Meryl + Scott | Champaign Hilton Garden Inn Wedding

Meryl + Scott married at St. John’s Catholic Chapel in the heart of the University of Illinois campus. They chose a great purple color that they carried throughout all the details of the wedding that made for a beautiful wedding and reception. I LOVED Meryl’s cathedral length, mantilla-style veil. It framed her beautiful face so well. Pair that with her stunning eyes and a great spot of light we found just outside the church, and you have one of my new all-time favorite bridal portraits! Scott cleans up well himself, and we got a striking portrait of him near that same spot as well. My last task of the evening was to photograph their choreographed (and very practiced, I imagine!) first dance as husband and wife. Meryl + Scott gracefully floated all of the dance floor, and I have to give credit to a guest who had his Nikon speedlight set to slave and gave me a nice burst of extra light throughout that dance. 🙂 Here are some of my favorites!

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Ceremony: St. John’s, Champaign
Reception: Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign
Florist: English Hedgerow
Band: Chris Reymond
Officiant: Fr. Charles Klamut
Dress: House of Brides (Allure)
Bridesmaids: Alfred Sung
Tuxes: Michelle’s Bridal
Linens/uplighting: Elite Entertainment
Photographer: Holly Birch Photography

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