Lauren + Ryan | St. Matthews wedding ceremony + reception | Champaign

Who says rain on your wedding day is bad luck? I don't think Lauren and Ryan have anything to worry about, and their wedding day was rainy until about smack dab in the middle of the ceremony. I love that they chose to see each other before the ceremony, especially since there isn't much time after the ceremony for pictures in the sanctuary at St. Matt's. We were able to do quite a few group shots before the ceremony, and then during cocktail hour had plenty of time to be creative with the wedding party and the bride + groom. Since their reception was also at St. Matt's, we took a party bus around campus and got a bunch of fun shots before heading into the reception. Thanks to Lauren + Ryan for putting on a beautiful wedding, and also to my assistant for the day, Darrell, for being a a huge help as my voice-activated light stand. Please leave a comment below, and after 50 comments, Lauren + Ryan will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

Ceremony & Reception: St. Matthews Catholic Church Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: Jarro Designs Caterer: Biaggi's DJ, Uplighting & Linens: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Fr. John Zilimu Dress, suits & Bridesmaids: Michelle's Transportation: Starr Limo Photographer: Holly Birch Photography Second photographer: Darrell Hoemann Photography