Amber + David | Champaign Country Club wedding | Champaign

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Years ago I spoke about my degree in agricultural communications and my career in photography to my former professor Bob Siebrecht's class on the UI campus. I think it was Intro to ACES or something along those lines, and one of the students sitting in the classroom that day was none other than Amber. She'd already been dating David for a while (they are high school sweethearts!), and I think she pretty well decided that day that I would be her wedding photographer someday. Thinking back on that day, I am so grateful to Bob for asking me to speak to his classes a few times while he was still teaching, and have to think that he was smiling down on us Saturday, probably with a scotch in hand. Now, back to Amber + David :) these two were the BEST to work with! They were so relaxed all day, and super accommodating to me, even though they were the clients!! Amber asked me several times throughout the day if I needed anything, and these two along with their wedding party followed my directions so well that we actually finished the portrait portion of the day in record time! We had ample time for portraits of the couple, so you'll see a lot of those below. A few of my favorite parts of the day included the golf cart "grand prix" through the Champaign Country Club grounds, Amber taking a photo of ME on the golf cart (you can find it on my IG or FB), and the impromptu limbo contest on the dance floor using arms as the bar! LOL! It's always a pleasure working at the CCC, and I love the portraits we got inside the building in the front hallway and my new favorite place in all of Champaign -- the back formal dining room. Congrats to you both -- I wish you ever happiness!

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Champaign Country Club wedding dress shoes

groom putting on jacket and adjusting cufflinks

groom portraits with bow tie

groom finishing prep with groomsmen

bride on stairs with white blush bouquet

blush bridesmaid dresses from Nordstrom's

romantic bridal poses at country club

bride in strapless gown with blush bouquet

selfies with the bride

bride escorted down the aisle by her father

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana

catholic cathedral ceremony

bride and groom exchanging vows

bride and groom exchanging rings

here come the new Mr. & Mrs.

bride and groom triumphantly exiting the church

Holly Birch Photography specialty OCF portraits at church

cakes by Lori with gold monogram emblem

wedding rings with gold stripes

bride and groom dancing on the golf course green

bride and groom on the fairway

blush and black wedding party

blush bridesmaids in cute pose

golf cart prix on golf course

relaxed groomsmen portraits

wedding party poses on golf course

backlight wedding portraits

reflection wedding portrait

pullback and closeup ring photo

bride and groom cuddling on park bench

lovely fall afternoon light for wedding pictures

wedding candids with cell phone and golf cart

gorgeous country club hallway with natural light

country club formal dining room portraits

Polaroid Instax camera with mpix guestbook

country club ballroom setup

bride and groom candids during wedding toasts

first dance as husband and wife

MagMod first dance photos in country club ballroom

parent dances at country club

family candid photos on dance floor

candid reception photos in ballroom

limbo fun dancing photos at wedding

Vendors Ceremony: St. Patrick's Church, Urbana Reception: Champaign Country Club Videographer: Ransom Wedding Films, Mahomet Transportation: Elite Entertainment DJ: E Entertainment Bride's gown: Elite Bridal Florist: Flowers by Kristine Cake: Cakes by Lori Hair + Makeup: Kane & Company Photographer: Holly Birch Photography, Mahomet