Kate + Nate | Urbana Wesley UMC + Illini Union Wedding

Kate + Nate had a very elegant wedding in late July, but they through in a bunch of personal and rustic touches that made this wedding also very unique. Kate looked stunning in her Enzoani wedding gown, and I'll never forget the moment she teared up when one of her bridesmaids handed her her bouquet for the first time. Nate + Kate chose to do a First Look to get most of their photos out of the way prior to the ceremony, and it totally helped the remainder of the day go so smoothly. We were able to do all the family photos beforehand, which left the hour or so between the ceremony and reception for just fun, relaxed wedding party and couple photos. Here are a few of my favorite photos, with a few of Melanie's shots included. Leave a comment below the post, and after 50 comments, Kate + Nate will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

Their first look from my view... And Melanie's view. We were all getting on Nate for not smiling, so this is what we got instead! Customized boots! Married! Champagne or beer? Love this one that Melanie captured while I was doing some shots of the couple! The cake was made by my friend Krista. Go check out her site! Some of my favorite first dance photos ever!! The band, The Well Hungarians, were AWESOME. I highly recommend! Oh, and think about that name for a minute. ;) Just before I left, Nate + Kate got up on stage to sing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places." And, of course, the band came in at the end with the epic THIRD VERSE!

Vendors Ceremony: Wesley United Methodist Church, Urbana Reception: Illini Union, Rooms A, B & C & south lounge Cakes: Krista Swanson Florist: English Hedgerow Band: The Well Hungarians Officiant: Pastor Dan Crede Dress: Adore Bridal, Morton Bridesmaids: David's Bridal Tuxes: Captain's Quarters Transportation: Larry's Limo Linens: Elite Entertainment Photographer: Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer: Melanie Anderson