Patrick & Melissa : Oregon, IL Wedding Photography

As I head into the craziest time of the season, I just want to say a huge thank you to Melissa and Patrick who have been waiting so patiently to see their pictures!!  I'll just get right to it then! :)

Patrick & Melissa | Married June 29, 2013

Hair and Makeup: Ricco's Salon (makeup), Zepi's (hair) Both in Rochelle, IL.

Florist: My sister (the matron of honor) and I made them!

Dress: Shelley's Bridal Boutique in Dundee, IL

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Those lovely ladies picked out their dresses from all over the place :)

Tuxes: Groom and groomsmen bought them from a site called

Ceremony site:  Pinehill B & B, Oregon, IL

Reception Venue: Carriage House at Pinehill.

Cake: Our family friend, Elaine Gomez made the cake and cupcakes. She used to be a baker in England!

DJ: Rockline DJ

Limo: Sauk Valley Limo

Rentals: Affordable Rentals and Tool Time Rentals. (Tool Time also hooked us up with the classiest porta potty ever)

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Patrick: Watching Melissa walk down the aisle.

Missy: Patrick's vows he wrote for me, they were so amazing that I kept the note cards that he wrote them on.

Is there anything you would have done differently?

Patrick: Probably would go back and not drink as much at the reception.

Missy: Patrick's response cracks me up! Um, I would designate someone to be in charge of everything the day of the wedding.

Best piece of advice for future brides and grooms?

We both recommend a sense of humor, communication, and fun.

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

Ireland! It was fantastic!

Final Reflections:

Remember that this is just a day, you will have a lifetime together, so let go of stress and enjoy the person you've decided to make your life journey with :D