Rustic, vintage, beautiful. These are just a few words to describe this amazing wedding between two of the most genuine and beautiful people we have ever met. Both inside and out. Melanie and Louis’ love can only be described as endless. Not endless like a Las Vegas buffet, endless like the universe, like the depths of the sea. Very few times do we get to witness such a beautiful sight as this. The way that they look at each other is awe inspiring and we could not be more honored to have the privilege to share this glorious day with them. Thank you Melanie and Louis for sharing your love with us! ~Corlis and Megan Gray
We love these navy sling backs and the gorgeous feather accents in Melanie’s bouquet! And the custom wedding dress hanger is always a beautiful touch.
Melanie made a stunning bride and her smile is infectious!
We LOVE when our couples have a first look! It is always such a beautiful intimate moment that the bride and groom can share before the events of the day begin.
Such an emotionally charged day is sure to produce some tears.
It’s not very often that we see a father of the bride so happy! LOVE IT!
This was such a beautiful ceremony that took place at St. Patrick’s Church in Ottawa, IL.
It was raining just before the ceremony so we decided to take a few portraits inside the church. We love all of the details in the background!
God was smiling on us this day. Just after the ceremony finished, the rain stopped so we could go outside and capture some fun pictures. This old corn crib was a great place to start.
The overcast lighting was so beautiful and soft. We love the rustic feel in these images!
These smiles were like the flu, infectious! Once they smiled, everyone around them smiled just as big!
While traveling to downtown Utica, IL, we came across these vintage model A Fords. Louis quickly ran inside and asked if we could take some shots with them. One of the owners did us one better, she offered for the bride and groom to get inside! Rock on lady!
What can I say. The beautiful fall landscape speaks for itself!
Thank you Reddick Mansion for letting us take some beautiful shots outside of your grounds.
Gray Photography would love to share your wedding day with you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to tell us about your dream wedding!