Katie + Cal | Crescent City | Kankakee Hilton Garden Inn wedding

Katie + Cal had a beautiful Christmas + winter themed wedding the first Saturday in December. The red dresses the bridesmaids wore and Katie’s bouquet just popped against her white dress in a gorgeous contrast. Cal is a country boy through and through, but he did just about everything I asked with no complaints. Same for his groomsmen! They were all troopers. I wish we would have had a bit more daylight to work with, but we made the most of it, and used some off-camera lighting (OCF) in church and got some nice shots of Katie + Cal in the middle of the sanctuary with the Christmas tree in the background. And what wedding limo ride is complete without a stop at Casey’s for some — ahem — refreshments?? 😉 I also wish I could show you the best man’s speech, because rapped to the theme from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” I took a short video of it with my new camera, so I’ll have to get it posted and add a link!! Congrats again to Katie + Cal! #celebratecalandkate

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groomsmen getting ready

groomsmen with tractro

groom portraits

bride and mother getting ready

bridesmaid red dresses getting ready

bride relaxing

Christmas wedding bridesmaids

bride's father first look

red bouquet portraits

winter wedding porttraits

holiday wedding rings

groom calm before the storm

here comes the bride

Crescent City wedding ceremony

St. Peter's Lutheran Crescent City

random wedding details winter

grand exit with fake snow

receiving line

couple with siblings

Christmas tree wedding portraits

sanctuary wedding portraits OCF

limo stop at Casey's General Store

red and white reception details Ba Da Bloom

red and white cake by Jorie

Hilton Kankakee candids

entrance elf props Santa

new Mr. & Mrs.

cake cutting


Hilton Garden Inn Kankakee wedding

bride and groom first dance

father-daughter dance

reception details

reception dancing

Ceremony: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Crescent City
Reception: Hilton Garden Inn, Kankakee
Cake: Cakes & Patries by Jorie, Manteno
Florist: Ba Da Bloom, Bourbonnais
DJ: Music to Your Ears DJ
Officiant: Joel Brown
Bride’s Dress: Elite Bridal
Bridesmaids & tuxes: Michelle’s Bridal
Transportation: Elite Limo
Linens: Satin Chair Covers Rental, Bradley
Invitations/Programs: Wedding Paper Divas
Hair & makeup: Jessica Van Hoveln
Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

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