Erin and Bryan's Elegant Burgundy, Blush and Gold Wedding | Rachael Schirano Photography

Erin and Bryan’s Elegant Burgundy, Blush and Gold Wedding

Nothing says elegant like a burgundy, blush, and gold wedding – and this is exactly what went down for Erin and Bryan’s big day! These sweethearts said “I do” on a beautiful fall day in September in Bloomington, IL, and everything about it was perfect.

Erin and Bryan’s story is a classic tale of “friends first” and “romantic later”. This adorable competitive couple met through mutual friends. They each had their separate friend groups, which eventually combined. Seems like fate had something planned for these two! When they first met, Erin and Bryan were just friends, and mutually bonded over their affinity for college sports and their extreme dislike of the other person’s team. Sounds like the start of a fun relationship to me!

From Friendship to Marriage

Over time, their friendship grew and eventually blossomed into love, leading us to their elegant September wedding. Bryan says he knew two months into their dating relationship that Erin was the one. They were at a Jason Aldean concert when he confessed his love to his future bride. Erin, on the other hand, knew that Bryan was a special one on their very first date. She was living at home at the time, and Bryan picked her up. He came up to the door and met her parents right away. Erin’s dad was incredibly impressed with him and Erin knew he was going to be a keeper.

Now, they love to spend their time hanging out with their two crazy pups, catching a football game, and watching their favorite TV shows – Game of Thrones, The Challenge, and the Bachelor! Throughout everything they do, Erin has a way of making Bryan feel comfortable with being himself; he doesn’t have to hold anything back. Bryan always makes Erin laugh, even when she is in the worst mood. He lets her be weird and embraces it (partly because he’s just as weird)! Well, Dr. Seuss said it best…

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

I love that Erin and Bryan are able to embrace their weirdness together!

Celebrating with an Elegant Wedding

Their mutual weirdness and all-around happiness made for a beautiful and elegant wedding day! With colors of burgundy, blush, and gold, the entire ceremony and reception was classically elegant. Their colors were present in the bridesmaid dresses, the bouquet, and decorations. In addition to the colors, the personal touches also added to the magic of the day. The chalice that the priest used was a family heirloom of Bryan’s family; it was used at all of his and his sister’s Catholic sacraments and engraved with those dates. Erin’s bouquet incorporated her grandmother’s rosary and a strand of her mother’s pearls around the stems. Finally, the newlyweds were showered in a spray of bubbles from their guests as they left the church.

Erin and Bryan’s wedding day was filled of so much love and laughter. Their goofy side really radiated in all of their photos, and it was clear to see just how much fun they had on their wedding day. Besides their silliness, their candid moments were also full of sweet emotion that was easily captured on camera – when they read each other’s words while getting ready, had their first look, said their vows, and celebrated with all their family and friends afterward. Can’t wait to see where life takes them next!

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Videographer: Jeremiah Cox – Parklife Films

Florist: Fancy Florals by Nancy

Cake Artist / Dessert Designer: Trefzger’s Bakery

Decor: Palace Events

Band / DJ: Tim Taflinger – Absolute Light and Sound

Makeup and Hair Artist: 309brides

Venue: The Marriott

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