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Hannah and Blake | Wedding @ St. Anthony of Padua Church, Effingham IL

hannahblog2Despite our lack of blog posts we have been SUPER busy with wedding season and we have so many weddings to share with you this year! Hannah and Blake are our most recent couple to show on the blog as they had an incredible journey getting to their wedding day. We had a fun morning with the bridal party at Branches Salon in Effingham where the atmosphere was totally laid back and enjoyable. The couple in general was so easy to work with and with a lot of familiar people in the bridal party it really made our day so much more enjoyable. We had some great opportunity to document some great details and the weather was perfect for being outside. Special thanks to the couple for providing us so much time to photograph and video some great memories. We enjoyed several great vendors throughout the day including the Keller Convention Center, Branches Salon, and Hey Jimmy (the incredibly talented live band at the reception). Kate had a TON more to say on her blog here so I won’t continue to ramble. Enjoy the trailer, this was a great way to start off our our busy season!

-Doug

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Katie and Jesse | Wedding @ The Carriage House, Altamont IL

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We took a break from our winter hibernation to film the wedding of Katie and Jesse. We have worked with Katie’s family for a past family wedding and we absolutely loved them all (special shout out to Brooke and Seth two of our coolest couples from this year who rocked a summer wedding). We jumped at the opportunity to film this beautiful event at the ever so elegant Carriage House Event Center in Altamont. Every wedding at the Carriage House it seems that Janet outdoes herself in creating an incredible ambiance. We met up with the bridal party at the Carriage House where we were able to get some detail footage as well as some first look footage as well. This couple is very special and unique as this wedding served as vow renewal for them (they were married prior to this celebration) and it was so special that they did so in the company of their family and friends. The vows were touching and the couple was so kind, we really enjoyed the bridal party as well. We were welcomed as family and the entire day went smoothly and beautifully. We got some great outdoor footage at the Ballard Nature Center and even though it was slightly chilly outside, no one complained because it was just a great day. We were so happy they chose us to document their day on film, we wish them many years of happiness! We also want to give a special thanks to the groom, Jesse for his selfless service to our country. Anytime we photograph a military wedding we always feel this genuine honor and respect for the families of our everyday heroes. Thank you Jesse and to your new wife and family for your dedication and service to our country and our freedom.

-Kate and Doug

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Jaclyn and Anthony | Wedding @ Sacred Heart Church, Effingham IL

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Jaclyn and Anthony are our second to last wedding of the year to share with you (we have one that is coming up this week!). We loved working with this couple because they were so genuine and kind. Their wedding party also was an absolute blast and we have a LOT of footage and photos of their wedding party busting a total move at the wedding reception. The unique thing about Jaclyn and Anthony’s wedding reception is that they had a really awesome live band which kept the dance floor a very popular place. We also loved the personal touches they had during their ceremony at the beautiful Sacred Heart Church in Effingham. They had a great day with cooperative weather. We really enjoyed working with all of them and as you can see in the video they had a really enjoyable day. Merry Christmas to all, enjoy the video! Check out their wedding photos here!

-Kate and Doug

 

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Brooke and Darren | Wedding @ Newton, IL

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We have two final videos to share with you from our 2014 wedding season with the first being that of Brooke and Darren. They had a memorable wedding day beginning at the beautiful St. Thomas Church in Newton where they gathered with their family and friends to celebrate their union. This was followed by bridal party portraits at Tuscan Hills Winery where the weather was surprisingly cooperative. It was nice to see the large amounts of family and friends that gathered at the Teutopolis KC Hall to enjoy the evening. I don’t think we have ever seen the KC Hall quite as full as it was for their wedding reception. We had a great time with their bridal party and had a perfect sunset at Tuscan Hills Winery. You can check out their wedding photography blog here.

Enjoy!

-Kate and Doug

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Kristin and Mike | Wedding @ Friendship Park, Mattoon IL

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One of the best things about our job is that we occasionally get the honor of shooting a wedding for friends and such was the case with Kristin and Mike. We were honored to be a part of their special day and it was nice to have a more relaxed wedding where we had a TON of time for bride and groom portraits and video. The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful Friendship Park in Mattoon IL where the weather was absolutely perfect. Mike and Kristin had a great day and we had so much fun shooting it. We love that we get to see them at work on a daily basis and I know Kristin is beyond herself excited to see the wedding trailer so I won’t delay any more in posting! You can check out their wedding photos on my blog at katekeyphotography.com! Enjoy the wedding trailer! Love you guys!

-Kate and Doug

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