Falonn + Matt | Champaign iHotel wedding | Midwestern spring wedding

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I had the privilege of second shooting Falonn + Matt's wedding in March with my good friend Rebekah Albaugh. It's nice to be the assistant photographer from time to time for several reasons, but mostly because I get to work alongside friends and mentors and watch them work. It's also a nice sort of "break" from the responsibilities of being the primary photographer. As always, Rebekah did an amazing job with this couple and I thoroughly enjoyed going through their entire gallery. For Falonn + Matt's wedding, I met up with the guys first who were already enjoying a relaxed lunch and some brews at the Esquire in Champaign. From there we went to the church for a few portraits and the lovely heartfelt ceremony. After the ceremony, we headed back downtown with the whole wedding party for some group shots, candids, and portraits of the newly married couple. Barrelhouse 34 made for the perfect backdrop, both indoors with its warm wood and bulb lights, and outdoors with it's upstairs rooftop patio. It was a little chilly that day though so we tried to keep everyone out of the elements as much as possible!

Then it was back to the iHotel for the beautiful reception space surrounded by warm amber uplighting. I don't have photos of it because it was after I left, but I hear that Falonn changed into a party dress toward the end of the evening!

groomsmen pre-wedding at Champaign Esquire

beautiful candids from Midwest wedding

bride enters the sanctuary

Champaign Wesleyan church ceremony

beautiful UI campus wedding ceremony at Green St church

photojournalistic wedding photos at Barrelhouse 34

florals with wood detail

floral headband hairpiece

Barrelhouse bokeh

Champaign rooftop wedding party

Barrelhouse 34 Champaign menu and mule mug

iHotel wedding moments

wedding party entrance at iHotel

the new Mr. & Mrs.

bride and groom dancing with their children

bride and groom first dance

parent dances at iHotel

mother of the bride sitting alongside the dance floor

wedding dancing candid photos with amber uplighting

Vendors Ceremony | Wesley United Methodist Church, Urbana Reception | iHotel Photographed for Rebekah Albaugh