Mike + Jessica | Engelbrecht Farms | Paxton, IL

The weather couldn't have been more beautiful for Mike and Jessica's wedding this past Saturday. And can we talk about the location they chose for a minute?  As a couple who owns horses and lives in the country themselves, Mike and Jessica couldn't have picked a better venue for their wedding to represent who they are and what they love. The main barn, originally a milking parlor, where the reception was held was built in 1948 on a farm that was established in the late 1800's.  The owners of Engelbrecht Farms did an amazing job of restoring the barn while keeping its original charm and character.  Renting the farm for your wedding reception, you're not only able to use the barn but the attached loafing shed and have full use of the home on the property for the entire weekend as well.

The gown Jessica wore was absolutely stunning and the casual look of the groom was perfect. It was truly a one of a kind wedding with all the details Jessica designed and created herself.  And any bride who does cartwheels in her wedding dress gets two thumbs up from us! From Jessica's dad leading her on a horse to the barn before walking her down the aisle all the way to the sparkler send off at the end of the evening, the day was magical.

Mike and Jessica, we hope you are enjoying your first week as newlyweds.  Have fun looking through these images and reliving your first day as Mr. and Mrs.

Show Mike and Jessica some love!  25 comments below and they will receive an 11x14 mounted print of their choice.  After 50 comments, the couple will receive a complimentary 16x20 mounted print of their choice!

XOXOXO,

Kristin and Heather

Ceremony & Reception Location- Engelbrecht Farms

Caterer- Applewood Foods Catering

DJ- Men In Black DJ Entertainment

Videographer- Embee Videography

Bridal Gown- Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo

Groom's and Groomsmens' Attire- Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo

Bridesmaids' Attire- David's Bridal

Wedding Rings- Zale's

Cake- Cakes by Lori

Reception Rentals- Herriott's Rentals

Photographer-Sweet Darling Weddings

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bridesmaids teal aqua dresses
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bride in white strapless gown curled hair
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mother daughter with veil on wedding day
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purple lavender wedding dress mother of the bride groom
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teal aqua blue off the shoulder bridesmaid dresses
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bride and bridesmaids country wedding wearing cowboy boots
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groom casually dressed with jeans cowboy boots tie and vest
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pose for groom and ring bearer groomsmen in county wedding
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father daughter first look at barn of country wedding
father daughter first look at barn of country wedding
father daughter first look at barn of country wedding
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unique photo of a first look where bride and groom didn't see each other
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bridal party in a two story country barn
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bride riding in on a horse to ceremony with father
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country wedding ceremony outside of restored barn
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coral and teal wedding details wood and burlap accents
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white cake with burlap flowers and details
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flower girl at wedding with John Deere tractor
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bride and groom on steps of grain bin
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bride in strapless gown at country wedding
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bride and groom at sunset of country barn wedding
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bride former cheerleader does cartwheels in wedding dress
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sunset photos at country wedding bride groom
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silhouette pic of bride and groom on farm
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bride and groom first dance in a barn at wedding
bride and groom first dance in a barn at wedding
bride and groom first dance in a barn at wedding
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mother wearing lavendar dress son dance at wedding
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father daughter dance in restored barn twinkle lights
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bride groom sparkler fun on wedding day in country
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