1964 Thunderbird

Abigail + Stephen | Pear Tree Estate wedding | Champaign


For starters, Abby's dress was one of the prettiest and most unique I have ever photographed! It was a deep champagne (maybe even a cafe au lait?) color and had different layers of color under the top mesh layer (blue/pink). I hope I did it justice in these photos! Stephen was all spiffed up from his normal teacher garb in a dark suit, and smiled and laughed with his bride all day long. For their book-themed reception, they brought in a TON of old used books as centerpieces and table decoration, and each table had a book title instead of a number. Guests used library cards from library catalog drawers to find their seats. Stephen teaches English and Abby is an avid reader, so it fit them perfectly. We even pulled in the line "Always" from one of the Harry Potter books for one of their ring shots (special thanks to my second photographer Emily for the idea!). Everything was tied together with gold sequin and navy tablecloths, gold satin dresses, and white & blush bouquets. One thing Abby + Stephen did that was also unique for me was a donut table instead of a cake table! They did have a cake that they cut, but the guests chose from an assortment of donuts for their dessert instead of cake. How fun! We also used Abby's grandfather's black 1964 Thunderbird for a few photos, which was a fun little addition. :) Leave a comment below for Abby + Stephen, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice! Kate Spade navy glitter wedding shoes Pear Tree earrings wedding rings bride and groom getting ready in Concorde Room bride groom first look at Pear Tree Estate bridal portraits at Lake of the Woods bride and groom outdoor portraits bridal image from two different angles groom's portrait up close bouquet and jewelry of bride bride and groom interactive photos bride in champagne ivory dress bridesmaids in gold dresses groomsmen in black tuxes wedding party and 1964 Thunderbird bridesmaids arranged on gold chiavari chairs wedding pictures around Pear Tree building bride and groom sitting on a rock Concorde Room building at Pear Tree Estate tall floral centerpieces by Flowers by Kristine bride escorted by her father ceremony inside Pear Tree Estate library seating cards in card catalog boxes Pear Tree Estate reception venue bride and groom candids wedding with 1964 Thunderbird wedding rings with Harry Potter "Always" wedding assorted donuts table sunlight through trees wedding photo bride and groom underneath evergreen trees Complete Music DJ shoe game and brown bag game bride and groom first dance parent dance at PTE wedding dancing candid photos wedding guests dancing and having a good time sunset portrait outside with lantern and tall grass

Vendors Ceremony + Reception: Pear Tree Estate Cake: Cakes by Lori, Pfaff's Bakery Florist: Flowers by Kristine DJ: Complete Entertainment Caterer: LA Gourmet Officiant: Forever Enchantment Bride's Dress: Bridal Elegance Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way Suits: Men's Wearhouse Linens: Pear Tree Estate Invitations + Programs: The Copy Shop Jewelers: Solid Gold Jewelers, Champaign Jewelers Hair + Makeup: No. 7 Salon