yvonne + darian

oh my goodness you guys ~ this groom LOVES his bride so much! they are two of the sweetest people i have ever met! I knew during their engagement session that their wedding would be amazing! There was a chance of rain leading up to their wedding and I know they were a little bummed to have it moved inside, but I’m pretty sure I heard a downpour right in the middle of their ceremony sooooo…good thing right!!

I also have to give a s/o to my super awesome sidekick that day ~ Stephanie!

yvonne and darian ~ thank you SO much for asking me to be there ~ i’m so happy you did!


How they met: I was introduced to him through my sister and a friend of hers. The night we met, we ended up sitting at his kitchen table, talking about school and work and what we thought we wanted to do with our lives–completely ignoring everything else around us.

Her hometown and current job: Jacksonville, IL/Store Manager at Hollister

His hometown and current job: Jacksonville, IL/Branch Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5 words to describe yvonne (according to darian): beautiful, intelligent, organized, mindful and tenacious

 5 words to describe darian (according to yvonne): loving, encouraging, calm, hard-working and spontaneous

the proposal: We opened Christmas gifts a couple days early (because he couldn’t stand to wait anymore!). I knew he had bought our dog, Zoey, a new collar, but I hadn’t seen it yet. So, we had Zoey open her gift. But when I went to put it on her, I noticed it had two tags on it. My first thought was that he had done something dumb…why did she need two name tags?? But then I looked at them, and the one in front said “MARRY ME.” I turned to him and he had the ring 🙂

best memory from our wedding day: yvonne — our first look — the minutes right before; waiting for him to get situated; up until he turned around/darian: watching yvonne walking down the aisle

advice for brides/grooms: You spend so much time and energy planning for the Big Day. You think about all the tiny details that will make everything perfect. But when the wedding day arrives, if plans have to be changed or something is forgotten, try to let it go and remember what the celebration is all about–your love and commitment to each other. Ultimately, just enjoy the day together!

would you change anything about your day? We both would have eaten more cake!

best part about being married so far: our honeymoon (Dreams Punta Cana Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) because it was the first time we had been able to get away for a real vacation together.

others that made the day amazing: Reception location, Inn at 835; Hair and makeup, KM Hair Works and Spa; Florist, Kristal Berck at County Market; Cake/Bakery, B. Sweet Custom Cakes; Maid of Honor and Best Man, Alicia Sample, sister of bride/Andrew Calise, friend of groom

Best wishes Yvonne and Darian!!!

  • Bobbi - November 13, 2014 - 9:35 am

    I love them all Kim! Especially that portrait of Yvonne in the field…. SO beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - November 13, 2014 - 11:15 am

    WHEEEEE!!!!!!! I LOVE EVERY ONE!!! 🙂 🙂 So excited to see the final product!! 🙂 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - November 13, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    They are all beautiful! The B&W of the two of them is soooo good!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - November 13, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    Kim!!!! These are gorgeous!! They both look like they just adore each other!ReplyCancel

  • JennyBZ - November 13, 2014 - 1:45 pm

    oh my gosh, KIM! those first few detail shots, swoooooooon!! i died, so gorgeous! you did a fab job capturing this gorgeous couple on their beautiful day! nice work, friend! miss you back! xxReplyCancel

  • Melissa Yocum - November 13, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    So sweet and in love!! It just radiates from your photos! LOVE those portraits in the field!!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - November 14, 2014 - 12:44 am

    daaaaaang!!! these are so amazing!! every one of your shots is perfect in color, clarity and full of love and emotion. such amazing talent you have!!!ReplyCancel

  • rachel - November 14, 2014 - 10:52 am

    These are so, so sweet! And what a beautiful couple! That one vertical shot from far away of them in front of a bit of an arch is my FAVOURITE! So stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Abbey Kline - November 14, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    Um, hello, those first detail shots took my breath away!! Love the one of the bride walking alone in the field, too! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Maike Pulliam - November 15, 2014 - 8:41 pm

    I love the one of her in the field! What a beautiful wedding! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Paisley - November 16, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Umm…I need those shoes, lol. BUT, seriously, just wow, you captured this wedding perfectly! Great job!! The field picture of the bride is my fav!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlynn - November 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    What a beautiful day and beautiful bride! Love the ones of the bride and groom out in the little field. P.S. – Love her shoes!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Bishop - November 16, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Beautiful work Kim! Your detail shots are fantastic. Two favorites: the black and white of the groom standing and the wide angle one of them standing in the archway. Just lovelyReplyCancel

  • Karen Gardner Menyhart - November 17, 2014 - 1:29 am

    Now THATS a wedding! How much fun was the reception? Love the shots of the bride and groom, esp. the dancing in the wood gazebo. Kim, you photographed the wedding beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy - November 17, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Loooooove that ring shot!! And pretty much every portrait of the two of them! Lovely work, Kim!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Danser - November 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Love the details! Love their portraits!! What a gorgeous wedding!! Fab job friend!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Crowe - November 17, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    These images are absolute perfection! Beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Faye - November 17, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    Kim these are wonderful. This bride is beautiful and sweet and her groom is handsomely adorable! Fantastic job my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - November 19, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Kim, these are all so gorgeous!! Your processing is so colorful and clean! In other news, this wedding looks like it was a perfect day! Great, great work!ReplyCancel

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