Amanda & Dusty's wedding at Indian Lakes Hilton Resort in  Bloomingdale, IL – near Chicago. Include prep and a first look at the Hilton, an intimate ceremony in the atrium at Indian Lakes Hilton, wedding party photos in the fall colors,and a fun reception with a mariachi band – Wedding photographer-  Ryan Davis Photography – Rockford, Illinois.

Amanda & Dusty: Indian Lakes Wedding

When I first met Amanda and Dusty, they had just started dating and he was a groomsmen in another wedding I was photographing. (Hi April and Justin!) I don't know if Dusty remembers this or not, but he came up to me at that wedding and said "I'm gonna call you up to shoot our wedding when we get married." 

Now, I don't want to spoil this for y'all - but they did, and he called. I was sure glad they did. It's always great to catch up with people you've worked with before - especially when it's this crew.

Their day included one of the most personal and personable ceremonies I've had the chance to witness, and the reception kicked off with a surprise performance by a traditional mariachi band that kicked the party into P.A.R.T.Y. mode right from the start, and that party never slowed for a second. But oddly enough, the mariachi band wasn't even Amanda and Dusty's biggest Mexican surprise of the week thanks to Hurricane Patricia.

Congrats guys, and I'm glad you weathered your first storm successfully. It's all smooth sailing from here on out. Here's a look back:

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