Classic Contemporary Wedding: Carly + Brian: Bloomington, Illinois

Carly and Brian’s wedding was a lovely mixture of a classic Catholic ceremony and contemporary outdoor portraits following. The couple chose not to see each other before the ceremony. Epiphany Catholic Church in Bloomington, Illinois is a newer massive structure with an impressive interior. The room was filled with light coming from above, intricate details and an ambiance of moody romance. The ceremony was classic and traditional, and the room was full of Carly and Brian’s closest friends and family.

Afterwards, we made our way to Downtown Bloomington to capture more of a historic urban theme amongst the many old buildings the area has to offer. Carly and Brian are a charming, sweet, laid back couple and it didn’t take much to get them laughing to sneak in a few shots of their genuine personalities coming through.

The reception was held at the Brown Ball Room at the ISU Bone Student Center, and the details were stunning. As Carly mentioned, “The staff at the Bone Student Center at ISU decorated the Brown Ball Room better than I could have ever imagined.” The night went on filled with many drinks, great food, an incredible dessert table and a CRAZY FUN dance party!! Carly said their favorite moments of the wedding day was seeing each other for the first time at the alter and hearing their families give their speeches at the reception. Her advice to future brides is “Don’t stress about the small stuff!”

Thank You to Carly, Brian and both families for being so kind and wonderful to work with!!

Colors of the wedding: Navy, blush, and champagne

Most Important in Planning: Photography and a central location for all friends and family to meet

Favorite Detail of the day: The decorated reception at Brown Ball Room

Anything you would have done differently? “I would have practiced bustling my dress!

Honeymoon: Seaside, Florida

Getting Ready Location and Ceremony: Epiphany Catholic Church, Bloomington, Illinois

Reception: Brown Ball Room, Bone Student Center, Normal, Illinois

Off-Site Portraits: Downtown Bloomington, Illinois

Flowers: Caseys

Video: Videos by Design

Rings: Coron Jewelers

Dress: Bella Bridal

Suit: Men’s Warehouse

DJ: Nick LeRose

Catering: Illinois State Catering

Cake: Greg Mason- Treat Yo Self

Hair and Makeup: Moda Salon

Officiant: Father Eric Powell

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