Adrienne + Kevin | iHotel wedding Champaign Illinois

Kevin + Adrienne are high school sweethearts who finally tied the knot after 12 years together. :) They were surrounded by their closest friends and family on New Year's Eve at the iHotel where they held both their ceremony + reception. Their ceremony ended just before sunset, so we didn't get many photos in the daylight, but it gave me a chance to get some beautiful after-dark images with Christmas lights (with the help of my assistant for the night, Melanie). As everything was very hectic leading up to the reception, I let Melanie handle most of the detail shots that you see below, except for the ring photos, which I shot with my brand new (to me) macro lens! I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! I especially loved being a part of their champagne toast at midnight, and was very happy that there were "2012" props, noisemakers & hats galore. :)

Leave a comment below for Adrienne + Kevin, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 16x20" mounted print. Thanks for looking! Their guest favors were decks of playing cards. Such a cute and useful idea! Adrienne's signature "thumbs up"! These next few images are going to give them a very unique wedding album! Can't wait to put it together! Adrienne definitely got some good dance genes from her dad. :) Happy new year!!! The beginning... ;)

Vendors: Ceremony + reception: iHotel Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: Blossom Basket + UI Floral DJ + Linens: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Bob McCleary Dress, bridesmaids + tuxes: Michelle's Bridal Shoppe Photographer: Holly Birch Photography