Jessie and Joe 11.03.12 / by Bolla Photo

Jessie and Joe got married on a beautiful autumn day. Jessie started her preparations for the day at the Mane Attraction and finished at the church. When she started to get a bit nervous just before the ceremony, Jessie took a few deep breaths and let her mom lead the way down the aisle.

Reverend Kerber kept the ceremony focused on the importance of the day, but still kept light-hearted too. During the questions of intent, he even had Jessie and Joe repeat their responses louder, to ensure that all present could testify to their answers. After ushering all of their guests out of the church, Jessie and Joe were showered with bubbles.

Their first destination as husband and wife was the Gardens at SIUE. After several chilly minutes of portraits, Jessie and Joe turned their bridal party loose to relax until the reception.  Jessie decided to brave the cool 40 degrees and get in some more portraits of just her and Joe.  We went to the Edwardsville City Park and finished in the vineyard at Villa Marie.

The autumn decorations perfectly accented the simple Tuscan style of the Villa Marie Winery. The guests enjoyed delicious food and wine and a night full of dancing and goofing off in the photobooth.

Congratulations, Jessie and Joe! We are so honored to have celebrated with you!

Ceremony:  St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Glen Carbon, IL http://www.stcparish.org/

Reception: Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, IL http://www.thevillamariewinery.com/

Cake Artist: Patty Cakes, Highland, IL  http://www.pat-t-cakes.com/

Floral Designer: Carol’s Forget Me Not, Highland, IL

Hair Artist: Mane Attraction, Collinsville, IL http://maneattractionhairstudio.com

Makeup Artist: Mane Attraction, Collinsville, IL http://maneattractionhairstudio.com

Dress:  Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Kambe Original Brides, Highland, IL

Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Willard’s, Fairview Heights, IL http://www.willardsformalwear.com/

Reception Décor: A-1 Party & Wedding Rentals, Collinsville, IL http://a1partywedding.com

DJ: Night Magic Entertainment http://www.nightmagicentertainment.com/