I have to hand it to Kristen and Ryan and their entire wedding party for toughing out the cold temperatures (mid 30's) at her Fall wedding at Centennial Park. Looking back years from now I believe they will have a good laugh over the ridiculous weather. See, goosebumps aside during the photographs, this was a fun wedding!!
We started the day at The Chop Shop in Lansing, IL where in between morning bagels, hairspray, and lots of laughs there were decisions being made on moving the ceremony inside. Kristen's beautiful decorations would not have survived the high winds so inside it was. Centennial Park has a wonderful reception room with wood floors and a look out over the lake. Her beautiful and colorful flowers courtesy of Sugarfield Flowers were going to pop either way.
Family looked on as the ring bearer made a break for it during the introductions which amused the flower girl. Reverend Doug Klukken kept the proceedings lighthearted and Kristen and Ryan were married.
The groomsmen at least had jackets, but the bridesmaids were strapless. I felt for them, but they made it happen as we walked along the grounds of Centennial Park taking wedding photos on the bridge and the garden as well as the amphitheater stage.
After family and group photos were done, the couple went on a romantic stroll and we eventually ended up in the Centennial garden for dusk shot. Night was coming and the clouds were dark and dramatic. We were able to fire off a few sunset images as well.
One of the things I love about Fall weddings is all of the Autumn decor at the reception. Kristen and Ryan had tree bark table placements as well as twigs and more. Another great decorative addition was the illuminated LOVE sign that I understand the bride's father made.
I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek look at Kristen and Ryan's Fall wedding at Centennial Park. Subscribe to this blog below and visit the Region Weddings Facebook page for more updates.