The Pear Tree Estate is a beautiful wedding venue located in Champaign, IL. As a wedding photographer, I have had countless opportunities to photograph weddings at the Pear Tree Estate and capture intimate moments between newlyweds. The magical setting provides the most romantic atmosphere for weddings and wedding photos! Not only does this venue offer an enchanting environment for weddings and other events, it also collaborates with other wedding vendors in the area to host tastings and styled shoots. In February 2018, I had the awesome opportunity to photograph one of these Pear Tree Estate tastings, and it was a blast!
This Pear Tree Estate tasting was incredibly elegant and gorgeous. The venue and collaborating vendors pulled out all the stops to create a fairytale-esque atmosphere. Neutrals and woodwork characterize the space on an everyday basis, but the tasting expanded upon the natural elegance. The florals and linens featured the pop of Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year – ultra violet. This deep purple paired with whites and greenery radiated a classic, romantic, and elegant feel. LA Gourmet Catering offered a variety of delicious foods and desserts meant to elevate any event experience.
An additional treat was the couple that modeled for the styled shoot! Bethany and Gideon were just married this past summer – what better way to celebrate their continued love story than getting dressed up for the day? This sweet couple was the perfect pair to show off the beauty of the venue, elegance of the plated meal, and romance of the setting!
Being a wedding photographer is amazing, but sometimes it is fun to break with tradition and capture some stunning styled shoots. Thanks, Pear Tree Estate, for offering me this great opportunity to capture your beautiful wedding venue!
Cake & Florals: Pollen and Pastry
Food & Mini Desserts: LA Gourmet Catering
Paper & Calligraphy: AP Calligraphy Co
Photography: Rachael Schirano Photography
Event Styling & Venue: Pear Tree Estate
Bridal Gown: Michelle’s Bridal & Tuxedo
Groom’s Tux: Elite Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Timothy John Salon & Spa
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