Four Rivers Wedding in Joliet, Illinois

“I’m so in love with you, I hope you know darling, your love is more than worth it’s weight in gold.” — James Arthur

One of the first things Dave said to me about Amy was that she was his hero. I’m a nerd, so it was pretty much the cutest thing that I had ever heard and was so excited to get to document their day. It didn’t even matter that a literal hurricane was blowing through and half of their plans got rained out. All that mattered was the outpouring of love and support from their friends and family.

My Most Recommended Wedding Vendors of 2020

I photograph a lot of weddings —35 a year—and get to work with all of the best wedding vendors in the Midwest. I made this resource to make your wedding planning a little less stressful <3

Sleepy Creek Vineyard Wedding in Fairmount, Illinois

“Who, being loved, is poor?” — Oscar Wilde

Only Melissa and Ryan, let me tell you. These two have a love for animals. Their fur babies are their whole world so it made absolute, perfect in every way, sense that on their wedding day, their ceremony would be crashed by a cat. Meet Sleepy Creek Vineyard’s mascot, Echo.

Aside from being ecstatic about running into a kitty at this wedding venue in Fairmount, Illinois I was so happy to get to photograph these two again. We met up before for an engagement session and Melissa honestly knows the best places to take me!

Where to Get Married in New Castle Indiana | Wedding Venue Showcase

I photograph a lot of weddings — around 35 a year to be exact — and that means that I see a lot of wedding venues. And let me tell you something, my couples have great taste! Sometimes they find places that I didn’t even know existed!

So, I thought I would make a blog series based on some of those venues so that other people in the wedding planning stages can get the insider info on where to host their biggest party <3

First up is the Arts Park in New Castle, Indiana. If you are looking for a venue that has a lot of space and a lot of versatility than this one is for you. The landscaping and light down in the sunken gardens are simply beautiful and will make your wedding look stunning!

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I photographed Serena and Chris here this summer and even though it was the hottest day of the year — heat indexes topping out at 104 — we stayed relatively cool because the venue is shaded and sits below the heat of the city.

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Here is an exerpt from the Arts Park and Pavilion website:

The Arts Park and Pavilion: Rental of the Park and Pavilion includes the Gazebo, the concession/kitchen area and two restrooms. The entire area is rented for the day (8am to midnight). The Pavilion is a 195′ X 150′ facility. There are electrical outlets located throughout the Pavilion and a large stage. The Park is a beautiful, natural landscape of trees, flowers, a pond and paths and benches throughout. Parking is available in the large public lot south of the Park and along 15th street at the west edge of the Park. Both parking areas have access to the Park.

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See mroe about this awesome New Castle Wedding Venue HERE.