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Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

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One of the most significant choices a bride and groom has to make about their wedding is the venue. As the setting for the ceremony and entertainment, the wedding venue is key to creating a romantic atmosphere and highlighting the couple’s personality. Each venue also has its own preferred vendors – think catering, flowers, photography, […]

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“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon Flowers are so key to a wedding. They make up the bouquets, boutonnieres, decorations, centerpieces, and the entire aesthetic. They add color, fragrance, texture, style, personality, and beauty to the ceremony and reception. Sometimes, though, finding the right florist can feel overwhelming and […]

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Every new bride has dreamed of her wedding day since she was a little girl. She played dress up and grabbed the neighborhood boy to play the part of her groom. She got into her mother’s makeup drawer to make herself look her prettiest for her big day. She danced on her daddy’s toes to […]

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One of the best aspects of wedding planning is dress shopping! Some might find it stressful, but if you find the right place and the right collection, you can have a blast with your girls – searching for your dress and theirs. On the hunt for “the” dress? Or looking for a stylish look for […]

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Pear Tree Estates Food and Wine Tasting Event by Rachael Schirano Photography

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 […]

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