Summer Pastel Wedding | Blushing Bridals

I'm missing sweet summertime, but it will be here again soon enough! 

Lacey and Jake's summer pastel wedding was breathtaking. Their love for one another + their family and friends is unbelievable and beautiful. While their wedding day was to celebrate their marriage, these two selfless souls were truly thankful and shared their love with everyone.

I cannot get over how stunning Lacey looked on her wedding day. The lace details on her gown paired with the tulle gave it a whimsical yet elegant feel! Her veil flowing in the wind highlighted her beauty, and the pastel color palette of her day was perfect for her beauty. Love Lacey's bridals!

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Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Summer Pastel Wedding | Blushing Bridals
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Summer Pastel Wedding | Blushing Bridals

The Importance of Window Light in Your Getting Ready Space | Wedding Wednesday

Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - The Importance of Window Light in Your Getting Ready Space | Wedding Wednesday

I've written about this before, and I'll write about it again... Window light is key to beautiful detail + bridal photos in your getting ready space!

When it comes to your getting ready space, I always recommend to my brides and grooms that they choose a getting ready location that offers a clean slate and lot of natural window light. These spaces with LIGHT create an ideal setting for so many photos to start the day!

In these getting ready spaces, I feel most creative with a clean slate - it may sound silly but here is why. This space allows for full creative control + focus on the bride and her details. The first things I photograph on wedding days are the brides details + invitation suite (more on that later!), the bride and bridesmaids' finishing touches with hair and makeup, and finally the bride getting into her wedding dress. After the bride is dressed and ready, I try to take a few minutes to photograph her using "the window effect" as long as time allows... Photos of the bride near a window in the space! Natural light is ever so flattering!

Looking back at these images from wedding days, I am in awe of the simplistic beauty that surrounds them. They are truly representative of a bride's elegance and poise on her wedding day. And, of course, I'm always about finding natural light!

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Pear Tree Estate - Champaign, IL | Vendor Spotlight

In November 2016, I photographed my first Pear Tree Estate wedding. Then in March, I photographed my first of a few 2017 weddings at Pear Tree Estate. For both of these weddings, the ceremony and reception have taken place on-site and both couples chose to reserve the cottage as well. This venue is superb!

I always love photographing at Pear Tree Estate. It is the perfect Central Illinois wedding venue that allows couples to incorporate their wedding styles into the existing beauty + overall feel of the gathering place. The staff is amazing, accommodating, and so welcoming, too! They go above and beyond for their couples and their families, the guests, and the vendors on-site for events. Just another reason to LOVE Pear Tree!

Oh, and I forgot to mention the beautiful God-crafted fields surrounding the venue... Enjoy a handful of photos from this Champaign, IL wedding venue! 

Kara Evans Photographer - Kara Evans - Bourbonnais, Illinois Wedding and Family Photographer
 
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Pear Tree Estate - Champaign, IL | Vendor Spotlight
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Pear Tree Estate - Champaign, IL | Vendor Spotlight
Kara Evans Photographer - Central Illinois Wedding Photographer - Pear Tree Estate - Champaign, IL | Vendor Spotlight

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