Category: Illinois

Illinois Country Club Wedding: Jenna + George

This Illinois country club wedding has a elegant classic theme that you’re sure to love! Meet Jenna and George. Their wedding was earlier this summer at the Elgin Country Club in Elgin, IL. Their classic, yet simple theme included elements like Jenna’s gorgeous dress, George’s black tuxedo, and colorful flower pomander decorations. There’s only one photographer who could capture Jenna and George at their best, Rebecca from Rebecca Borg Photography. Watch their wedding unfold in 3…2..1.

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - groom in black tux meets bride for first look

Illinois Country Club Wedding

Rebecca tells us, “Jenna and her family did all of the details for the wedding, her cousin who is like a sister to her, is a florist and created the decor and flower arrangements. (I met Jenna through working with her cousin at another wedding.) It was a seriously beautiful summer day in the Midwest. Jenna and George are two of the nicest people ever! She wanted a simple wedding and doesn’t love attention but they definitely appreciate beauty and good food! Jenna used to work at the country club and knew their food was awesome.

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - wedding flowers in vase and bride's shoes

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - wedding flowers

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - wedding bouquet

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - big wedding ring

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - pearl necklace for wedding

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - wedding dress/gown and bouquet

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois countyr club wedding - wedding dress tightened

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride smiles getting ready - couple married

Rebecca Borg Photography - illinois country club wedding - bride and groom smile

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom in classic look outdoors

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom embrace for photos

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - outdoor ceremony chair setup

Rebecca Borg Photography - wedding band for outdoor ceremony

Rebecca Borg Photography - wedding aisle flower decorations

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - guitar player during wedding ceremony

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - wedding ceremony hanging pomanders

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - father walks bride down the aisle with guests watching

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom hold hands at altar

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - baby's breath pomander ceremony decoration

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom kissing in black and white photos

Rebecca Borg Photography - wedding flower table centerpiece

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - pomander table centerpiece

Rebecca Borg Photography - Elgin Country Club Wedding - bride and groom kissing at alter and under the moon

Location: Elgin Country Club

Need your upcoming Illinois wedding professionally photographed? Then visit Rebecca Borg Photography. You can also see Rebecca’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Rebecca Borg Photography. All rights reserved.

Scrabble Themed Wedding: Katelyn + Chris

Prepared to be wowed with this Scrabble themed wedding! Katelyn and Chris were married last year at the Coyote Creek Golf Course in Burtonsville, IL. One of their coolest wedding details is a giant “just married” sign made of scrabble pieces. They also had a scrabble theme used on the centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres. Their amazing photos were taken by Matthew from Matthew Steed Wilson Photography. Read on to see the photos and learn more…

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - scrabble themed wedding decorations

Scrabble Themed Wedding

Matthew tells us, “Katelyn and Chris had their wedding at Coyote Creek Golf Course in Burtonsville, IL. What started out as a stormy day couldn’t have ended up any better.” Some of the unique details they incorporated into their day included beach balls thrown as they exited the ceremony (which was on the green at a golf course) and a Southpark cake, which featured themselves as renditions of Southpark-inspired characters.

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride's wedding shoes - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride having fun getting ready - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - groom with groomsmen under dark sky - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - groom waiting on the Coyote Creek Golf Course - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - groom holding bride first look - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom intimate - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom laughing - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom at Coyote Creek Golf Course - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride in golf cart at Coyote Creek Golf Course - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - Coyote Creek Golf Course wedding - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bridal party at Coyote Creek Golf Course - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - father walking bride down the aisle - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom at the outdoor alter - scrabble themed wedding

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - married and walking up the aisle

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride putting at Coyote Creek Golf Course

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - south park wedding cake with personalized cake topper

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom dancing at Coyote Creek Golf Course

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - groom looking for bride's garter

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride's bouquet toss at Coyote Creek Golf Course

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - scrabble themed wedding, bride having fun

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - wedding reception celebration Coyote Creek Golf Course

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride parties, south park cake toppers with rings

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - black and white reception photo

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom exit with sparklers

Matthew Steed Wilson Photography - bride and groom under sunset

Wedding Vendors

Flowers by Create-A-Scene Events
DJ from Show on the Road
Cake + Toppers by Emmy Cakes out of Lincoln, IL.
Venue was Coyote Creek Golf Course

Did you like Katelyn and Chris’s photos from this Scrabble themed wedding? Check out their photographer Matthew Steed Wilson Photography. You can also view Matthew’s Illinois wedding photography business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Matthew Steed Wilson Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Downtown Chicago Engagement: Jovanna + Chase

Chicago, here we come! This downtown Chicago engagement session was fantastic! Jovanna and Chase had their engagement session this past August. Their photographer, Rebecca from Rebecca Borg Photography, worked with them to create a picture-perfect shoot. See all the photos and find out more after the jump…

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca tells us, “Jovanna is a close friend to my husband’s family and over the years I have gotten to know her quite well. She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the out! When Chase came to visit Jovanna and her family in the Midwest we arranged for a meet up to do an engagement session during their visit to Chicago. They came into Union Station from Milwaukee so we started out there first thing in the morning. I love downtown Chicago, it is such a fun place to shoot. Jovanna and Chase were so easy to photograph, they are so in love! I had tons of fun just walking around with them talking about the city and telling them about my favorite restaurants and pizza spots for them to try and taking pictures every few blocks.”

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Downtown Chicago Engagement

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Rebecca Borg Photography - Chicago Engagement Session

Since you loved this Chicago engagement session, you need to check out their photographer Rebecca Borg photography. You can also see Rebecca’s wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Rebecca Borg Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Snowy Engagement Session: Donieka + John

It’s cold outside, but this snowy engagement session will heat you up! Meet Donieka and John. Their engagement session took place in a snow-filled Illinois landscape. Hugs, kisses, and even a friendly snowball fight were just a few aspects of their day. This couple’s excitement and happiness was photographed by Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. Get warm and fuzzy in 3..2..1…

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Snowy Engagement Session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - snowy engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement session

If you liked Donieka and John’s engagement session, than you’ll want to check out Rachael Schirano Photography. You can also see her wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Rachael Schirano Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Illinois Farm Engagement: Darla + Phil

Darla and Phil’s Illinois farm engagement session was full of laughter and love! This happy couple embarked one early morning with their photographer Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography. With a destination in mind, they descended upon a farm with open fields, grazing cattle, and barns ideal for some amazing engagement photos. They ended their engagement session with some breathtaking photos around a lake and with a little fun in the mud…

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Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Engagement

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois Farm Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - illinois engagement photography

If you enjoyed this Illinois farm engagement session like we did, then you’ll definitely want to contact Rachael Schirano Photography for all of your wedding photography needs. You can also see Rachael’s Illinois wedding photographer business listing in the Emmaline Bride local wedding vendor guide.

All images courtesy of Rachael Schirano Photography. All Rights Reserved.

Contemporary Arts Center Wedding: Josh + Lindsey

Josh and Lindsey’s wedding at the Contemporary Arts Center in Peoria, Illinois was wonderful! Their April wedding has many beautiful details which you’re sure to enjoy. Their photographer Rachael from Rachael Schirano Photography has some intimate details about their wedding day for you after the jump…

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael tells us, “There were so many special details…bits of their personalities tucked into every detail. Like the lace wrapped around her flowers which was from her mother’s wedding dress, the way the groom hand drew the border on the invitations, seating chart and programs, the fact that she had a close friend of hers put together the floral arrangements (and he is not even a florist!) and how she (along with help from her family and friends) decorated the venue themselves with the twinkle lights and paper lanterns.”

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - Contemporary Arts Center Wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

“The venue was The Contemporary Arts Center in Peoria, IL and they have a huge record collection and requested we stop at their favorite record store, Ribbon Records for some bride+groom photographs.”

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Rachael Schirano Photography - peoria wedding

Photography: Rachael Schirano Photography
Flowers: Chad Leitschuh
Event Design: Bride
Event Planning: Bride
Ceremony Location: Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Reception Location: Contemporary Art Center of Peoria
Invitations + Programs: Groom
Shoes: Lulu Townsend
Dress: Allure

If you enjoyed this wedding and want to see more from this wedding photographer then check out Rachael Schirano Photography!

All images courtesy of Rachael Schirano Photography. All Rights Reserved.