Maddie and Bryan’s beautiful Christmas themed wedding last December at Willow Creek Farm was so special. They grew up knowing each other but didn’t really connect until after they graduated from the University of Illinois. Since then, it’s been three years and they have been inseparable. In addition to the Christmas theme, Maddie used inspiration from her love of Hallmark movies to decorate their venue.
Willow Creek Farm is a stunning local venue, and I absolutely love photographing weddings there! It’s an incredible combination of rustic yet modern. In addition to getting photos there, Maddie and Bryan chose to take pictures at the Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium and the 50 yard line on the field at the University of Illinois.
Although it was a super windy and cold December day, it didn’t take away from the beauty of the day. I loved all the Christmas touches and decorations; the cookie and candy cane table were perfect. An amazing moment of the ceremony was when Maddie surprised Bryan by having his Urbana Police colleagues walk down the aisle as flower men. The entire day was a loving celebration of Maddie and Bryan surrounded by their closest friends and family.
Officiant: Brad Wakefield
Event Coordinator: Traci Lipps Willow Creek Farm
Cake: Sweet Designs
Caterer: Traci Lipps Willow Creek Farm
Florist: Prairie Blooms
DJ: Ryan Ideus
Bridal Gown: Elite Bridal
Bridesmaid Attire: Azazie
Groom Attire: Michelle’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Groomsmen Attire: Michelle’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Hair and Makeup: Hansen & Co. Beauty Lounge
Linens: Willow Creek Farm
Wedding photographs should tell the full story: the candid joy; the family photos grandma loves; the dance photos that leave everyone feeling connected long after the music stops playing…we get to know each other throughout the planning process – that’s why every package comes with engagement photos as well. So by your wedding day, we’re old friends, you’re comfortable with my camera, and your moments are genuine and never forced.
March 22, 2022