navy and blush

Kayleigh + Tyler | Navy + Blush wedding at Pear Tree Estate

Oh gosh! What a way to kick off my 2018 wedding season!!  Kayleigh + Tyler's day was definitely one to remember.  Everything with so smoothly, we were blessed with amazing weather, and these two planned the wedding of their dreams.  They chose a navy, blush and gold motif, and carried out beautifully from the attire to the flowers to every last detail of the reception.  I tried to think outside the box a bit more with this one and really try to capture more moments, and look for places on the grounds at Pear Tree Estate that I hadn't used before or look at them in a different way.  I had a hard time narrowing these down!!  There are about 30% more images in this blog post than I normally produce for a post!

A few of my favorite moments of the day were visiting the beer garden at the Blind Pig where Tyler proposed to Kayleigh one cold New Year's Eve, Tyler seeing his bride walk down the aisle, the reaction of the guest who caught the bouquet (priceless!), and the genuine smiles from the bride and groom and the entire wedding party all day long.  It was also fun running into some of my favorite fellow wedding vendors throughout the day -- shout out to Kristine, Lori, Annie & Ally!

I hope you two are having so much fun on your honeymoon!! Congratulations!

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Ceremony: St. Matthew's Catholic Church
Reception: Pear Tree Estate
Catering: LA Gourmet
Cake: Cakes by Lori
Florist: Flowers by Kristine
DJ: Complete DJ
Bride's dress: Michelle's - Morilee
Bridesmaids: Michelle's - Bill Levkoff
Suits: Michelle's
Transportation: Starr Limos
Invitations: Minted
Videographer: Embee Videography
Hair & Makeup: Hansen & Co.
Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

Megan + Casey | iHotel wedding ceremony + reception


This past Saturday was an absolutely perfect day! Megan + Casey planned a March wedding to maximize their Spring Break days off, and the weather cooperated so nicely! The pink magnolia trees were in full bloom around the University of Illinois campus, which made a lovely backdrop for many of their portraits and wedding party photos. We also took advantage of the iHotel itself for the family group photos, and some more portraits of the bride + groom during a few extra minutes of down time. This blog post is loaded with portraits because we took so many and I had a very hard time narrowing it down!! Megan + Casey are such a great, fun couple, and I wish them nothing but the best in the future. Also, I fully expect you guys to come tailgate with us some this fall as we welcome Lovie Smith. ;) #goillini Leave a comment below for Megan + Casey, and after 50 comments they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice!

iHotel wedding getting ready

Flowers by Kristine bouquet

bride getting dressed

First look at arboretum

candid moments

bride and groom spring portraits

navy blush wedding party

UI Quad spring portraits

romantic pink portraits

romantic wedding pictures

sunny warm wedding day

bride and groom intimate portraits

bouquets by Flowers by Kristine

bridesmaids and groomsmen

eternal flame UI Quad wedding

spring wedding party

Magnolia tree wedding portraits

bride and groom with pink tree

standing bride and groom pictures

wedding day candids

lovely bridal portraits

handsome groom portraits

bridals at iHotel

Updos and Idos hair and makeup

Navy wedding details and place cards

bride coming down the aisle

wedding ceremony

iHotel wedding ceremony

candids at Barrelhouse 34

black and white with dartboard

wood decor wedding photos

rustic building Edison bulbs wedding

window light portraits

twinkle light bokeh

downtown Champaign rooftop pictures

Hopscotch Cakes dessert bar

bride and groom grand entrance

reception candids

sunset portraits at iHotel

iHotel reception dancing photos

Vendors Ceremony + Reception | iHotel Dessert table | Hopscotch Cakes Florist | Flowers by Kristine DJ | Josh Patrick Caterer | University Catering Officiant | Josh Rohrscheib Bride's dress | Elite Bridal, Kenneth Winston Bridesmaid dresses | David’s Bridal Suits | Elite Bridal Instrumentalist | Michael Scherer Linens | Elite Bridal Invitations & Guestbook | Zazzle Jeweler | Zales Hair & makeup | Updo’s and I Do’s Photographer | Holly Birch Photography