Kristi and Matt were married on an unseasonably cool day in June. June 11 to be exact. I don't know about you, but as a wedding photographer, I am always thankful for those rare cool Saturdays! They had a big wedding party full of fun-loving friends and family. And after a week of crisis-averted disasters including their limobus breaking down the day before, they had a pretty great day. The wedding party ended up carpooling from Rantoul to Champaign for pictures at West Side Park, but it was totally worth it because that's where Matt + Kristi got engaged. There are several photos included of Matt's 6-year-old daughter, Grace. She is a big fan of weddings, and is a total girlie-girl. :) She cried during the ceremony and I about lost it myself! I overheard her telling one of the other kids later that she "felt sad but was really, really happy." How cute is that? Matt also did his first dance with Grace, and it was just about the sweetest thing I have ever seen in my life. Be sure to check out those images near the bottom of the post. And be sure to leave a comment at the bottom. Once Kristi + Matt get 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 16x20" mounted print of their choice!
Trying the slideshow option again. Let me know if you like it! :)
Kristi's sister is having a baby, so we had some fun with it. :)
My assistant for the day, Meghan, found this cool staircase in the back of the church with some great light.
I heard a few of the bridesmaids say before the ceremony that Matt would cry when he saw her. He didn't disappoint. ;)
Here's Grace watching her daddy get married. :)
And then we were off to West Side Park in Champaign for some more relaxed wedding party & couple photos.
The whole gang
Kristi's sister also worked at David's Bridal for a while. I believed her when I saw her whip that bustle out in no time! It was seriously amazing.
I've said it before and I'll say it again... wedding cake is maybe the best part of being a wedding photographer. Ha! And Lori from Cakes by Lori has a special place in my
Vendors: Church: First United Methodist Church, Rantoul Reception: The Linden, Rantoul - (217) 892-2582 DJ: Kyle Dietz, Complete Music Florist: Paula's A House of Flowers, Rantoul Dress: Michelle's Bridal - Mori Lee Dresses: David's Bridal Tuxes: Seno Formal Wear Cake(s): Cakes by Lori Limo: Andy's Limosine Photography: Holly Birch Photography, Urbana, Champaign & Rantoul wedding photographer