Congratulations to the 2018 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Savanna Long was named Queen, Bella Evans was named Junior Miss, and Chloe Buhlig was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.
2018 Queen Savanna Nicole Long is the daughter of Wesley & Sally Long of Jacksonville; 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans is the daughter of Sean & Amy Evans of Jacksonville; and 2018 Princess Chloe Nicole Buhlig is the daughter of Joe & Christy Buhlig of Jacksonville. The 2018 pageant was held July 10 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Queen contest
Savanna Nicole Long won Queen, Best Interview & People’s Choice
Paige Nicole Hamilton won 1st runner-up
Lilly Hoskins Schwiderski won 2nd runner-up
Maggie Raelou Kaylor won Miss congeniality
Delani Diane Dillard won Best speech
Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest
Bella Evans won Junior Miss & Best Communication
Madison Ann Davis won 1st Runner-up & Best Interview
Isabella Lauren Woods won 2nd Runner-up & Best Stage Presence
Kendall Paige Jumper won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest
Chloe Nicole Buhlig won Princess, Best Stage Presence & Best Interview
Olivia Nicole Weinant won 1st Runner-up & People’s Choice
We were able to provide wedding photography for Wan-Yuan & Josh 23 June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana.
Wan-Yuan was a graduate student at the University of Illinois – Urbana, when she met Josh. Their first date ended up at the Illini Union, and that was where they had their ceremony and reception.
We took the bride and groom to Wan-Yuan’s graduate housing in Urbana, and their favorite restaurant in Champaign for portraits.
The ceremony started with a traditional Taiwanese Tea Ceremony. A traditional Western ceremony followed in the South Lounge of the Illini Union. Half-way through the reception, the bride changed into a traditional red wedding dress.
We tell people we travel to “Chicago, St. Louis and beyond” for weddings. This time we traveled to Chicago to photograph Meghan & Aaron in their Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.
It’s so great to be able to photograph our couples in locations that are special for them. Meghan & Aaron live on the Lake Michigan lakefront, and we took them around Loyola Park and Loyola Beach, looking for great photo spots. Aaron takes the Red Line all the time, and knew where all the good murals were located.
Congratulations to the 2017 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Gracie Richardson was named Queen, Camille Brown was named Junior Miss, and Amelia Pennell was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.
2017 Queen Gracie Blu Richardson is the daughter of Dean and Taunia Richardson of Jacksonville; 2017 Junior Miss Camille Lauren Brown is the daughter of Dennis and Crista Brown of Jacksonville; and 2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell is the daughter of Holly Pennell of Jacksonville. The 2017 pageant was held July 11 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Catherine Rose Ott placed as Top 50/50 Sales Winner. Thanks to all who bought tickets, for the funds go to the pageant winners to defer costs of state competition and other instances where they represent the fair.
Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Queen contest
Gracie Blu Richardson won Queen & Best interview
Alison Marie Coats won 1st runner-up
Cydney Elise Musch won 2nd runner-up & Miss congeniality
Cassie Davida Huey won Best speech
Hannah Ruth Jackson won People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest
Camille Lauren Brown won Junior Miss & Best Stage Presence
Leah Joy Hoffman won 1st Runner-up & Best Interview
Grace Elizabeth Newman won 2nd Runner-up
Meredith Grace Gallo won Communication Skills
Kendall Paige Jumper won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest
Amelia Renee Pennell won Princess & the vote for People’s Choice
Carley Mae Peterson won 1st Runner-up
Gracee Mae Geer won 2nd Runner-up & Best Stage Presence
Congratulations to the 2016 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and (new to the contest this year) Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Zoerner of Jacksonville. 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford is the daughter of Jason and Aleece Ford of Franklin. 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield is the daughter of Michelle Kays and Brad Haverfield of South Jacksonville. The pageant was held Tuesday July 5 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Queen contest
Taylor Zoerner won Queen
Breann Burt won 1st Runner Up
Paige Hamilton won 2nd Runner Up and Best Speech
Marrion Ore won Best interview and Miss Congeniality
Blaire Long won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest
Kaylee Ford won Junior Miss
Abigayle Lewis won 1st Runner Up and the vote for People’s Choice
Camille Brown won 2nd Runner Up
Marlee Schumaker won Best Interview
Rylie Bettis won Best Stage Presence
Brooklyn Clayton won Communication Skills
Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest
Mark and Susan wanted their daughter to have a beautiful, outdoor wedding at their home in Bradfordton/rural Springfield, Illinois. Amy and Brad live in Las Vegas, so help in planning and organizing a wedding back home was much appreciated.
The wedding ceremony was held right next to the home, beneath a large oak tree which provided much-needed shade on a warm June day. After the ceremony the bride and groom did outdoor portraits in the wooded yard. The wedding reception was in a tent beyond the pool. And DJ and dancing were in another, smaller tent next to the home.
Lizzie & Brandon chose to have their wedding in Las Vegas, but brought the party home to all their friends who couldn’t make the trip with a reception at The Elks Lodge in Jacksonville.
Focus of the night was a live performance by the St. Louis-area band the Well Hungarians (also on Facebook), with plenty of dancing. Their cake had a Las Vegas sign, to recognize their wedding ceremony earlier in the year. The night also featured speeches and toasts by family, best man and maid of honor.