Rachel and Ben tied the knot July 21st, 2018 in Franklin Grove, IL. We met Rachel and her bridesmaids (and one brides-dude) early Saturday morning at Lincoln Way Bed and Breakfast in their Honey Bee Bridal Suite. We spent the morning getting ready, watching Romantic Comedies (highlights included: The Wedding Date & Love Actually) and resting. Emphasis on resting since Rachel had gotten up early that morning to do more work at the venue. When Rachel and her ladies were ready, we headed over to Ben’s home, where him and Rachel lived and where the wedding was taking place. Rachel was surrounded by love all day as her ladies prayed over her and her brother, the man-of-honor, stayed by her side until her dad walked her down the isle. The wedding took place in the barn, which Rachel and Ben completely remodeled for the ceremony. After the “I-do’s” guests were able to enjoy smoked BBQ and comfort food sides as the couple had their first dance. Toward the end of the reception, Rachel and Ben invited their guests to participate in a garter and bouquet toss. Rachel hands down, had the best twist on Ben’s garter retrieval. She snuck a mini bottle of Jack Daniels around her leg that her groom had to finish before taking her garter.
Rachel and Ben, thank you so much for allowing me to take part in such a sweet, prayerful and joyful day! I wish you two so much happiness!!