Megan + Dan | Pear Tree Estate wedding + reception | Champaign, Illinois


Y'all. I don't ever say y'all, but I'm busting it out because Megan + Dan's left me speechless. You might want to grab a snack and your favorite *ahem* beverage (see what I did there, Megan's dad?!) and settle in to view this blog post because 1) it's a long one and 2) it's awesome from A to Z! You know, I think the heat index was over 100 degrees on Saturday, but I don't even remember how hot it was (except for the fact that our lenses would fog up every time we would go in an out of Pear Tree)! I rarely get to ride the party bus because I need to transport my equipment from one place to the next, but since everything was in one location, I was able to hop on as we went around downtown Champaign doing portraits of the wedding party and Megan + Dan, complete with a stop off at Esquire. Some of my favorite parts of the day were the getting ready photos in the Concorde Room (hello gorgeous light!), the emotion-filled ceremony, the doorway portraits, the highly interactive and entertaining Brat Pack, and Megan + Dan's reactions to my same-day slideshow. Ha! :) Emily and I had such a great time, Megan + Dan, and we wish you nothing but happiness! Leave a comment below for Megan + Dan, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

Concorde Room getting ready photos

Rod Sickler salon doing bride's makeup

bridesmaid helping bride into dress

First Look at Pear Tree Estate

Bridal party action shots

bride and groom in doorway

bride and groom romantic portraits

downtown Champaign wedding pictures

Orpheum white brick wall wedding photos

blush bridesmaids and groomsmen

wedding pictures

initimate portraits of bride and groom

Relaxed and romatic wedding portraits

party bus stop at Esquire Lounge

County Market floral details

Pear Tree Estate fireplace

portraits of bride at PTE

stunning bride photos

dip photos with PTE waterfall

fun loving bride and groom

navy blush wedding details

reception table settings

flower and ring macro shots

ceremony entrances

wide angle of outdoor ceremony at Pear Tree

candid expressions from outdoor ceremony

perfect blue sky wedding ceremony

close up of placing rings on fingers

Tying the Knot first kiss

candid moments at wedding reception

reception grand entrance

First dances

lovely mix of ambient and artificial reception lighting

Pear Tree Estate desserts

reception dancing candids

Brat Pack wedding reception music

Vendors Ceremony + reception | Pear Tree Estate Florist | County Market Band | The Brat Pack Caterer | LA Gourmet Catering Officiant | Hank Sanford Bride's dress | Elite Bridal; Designer Stella York Suits | Mens Wearhouse (jackets) + Jos. A Bank (pants) Transportation | Midstate Limo Invitations | Minted Jeweler(s) | Ritani (engagement ring and Dan's band); Kay Jewelers (wedding band) Videographer | Embee Videography Hair & makeup | Rod Sickler Salon + Spa Photography | Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer | Emily Magers