Posts in Illinois
Swimsuits encouraged | Unique rehearsal 'dinner' | Private catamaran

If you've ever wondered how to spoil wedding guests (and destination photographers, lucky us!), you can follow Kelly and Kale's lead.   This is the first of four posts about their destination wedding in Mexico that was held just outside Cancun in an adult only all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya called Secrets Silversands.

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University of Illinois Sweethearts | Fall Engagement Session | Champaign, IL

Katie and Dan's love story began at the Noyes Lab on the University of Illinois UIUC campus and Dan proposed to Katie at the Arboretum in Urbana so it only made sense that we visit those places to take their engagement pictures.    It was a typical late fall day in central Illinois with a chill in the air that only encouraged more cozying up which definitely worked in our favor.  ;-) We can't wait for their wedding day at Pear Tree Estate!

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Outdoor Ceremony Pear Tree Estate | Brandon + Shanon

On an unseasonably cool (hallelujah!) August afternoon Brandon and Shanon said their 'I do's' during a sweet outdoor ceremony at Pear Tree Estate in the country just north of Champaign, IL.  Their wedding had so many thoughtful touches, such as having some of the lace from her mom's wedding gown incorporated into her floral bouquet.  

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Eric + Rebecca | Navy, Peach, Coral Wedding + Refinery Reception | Champaign, IL

....Oh, and speaking of the suit, we loved hearing Eric talk about it while he was waiting for Rebecca for the first look.  He said, "I've worn a lot of suits and tuxes for weddings, but none of them have felt as good as this one does today."   Isn't that just the sweetest thing to read?  What a unique way to articulate his love for Rebecca on his wedding day.  

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Down on the farm | Country engagement session | Gibson City, IL

Eric and Rebecca's session was held at his family farm.  We were eager to see the property where his story began and love that he wants to share it with Rebecca.  We photographed them all around the property including in the barn with the old rusty tractors.  If only those tractors could talk, can you imagine the stories they could tell about Eric's parents and grandparents working the land?

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Coral & Navy Summer Barn Wedding | Engelbrecht Farm| Paxton, IL

Oh Jake and Jackie's wedding day was filled with such beauty, emotion and love.  From meeting them for the first time at Monical's in Paxton, to their engagement session (which you can see here) and communicating with them via Snapchat we've been so excited for their wedding day. And last Saturday, the day finally arrived and when we arrived at Engelbrecht Farmstead the finishing touches were being taken care of for a wedding day the two of them, or anyone present, would forget anytime soon.  They had baby's breath wreaths on the barn doors, cigar bar, his and her specialty cocktails, one of a kind 3-D metal signs hanging behind the head table that spelled out their name, florals that were breathtaking in the bouquets and a variety of flowers in the jars on the reception tables, including Peonies.  We wouldn't complain if Peonies bloomed year round.  Can we get an amen?!  

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Rose Gold Spring Wedding | Arcola, Illinois | TJ + Brittni

Their wedding was held at Oakland Christian Church in Oakland, Illinois, a small town west of Arcola, and has a lot of sentimental meeting to them.  They've known each other since they were kids, and actually met at  youth group at this very church.  How awesome is it that they said, "I do" in the very same church where they first said "Hi"?!?  God truly brought them together!  :-)   

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