A Carlinville, Illinois Wedding – Mr. and Mrs. Graham

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Lydia is a Central-Illinois based videographer serving couples and business owners throughout our area and beyond.  This blog is to highlight past couples and clients and to give helpful tips and tricks to current or future clients.

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Amanda lost her dad the year before she and Brad got married, but he was still a HUGE part of their day. It is so clear how much they loved him and how he lives on in their relationship. 

It rained most of the day, and their ceremony had to be moved inside last-minute, which left her scrambling to figure out how to include something very special to her. Since Amanda wasn’t able to be walked down the aisle by her father, she planned to surprise her family and ride his prized motorcycle down the aisle. Luckily, they were able to make it happen and there was not a dry eye in the audience. 

While her father’s absence was clearly felt, Amanda and Brad had a joy-filled beautiful wedding day. After finishing the speeches and first dances, the live music by the Shenanigans began and the dance floor was so full of energy and happiness! The icing on the cake, though, was that the rain let up for their celebratory fireworks display. 

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Graham! I was a joy to be a part of your day. Every detail was so thoughtful and intentional and I know your dad would have been so proud. 

Thank you to their incredible Wedding vendor team:

Live Music:  The Shenanigans Band
DJ/Emcee: Epic Entertainment
Florals: Bev’s Baskets & Bows Carrollton Florist & Gifts
Photographer: Trisha Shelley Photography from St. Louis, Missouri
Catering: Sundea Best Catering 
Cake and Cupcakes: Kendra Lane
Cookies: Jo Jo’s Cupcakes and More
Hair and Makeup: Pixie Salon
Bride and Groom Attire: Main Street Bridal
Party Bus: Party Pros

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