Hannah and Conner’s love story began in 2016 during Hannah’s senior year in high school. Two years later Conner proposed, and they began planning their personality-infused wedding. They both agreed that they didn’t want a formal event but rather a celebration that reflected their love for the outdoors. Hannah was raised on a cattle ranch, and Conner is a hunting and fishing enthusiast and 2nd generation Lineman. They settled on Starlight Lake in Marion, Illinois as the perfect place to have their ceremony and reception with its lakefront deck and rustic barn pavilion. Boots and cowboy hats were welcomed and encouraged, and both Hannah and Conner wore their own boots for the day. For their décor, they kept with a rustic look, and as it was October, added white pumpkins for a perfect seasonal detail. Large wood wire spools were used for their guest book table and cake tables. Surrounded by their closet family and friends, they danced the night away to country music basking in the beginning of their forever.

Making Magic:

Photography: Esther Bloom Photography

Venue: Starlight Lake – Marion, IL

Floral: Roots & Wings – Johnston City, IL

Cake and Cupcakes: Anna Baking Company – Anna, IL

Wedding Gown: Magnolias Bridal Boutique – Cape Girardeau, MO

Make-up: Cydney Wiggs

Hair: Lydia Montgomery