Jacob and I graduated from Urbana University together, but I didn't know Bobbi until just a few months before the wedding. He had shared with me previously that Bobbi and I would be fast friends have so much in common. He was one hundred percent correct--I loved Bobbi within a few seconds of meeting her, and am now so blessed to call her my friend.
The week leading up to the wedding, everyone was anxious of the weather. I woke up the morning of her wedding to the forecast saying it was 100% chance of rain all day with no end in site. I knew that it was very special to Bobbi to get married in front of the chapel that her late brother built, but I also knew that she was a girl who would at the end of the day be happy that she was marrying the love of her life rain or shine.
To say that Bobbi and her bridesmaids were breathtaking is an understatement. Bobbi was glowing and feeling so loved as she was surrounded by closest friends and family. I was able to capture Bobbi and Jake getting ready as well as some pictures of them with their bridal party at Downsize Farm before heading over to the wedding.
Wedding dress "Enchanting by Mon Cheri Style 217108" and purchased from White Wisterial Bridal Boutique
After some quick pictures in the rain, the buses took the wedding party to the VFW in Urbana. Bobbi was able to have a few sweet seconds with her dad before she walked down the aisle to show him her dress. It was one of the sweetest "reveals" to dad I've ever seen. It only took a few short moments to explain to the bridesmaids and bride how the set up of the room went since they hadn't seen it since the wedding got moved inside. Bobbi's dad surprised her with a picture of the sweet chapel projected on the wall above where they would get married.
The ceremony went off without a hitch with sweet words, vows of love, and of course a beautiful kiss. There was no question that these two love birds will be very happy together. While they were setting up the VFW for the reception, the newly married couple and wedding party sneaked over to Urbana University for some pictures in the rain.
We headed back to the reception where the band Honey Compass was singing their hearts out getting everyone in the mood for celebration. From the amazing cupcakes (literally the best I've ever had from "Baked by Michelle") to hilarious and heart felt speeches by the Matron of Honor and Best Man---the night flew by with so many sweet moments. It wasn't long before the couple had their first dance, Bobbi danced with her father, and Jacob danced with his mother and the flowers and garter were thrown. When Bobbi's brother Levi caught the garter--it was probably one of my favorite moments of the evening. <3
Since Bobbi and Jacob weren't able to get married at the little chapel, Jacob and I planned the morning of the wedding to do some pictures there a few days later once the weather turned nice again. It was so fun seeing them get to celebrate their marriage one more time by getting dressed up again and loving on each other--and of course since she is the owner of the spotted cow coffee shop in Urbana, we had to drive to my friend Shelby's house for some pictures with her cows.
Jacob and Bobbi are a fun, light hearted couple that is going to change the world with the people that they have touched along their journey together. I cannot wait to see where life takes them as their marriage flourishes.
Thank you Mr. and Mrs. McKee for allowing me to capture the celebration of your marriage!