Shannon & Andrew: A Barn Wedding / by Bolla Photo

"From this day forward we make a promise:
Whatever happens, we will not walk alone,
We will stand by each other's side, and sleep in each other's arms,
And be the joy in each other's hearts, and your closest confidant.
May you feel deeply loved, for indeed we are.
Through our brightest days and our darkest nights,
I take you into my heart."


Those were the vows Shannon and Andrew exchanged at their absolutely adorable barn wedding just outside of Highland. And as if this barn wasn't cute enough, check out all of Shannon's details <3

Shannon and Andrew did not see each other before the ceremony, but Shannon did a special reveal for her dad...with the bridesmaids and ushers watching from afar.

The ceremony took place in the loft of the barn, which was adorned with sunflowers, candles, and mason jars full of "fireflies."


After being showered in birdseed as they exited the barn, Shannon and Andrew went around to the back of the barn. They both are enthusiastic shooters and decided to shoot some targets together, in lieu of a traditional unity ceremony of lighting a candle or combining sand.


Congratulations, Shannon and Andrew! Enjoy living in Hawaii!

Ceremony: Schwartz Barn, Highland, IL
Reception: Schwartz Barn, Highland, IL
Hair Artist: Salon de Guerra, Highland, IL
Cake Artist, Patty Cakes, Highland, IL (cupcakes by groom’s sister)
Floral Artist, A Special Touch, Highland, IL