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One thing I know for sure…Jessie and Brad belong together! They compliment one another in so many incredible ways. They are caring towards each other and everyone around them. Brad understands Jessie and how to bring her adorable smile out whenever he wants. And Jessie knows just what to say to hold Brad’s sweet gaze into her eyes. They are a fantastic couple who held an absolutely gorgeous fall wedding at the Quincy County Club in Quincy, Illinois last weekend. Their day was filled with delightful details, bountiful blooms everywhere you looked, and many loved ones who couldn’t be more excited for this couple to begin their married life together!
Jessie’s dress was hands down one of my favorites of the year! The lace and ribbon details were exquisite and it fit her perfectly! She made a STUNNING bride! When paired with her beautiful bridesmaids who wore dresses in a shade of wine, the girls definitely brought their “A game” to the big day! They carried phenomenal fall bouquets filled with amazing reds, whites, and purples mixed with eucalyptus leaves and berries! The breathtaking flowers flowed through their entire ceremony and reception as well! Brad sported a stylish navy suit and matching bow tie and his boys did the same, yet donned wine colored neckties. They weren’t going to let the girls outdo them too much! Jessie and Brad choose not to see each other before Jessie’s big walk down the aisle and I think it made for a wonderful moment when Brad first laid eyes on his soon to be wife! However, Jessie did want to give her father, Mark, the honor of seeing her before anyone else and his reaction was the sweetest! He fought back tears while his daughter giggled trying to keep herself from crying! I love first looks with dads!
The ceremony was set in a quaint room at the country club where the pair said their vows in front of a fireplace decorated with greenery and candles. The ceremony felt so intimate and perfect for Jessie and Brad as they listened to their officiant and friend lead them through their vows, exchange of rings, and the kiss that took them into marriage. It really was a gorgeous and meaningful ceremony! After a few quick family photos by the fireplace, I rushed the couple and the bridal party outside for photos as we were in a time crunch against the early November sunset. Everyone in the bridal party did an awesome job withstanding the cold temperatures, especially the new Mr. & Mrs. Keller, who were out in the elements the longest! But they were champs and pushed through knowing how incredible this time was with each other before spending the rest of the evening with family and friends! And they were rewarded with a spectacular sunset! Between the snuggles, twirls, and dips there was no denying how happy they are in each other’s arms! They simply glowed during these few moments together and I couldn’t be happier with how everything came out!
Once we returned back inside the ceremony room was transformed into a dazzling space filled with tall impressive floral arrangements, pops of navy and gold, plus more candlelight to set a captivating atmosphere! After a delicious plated meal, the new Mr. & Mrs. Keller heard from their closest supporters about what their relationship meant to them in some wonderful toasts. They shared their first dance as husband and wife as well as took their father and mother for spins around the dance floor. They made sure to have plenty of sweets including cake and a cheesecake bar for their guests! Yum! Then the party really got started and the dance floor was packed the whole night! What a great way to kick off the rest of your lives together! Thank You so much to Jessie and Brad as well as their families for being so welcoming and kind throughout the entire day! I’m very thankful I could be a part of their special day!
Huge Shout Out To All Of Jessie & Brad’s Wedding Vendors Who Helped Make Their Day Beautiful!
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Quincy Country Club https://www.quincycountryclub.com
Wedding Coordinator: Best Day Ever Wedding & Event Planning https://www.facebook.com/Best-Day-Ever-251135455299590/
Florist: Bella Rose Floral Design: Designer Barb Lewis
Bridesmaids Dresses: Girls In White Satin http://girlsinwhitesatin.com/wedding/
Men’s Attire: Girls In White Satin http://girlsinwhitesatin.com/wedding/