The very first day I sat down and met with Marissa and Matt was on a summer day last year (which ended up being the very location we did their engagement session photos that you can see HERE ) and I remember not taking very long before falling absolutely in LOVE with them!! These two are just so down to earth, super hilarious and compliment each other so well! After having a BLAST at their engagement session, I just couldn’t help but get so excited for their wedding day!! They were PROS with every single pose I would put them in and were just so into it! I knew portrait time for them on their big day was going to be a breeze, and I was not wrong! Just WAIT until you see them! Some of my new all time favorite portraits are from this day! As we got closer and closer to the big day, I could not wait to hug these two again!!
Their wedding day was an absolute dream. The weather was perfect, the day was jam packed with moments that just tug at your heart strings, and the reception…. BOYYYY did they know how to throw a party! They had some of the most thought out details through out the day that was unique and special to them as a couple! From the monograms, to the cowboy boots, to the gorgeous outdoor ceremony location, and everything in between, it definitely was a southern wedding inspired dream and I loved it ALL! I was obsessed! Also, a HUGE shoutout to my 2nd photographer and good friend Dan Voss for being side by side with me this day! Some of the images in this post were beautifully captured by Dan and deserve to be showed to the world so I had to include them! Thanks Dan for all of your help!! Marissa and Matt, thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting us capture your beautiful wedding day celebration and be a part of it all! I hope you love my favorites just as much as I do (and there are a TON)! Enjoy!
Marissa’s mom pulled out her own wedding album that morning and was such a sweet moment! Also, can we talk about these ADORABLE cookies!!
Bridesmaid gifts are such a special way to thank the ladies that are standing by your side on the big day, and what better gift that a monogramed tote that they can use far after the wedding day is over! I’m such a sucker for monogramed gifts!
A little bit of glam, with a little bit of country perfectly sums up Marissa’s style!
The sweetest bridesmaid’s first look!!! Just look at those faces! Ughhh, my heart!
Braids for daaaayyys! Blush & Burgundy did SUCH an incredible job on the hair and makeup for these girls!
Off to the beautiful Farmington Lake in Mokena, IL to get these two MARRIED!!! This is such a gorgeous outdoor venue that gives you that sweet, southern vibe right by the water!
First look with the ring bearer, Donny! What a little HAM he is! He definitely stole some hearts that day! I just can’t get over his adorable little suspenders and that bow tie!
The new Mr. & Mrs. KOEHLER!!!
^ Amanda & Nick, I can’t wait to capture sweet moments like this for you on your WEDDING DAY in 2021!!!! YAAAYYYY! Y’all are the CUTEST!!
I can not handle how incredible this day way! Marissa and Matt, thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me along your engagement journey and into your wedding day! Watching you two become husband and wife that day and capturing it all from behind my lens was such a joy! I l wish you a lifetime of adventures, happiness, and lots of good memories on the farm! Love you both!!!
A HUGE Shoutout to the incredible vendors who brought this day to life!
Venue - Ceremony | Farmington Lake
Venue - Reception | Orland Chateau
Photographer | Megan Goggins Photography
Videographer | Our Wedding Movie
Hair & Makeup | Blush & Burgundy
DJ | Tone Productions
Bride Attire | David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Attire | Bridesmaids Social
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