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Christina + Kyle | Champaign iHotel wedding ceremony + reception


Oh. My. Goodness. This wedding was such a blast!! I can only speak for myself, but I feel like Christina, Kyle and I really bonded throughout the day -- haha... is that weird?? They had said from the get-go that they wanted LOTS of candids, so that's what Emily and I gave them. So, as you can imagine, this blog post is loaded with candid images. :) It's not often that I get to ride in the limo/trolley with the wedding party because I am moving my own car from ceremony to reception, but since everything was in one place, I was able to park and ride! We had some epic times at Meadowbrook Park and then Tumble Inn, including some experiences and people I won't soon forget. The food and cake were delicious, and the company was even better. I even got to sit at a table with one of my 2013 couples! I also enjoyed the "candy bar," and the sparkler exit! I can't thank you both enough for having us along to document your day. I hope you love your images! Leave a comment below for Christina + Kyle, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice.

bride getting ready at iHotel

bridal bouquet by Tammie Lawson

First Look behind iHotel

First Look portraits

trolley shenanigans

candid images on the trolley

bridesmaid candids in front of iHotel

having fun on the Elite wedding trolley

black and white wedding party

bridesmaids at meadowbrook park

groomsmen at meadowbrook Park

bridal party huddled around a bench

bride and groom at Meadowbrook Park bridge

goregous blonde bride

groom casual portraits

bridal party with trolley

bride and groom with trolley in parking lot

wedding day trip to Tumble Inn

bride on her wedding day

bride escorted by her father

emotional moments during wedding ceremomy

they're married!

Trolley portraits

Cake Artist's Studio creation

black and silver wedding details at iHotel

entrance and cutting the cake

toasts and laughing

bride and groom first dance

parents' first dance

garter and bouquet toss

photobooth shenanigans

reception with amber uplighting

candid wedding guests dancing

fun dancing photos at wedding reception

sparkler exit and motorcycle getaway

Vendors Cake | The Cake Artist Florist | Tammie Lawson DJ | Elite Entertainment Caterer | University of Illinois Catering Officiant | Dave Donahue Bride's Dress | Elite Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses | Elite Bridal Suits | Elite Bridal Transportation | Elite Entertainment Invitations | Jupiter and Juno Jewelers | Kay Jewelers Hair + Makeup | Bouffant Salon (hair), Kane & Co. (makeup) Photographer | Holly Birch Photography Assistant photographer | Emily Magers

Danielle + Konnor : Champaign Hilton + Holy Cross Wedding

What a fun group this one was! We managed to do portrait time and two bars in our allotted time between the ceremony + reception. That's efficient! :) I absolutely loved the lemon candy as part of the decorations, which you can see helped me out in some ring shots below. One of my favorite moments from their day was the mother-son dance. Since having a redheaded son of my own (he's only 3!), I tear up just about every time thinking about how I'm going to have to do that someday. And to top it off with a redheaded groom -- well, let's just say I had to really concentrate on the pictures to keep myself from tearing up! I know, I'm such a sap these days. ;) Thanks, Danielle + Konnor for such a fun day! Leave a comment below for Danielle + Konnor, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

Vendors Ceremony: Holy Cross Church, Champaign Reception: Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: Flowers by Kristine DJ + Linens: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Dave Sajdak, Holy Cross Dress: Bridal Elegance Bridesmaids: Michelle's Bridal Tuxes: Michelle's Transportation: Larry's Limo Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Rachel + Kit : Champaign iHotel wedding + reception

Rachel + Kit's wedding was plagued by the dreaded June rain we've been having about every Saturday. At the last minute, they moved their outdoor Arboretum wedding indoors to the iHotel, and everyone pulled together and the ceremony went smoothly and perfectly. Kudos to the iHotel staff and Rachel + Kit's family and friends for handling the swap so well. I've always been a big fan of the purple & green combination, and the ladies' bouquets and dresses and the guys' vests all tied together perfectly. I had such a fun time riding the party bus with the wedding party to the Tumble Inn... I don't get to do that too often as I usually drive separately to haul all my equipment. Thanks for having me along! Leave a comment below for Rachel + Kit, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice.

Vendors Ceremony + reception: iHotel Cake: Cakes by Lori Florist: Blossom Basket Caterer: UI Catering DJ: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Dave Donahue Dress: Allure Bridals Bridesmaids: David's Bridal Tuxes: Men's Warehouse Limo bus: Cain's Limo Service Photographer: Holly Birch Photography