Stephanie + Clayton | Holy Cross + iHotel wedding | Champaign, IL

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Wow! Where do I start with this one?  Stephanie + Clayton are one of the most genuine, kind-hearted couples I have ever worked with and it was truly a pleasure to spend their wedding day with them and their families.  Their wedding day was filled with friends and loved ones from near and far away, including their wedding party who were all funny, energetic, and still cooperative!  Stephanie tied in the blush bridesmaid dresses so well with the blush and pinks throughout the flowers, the vests, the programs, invitations, and reception decor.  The subtle hints of navy throughout tied the whole package together neatly.  

We had talked about going to a park for the couple and wedding party photos, but on the day of, we opted to just go downtown since everyone wanted to hit up a couple of local watering holes.  I'm so glad we did!  The urban/city backdrop was a perfect fit for Stephanie + Clayton and their friends.

The iHotel ballroom was beautifully decorated in more golds and blushes and looked so elegant.  There was not a dry eye in the house when Clayton twirled his mother Page around in her wheelchair for the mother-son dance.  I will never forget that moment.  Following all the important dances, I snuck the couple out for a few post-dusk photos with some off-camera flash techniques.  It's always fun incorporating something new, and these last couple of images were super fun!  Congrats to the new couple!  I wish you many, many years of happiness together! #itsonlyparkhillfromhere

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Vendors

Cake: Cake Artist Studio

Florist: Fancy Florals by Nancy | Nancy Zimmerman

DJ: Bugbee's DJ

Caterer: University of Illinois

Officiant: Father Joe

Bride's dress: Michelle's Bridal | Mori Lee

Bridesmaid dresses: Michelle's Bridal

Suits/tuxes: Black Tie Tuxedos, Michelle's Bridal

Transportation: Bishop Limo

Invitations: Shine Invitations

Jeweler: Flora Gems

Videographer: COMPLETE Weddings

Hair + Makeup: Bridal Brigade

Backdrop + Chairs: Elite Entertainment