Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa Wedding in Galena

Dylan and Katie chose the beautiful Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, IL for their wedding.  It was the perfect day and with no shortage of cool locations to photograph, we started very early.  

 Dylan’s family was all together in one cabin and Katie’s was with her in a neighboring cabin. Dylan’s father and mother helped him adjust the final touches on his tux and Katie’s mother and grandmother helped her slip into her dress and put on her jewelry. You could clearly tell how close each of them were to their families and the love that they had for each other.

Dylan also has a great eye for photography and had selected a big hill overlooking Galena for him to first see Katie. We captured some awesome vistas there and then headed into Galena for some portraits around town. 

 We played around in lots of cool areas then had a beautiful wedding in the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Afterwards the whole family piled into a Trolley and rode back to Eagle Ridge Resort for their reception stopping at a few scenic spots along the way for a few more photo ops.

Katie’s beautiful flowers were from Jean Carlson of Galena Florist

We found this awesome old structure and I had brought along a chandelier so the groomsmen helped me hang it from above to create a little more cool details for the portraits

Their reception at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa had a beautiful dance floor with cool Chandeliers and right outside was the lake!

Dylan’s crafty relatives had set up a cool photobooth for the guests