Colonnades Club

Sandra + Kyle | St. Patrick's Catholic Church + Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium wedding | Champaign

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This was such a happy wedding! Sandra + Kyle appeared to be pretty much stress-free all day long -- Sandra looked radiant and Kyle literally smiled the entire day (outside of a few happy tears!). Their wedding party was up for anything, and the bride and groom were happy to let me implement a bunch of ideas I had for their locations, including the "Brenizer method" panorama you see below of the entire west side of Memorial Stadium. It was also my first wedding at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana, which was recently renovated and is gorgeous! One of the cutest things I thought that Sandra + Kyle wanted to do was to stand on the state of Illinois in the middle of Zuppke field and show where they both grew up and then together on Champaign where they went to school and now live. I always have fun when the bridal party gets to play football on the field -- something not a lot of people get to do! We finished up their portraits in the columns outside the Colonnades Club both before dinner and again at sunset. What a way to end such a perfect day! Congrats again to Sandra + Kyle!! Leave a comment below for Sandra + Kyle and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. :)

Bride and Groom first look at iHotel

iHotel wedding candids

wedding party at Alice Campbell Alumni Center UI

Hallene Gateway wedding party

bridesmaids in peacock blue

groomsmen in gray suits at University of Illinois

wedding party in gray and peacock blue

bride and groom on University of Illinois campus

wedding portraits at Alice Campbell Center

Alice Campbell Alumni Center wedding pictures

Hallene Gateway wedding portraits

Hallene Gateway fountain wedding

First Look with father of the bride

coral and white wedding bouquets

bouquet wrapped with part of mother's dress

happy tears from groom as bride walks down the aisle

father giving his daughter away

St. Patrick's Catholic Church Urbana weding

St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana

St. Pat's Urbana wedding

photojournalistic wedding pictures

bride and groom Illinois hometowns

wedding party photos at UI Memorial Stadium

candid football poses with wedding party

throwing the football around at wedding

bridesmaids on football field

bride and groom on orange block I

groomsmen on football field

bride and groom having fun in football poses

backlit wedding portraits with marquee ribbon board

Brenizer Method wedding panorama at Memorial Stadium

bride and groom with Colonnades at Memorial Stadium

wedding rings with football and pennant

Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium wedding

bride and groom reception entrance

First Dance as husband and wife

father-daughter and mother-son dance

guests dancing with bride and groom

kids dancing at wedding

bird's eye view of wedding dance floor

sunset portraits and dancing in the columns

MagMod orange gel wedding portraits

Vendors Ceremony: St. Patrick's Catholic Church Reception: Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium Cake + Catering + Linens: Sodexo Catering Florist: Blossom Basket DJ: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Father Joe Hogan Bride + Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal, Treasures by Tina - Alterations Suits: Men's Wearhouse Transportation: Elite Luxury Limos Invitations: David's Bridal Jewelers: Kay Jewelers, Swarovski Videographer: Video Dreams Production Hair + Makeup: Amanda Baer - Hair, Lauren Foran - Makeup Photographer: Holly Birch Photography, Mahomet

Abby + Justin : Champaign Memorial Stadium Wedding

Justin + Abby were blessed with a gorgeous day for their July 20 wedding. The light for their super-cute First Look and portrait session was about as good as we could have asked for. Abby look stunning in her beautiful gown, and as a fellow redhead, I told her that I thought she chose the color of it very well. :) It had been a while since I had done a wedding at Memorial Stadium, so I was excited to get back there in the Colonnades Club and on the football field. We also all got a sneak peek of the new gigantic scoreboard! Leave a comment below for Abby + Justin, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

Vendors Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church, Champaign Reception: Memorial Stadium Colonnades Club Caterer: UI Catering Officiants: Terry Groth + Harvey Lange (father of the groom, and grandfather of the bride - so cool!) Florist: Blossom Basket Cupcakes: Cream & Flutter Dress: Michelle's Bridal, Casablanca Bridesmaids: Michelle's Bridal (Bill Levkoff) Suits/suspenders: Macy's Videographer: Sheepshead Studios, Milwaukee, WI Photographer: Holly Birch Photography