Melissa + Tom | Allerton Mansion wedding | Monticello, Illinois


What a lovely day we had at Allerton Park and Mansion on Saturday, May 16 with Melissa + Tom! Tom doesn't like to have his picture taken, but you'd hardly know it from these photos! My second shooter (Emily) and I were able to capture the couple in a very natural way I think, and I think they look very comfortable in front of my lens! Don't you agree? Melissa and her mother planned this wedding down to the last detail, and their hard work was evident everywhere we turned. The purple hue they chose for the dresses and flowers just popped against the natural backdrop of Allerton's Park and Mansion. A couple of my favorite parts of the day were when Melissa's dad walked her down the aisle, the flower girl playing Legos in the hall, eyeing the radar to dodge small rain showers, and the late-night nacho bar. Yes, you read that right: A NACHO BAR. Melissa + Tom, I hope you love these images as much as I do! There are many more where these came from that I have left to edit!

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wedding dress at Allerton Mansion

Paper Boutique wedding print suite

bride getting ready

purple ivory wedding details

bride getting dressed

Michelle's Bridal dress

bridal couple portraits

bridesmaids purple dresses

groomsmen dark gray tuxes

groom portraits

bridesmaids oven mitts

floral details Boka Shoppe

couple portrait Allerton

purple white green bouquets

bridal jewelry

purple wedding decor

purple ivory gray wedding party

groom kissing bride on cheek

bride and groom walking

Wedding Cakes by Rosie

Flora Gems wedding bands

Allerton Mansion wedding pictures

tall grass bride groom portraits

blushing bride

Here comes the bride

casual wedding party image

Allerton Mansion ceremony

wedding party intros

Allerton after dark

toasts reaction

parent dances

off-camera flash portraits after sunset

first dance Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran

bouquet toss

get the garter

reception candids dancing

dancing candids reception

Vendor Team Ceremony | Mansion at Allerton Park and Retreat Center Cake | Wedding Cakes by Rosie Florist | Boka Shoppe DJ | Bravo Entertainment Caterer | Allerton Park and Retreat Center Bridal Dress | Michelle's Bridal - Allure Bridesmaid Dresses | Michelle's Bridal - Belsoie Tuxes | Michelle's Bridal - M2 Invitations/Programs | The Paper Boutique Jeweler | Flora Gems Hair & Makeup | Style Evolutions - Sarah Koss