Rachel + Connor | A White Chapel Wedding in Bloomington, Illinois

June 5, 2021

We’ve never met two people more excited to marry each other than Rachel and Connor. They seriously go down in the record books as the cutest, sweetest couple around. And even though it rained on their wedding day, it didn’t phase them one bit. Nothing could dampen their spirits. Because regardless of the weather, Covid, or any other outside force thrown their way, they were marrying their soulmate. And that is all that matters.

We mean it when we say this day literally overflowed with love… every corner you turned and every door you opened, you found nothing but an outpouring of love and happy tears.

Rachel and Connor shared the sweetest first look. Connor had the kind of reaction that every woman dreams about. And you can’t blame him… his wife was absolutely stunning! From her A’dore Bridal wedding dress that had a unique and beautiful undertone which, we swear, changes color depending on the lighting, to her stunning makeup and hair done by the amazing Loft Bridal.

But it isn’t the dress, the hair, the make up, or ANY of those things that makes a bride beautiful. It’s what’s on the inside. And the love Rachel holds in her heart for Connor and her family makes her radiate and sparkle every day, not just on her wedding day.

These two have the most tender souls. Connor and Rachel are truly a beautiful couple from the inside out. We feel humbled and blessed just to have met them, let alone having the honor of capturing their wedding day.

And since this blog post would literally be 100 scrolls long if we explained in detail every one of our favorite moments from their wedding day, here’s a few highlights:

  • Connor and Rachel’s first look
  • Rachel’s first look with her dad (we dare you not to cry as you scroll through the photos!)
  • Rachel’s mom surprising Rachel with an image of her passed loved ones sewn into her gown (again, good luck not crying)
  • Connor huddling with his groomsmen during the ceremony, just to confirm his “I do” 🤣
  • Their light grand exit

We left their wedding reception feeling like family. Connor and Rachel, we can’t thank you two enough for selecting us to capture your day. We love you both so much and we’re so excited to watch your adventure unfold! Even if that adventure is a few states away! 😉

WEDDING VENDORS:

Bridal Dress // Adore Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses // Azazie

Groom + Groomsmen Attire // Men’s Wearhouse

Ceremony Venue // Evelyn Chapel 

Reception Venue // Hilton

Florist // Old Oaks Vintage Rentals and Floral Designs

Hair + Makeup // The Loft, Make-up: Sydney; Hair: Kayla from Charlie + Co. Salon in Washington IL

Linens, Drapery, and Lighting // Palace Event

Cake + Sweets // Janet’s Cakes

Invitations // Truly Engaged by Magnetstreet

DJ // Party on Productions

Rings // Jack Lewis Jewelers and Rodgers and Hollands

Favors // Tasty Baked Treats

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