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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Cake: Cream and Flutter
Florist: Blossom Basket
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