Claire & Ryan: The June Bride / by Bolla Photo

"Oh, they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life." That song from the classic musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is stuck in my head every year when my June weddings start up. (...and now I'm singing it to myself as I write this.) It strikes me as no surprise that Claire and Ryan chose to get married in June. Claire is a classic traditional bride and her wedding day reflected simple elegance in all of her details.

The royal blue Claire chose certainly pops in all of her many classy details. And those flowers! I just love orchids! 

Here is the coffee table guestbook that I did for Claire and Ryan so that they could show off some of their favorite engagement photos to all of their 400+ guests. 


After the ceremony, everyone endured the heat and humidity of the Midwest in June for some wedding party photos at the Gardens at SIUE before heading to Highland.


Before heading to the reception, we stopped at the old brewery in Highland so that Claire and Ryan could get a few quick photos with their adorable puppy!


Congratulations, Claire and Ryan!

Ceremony: Trinity Lutheran Church, Edwardsville, IL
Reception: KC Hall, Highland, IL
Hair and Makeup Artists: Salon de Guerra, Highland, IL
Floral Artist, Widmer Floral, Highland, IL
Dress: Frew’s Bridal, Alton, IL