Pear Tree Estate | Green + Gold Tasting Event


Last Friday I spent an hour or so at the always lovely Pear Tree Estate photographing their space, setup and details prior to one of the tasting events. I don't think I've seen this particular color scheme at PTE, and I immediately fell in love with the way the gold and green elements meshed together. The green velvet was luxurious paired with the gold dinnerware and crisp white plates. The floral pieces were created by Sarah at Fleurish, the cake by Cream & Flutter, mini desserts by LA Gourmet, gold flatware by Palace Events, and hand lettering by Letters from Lindsey. I'm looking forward to photographing more weddings and events there in 2017! green velvet table runners with gold accents farmhouse table wedding setup green and gold wedding decor details green napkins with elegant white dinnerware Cream & Flutter naked cake dessert table floating dessert table green handlettered drink cards with signature drinks Champaign Illinois elegant wedding venue warm candles with crisp white plates and green tablecloth wooden candlesticks with green and white color scheme warm winter glow wedding ceremony venue green handlettered place escort cards green white and gold Pear Tree Estate tasting event handlettered brick table numbers white linens with forest green table runner

Mary + Zach | Champaign Country Club wedding


You know it's going to be a great wedding day when you walk into the reception venue and the very first thing you see is the table layout you see in the first image below. I knew ahead of time a bit about Mary's interesting color scheme, but I really couldn't picture it in my head until I saw this. She pulled off green, gold and marmalade to PERFECTION. It was a gorgeous fall day, with a wonderful couple and their very accommodating friends and family. The grounds of the Champaign Country Club were full of great fall colors, which coordinated wonderfully with Zach + Mary's colors and flowers. The Endless Summer Band was a breeze to work with, and I took advantage of their colored lights to do some fun stuff with Zach + Mary's reception pictures. :) And it doesn't get much better than ending a wedding night with Curtis Orchard donuts and apple cider! Thank you so much for having me along to document your wedding day! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Leave a comment below for Zach + Mary, and after 50 comments, they will receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!


gold shoes and earrings

gold wedding print suite and invitation

bridal portraits

bridal portrait closeups

fall bridals

groom getting ready

groom portraits

groomsmen candids

first look or reveal

Episcopal church red door

red door and bouquet

Champaign Country Club portraits

Fall wedding portraits

boutonneire closeups

Episcopal church ceremony

green marmalade wedding party

cake reception details

family and wedding party

groom portraits

wedding couple fall portrait

candids and portraits

wedding toasts

First dance

church exit

First dance off-camera flash OCF

parents dance

band lights reception candids

reception candids

CCC reception

party dress wedding change

wedding band Endless Summer Band

reception dancing Curtis Orchard donuts

VENDORS Ceremony Location: Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church Reception Location: Champaign Country Club Cake: Cakes by Rosie Florist: Rick Orr Band: Endless Summer Band Officiant: Rev. Beth Reynolds Wedding coordinators: CHICweddings Bride's Dress: Simply Elegant Bridal, Enzoani, Tadashi Shoji Bridesmaid Dresses: Michelle's Bridal Suits + Tuxes: Michelle's Bridal Transportation: Larry's Limousine Linens: BBJ Linens Invitations/Programs: Fabulous Affairs Jewelers: Spritz Hair + Makeup: Kristen Hubbard, Rod Sickler Salon Photography: Holly Birch Photography Second photographer: Mager Image Photography, Emily Magers