Posts in Pear Tree Estate
Spring Wedding | Pear Tree Estate | Champaign, IL

Finding your soul mate can take time.  Finding a soul mate for YOU that is also the perfect fit for YOUR KIDS may take a little longer.  And sometimes, finding the right person for you and your children can happen when you're not even looking.   Leslie, a single mom to Ryanne and Braden, was introduced to Andrew through mutual friends a couple years ago.  From the very beginning, Andrew has assisted with homework, attended sporting events and lent a helping hand however he could. Along the way, he fell in love with all three of them.   We were thrilled that Sweet Darling Weddings had the honor to photograph their wedding day... the day they officially became a family.

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Boho Styled Shoot | Pear Tree Estate | Champaign, IL

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!

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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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Timeless Colors & Beautiful Style | Pear Tree Estate Wedding| Jacob and Lindsay

Weddings are always so much fun for Kristin and I and when their is a history that goes beyond that it's even sweeter.  Kristin first met them when Jacob and Lindsay asked her to photograph their newborn baby boy almost 3 years ago and has been photographing their family ever since.  While I (Heather) did not know Jacob and Lindsay prior to their engagement session last fall, I quickly realized there was a family connection.  I've known Jacob's sister Sarah since high school and had the pleasure of photographing her and her 3 boys a couple years ago.  We both enjoyed seeing many familiar faces and making friends with lots of new.  

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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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Elegant Blush & Navy Wedding | Pear Tree Estate | Tyler + Abby

When I, Kristin, first met Tyler he was 6 years old.  He had the biggest brown eyes and sweetest smile - and used them to flirt with me, his uncle's new girlfriend!  Needless to say, I quickly fell in love with my hubby's nephews (Tyler and his brother Dustin, who we had the privilege of photographing his wedding last fall), and have enjoyed watching them grow up just a few doors down.  It warms my heart to no end that both boys have found the loves of their lives! As Abby's sister said...

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