Boho Styled Shoot | Pear Tree Estate | Champaign, IL


Sweet Darling Weddings, creating lasting memories in Central Illinois and beyond.

Pear Tree Estate is an incredible wedding venue in Champaign.  It's definitely a 'must see' for central Illinois brides.  Almost every month, L.A. Gourmet Catering & Pear Tree Estate invite their future brides and grooms to a tasting where they are treated to scrumptious food and desserts as well as lavish decor designed to be decorating inspiration for their couples.  This month's tasting was rich with a boho theme and colorful wildflowers.  We had so much fun with our models and all of the vendors involved!

Today we're sharing a styled shoot we photographed at Pear Tree Estate and next week we will be sharing a real wedding that we have the pleasure of photographing there this weekend.  As photographers, we enjoy the venue because the attention to detail is breathtaking and personalized to each couple.  As foodies, we enjoy this venue because of the meals prepared by L.A. Gourmet catering are mouth-watering delicious.  Definitely NOT your typical 'wedding meal'.  And as people, we enjoy the venue because the staff is friendly, professional, and always eager to help us in any way.  The people behind the business makes it a wonderful place for us to work. 

Recently, we had the pleasure of photographing a Boho-inspired styled shoot.  What is a styled shoot?  It's when a group comes together to create a vision that is photographed to provide inspiration to others.  Check out a styled shoot we photographed last year that incorporated lucite, bright florals, and bold linens.  At Pear Tree Estate, the styled shoots involve numerous wedding vendors who help bring the owners of PTE vision to life.  They never cease to amaze us.

Relaxed, artistic, and carefree are a few words that come to mind when we think of Boho.  Boho done at Pear Tree has the appearance of carefree with every detail thoughtfully designed. Wildflowers placed throughout the entire venue adds color in every imaginable shape and style for a whimsical feel.  There were hand-lettered calligraphy balloons, custom cocktails, custom made, hand-torn invitations, accents of silk that was dyed by hand in small batches to create the perfect hues to compliment the other details.  Oh and a pretzel bar because they "tied the knot."  How cute is that?!  

We couldn't stop smiling at all the beauty surrounding us.  Enjoy this sneak peek of the fun we had. 

Venue: Pear Tree Estate
Caterer: L.A. Gourmet Catering
Brides Attire: Edith Élan
Groom's Attire: Michelle's Bridal and Tuxedo
Bride & Groom's rings & jewelry: Champaign Jewelers
Floral Design: A. Hunt Design
Furniture Rental/Vignettes: Spruce Wedding Company
Hair & Make-up: Amanda Baer of Something You Salon & Spa
Videography: Maloch Media
Cake Artist: Hopscotch Bakery + Market
Stationary Suite + Lettering: Letters from Lindsey
Calligraphy on balloons: Alyssa Petruzzello
Event Styling: Pear Tree Estate
Female Model: Mairi Elizabeth
Male Model: Hayden Hinton

Kristin Darling and Heather Wanninger have over 12 years of combined experience photographing the connection between couples on their wedding days in Champaign County, throughout Central Illinois and beyond.  Located in Mahomet, Il, they have photographed weddings in Chicago, New York, and Mexico and are eager to add more locations to their list of destination weddings. 

Are you recently engaged?  Whether you are planning a wedding in central Illinois, in another state or overseas, Kristin and Heather would love to learn more about your plans.   Shoot them a message and say hello!  They capture love and connection through a fun, relaxed, and creative process providing you with images that will provide you with memories that last a lifetime.