Heidi + Chris : Rural Sullivan wedding

Heidi + Chris planned a beautiful tent wedding reception in her parents' front yard, which was conveniently also just steps away from the church where they were married. I wish I had more photos of the outside of the church and its grounds to show you, but it rained ALL DAY, so we didn't get much outside until later in the afternoon and evening. The reception tent was set up perfectly though, from the table decorations to the chairs to the lighting and of course the food. Melanie and I were in wedding detail heaven! I loved both Heidi + Chris's laidback, go-with-the-flow attitudes though, and took the weather in stride. I'm very excited (and partly relieved!) now that Heidi + Chris have already booked a post-wedding Mr. + Mrs. session with me at Allerton, so we can get some good weather, and nice lighting for some more portraits of the happy couple. Can't wait! Leave a comment below for Heidi + Chris, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

vendors Ceremony: Elim Springs Church of Jesus Christ, Sullivan Cake: Heavenly Delights Cakes, Windsor Florist: An Affair to Remember, Decatur Caterer: L.A. Gourmet Catering, Champaign DJ: Elite Entertainment, Champaign Special guest: The Other Guys, UI a cappella group Officiants: Felix Hagerman and Vanessa Patient Dress: Elite Bridal - Sophia Tolli Bridesmaids: Elite Bridal Tuxes: Ducky's Linens: Elite Entertainment & An Affair to Remember Videographer: Ben Scribner Makeup: Romine Makeup, Tuscola Photographer: Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer: Melanie Anderson

Hannah + Chris | 88 Broadway Urbana wedding photographer

May 12 was one of those perfect, gorgeous spring days. Hannah + Chris couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day for their wedding, AND they let me do nearly all their portrait and group photos outside! They are such an easygoing couple and it was a cinch to get photos of them smiling and laughing because it's just in their nature. Their bridal party consisted of many relatives who are also close friends, which I think makes for a great dynamic within their group. The day went off mostly without a hitch, except for a fainted groomsman during the ceremony. Everyone took it in stride though, and the day continued on smoothly. I have so many favorite candid images to show you below -- so let's get to it! One last thing -- leave a comment below for Hannah + Chris, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

Vendors: Ceremony: Sangamon Valley Christian Center, Mahomet Reception: 88 Broadway, Urbana Cake: Kelly Dewitt Florist: Village Garden Shop, Mahomet Caterer: Cater Me (Leah Pettit) Officiant: Pastor Brent Roberson Dress: David's Bridal Bridesmaids: Express Tuxes: Men's Warehouse Photographer: Holly Birch Photography