Megan + Adam | Wesley UMC + Illini Union Ballroom wedding


Megan + Adam planned such a lovely, heartfelt wedding on the U of I campus. And they planned a large portion of it from all the way on the west coast! I loved some of the personal touches that Megan chose from her necklace to her Toms reception shoes to her dress from Brides for a Cause (such a cool idea!). Adam + Megan brought along a tandem bicycle for a few pictures, and it would only have been better if we could have used it for more photos! One of my other favorite parts of the day was when Adam read a children's book to the groomsmen from the nursery they used as their holding room. Hilarious! Following the ceremony, we had to make a slight detour at Meadowbrook Park, which Megan frequented when she lived in CU, because Strawberry Jam was happening there also. But when life gives you lemons you make lemonade, and I love the portraits and light we found on the other side of the park. Megan + Adam met at the University of Illinois, so it was nice to get out on the Quad with them for some portraits for a bit during the reception. Congrats you two, and best wishes on your marriage! Leave a comment below and after 50 comments, Megan + Adam will receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice! green wedding details Toms shoes

dressing the bride with final touches

bridal portraits in window light

wedding program and florals

groom portraits with bow tie

groom reading children's book to groomsmen

bride's processional

ceremony candids

Wesley UMC Green St.

exiting the church with streamers

bride and groom with tandem bicycle

wedding portraits at Meadowbrook Park

couple portraits film preset

bride's dress Brides for a Cause

groom  with boutonneire

Meadowbrook Park wedding couple

full sun blue skies portrait

relaxed bridal party

bridal party details

green wedding party at Arboretum

portrait time candids

folded metal wedding rings with copper

University of Illinois quad wedding portraits

Foellinger Auditorium wedding portraits

Illini Union ballroom reception

bride groom first dance black and white

first dance foxtrot

parent dances

reception dancing candids with off-camera flash

Vendors Cake | Fabs Cakes LLC Florist | Rick Orr DJ | Complete Weddings + Events Caterer | University Catering Officiant | Dan King Crede Bride's Dress | Brides for a Cause Bridesmaid Dresses | Davids Bridal Tuxes | The Black Tux Instrumentalists | Christopher Grills Jeweler | Hand Forge by Lyle Poulin Hair & Makeup | Timothy John Salon and Spa Photographer: Holly Birch Photography