Category Archives: Weddings

Photos of weddings by Russ Leaich Photography

A Quick Look at Brittney and Kyle’s Wedding in Wentzville

Getting Ready for the Wedding

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck. Well if that’s the case, then I am sure that Brittney and Kyle had some luck come down on their wedding. The day started with everyone getting ready at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Wentzville, MO. For the groom and groomsmen, that meant relaxing for a little bit and then getting dressed. The groom wore a purple plaid tie, while the groomsmen wore purple ties. Each of the groomsmen received a hatchet as a gift. For the bride and the bridesmaids, that meant getting hair and makeup done, then going over to the church for the bride to finish getting ready. For the wedding, the Brittney wore a pair of brown and turquoise boots with her wedding dress. The bouquets’ purple flowers complimented the groom’s and groomsmen’s ties.

Brittney and Kyle Getting Ready

Brittney and Kyle’s Wedding

The wedding ceremony took place at Peine Ridge Church in Wentzville, MO. Peine Ridge Church is an older church with a lot of character and was an awesome fit with Brittney and Kyle’s wedding style. The church was filled with friends and family, all of them there to witness Brittney and Kyle’s wedding and the love the two share for one another. It was a beautiful wedding ceremony!

Brittney and Kyle's Wedding Ceremony at Peine Ridge Church

The Reception at Bear Creek Golf Club

After the wedding, love was in the air everywhere during Brittney and Kyle’s reception at Bear Creek Golf Club. Everything was set up beautifully in the clubhouse for the reception. The DJ did a great job of keeping up the energy level and making sure everyone was having a great time. And if that wasn’t enough, the scenery outside the clubhouse was spectacular. The rain just couldn’t put a damper on this couple’s love. Brittney and Kyle stepped outside to get some fantastic photos in the rain. You can just see their love shining through!

Britteny and Kyle's Reception at Bear Creek Golf Course

Congratulations Brittney and Kyle! 

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Emily and Sean’s Wedding – 2nd Sneak Peek

Here is, what I am sure you have all been waiting for, the 2nd sneak peak from Emily and Sean’s wedding. The ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove, Il was beautiful.

Usher and Aisle into the Chapel

The officiant for the ceremony was Reverend Nick, who had previously ministered at First United Methodist Church and knew Emily and Sean quite well. This familiarity brought a sense of ease that allowed for a more relaxed feel to the ceremony.

Emily and Sean at the Altar

Emily, Sean and the Wedding Party at the Altar

First Kiss and Recession

After the ceremony, we took some time to do formal photos with the wedding party and family members. It was quite nice to see everyone come together for such a joyous occasion.

Formal Family Photo

From the church, it was off to the Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge in Hinsdale, IL for the reception. The Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge holds a special place in my heart. When Emily and Sean told me they would be having their reception there, I was immediately looking forward to being there again for a wedding. I knew they would enjoy the venue very much and that we would have a lot of fun during their reception. Emily and Sean proceeded to cut the wedding cake right away at the reception.

Composite of Wedding Cake and Bride and Groom Cutting the Wedding Cake

As everyone was finishing up dinner, I noticed that the bride, the mother of the bride, and the mother of the groom had all selected shoes that matched for the reception. All three stepped outside with me so we could capture this little detail that highlights Emily’s personality so well.

The Bride's and Mother's Shoes

After dinner and the cake, everyone headed upstairs to the dance floor and continued to enjoy themselves. Emily and Sean had their first dance together as a married couple and were soon joined on the dance floor by other wedding party members.

Emily and Sean's First Dance

Wedding Guests Having Fun

As the dancing wound down, Emily and Sean prepared to leave Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge to head back to their hotel for some much needed rest before their honeymoon in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Emily and Sean Parting Photo at the End of the Reception

Please join me in congratulating Emily and Sean on their wedding!

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Emily and Sean’s Wedding – 1st Sneak Peek

When I first meet up with Emily and Sean at the Missouri Botanical Garden in Saint Louis for their engagement photo session, I had no idea that I was about to meet a couple that could actually start out their story with “This one time at band camp…” After learning that, I could not wait to photograph their wedding in July.

Emily and Sean make a great couple. Sean works as a customer service rep for a music company in the Chicago area and Emily is a teacher. Both of them graduated from ISU. Both have music in their blood. And, most importantly, both are in love with the other. It didn’t take long for July 28th to arrive and it was a beautiful day. The weather in the Chicago area can be hot and humid in the summer, but not that day. It started out somewhat overcast and in the low 70s. The weather was perfect for Emily and Sean’s wedding day. We started out the day doing some group photos in the Prayer Garden at the First United Methodist Church in Downers Grove, Il.

Prayer Garden at Emily and Sean's Wedding  Photo of the groom, groomsmen, ushers, and fathers

It didn’t take long for the group to loosen up and start joking around.

Photo of the groom and the groomsmen

Soon, the groom and the groomsmen were joined by the bridesmaids for some quick group shots and shortly after that, Sean took leave of the group. At that point the bride joined everyone else for a couple of quick group shots.

Bridesmaids, Groomsmen and Flower Girl  Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, and Groomsmen

Then it was on to the wedding ceremony.

Bride and Father of the Bride

And what a lovely ceremony it was.

Bridal party during the ceremony  Bridal Party, Minister and Witnesses

I look forward to sharing some additional photos in the next sneak peek from Emily and Sean’s wedding.

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Have You Scheduled Your Portrait Session Yet?

Have you scheduled your portrait session yet?  There’s still time to do so; but hurry, April 24th is coming up soon!  Don’t miss out on your chance for a $20 print credit.

Visit  Russ Leaich Photography for more information on the different portrait packages that are available or contact Russ Leaich Photography through the form on the Contact Me page.
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Spring Time is Portrait Time

Spring is coming.  The days are getting a little warmer and staying light longer, allowing us all start to go outside more and enjoy the day.  It is also a great time to have your portrait done.  Do it for yourself or as a gift for someone special.  Book your portrait session before April 24, 2011 and you will get a $20 print credit.  For more information on the different portrait packages, visit Russ Leaich Photography or contact Russ Leaich Photography through the form on the Contact Me page.

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