Jessica is an elementary school teacher. Ben is a PC Analyst at Wells Fargo. Together they add up to one super adorable couple!
First Looks are so much fun! The look on Ben's face when he first sees his bride proves he's more than ready to turn Miss Hagen into Mrs. Hughes!
The couple decided to make their grand exit inside the church foyer instead of having all their guests stand around outside in the heat and humidity.
All of Jessica's flowers were absolutely stunning. Also, calla lillies! My favorite! <3
I stole the couple away before sunset so we could snag a few photos and the colors in the sky were phenomenal!
More gorgeous flowers! I loved the variety that florist Jill put together. Every table had several mason jars full of different blooms. Talk about fabulous!
Pastor Downs forgot to announce the newlyweds' first kiss after their vows, so before blessing dinner, he let them have their formal kiss for all to see.
DJ Chris McMahon of McMusic DJ kept the party going all night long. He even got a soul train line going so everyone could show off their moves!
Congratulations, Jessica and Ben!
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL
Wedding Reception Venue: Champagne Hall, Hidden Lake Winery, Aviston, IL
DJ / Photobooth: Chris McMahon, McMusic DJ, Photobooth, and Uplighting Services, Fairview Heights, IL
Cake Artist: Cakes by Marla, Smithton, IL
Floral Artist: Jill Batchelder, family friend