Beth + Ryan | Buena Vista Farms Wedding | Chapin, Illinois

I told myself this year that I was going to refrain from talking about the weather on every single wedding I posted, but the weather was too crazy and too much a part of Beth + Ryan’s day to avoid it! You’ll notice that during our portrait time before the wedding, it was as bright and sunny as could possibly be, and we struggled to find shady spots big enough for the entire wedding party! Then you’ll see the sky starts to get darker and darker until it was a deep, gorgeous blue behind the pergola for the ceremony. I was really hoping to catch some lightning in the background, and though I was trying to constantly shoot throughout the double-quick ceremony, I didn’t catch a bolt. 🙁 As soon as the wedding party was out of the ceremony area, the rain unleashed. And it rained and rained pretty hard for a while, quickly flooding the tent, and making a few of the vendors very nervous. It eventually cleared up though, leaving us with a beautiful rainbow and deep orange sunset. The weather for sure likes to keep me on my toes! Please enjoy these images from Beth + Ryan’s wedding near Chapin, Illinois, at Buena Vista Farms.

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navy wedding details

navy yellow wedding flowers details

gray navy wedding party

Buena Vista Farms wedding portraits

yellow gray wedding portraits

wedding ceremony pergola

stormy wedding ceremony

quirky wedding details

yellow white wedding flowers and rings

wedding first dances

wedding tent reception

rainbow sunset wedding photos

wedding reception dancing off-camera flash


VENDORS
Ceremony + Reception: Buena Vista Farms
Cake: Andy’s Custom Cakes
Florist: Ashley’s Petals and Angels
Caterer: Hamilton’s Catering
DJ: Dave Isaacs
Planner/Coordinator: Teri Guttier
Officiant: Matt Sands, friend of the couple
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes/Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Invitations: Magnetstreet
Hair + Makeup: K-Ceraz Salon and Spa
Photographer: Holly Birch Photography
Assistant photographer: Teresa Klokkenga, Love the Light Photography

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