Winter Wedding Bliss: Ross + Allie

Ross and Allie met their freshman year of college, and from day one, they shared an instant connection. From matriculation to graduation, they kept each other laughing and grew deeper and more madly in love. When Ross moved away to attend med school, he couldn’t keep his mind from wandering away from his studies and right into daydreams about Allie’s giggles and cute, funny faces. So on December 28, 2011, atop a ski slope in the Rockies, he fell to his knee and asked her to be his wife. Exactly one year later, the two lovebirds tied the knot surrounded by family and friends during a ceremony that was simply joy-filled and beautiful.

Kirk kicked off the day by spending a bit of time with Ross and the guys while they prepared for the ceremony, while I headed over to join the ladies.

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Ross made quite the dashing groom, don’t you think?

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I loved Allie’s choice to use beautiful, bold jewel tones throughout the wedding details…such a fun departure from your typical winter wedding. These colors definitely had us thinking warm thoughts on a chilly December day!

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Allie was simply stunning!

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The ceremony is one of my favorite parts of the day to photograph…there’s something so powerful about witnessing two people join their hands and hearts and vow to move forward through life together, as one. Ross & Allie’s wedding ceremony at Calvary Temple in Springfield, IL did not disappoint, and I’ll admit, I shed a tear or two of happiness for these two as they said “I Do!”

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I adored this bridal party! They braved the cold to head outdoors and kept everyone’s mind off the freezing temperatures with their goofiness.

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Love!

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The reception was held at the Inn at 835 in downtown Springfield, where they put together a beautiful party!

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And then it was time for Ross and Allie to share their first dance as Mr. & Mrs. I am dying over the tenderness in his embrace and the look of complete and utter joy on her face! I think they’re smitten!

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And from there on out, it was all about celebrating, and this crew certainly knew how to do just that!

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Ross and Allie, thank you so much for inviting us to help you celebrate your wedding day. May you enjoy many, many years of wedded bliss! Cheers!

To see more of Ross and Allie’s winter wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow with Ben Rector music provided by The Music Bed.

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