Sarah + Anthony | Illini Union Ballroom wedding photography

Welcome to my BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Thanks for taking the time to check it out! For your viewing pleasure I have just uploaded the fabulous wedding of Sarah and Anthony from May 28. They were married in Sadorus at St. Paul's Lutheran Church followed by the reception at the Illini Union in Urbana on the University of Illinois campus. I'm trying something new and putting the slideshow here ahead of the single images. I prefer to look at the images individually myself, but I thought some of my blog readers may prefer the slideshow version. With the individual images, you will find my commentary about certain images as well. :)

If Sarah + Anthony get 50 comments by June 15, I will gift them with a 16x20 mounted print of their choice. Comments can be either on the Facebook form at the bottom of the post or on the post itself, but they MUST be on the blog to count.

Anthony writing a love note to his bride. I think there were 3-4 throughout the day. So sweet! How happy is this guy to see his bride coming down the aisle? Lifting the veil. I don't get to see too much of that anymore! Pretty neat! I wanted them to have a photo to remind them that it rained on their wedding day. :) I just love the way he looked at her all day long. We got in a few extra indoor portraits before braving the puddles outside. Boys will be boys. Anthony is a basketball coach and several of the groomsmen grew up playing sports with him, hence all the basketball-themed images. This would be my favorite shot of the day if I could see Sarah's face. I still love it though! Box out! I snagged Sarah + Anthony for a couple more portraits just before they went in to be introduced. So happy I did! So, Sarah + Anthony did their first dance... And then they did the entire dance scene from Hitch. You know the one where Kevin James is trying to show Will Smith his dance moves? Yeah, that one. It was hilarious! I hope somebody got it on video. You're always bound to get some good reactions during the toasts. :) Let him have it, Sarah! See the guy pushing everybody back in anticipation of catching the garter? Yeah, that's Anthony's dad! LOL! Money shot!

Thanks to the other wonderful vendors who helped pull off this fantastic wedding: Dress & tuxes: Michelle's Bridal Shoppe Florist: Abbott's Cake: Lori Martin DJ: E Entertainment (Kris Ehler) Uplighting: Bugbees DJ Plus Transportation: Bell Elite Limosine Linens: Affordable Weddings (& Illini Union) Photographer: Holly Birch Photography