Amanda + Matt | Champaign Holy Cross + Hilton Wedding

We lucked out and got another beautiful day for Matt + Amanda's wedding near the end of August. Their wedding party was definitely a rowdy bunch, but that helped us get a bunch of fun, relaxed group photos. I once again made a pilgrimage to the Tumble Inn (for those of you keeping score at home, that was the THIRD trip this year for a wedding!!). I think this needs to become a tradition! We had one slight mishap at the bar when the limo bus died in the parking lot, but thanks to the jumper cables in my car and the ol' Maverick (my small SUV), we were able to jump it. And it didn't put us off schedule at all, which is always a plus. I am love, love, loving the shots in front of the brick wall/parking lot, and especially the mock DVD cover from the movie Bridesmaids. I think we nearly nailed it! Leave a comment below for Amanda + Matt, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

The garter was an Etsy find! Etsy garterBrideBridal portraitBlossom Basket Bouquet This groomsman was getting out of line ALL DAY! ;) GroomsmenFlower girls, ring bearersFirst Look Bride GroomHoly Cross Champaign ceremonywedding ceremony exiting the churchgrand exitbride groom portraitsbride groom portraits Then it was on to West Side Park for some wedding party portraits with some green grass -- finally!! Wedding party West Side ParkWedding party West Side ParkWedding party West Side Park West Side Park bride groom portraitsbride groom portraitsWest Side Parkbride groom portraitsGroom portrait And then we hit up downtown Champaign for some more urban portraits. Some of these parking lot photos are my new favorites! Downtown Champaing portraitswedding portrait Matt really was such a good sport. He HATES having his picture taken, but he got through it, and even looked somewhat relaxed in a few of the photos! Bride groomBrick wall portrait downtown Champaign Amanda's dress was just to die for. I loved the ruffles from the first moment I saw it! wedding portraitBridesmaids group portrait And here is one of the bridesmaids looking up the DVD cover from the Bridesmaids movie so we could recreate it. Let's do this! Bridesmaids movie DVD inspiration How do you think we did? :) Remake of Bridesmaids movie DVD cover The guys had their own "pose" in mind. GroomsmenGroomsmen relaxed portraits Off to the Tumble Inn! Toast cheers at Tumble Inn Broke down limo bus. I am totally kicking myself for not getting a couple photos of the actual jump. I had pulled my car around in front, and left my camera in the front seat. The groomsmen seriously had it running in about 2 seconds, so I didn't have time! Limo bus breakdownTumble InnCakes by LoriCake topperBride groom entranceRingsWedding ringsFirst dance Did I mention that Matt also hates dancing? :) Mother-son danceGuests dancing "Hey, I just met you. And this is crazy." Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe Bubbles!! Bubbles dance floorWobble

Vendors Ceremony: Holy Cross, Champaign Reception: Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: Blossom Basket DJ: Brian Miller, Visions-n-Vibrations Officiant: Fr. Barry Harmon Dress: Essence of Australia, Michelle's Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff, Michelle's Tuxes: Michelle's Limo bus: Starr Limousine Linens & Photobooth: Star Talent Events Photographer: Holly Birch Photography