay with Mrs Box

Bridal portrait in Effingham Illinois

Bride with bridesmaids praying before ceremony

Mrs box with engagement ring on mirror

Bible with wedding bands and engagement ring

Groom with best man getting ready in Effingham Illinois

Groom getting ready in Effingham Illinois

Groom tying shoes and getting ready for wedding ceremony

Groom and best man in Effingham Illinois

Church ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

 

Groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle

Groom hugging father of the bride at church ceremony

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Church wedding ceremony in Effingham Illinois

Corvette grand exit from church ceremony

Feather grand exit from church ceremony

1970 Corvette car at wedding in Illionis

Feather grand exit from church ceremony in Illinois

Groom in 1970 Corvette

Bride and groom in 1970 Corvette get away car

Party bus with bridal party in Illinois

Party bus with bridal party

Bridal party in Illinois wedding with puppy

Bridal party on bridge in Illinois

Bride with bridesmaids on bridge in Illinois

Fall wedding bouquets in Illinois

Bride and bridesmaids in jean jackets

Bride with bridesmaids on bridge in Illinois

Bride with bridesmaids with jean jackets

Fall wedding bouquets for Illinois wedding

Bride with bridesmaids with jean jackets on

Groom with groomsmen on bridge in Illinois

Groom with groomsmen walking on bridge in Illinois

Groom with groomsmen on bridge in Illinois for wedding

Bride and groom with puppy

Puppy at wedding in Illinois

Bride and groom with puppy at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom on bridge for Illinois wedding

Bride wearing jean Mrs jacket and walking with groom

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Bride and groom at Illinois wedding

Groom portrait and boutonnière detail shot

Groom portrait in Illinois

Bride with wedding bouquet

Bridal portrait on bridge in Illinois

Bride with wedding bouquet

Bridal portrait and close up of boho bridal hair

Bride and groom walking to their reception

Party bus with bridal party driving to reception

Party bus with bridal party driving to reception

Party bus with bridal party driving to reception

Illinois wedding reception

Illinois wedding reception

Illinois wedding reception

Illinois wedding reception

Donut wall at Illinois wedding reception

Line dancing at Illinois wedding reception

Line dancing at Illinois wedding reception

Line dancing at Illinois wedding reception

Line dancing at Illinois wedding reception

Bride and bridesmaids dancing at Illinois wedding reception

Bride and bridesmaids dancing at Illinois wedding reception

Bride and groom first dance at Illinois wedding reception

Bride and groom first dance at Illinois wedding reception

Father and daughter first dance at Illinois wedding reception

Father and daughter first dance at Illinois wedding reception

Mother and son first dance at Illinois wedding reception

Mother and son first dance at Illinois wedding reception

Jenna and Drew Fall Illinois Wedding

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  1. Lisa Bland says:

    Beautiful!!

  2. Cody Lopez says:

    Im so happy for you two and im looking forward to seeing what life brings you bolth. So glad I was able to make it and stay the week.

  3. Mindy Meyer says:

    You look absolutely stunning. May you have many years filled with love, happiness and family.
    Much Love,

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