Anna grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois, and at the age of 20 decided to make a move to Mobile, Alabama, for better weather and the gulf coast beaches. Once there, she joined Crossfit and would run into Kyle often, who was in the coast guard and stationed there. Both of them felt an attraction and would sometimes stay longer and do extra workouts just to spend more time together. Anna says she’s never been in such great shape in her life! When they finally started dating, they both were relieved to not have to work out so much just to see each other. A year and a half after dating, Kyle proposed.

When choosing a venue they decided to come back to Southern Illinois to be closer to family. Walkers Bluff was the perfect location with its Old World atmosphere and full service wedding coordination, florist and catering making it easy for their long-distance planning.

Making Magic:

Photographer: Esther Bloom Photography

Venue: Walkers Bluff

Floral: Walkers Bluff

Bridal Gown: I Do Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Menswear: The Black Tux

Hair: Natalie McCarty

Make-up: London-Victoria Beauty + Lifestyle