Kelsey + Adam | The Cannery Wedding | Illinois Wedding Photographer

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From day one I’ve been obsessed with Kelsey and Adam. They’re the ultimate couple – smart, carefree, funny, personable. The list goes on and I’m sure everyone that knows them agrees.

When I first met them, it was at their engagement session. I was within days of my due date and we were shooting at the vineyards of Kickapoo Creek Winery, completely unaware that Kelsey was pregnant with their sweet little boy, Owen, at the time, too. They were super carefree and I loved that about them. My engagement sessions always involve a lot of effort – running, jumping, dancing, lifting (lol, seriously) – and they were down for it all and then some! We laughed so hard our cheeks hurt by the end of it, and the wait for their wedding has literally been killing me ever since! I couldn’t wait to see the vision that Kelsey explained to me come to life, and man oh mannnnn did she deliver.

Two weeks leading up to the wedding, it was pretty back and forth whether or not it would downpour on us all day. Obviously we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best, but the we didn’t get Mother Nature’s best this day. It rained the entire morning, then the entire afternoon, and finally stopped just in time for our “sunset” pictures (sans sunset). But ya know what? IT WORKED OUT SO PERFECTLY. Turns out, The Cannery had just finished up their Bridal Suite addition and it 👏🏼 is 👏🏼 gorgeous 👏🏼. It’s an all-white, rustic modern building just feet from the main venue with exposed wood, thick drapery, and A TON of natural light. I’d call it nothing short of a photographer’s dream. Because they had this room available, we were able to knock out all of our portraits and first look in there and didn’t have to face the downpour – it was perfection (and a killer spot for some ultra-classy formals). I can’t even type out how much I love this place. It’s that good.

In the end, their ceremony may have been moved indoors and Kels may have gotten a parking ticket on her own wedding night, but it was the most perfect, beautiful day and they absolutely deserved it! One last congrats to the Tanners! CHEERS.

Ceremony + Reception: The Cannery, thecanneryeureka.com

Officiant: Drake Hillard

Invitations: Minted, minted.com

Caterer: The Chanticleer, chanticleerrestaurant.com

Florist + Rentals: I Do Events, ido-events.com

Cake: Cake Crumbs Limited, www.facebook.com/CakeCrumbsLimited

Dress: Essence of Australia, www.essensedesigns.com

Dress Boutique: Marien Mae Bridal, marienmae.com

DJ: DJ4U, dj4u.com

Groom Apparel: Mens Wearhouse, www.menswearhouse.com

MUA: Misty Lacosse – Skin Dimensions, skindimensionsdayspa.com

Hair Stylist: Rachel Sever – Pure Bliss, www.pureblisspeoria.com