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A Cozy Winter Wedding at Urbana FUMC + Pear Tree Estates, Champaign, Illinois


From the moment I met with Anna and her mom, I knew this day was going to be special. We talked for hours about all aspects of Ben + Anna’s wedding day vision, from timeline to decor to the menu, it all sounded like perfection. Knowing they were planning a wedding just days before Christmas, their winter reception at Pear Tree was full of cozy holiday decor, which was glorious.

The day began with a hustle and bustle about the Concord room as Anna, Ben, and all of their close friends and family getting ready for the day ahead. There was a chill in the air, but excitement set in and nobody seemed to notice the cold! After their first look and portrait time, we headed inside Pear Tree for some family formals. I love winter weddings at Pear Tree Estates especially since there is so much natural light flooding inside which allows those portraits to be taken inside in the warmth!

The ceremony was at the Urbana First United Methodist Church and it was my first time actually visiting the church itself. The exterior is jaw-dropping and inside was perfect for a Christmas wedding! There was the challenge of not having a middle aisle, but there’s something so special about having friends and family included in the wide shots of the ceremony. I loved how the couple chose to have friends and family throw “snow” as they left the church!

As we headed back to Pear Tree for the reception, we planned to do a few additional portraits around the grounds before the big party. Decorated with cozy candlelight, warm vintage lanterns, and beautiful florals, every inch of PTE was perfect. They even had a cozy spot by the fireplaces to relax, a winter soup and panini bar for dinner, and a large Christmas tree to put the gifts underneath! It was such a fun reception, and I’m so happy to have met Ben + Anna and capture their wedding day. I hope you love the images as much as I do!

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I was obsessed with all of Anna’s florals for their wedding day. Once again, Kristine knocked it out of the park and of course I had to include them in their ring shots!

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concord room bridal suite pear tree estates
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The burgundy bridesmaids dresses with the green/blue/peach/burgundy combination is one of my all time favorites!
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This little man stole my heart – he was SO happy!
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See that rug? It’s actually one of their cow hides!
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What’s a Christmas wedding without a photo with a Christmas tree?
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This church is gorgeous!
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urbana first united methodist church ceremony
I could have shot around the exterior of this church all day!
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The perfect cozy ending to SO MANY bridal portraits!
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pear tree estates winter wedding reception venue
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pear tree estates winter wedding reception venue
pear tree estates winter wedding reception venue
pear tree estates winter wedding reception venue
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PTE reception venue champaign urbana location
PTE reception venue champaign urbana location
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PTE reception venue champaign urbana location
PTE reception venue champaign urbana location
PTE reception venue champaign urbana location
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It was fun seeing some of my other brides at the reception!

Ceremony | FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Reception | PEAR TREE ESTATES

Hair | LINDSEY BRIDGMAN

Makeup | AMANDA WICHTNER

Dress Store | BHLDN

Jewelery ELLIOT FINE JEWELERS

Bridesmaids Dresses | BHLDN

Shoes | BADGLEY MISCHKA

Men’s Attire | JOS. A. BANK

Rings | ELLIOT FINE JEWELERS

Invitations | EAST TO WEST STUDIOS

Florist | FLOWERS BY KRISTINE

Caterer | LA GOURMET

DJ | ELITE ENTERTAINMENT

Transportation | ELITE LIMOS

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