Sami & Chris | Bloomington, IL


Sami & Chris wanted to celebrate their wedding day with their closest family members and friends. They chose the gardens of Eastland Suites Hotel in Bloomington, IL to recite their heartfelt vows written just for each other. Their ceremony was so sweet with much laughter and happy tears. During the service, the couple's officiant, Rev. Adam Jamsa, recited "Einstein's Theory of Relativity," which has special meaning to Sami & Chris.

Their reception was held at the Eastland Suites Conference Center which was beautifully decorated with photos of family member's wedding pictures on each table. A strong reminder of all the love that has brought Sami & Chris together. The green uplighting from Palace Events complimented the emerald green accents used throughout the ceremony and reception.

Towards the end of the night, Christopher & Samantha were treated to a spectacular sparkler exit by their family and friends. The perfect end to a perfect day and a wonderful beginning to their bright future!

Ceremony: Eastland Suites Garden, Bloomington, IL

Reception: Eastland Suites

Officiant: Rev. Adam Jamsa

Florals: Forget Me Not Flowers

Caterer: Eastland Suites

Cake: Cakes by Lori

Wedding Rings: Kay’s Jewelry

Bridal Gown: Vows Bridal

Bridesmaids attire: David’s Bridal

Groom's and Groomsmen's attire: MensWearhouse

Hair & Makeup Artist: Hannah Walker

Rentals & Lighting: Palace Events

Second Photographer: Holly Smith

Kristin Darling and Heather Wanninger have over 14 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.