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A Simple Military Ballroom Wedding | Champaign, IL
– May 26th, 2018 –


This was a day long in the making. Hilary and Matt met many years ago and have been dating long distance almost ever since. Planning their Illinois wedding from the state of Washington couldn’t have been easy, but it was beautiful! Matt, thank you so very much for your dedication to this country, and Hilary for your support. Photographing your perfect military wedding on Memorial Day weekend was everything I could have imagined and more, despite the heat. Luckily the Regent Ballroom was not only gorgeous but cool! Thanks again for allowing Brandon and I to follow along and document your celebrations, and don’t forget about that anniversary session in Washington, or wherever the Navy takes you both!

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This family heirloom handkerchief is OVER 150 years old!!! I was so nervous to touch it! diamond ring princess cut solitare flower girl dress navy white navy white wedding mom home2 suites savoy home2 suite wedding ready dress michelle's navy lieutenant wedding morning dressed military wedding medals formal wear

Such a sweet first look shared before the ceremony. It was easy to see the love these two share for one another, and the first look was just what they needed to calm nerves.first look u of i arboretum japan house bride groom portraits arboretum kissing illinois wedding photographer military military wedding photographer groom navy navy white blue simple military wedding party

What cute kiddos! I mean, look at that little man in the glasses! navy white military flower girl ringbearer bridal party men marine navy armed forces wedding navy white green wedding outside foran wedding sign champagin

I love an unplugged ceremony, but love seeing iPhone shots from receptions!
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Whew! A ceremony in the full sun on a 92 degree day was rough but I do love the photo result! u of i arboretum wedding venue champaign illinois champaign illinois outdoor ceremony space first kiss pond water japan house

A sweet remembrance for Hilary’s late father. sign and flower for late father

The guests threw lavender on the happy couple as they left and it smelled SO GOOD! lavender send off military couple

I love this token Hilary was gifted with her father’s handwritten message on it. remembrance of dad handwritten note bride savoy photographer michelle's bridal dress bridesmaids in navy summer wedding summer wedding grey navy fun stylish bridal party photographer shoes navy wedding suit boutonierre

Aren’t they stunning people?! essence of australia bridal gown michelle's bridal navy suit japan house champaign il u of i bride groom summer outside travel

Probably my favorite shot of the day, I am SO HAPPY they agreed to sit in the grass before the reception! washington married couple travel wedding

This was my first venture to the Regency Ballroom in Savoy, and so pretty! savoy wedding venue the regent savoy wedding at the regency first dance wedding phtoographer central illinois dancing party on productions

Fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the cake table is always a winner. cake table with donuts krispy kreme donuts sweets wedding table krispy kreme doughnuts donuts cakes table anniversary session 62 years married boquet toss illinois weddingparty on productions DJ wedding party on productions DJ wedding

Ceremony Location | UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ARBORETUM

Reception Location | REGENT BALLROOM

Florist | BOKA SHOPPE

Dress Store | MICHELLE’S BRIDAL

Dress Designer | ESSENCE OF AUSTRALIA

Hair Stylist | SARAH LARSON (STUDIO 114)

Make up Artist | STUDIO 114

DJ | PARTY ON PRODUCTIONS (MATT WALSH)

Cake | KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUTS

Bridesmaid Dresses | AZAZIE

Groomsmen Attire | MEN’S WEARHOUSE

Ceremony Musicians | BELLO STRINGS

Ceremony Rentals | HARRIOTT’S

Reception Chairs | ELITE ENTERTAINMENT

Transportation | LARRY’S LIMOS

 

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