Crystal Lake

Leigh + Adam | Urbana Crystal Lake + Silvercreek wedding photography

Oh, look! Here are Leigh + Adam again! Notable moments from their day include being told that pictures are not allowed inside of a certain Seattle-based coffee company, paddle boats going behind the ceremony during the vows, sparkling lemonade, a helicopter circling overhead during the blessing of the rings, and many heartfelt speeches at their Silvercreek reception. Leave a comment below this post for Adam + Leigh, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

Here's a quick Brenizer-method shot before I get into the "in order" shots from the day. :) I started out the afternoon with Leigh at the Holiday Inn. The one shot I got in the aforementioned coffee place before I was told to stop. I probably would have posted a link and everything!! :) See if they get any links from me! All better! Moving on! First look! We totally should have had this sign up at our wedding!! ;) Then it was time for portraits... I am IN LOVE with this next series. Crystal Lake Park was very kind to us that day! Ah, yes. Leigh is shaking her fist at the helicopter over our heads! Leigh + Adam were very excited to tell me about the cake selection since they know how much I love cake. So thoughtful! Leigh's mom sang a beautiful song for her as a toast that left very few dry eyes in the house. I snuck (sneaked?) them outside for a few shots just after sunset. We didn't have a view of the horizon from the restaurant, but the outside of Silvercreek made for a great backdrop!

Vendors Ceremony: Crystal Lake Park Reception, catering + cake: Silvercreek Florist: Fleurish Dress: Michelle's, Mori Lee Suit: Nordstrom Officiant: Scott Slimmer

Jeanice + Joe | Crystal Lake Park Urbana wedding

I love outdoor weddings. They're hard to do in central Illinois, but if you're brave and can pull it off, it is totally worth it!! Jeanice + Joe picked a great day in September for their wedding at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. The ceremony was held out on the dock just up against the water, followed by the reception inside the Lake House. It was an intimate ceremony of only about 40 people, but they were just as fun of a bunch as a large wedding let me tell you! And since it was a small wedding, and was outdoors with beautiful scenery everywhere we turned, I took advantage of the opportunity to be a little creative and play in the dark! Here are my favorite images. Also, this is my 301st blog post! I can hardly believe it! I want to thank my loyal readers out there, and those of you who have just stumbled across this place for the first time. I do appreciate the time spend browsing through my work--thank you!

Leave a comment below the post and after 50 comments, Jeanice + Joe will receive a complimentary 16x20" print.

Vendors (this group is one of my dream teams!): Ceremony & reception: Crystal Lake Park, Urbana Florist: Fleurish Caterer: Michael's Catering Cake: The Cake Artist's Studio DJ: Bugbee's DJ Plus (DJ Dan) Videographer: Park Life Video (Jeremiah Cox) Wedding coordinator: Savvy Expressions (Stacey Porter) Photographer: Holly Birch Photography (with special help again from Mark Tom!) Dress & tux: Michelle's Bridal