Lauren and Grant were married on June 26 at University Place Christian Church in Champaign, followed by their reception at Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus. And in between we snuck in some photos at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. As I was driving from the church to the the park, I was having a conversation with myself about how much I love photographing weddings. The heat index was crazy high that day, and I'm pretty sure there was a heat advisory. But as miserable as my body might have been, I loved every minute (read: 12 hours!) of being a part of Grant & Lauren's big day. My assistant Kara and I had a great time hanging out with you guys all day! Thanks for having us. I hope you love the photos as much as I do! :) One of Kara's shots: I don't normally post many ceremony shots, but I should! I was pretty happy with how these turned out, especially considering how dark this particular church is inside. (Oh, and someone needs to fill me in on the story of the black eye!) ;) Kara's shot of the couple about to get away on a motorcycle: I can't decide which of these next two I like better. I told them to give me attitude. They did! Somehow we lost 4 groomsmen between the church and the park. But I absolutely love this shot! Running onto the field! What a good-lookin' crew! Huddling up before the big play: The couple got the football as a gift for having their wedding reception there. I think the girls can take them. Bridesmaids always take directions very well! I totally forgot about all the little rubber pieces on the field. Sweat + rubber granules don't mix. Sorry ladies!! They recovered well, don't you think? One of my favorites from the entire day. I was NOT leaving the field without getting this shot. Thanks to the guys for sticking it out with me for one more shot!! I think it was totally worth it. Posing with Red Grange: One of my favorite shots of Kara's from the day: Another fave of Kara's! She also snagged this great one of the kiss after the bites of cake: I've said this before, but the father-daughter dance is one of my favorite parts of any wedding. Lauren and her dad did not disappoint!
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Vendors: Ceremony: University Place Christian Church Reception: Memorial Stadium Florist: Tammie Lawson Caterer: UI catering Planner: Nuptiae Officiant: Ron Brown Dress: David's Bridal Tuxes: Express Chair covers: Elegant Presentations Videographer: Bob Dignan Cake: Debbie Short & Pam Brewer DJ: Bugbee's DJ Plus (Miranda Church) Hair: Hair Design 4 Second photographer: Kara Slating