August Wedding

Courtney + Andrew | Champaign Country Club wedding


What a fun wedding! Courtney + Andrew had friends come from all over the country to help them celebrate, and the dance floor was packed the entire night! Andrew is definitely one of the most animated and expressive grooms I have ever seen, and he kept Courtney on his arm for every minute of it. The tropical-themed flowers and cake were a nod to one of their first trips they took together to Hawaii -- lots of corals, yellows, and greens. And the coconut-flavored cake?? Amazing!! The saber tunnel was a highlight of the day for me! I also loved their sparkler exit and motorcycle getaway. It's always a treat to get to photograph on the golf course at the Champaign Country Club, and I think we chose the perfect spot for this particular portrait session. So pretty! How much do you love Courtney's dress? I mean it's not every day that I get to photograph a gown from Bridals by Lori (of "Say Yes to the Dress" fame)! Congrats Courtney + Andrew! I hope you both are having a wonderful time on your honeymoon! Leave a comment below for Courtney + Andrew, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

lace dress details

monogrammed clutch purse

ready to go to the wedding

bridal portraits

Rick Orr bouquets

bride with cathedral length veil

coral bridesmaid dresses

bride with nine bridesmaids

bride closeups

mother-in-law sees bride for the first time

groomsmen doing shots

orange tropical flowers with groom portrait

bride and her father walk down the aisle

First Presbyterian Church Champaign ceremony

bride and groom exit with saber tunnel

wedding portraits with veil

church courtyard photos

bride and groom pictures at country club

golf course wedding photos

fairway golf course photos

portraits closeup photos

tropical wedding flowers from Rick Orr

Cakes by Lori coconut cake

Champaign Country Club ballroom

Ballroom at country club with yellow linens

cake smash cutting the cake with saber

bride and groom first dance pictures in ballroom

parent dances

bouquet garter toss

reception dancing randomsChi Omega circle song for bride

Smores bar

wedding dancing fun photos

sparkler exit pictures

Vendors Ceremony | First Presbyterian Church Reception | Champaign Country Club Cake | Cakes by Lori Florist | Rick Orr Band | Peter Hennes Orchestra, Chicago Caterer | Champaign Country Club Officiant | Eric Lipscomb Bride's dress | Legends - Romona Kaveza Bridals by Lori, Atlanta Bridesmaid dresses | Alfred Sung Bella Bridesmaids, Atlanta Tuxes | Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo, Urbana Linens | BBJ Linens, Chicago Invitations | Invitations: William Arthur for Crane - Fabulous Affairs Jewelers | Paul Harkness, Southern Pines, GA Videographer | Trevor Malloch, Focal Point Media Hair and makeup | Kane and Co. Photographer | Holly Birch Photography Second photographer | Libby Abbott

Joy + Stephen | First Baptist Church of Savoy + Regent Ballroom wedding


Joy + Stephen had a lovely, lovely wedding day. There was a chance of rain, but no one seemed phased by it, and it ended up not hardly sprinkling a drop on us! Joy + Stephen opted to do a First Look at the church (which has one pretty yellow hallway with some awesome skylights), followed by an ample amount of portrait time at the UI Arboretum. Their wedding party was super cooperative, and Joy + Stephen didn't skip a beat any time I asked them to pose a certain way or lie down in the grass. They happily obliged and made me a super happy photographer! Joy's bouquet was unique with the succulents to add a sort of bluish tint to her flowers, which I thought was a great touch by Brittany at the Blossom Basket. The reception was at the always accommodating Regent Ballroom, where it is always a pleasure to photograph receptions. Joy + Stephen's guests filled the dance floor early, and gave me a bunch of opportunities for fun candid images! Congrats, Stephen + Joy! Leave a comment below for Stephen + Joy, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice.

Bride Groom First Look Reveal

Blossom Basket succulents bouquet

UI Arboretum portraits

Bridal portraits Noel welcome garden

Hartley Gardens wedding photos

Wedding Day couple portraits

Bride and groom on bench

Bride and groom individual portraits

teal turquoise wedding party

Bride and groom with grass

Bride and groom in arbor

First Baptist Church of Champaign Savoy wedding ceremony

wedding grand exit

reception candid photos

wedding reception Regent Ballroom first dance

Regent Ballroom reception

Regent Ballroom wedding reception dancing photos

VENDORS: Ceremony: First Baptist Church of Savoy Reception: Regent Ballroom Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: Blossom Basket Caterer: Dish Passionate Cuisine DJ/Band: Midwest Sound Indiana Officiant: Shaun Spencer, Rev. Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal Tuxes/Suits: Men's Warehouse Instrumentalist: Rod + Linnea Mueller ; Johanna Linens: Elite Bridal Invitations/Programs: Angela Johnson Jeweler: TQ Diamonds, Wisconsin Hair & Makeup: Timothy John Photographer: Holly Birch Photography