Tina + Julie | Pear Tree Estate wedding | Champaign

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WOW! Tina + Julie's wedding day was amazing in so many ways. It started out with all the ladies getting ready up in the Concorde Room at Pear Tree Estate, where Tina was trying to relax with some wine while she got her hair and makeup done. She looked radiant! Then it was time to go upstairs to check out Julie's custom-made, built-from-scratch suit that fit her and her personality perfectly. We love the colorful lining she chose for it! Tina + Julie chose not to see each other before the ceremony, and Tina walked in first with her daughters because -- in her words -- she wanted Julie to walk in to her new family. How sweet!! The ceremony was heartfelt and tearful and took place surrounded by their family and friends in a semi-circle underneath a gorgeous greenery wreath/chandelier by Flowers by Kristine. Following the ceremony, we moved outside to do portraits with the wedding party, families and the couple. These two were so easygoing, relaxed and above all -- easy to pose! Emily + I were in heaven with the light, the weather (SO nice for early November!), and the way they took our direction and fell easily into our poses. There were also a ton of goofy moments, and I died laughing every time Julie gave me "the eyebrow." LOL! Tina also does this adorable nose scrunch thing that makes for super cute pictures. I know they had so much fun their entire wedding day, and I wish them nothing but the best together. I hope they love these photos as much as I do! Leave a comment below for Tina + Julie, and after 50 comments they'll receive an 11x14" mounted print of their choice. Thanks!

Custom Richard Bennett Chicago suit

tall floral centerpieces with wood backdrops

dusty rose blush and deep red floral bouquets

macro wedding ring photography with wine corks

bride getting dressed in custom suit

brides getting ready

pear tree farmhouse tables reception

brides enter with their families

"We love you" wine corks for guest sign-in

Pear Tree Estate wedding ceremony

sun streaming in during heartfelt wedding vows

brides exchange rings and kiss

brides pose during golden hour on pear tree grounds

fun wedding party with outtake

couple's dog Peach with family

late fall wedding photos among tall trees

barren evergreen trees as wedding photo backdrop

a newly formed family following wedding ceremony

happy brides with wedding party

exuberant happiness shown by brides on wedding day

wedding pictures in evergreen forest

romantic wedding photos with autumn trees

brides with golden hour light

brides seated on rock by waterfall

brides' relaxed sweet poses

happy couple posed following wedding ceremony

brides walking hand in hand in golden hour

bride and bride with beautiful golden hour backdrop

brides among tall grass and pink flowers

perfect love story wedding photos

individual photos of brides in gorgeous light

brides' entrance into reception at Pear Tree Estate

brides' interactions and reactions during toasts

brides laughing and cutting the cake

brides' first dance as wife and wife

brides' emotional dance with their parents

bride dances with her daughters

same-sex wedding dancing together during reception

family tradition reception shenanigans

open fun dancing photos featuring brides

fun wedding dancing photos

Vendors Ceremony + Reception: Pear Tree Estate Cake: The Cake Artist's Studio Florist: Flowers by Kristine DJ: Elite Entertainment Caterer: L.A. Gourmet Officiant: Scott Raper Tina's Dress: Maggie Sottero Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal Julie's Suit: Custom Richard Bennett Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas Jewelers: Rogers & Hollands Makeup: Brittany Koroyanis

Photographer: Holly Birch Photography