Madyson and Ryan’s wedding day shows how the perfect mixture of touching moments and classy details can create a wedding celebration straight out of your dreams. From the emotional first looks and first touch, all the way through their magical sparkler exit, every part of their wedding at Venue CU in Champaign fit together perfectly. I’m so glad that they chose me to be a part of their day, and I cannot WAIT to share it with you!
To start their wedding day off right, both Madyson and Ryan got ready separately at their wedding venue Venue CU in Champaign. If you’ve been following me for a little bit then you know just how much I LOVE when venue’s have space(s) available for the couple to get ready at. Once ready Madyson had a first look with all of her gals in the ceremony space which was so fun! Her and Ryan then shared a first touch so they wouldn’t see one another before the ceremony started. Then finally Ryan had a first look with his two year old daughter which was THE sweetest little moment to start the wedding day!
Madyson and Ryan’s ceremony was simply beautiful. The ceremony space of their wedding venue, Venue CU in Champaign, is this gorgeous space with a ton of exposed brick and so much natural light to work with. As a venue it’s a great modern and urban space with a bit of its history on display as well, which turned out to be the perfect setting for Madyson and Ryan’s day. After their ceremony Madyson and Ryan took some time to take portrait photos with their families in the beautiful ceremony space before heading outside Venue CU for some portraits with their wedding parties in the streets of Champaign. The brick buildings that line the streets of Champaign were so much fun to work with and really brought a cohesive feel to Madyson and Ryan’s entire wedding album.
Talk about ending the night on a high note! Madyson and Ryan along with their friends and family really know how to have a good time, and their reception was a blast from the moment they made their entrance. The reception space at Venue CU is the same as its ceremony space, which meant we got to enjoy more time surrounded by the beautiful brick walls that the buildings of Champaign are known for. Of course Madyson, Ryan, and I had to sneak out for a bit as there was an amazing sunset happening outside. Once we returned they enjoyed a night filled with speeches, cake, and LOTS of dancing, before a final send off with an epic sparkler exit!
Madyson and Ryan’s wedding celebration was an incredible experience to be a part of and one I’m so happy to finally share with you all here. The two could not have chosen a better venue for their wedding in Venue CU in Champaign. I had so much fun with these two, I wish we could go back and relive their day all over again! For a look at some more of my weddings be sure to check out my blog, and if you’re ready to book me as your wedding photographer head to my contact page to reserve your date today.
Venue: The Venue CU
Planner: Shawfield Events
HMU: Dali Bliss
Dress: Signature Bridal St Louis
Tux: The Brass Horn
Florist: Flowers by Kristine
Video: Walter Lyle Photo
Cake: Pan & Cake Catering
Rings: Flora Gems
Décor: IDo Events