Krape park wedding photos

Freeport Masonic Temple Wedding in Freeport, IL: Elizabeth & Ryan

Liz & Ryan live in Maryland. It’s hard enough to plan a wedding, let alone from out of state! We actually connected online and met them in person when they flew in for their engagement session. Check their Wall-E themed adorableness here.

I began the day with Liz and her bridesmaids at a nearby hotel (and I really mean nearby. Their hotel, church and reception venue were all within a block of each other, pure genius). Jason was with Ryan and the guys while they got ready at his parents house. Once everyone was ready, we headed to Krape Park for a first look. Ryan was so nervous, so was Liz, just look below! We got to do photos with their parents and siblings, wedding party and of course, each other. This park is great, there’a a cute gazebo, bridges, a waterfall and, AND a carrousel. The same carrousel Ryan used to frequent as a child, awwww.

We then headed to the church for a very heartfelt ceremony. Their grandmas were the flower girls and his grandpa was the ring bearer, sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. Lots of happy tears as they said they vows and exchanged rings. Oh and, biggest bubble exit ever, it wrapped around the corner. Everyone then literally crossed the street for the reception at the Freeport Masonic Temple. They made candles for their wedding favors, set up a sweet memorial table, candy bar and a self serve beer keg area. They also did the lights for their dance floor, turned out amazing! At the end of the night, we kidnapped them for some night photos, so worth it. We had a great time, thanks for letting us capture day 1 of your marriage! Special thanks to Jason for driving 2 hours each way and for his superb night photo skills.