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

Heidi + Chris : University of Illinois Quad engagement session

Heidi + Chris wanted to wear three outfits for their engagement session on the University of Illinois Quad, so we timed it out so we could fit in all three, and I'm very happy with the results! I also told Chris he somewhat resembles Garth Brooks... thoughts? :) I'm getting excited for their June wedding in rural Sullivan!