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Corisa + Jeremiah | Rural Monticello engagement session

Corisa + Jeremiah | Rural Monticello engagement session

I loved spending the evening with Corisa + Jeremiah on Monday evening! We met on Jeremiah's dad's farm where they have a horse pasture with cute red barns and crisp white fences -- be still my heart! We had near perfect flashlight and weather (except for those itty bitty annoying, biting bugs

Jill + Joel | Crescent City + Gilman rural wedding

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I had a fantastic time on Saturday with Jill, Joel and their entire wedding party. This group was so fun, and made me feel like part of the group from the first minute I was there. #clutchforever Ha! I about died when I saw Jill's amazing bouquet. She is seriously a girl after my own heart with those colors! The blue lace bridesmaid dresses were a unique touch as well -- I would totally wear that again if I was a bridesmaid! Jill + Joel and crew were super laid back, and they were game for anything, even when I made them get out of the limo a couple extra times, including once along the side of a random back road. Joel's family's machine shed was transformed into an amazing wedding venue, and the place looked fabulous. And -- be still my heart -- insulated "Solo" cups as favors. Such an awesome (and practical?) touch! Leave a comment below for Jill + Joel, and after 50 comments, they'll receive a complimentary 11x14" mounted print of their choice.

Royal blue wedding party

blue orange pink wedding bouquet

tan suit wedding party groomsmen

wedding party preparations

groomsmen and bridesmaids

Crescent City wedding ceremony

wedding party candids

rural wedding party photos

bride and groom couple portraits

bride and groom tree pictures

bride and groom roadside portraits

wedding party entrance

farm wedding reception details

bride groom first dance

machine shed wedding images

wedding party before and after

VENDORS: Ceremony: St. Peters Lutheran Church Reception: Goldenstein Farms Cake: Nana's Bakery Florist: Ba Da Bloom DJ: Elite Entertainment Officiant: Pastor Joel Brown Bride's Dress: Nordstroms Adrianna Papell Suits + Tuxes: Elite Bridal Transportation:Elite Limo Linens: Elite Entertainment Invitations/Programs: St. Peters Lutheran Church Hair + Makeup: Reflections Salon Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

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