An Elegant and Relaxed Wedding at the iHotel
– J U L Y 7 T H , 2 0 1 8 –
When I first met Erin, she was a bridesmaid in a wedding I photographed way back when, but I still remembered her when she emailed to tell me she was finally planning her very own wedding to her dream guy! Meeting through mutual friends, they love to spend time hanging out, going to concerts, or just simply relaxing with their fur baby, Ronnie! Originally from the Central Illinois area, the two now live in Madison, Wisconsin but still wanted to tie the knot back home. It was an absolutely gorgeous day all around, and though I wasn’t around for the reception, my bet is these guys had a ton of fun! I loved the sleek and elegant look of the black and white, with accents of blush brought in by Erin’s dress, shoes, and flowers – I think it’s a new favorite combo! Just WAIT until you see the photos of Erin stepping into her gown at the iHotel, STUNNING! Well, I’ll let you see for yourself.
SEE, what’d I tell ya? Jaw dropping, am I right?!
I just love all the natural light that the iHotel suites let in…
Such a cute first look moment!
This was a first for me, doing the ceremony at the First Christian Church outside of Champaign. Though the large window was a bit of a photography challenge, I still loved it.
I love the silhouette with the big windows! Ah!
I may not have been around for the dancing part of the party, but I was able to witness a bit of dancing during a Friar Tuck run on the party bus!
Special thanks to Erin’s helper Rachel for being the true magician and holding the tree branch juuuuuuust right for me!
What a gorgeous cake! I loved the vintage stand!
I loved seeing the iHotel’s newest feature, custom LED uplighting (is it still uplighting if it’s in the ceiling???) that allowed the reception space to transform into the perfect wedding colors!
Ceremony | FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Reception | IHOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Hair | MADISON (ROD SICKLER)
Makeup | ASHLEIGH (ROD SICKLER)
Dress Store | MICHELLE’S BRIDAL
Jewelry | CHAMPAIGN JEWELERS (EARRINGS)
Men’s Attire | MEN’S WEARHOUSE
Wedding Bands | BLUE NILE
Florist | LORI (COUNTY MARKET)
DJ | SOJOURN ROCS
Cake | CAKES BY LORI
Transportation | STARR LIMOS
Photographer | MAGER IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY