Eilene + Jonathan | Champaign McKinley Presbyterian wedding

Eilene + Jonathan were married on campus at the McKinley Presbyterian Church by Jonathan's dad. Their reception was in the adjacent building, so that saved us some time throughout the day and we were able to do most of their portraits just outside in the courtyard area. It was a gorgeous day, and not overly hot, and the light following the ceremony cooperated with us nicely. I especially loved all the handmade decorations, favors, and touches throughout the reception hall, from old doors, to jars of jam, to old books and mason jars as centerpieces. Add to that the pale pink bridesmaid dresses, Toms shoes, and Eilene's dress ribbon & belt, and it was perfection! I know she is totally anxious to see these, so I got them ready as quickly as I could this week, considering I was out of town for two days! Enjoy! Leave a comment below for Eilene + Jonathan, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

This image was a re-make of a similar image that Eilene's parents had taken at their wedding. We had to consult Dad's cell phone a few times for this one! LOVE this portrait of Eilene! Her dress was amazing! I know some people on my friends list who will love this picture, and several others who will probably spit on their screens! ;) This is a fabulous idea for seating charts. My guess is Pinterest? :) Eilene and her mom spent hours making tons of these little jars of jalapeno and grape jellies. They are so darling!

Vendors Church: McKinley Presbyterian Church Reception: McKinley Foundation Caterer: Kate Turner Cake: County Market DJ: Garrett West Officiant: Larry Leonard (father of the groom) Dress & bridesmaids: David's Bridal - White by Vera Wang Suits: Seno Formal Wear Videographer: Nathan Yardy