Courtney and Jeremy 09.08.12 / by Bolla Photo

Courtney and Jeremy had an absolutely gorgeous day for their wedding. Unlike most of our weddings, we met up with the groom first, while he and his groomsmen got ready at the Church.  Courtney later arrived, freshly done up from the salon, and was ready to get into her dress. Not wanting to wait until the ceremony to see each other, Courtney and Jeremy decided to do a “first look” outside and take a few minutes to themselves.

Pastor Sandy Schoeber kept the ceremony brief but full of meaning for the couple who have such a strong love for each other. After exchanging vows and rings, they presented their handsome little son with his own ring as a token of their love for him as well.

Courtney and Jeremy chose to do their engagement session at the Gardens at SIUE.  We returned there for their first portraits as husband and wife. Just as the sun was setting, we arrived at the Holiday Shores Clubhouse, where the couple danced under the glittery mirror ball surrounded by family and friends.

As the back of their wedding program quoted: “What’s love got to do with it? Everything, absolutely everything.”

Congratulations, Courtney and Jeremy! May your love only grow stronger.

Ceremony:  Greater Glory Church, Glen Carbon, IL http://www.gatewayfamilychurch.com/

Reception: Holiday Shores Clubhouse, Edwardsville, IL http://www.holidayshores.us/

Cake Artist: B’s Cakes, Bethalto, IL http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bs-Cakes/111536252235449

Floral Designer: August Garden, Edwardsville, IL http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-August-Garden/174090059301097

Hair Artist: Kristen’s Hair Studio, Wood River, IL http://www.facebook.com/KristensHairStudio

Makeup Artist: Dutch Hollow, Alton, IL http://dutchhollowmedispa.com/

DJ: Gray Entertainment, Belleville, IL  

Dress Designer: Casablanca

Bridesmaids Dresses:  David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com