Molly + Shea | University Place Church + iHotel wedding

I didn't meet Molly + Shea in person until the day of their wedding, but by the end of the day we felt like great, longtime friends!  Molly chose a blush pink and gold palette for the day, and the bridesmaid dresses were all the perfect shade and each one was different even though each woman selected her own design.  The guys looked super sharp in their black bow tie tuxes.  The bridal suite at University Place Christian Church was recently remodeled and was phenomenal for the bride and her maids to get ready. Molly + Shea chose to do a first look, and the church has a neat little courtyard just outside the bridal suite that worked beautifully!  We then continued on with portraits of the couple, wedding party, and family so most of the important photos were covered before the ceremony.  The following the ceremony, we were able to have a relaxed, low pressure time with the couple and the wedding party again before heading to cocktail hour.  The ballroom at iHotel looked super elegant with amber uplighting and the blush pink and gold theme evident throughout.  Molly had a huge smile on her face for the entire reception -- you'll see it for sure in the photos!  I especially loved the tribute her sisters did to when they used to dress up as kids, including special furs and vests for each of them to wear, and Molly singing in a circle with her sorority sisters. What a great night! Congrats, Shea + Molly!!

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Vendors

Cake: Cream and Flutter

Florist: Blossom Basket 

DJ: Elite Entertainment

Caterer: University of Illinois

Officiant: Pastor Kris Light

Bride's dress: Elite Bridal | David Tutera

Bridesmaid dresses: Azazie

Suits/tuxes: Black Tie Formalwear

Transportation: Elite Entertainment

Linens: University of Illinois

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations

Jeweler: Joel Singer

Hair + Makeup: Something You Salon and Spa

Drapery + Chairs: Elite Entertainment

Place Cards: Cali O'Rourke Calligraphy

Photographer: Holly Birch Photography