Kelly + Brian | Urbana Country Club wedding


What a day we had Saturday! I started out with the ladies at Kelly's family's home in Champaign, while my second photographer Libby met the guys at the Hyatt Place in downtown. Everyone was mostly relaxed, while Kelly added a bit of finishing touches to her vows. Once everyone was ready, we headed to the church where we finished as many portraits as we could without the bride and groom seeing each other beforehand. The ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt, and I loved the moments where Brian + Kelly's caught each other's eyes, and when Kelly had to look to the sky during her vows to keep from crying -- so, so sweet! Following an exuberant bubble exit, the wedding party was whisked to the Urbana Country Club by a yellow school bus -- fitting since Kelly is a teacher! We spent some, let's say "warm" time on the golf course and then into the comfort and style of the newly renovated Urbana Country Club for the reception. I loved Kelly + Brian's first dance (despite her train getting in the way a few times!), and the way they moved effortlessly around the room greeting all of their guests. I was able to sneak them outside a couple times later in the evening for a couple sunset shots and fun with colored flash gels. Congrats, Kelly + Brian! Leave a comment below for Kelly + Brian, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. :)

glitter heels and pearls with family Bible

Flowers by Kristine bouquets

bride putting finishing touches on vows

bride putting on her dress and jewelry

groom getting ready with cufflinks

bridemaids leaving bride's family home

wedding bands set with blue and pink

groom watching as bride comes down the aisle

First Presbyterian Church of Champaign wedding

beautiful ceremony to become Mr. & Mrs.

grand bubble exit from church

stained glass wedding picture

wedding portraits on golf course

groom in gray suit

bride with cathedral length veil

bridesmaid bouquets and programs

wedding party candid photos

School bus wedding transportation

photojournalistic wedding coverage

navy gray and blush wedding party

elegant wedding portraits

bride and groom wedding day pictures

bride and groom walking

black and white wedding portraits

bride and groom under overhang

navy wedding details and favors

Cake Artists' Studio pale pink cake and cupcakes

Urbana Country Club wedding reception

sunset bridal portraits

bride and groom's first dance as a couple

parent dances

reception party time

magenta MagMod gel wedding silhouette

renovated Urbana Country Club at dusk

Vendors Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church of Champaign Reception: Urbana Country Club Cake: Cake Artist Studio Florist: Flowers By Kristine DJ: Elite Entertainment Caterer: Urbana Country Club Officiant: Reverend Chuck Carlson Bride's Dress: Elite Bridal | Sophia Tolli Bridesmaid Dress: Elite Bridal | Sorella Vita Suits: Joseph A. Banks | Traveler Instrumentalists: Richard Rossi - Organ, Alex Underwood - Tenor, Brianna Jewell - Soprano Transportation: First Student Linens: Urbana Country Club Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Pam and Kelly Knox Hair + Makeup: Kane and Co