Erin + Chris : Flatville, Champaign iHotel wedding photographer

Erin + Chris planned their wedding for 2nd part of October, which always leaves the weather odds in limbo. They lucked out with a gorgeous day, albeit a little wet grass. That didn't deter us at all though, as we traipsed around Erin's parents' farm following the ceremony, as well as the Arboretum. Poor Erin told me the week before the wedding that she does not like cheesy photos, and her wedding party was NOT willing to oblige. Erin was totally a good sport though, and played along with their hair-brained ideas. I will narrate them for you below. :) The ceremony took place at the Lutheran church in Flatville, followed by the reception at the always lovely iHotel. These two are so adorable together, and I wish the best happiness throughout their marriage. Leave a comment below the post, and after 50 comments, Erin + Chris will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

Flatville Church wedding partybride groom in front of church Erin is the 4th generation in her family to be married in this church. How cool is that? couple with churchFlatville Immanuel Lutheran Churchchurch doorwayinside churchcouple How gorgeous are these two? Lovely couple! Mr. & Mrs.Tammy Lawson florist bouquetwedding ringswedding programentering the sanctuaryThe new Mr. & Mrs.exiting the churchgroom in limo If you've been reading my blog for very long, you know I'm a sucker for farm implements! bridal party with combine And, well, anything farm related is the bee's knees. Their Centennial Farm sign takes the cake! Huls Centennial Farm Erin is a true farm girl through and through, and she had no problem traipsing through the wet ditches around the farm! Bride walking in ditch The bridesmaids were trying to hitch a ride! Bridesmaids hitching a ridewedding party with storm cloudsbridal portraitgroom's portraitArboretum wedding party University of Illinoisbride and groom on benchwedding party This was one of the bridesmaids' other ideas, which I'm sure Erin thought was kind of cheesy, but she went along with it, and I think it turned ou cute!! fall wedding leaveswedding party at Arboretum Chris is an MMA fighter (he proposed to Erin after a fight!), so we had to get a couple wrestling poses in throughout the day. MMA pose And then someone had the idea to do a football pose. groomsmen football pose And a Tebow is bound to follow! LOL This is perfect, Erin! bride doing Tebowsunset portrait What's a wedding-day portrait session without a good photobomb? ;) wedding photobombIdea gardenbridal portraitgroom portrait SWOON. I need this in a canvas. Champaign-Urbana wedding photographer Holly Birch Photographyreception entranceCakes by Lori wedding caketoasts with champagne Their first dance was beautifully choreographed, and the two of them just floated around the dance floor. First danceFirst danceFirst dance And then the real party started! Reception dancingiHotel Reception dancing Some NightsReception dancingReception dancingGroom dancingReception dancing

Vendors Ceremony: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville Reception: iHotel Cake: Cakes by Lori Caterer: University Catering DJ, Photobooth & Linens: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Pastor Jim Lehmann Dress: Bridal Mansion of Lisle Bridesmaids: House of Brides Tuxes: Black Tie Formal Wear Transportation: Larry's Limousine Service Videographer: Forevermore Videography Photographer: Holly Birch Photography