Romantic spring wedding | Holy Cross church | Champaign, IL
Jeremy and Cara's wedding day finally arrived. We first met them about 18 months ago as they were beginning to plan the wedding of their dreams. All the details were beautifully planned out but even without the beautiful peach, coral and white floral bouquets, mint bridesmaid dresses, custom designed invitations, gorgeous wedding rings, and other special touches they planned, it still would have been a beautiful wedding. And can we just talk about Holy Cross Church for a minute? Such a gloriously beautiful church to profess your love to one another! Talk about details! We love being able to capture the unique aspects of a ceremony location and this church has plenty of that. As photographers, we of course love all the beautiful details but what is just as special for us to capture are relationships.
The love between Jeremy and Cara is not only obvious from the genuine smiles, laughter, and kisses they shared all day but they have a glow you can't fake. Their eyes light up when they interact. And we saw that same kind of joy when they were with their family and friends. It's wonderful to see a couple who values relationships... with each other and everyone else around them. Their family and friends were wonderful. We experienced a warm welcome from everyone we met at their wedding. Jeremy's great aunt and uncle, who you will see below, are the cutest paparazzi we've seen. The gentleman actually asked us for our business card cause he took pics of us in action and wanted to share them with us. How sweet is that?!
And their bridal party... such a fun, easy going group that we enjoyed spending time with last weekend. When the guys request individual pics with the groom in 'the' Titanic pose, dipping one another for a (pretend) kiss, among other things you know it's gonna be a good day! We loved seeing the playful attitudes come out of the girls as well. On a wedding day we want to not only capture beautiful images for the couple but our goal is to also make the entire process fun and relaxed for the couple, wedding party, family and friends.
Jeremy and Cara, you looked absolutely stunning and we can't wait to share all the edited images with you soon. But until then, here's a little sneak peek. :-)
SHARE THE LOVE!
Show Jeremy & Cara some love! 15 comments below (scroll to the bottom, below all the images, and you will find the comment section) and they will receive an 11 x 14 mounted print of their choice. After 30 comments, the couple will receive a complimentary 16 x 20 mounted print of their choice and a custom phone app! So go on, spend a few seconds leaving a comment on this blog post by Wednesday, June 21st and you can say you chipped in to get the portrait they have hanging on their wall!
Kristin & Heather
Cara and her sisters have re-created this shot at each of their weddings - what a fun tradition among sisters!
Ceremony- Holy Cross
Reception- Regent Ballroom
Bridal gown- Demetrio's
Bridesmaid attire- David's Bridal
Groom and groomsmen attire- Men's Warehouse
Wedding Rings- Heritage Jewelry
Cake- Rick's Bakery
DJ & Photobooth- Bugbees DJ Plus
Videographer- EMP Videography
Florals- Blossom Basket
Hair- Erin Christians at Salon No. 7