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Rose + Franklin | Urbana courthouse wedding pictures

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Rose + Franklin's families came together in Urbana at the Champaign County Courthouse a few weeks ago to watch as the couple were married by Judge Kennedy. Prior to their sweet little ceremony, we did some portraits of the couple and their details -- the shoes, the rings, the bouquet, the "ring box," etc while we waited for them to be called in. Just after the ceremony, we went outside the beautiful courthouse building for a bunch of family group shots. Carle Park was the setting where Rose + Franklin first made their relationship official, so they wanted to revisit it for some portraits as well. We ended up with a little extra time (they chose a 2-hour package), so they asked if I would come along with them to Golden Harbor restaurant as well. Of course I said yes! I did some more detail shots at the restaurant, which was the location of their first date -- how cute is that?? I love the ring images on top of the Kikkoman soy sauce jar. Best wishes you two as you being married life together! red white floral bouquet boutonneire

metal ring box

courthouse bridal portrait

married by judge wedding ceremony

beautiful brick courthouse wedding

Carle Park wedding pictures

bride and groom portraits

bride and groom with tall grass

ring macro shots closeup images

Golden Harbor Chinese Kikkoman

Kim + Sarah : Northern Illinois campground wedding

Kim + Sarah met at this particular church camp -- Pilgrim Park -- several years ago, so it was only fitting that they came back to this spot to commit their lives to one another. They also co-direct a week-long camp in the summer there as well. It turned out to be a gorgeous day, and it was great to see Kim + Sarah surrounded by the friends and family who love and support them the most. Following their very moving ceremony, we went outside to several parts of the camp for photos of them with their two attendants and then the couple alone. Then it was on to the dinner reception, followed by the dancing portion of the evening, in yet another part of the park. I loved the s'mores bar and their camp-themed wedding cakes! They did a great job tying the rustic camp theme in with the wedding from start to finish! Leave a comment below for Kim + Sarah, and after 50 comments they will receive a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

Vendors Reception & ceremony: Pilgrim Park Camp, Princeton, IL Cakes: Nana's Cakery, Bradley, IL Florist: Val Lohrbach, sister-in-law to Sarah (I can put you in touch with contact info!) Officiant: Rev. Thomas Norwalk Photographer: Holly Birch Photography, Urbana, IL