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Laura & Matt: An English Wedding in Galena, IL

 This wedding was charming!  Laura and Matt were married at a beautiful church in Elizabeth, Illinois, followed by a reception at the lovely Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena.  The details at this wedding were superb.  So many wonderful touches; vintage Liberty of London ties, vintage tea cups, a postcard guest book, and many other wonderful details. There were TWO bands during the reception and both were fantastic.   Plus, Matt is from England and many of the women from England wore hats or headpiece fascinators!  I love that. 🙂  There was quite a bit of rain but luckily everyone was a great sport and it didn’t stop us from driving around Galena for portraits.

**At the bottom of this post is a list of many of their vendors.** Super huge thanks to my good friend Tamara from Poppy Photography who flew out here from British Columbia, Canada.  You are the best, Tamara, and I loved having you along!

Look closely at these next two photos.  Hahaha.  Oops.Postcard guest book… awesome idea!  And the escort card display was done by the bride’s mom. A family friend collected all the little items for the display; love it! The little packets were actually tea bags.Hannah, the bridesmaid above, has been in three of my weddings! So fun. 🙂

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The vendors at this wedding were excellent so I’d like to give a little shout-out!

Ceremony Venue: Church of St. Mary’s, Elizabeth, IL
Reception Venue: Eagle Ridge Resort
Shoes-  Rachel Simpson, a designer based in Birmingham, England, UK.  The style is “Agnes”.
Wedding Dress- Claire Pettibone, a designer based in Los Angeles. The style is “Viola”.
Florist-  Nancy Kropp, cousin of the bride. She works out of her home in Richland Center, WI. If you’d like to be put in touch, please let me know!  The flowers at this wedding were stunning.
Brass Jazz Band for cocktail hour & dinner–  Larry Busch Band, based in Dubuque IA.
Band after dinner-  Gussied.  Based in Chicago. Check them out on Facebook!
Trolley-  Tri-State Travel
 Suits-  Dreams Bridal Boutique, Richland Center, WI.     Tux style is the Grey Dillon 312.
 Ties- collected from various Etsy and Ebay. Most of them are vintage “Liberty of London” ties. The vintage tie Matt wore was from the Rooster Tie Company.
2nd Photographer – SUPER HUGE thanks to my second shooter for this wedding, Tamara from Poppy Photography.  She traveled here from British Columbia, Canada and was an all-around amazing co-shooter for the day.  So happy you could join me, Tamara!
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David and Alsira Varley - October 14, 2013 - 11:30 am

Congratulations on your big day it looks great, love the pictures
all the best for the furture. Love David and Alsira

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