Orpheum Children's Museum

Carly + Jason | Smith Memorial Hall wedding | Urbana


What a unique, heartfelt, and personal wedding Carly + Jason had! Their ceremony was completely custom-tailored to each of them and their relationship, and it was so cool to see nearly their entire wedding party, plus a few other family and friends, take part in it. There were poems, music, personal anecdotes, and the grandfather of the bride performed the ceremony! Then we moved on to the reception, which was just as personalized as the ceremony with nods to musicals and plays that Carly's family loves so dearly. The maid of honor's speech was even full of lines from various musicals that the girls grew up watching together (complete with bibliography at the end!). The Orpheum was decorated so elegantly, and the blue uplighting just gave the whole place an amazing atmosphere, which helped make for some really cool images. These are a few of my favorite things (see what I did there!?): throughout the day were recreating both an engagement session photo we did last fall, and then a photo that was taken on one of the first nights Jason + Carly met, Carly's amazing full-back lace dress, the black feathers in her bouquet, the bicyclist riding through one wedding party photo (!), the Orpheum bathed in blue light, and Nigel's, uh, memorable best man speech. Ha! :) Leave a comment below for Carly + Jason, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice. Enjoy!!

backyard first look reveal

wedding party oops bicyclist

UI Quad wedding portraits

bridesmaids black lace dresses

groomsmen suits

Foellinger wedding party

black white gold classy wedding party

classic UI quad wedding portrait

lovely wedding portraits

bride and groom closeups

full lace back wedding dress gorgeous

Smith Memorial Hall wedding portraits

elegant wedding pictures

mom buttoning up bride's dress

bride and groom GQ

white gerbera daisies bouquet with black feathers

gold black theatre wedding invitations

playbill wedding program

family generations wedding portrait

bride enters ceremony with fathers

Smith Memorial Hall wedding ceremony

ceremony candids

Champaign wedding day candids

downtown Champaign Quality

engagement pics wedding day redo

wedding portraits downtown Champaign

first meeting picture redo

Musical wedding details

blue uplighting Orpheum wedding

Orpheum wedding candids

cutting the cake

wedding toasts at Orpheum

bride and groom first dance

Orpheum Children's Museum wedding first dance

Orpheum wedding dancing

wedding dancing candids

wedding guest balcony photo

Marquee wedding Orpheum Children's Museum Champaign

Vendors Cake | Sweet Indulgence Florist | County Market DJ | Ryan Reid at Crash Events Caterer | Hendrick House Officiant | Jim Turpin (grandfather of the bride) Bride's Dress | Michelle's Bridal (Allure) Bridesmaid Dresses | Michelle's Bridal Suits | Express Instrumentalists | Pianist- Kim File Transportation | Karaoke Party Bus Linens | Herriots Invitations/Programs | Invitations: My Big Day Events on Etsy; Programs designed by Hilary Pope Jeweler | Zales Hair + Makeup | Hair: Jessica Roberts at Lando Salon; Make-up: Cassie Shafer Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Carly + Jason | Downtown Champaign + Meadowbrook Park engagement


Carly + Jason are planning their 2015 wedding in Urbana and Champaign, and their reception will take place at the Orpheum Children's Museum. Since we were in downtown Champaign for part of their session anyway, we took a walk down to the Museum and got a couple shots with the sign. They also met at Quality bar so we did a few shots with their sign as well. Fun, fun! Then after a quick wardrobe change, we headed to Meadowbrook Park to finish out the session. The ones with the sun backlighting them are some of my new favorites! I'm so looking forward to your wedding next year, you two! Congrats again on your engagement!! Champaign viaduct portrait Champaign alleys photography Quality bar engagement portrait Orpheum Children's Museum engagement pictures Meadowbrook Park sunset engagement