Ewing Cultural Center Wedding and Reception
Here is our first wedding this season at the gorgeous Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington with our clients Tom and Allie. It’s always such a pleasant experience shooting here, a historical gem of the Bloomington area. If you’re looking for that fairytale wedding, this is the place to be.
The day began with sunny skies and warm temperatures. As always, we started shooting the bride’s details first. Tom and Allie showed their playful side with their customized “his” and “her” Converse shoes. Allie’s bouquet blew me away, personally. Heaven on Earth in Peoria can really execute some creative ideas with flowers, such as the mushrooms in all the girls’ bouquets.
The girls’ excitement was notable as they helped their dear friend and sister into her gorgeous bridal gown. And little did we know, as the groomsmen revealed their true identities, that we were amongst superheroes: Spiderman, Captain America, The Flash, and Superman.
After a pre-ceremony cocktail hour, we were led into the courtyard by bagpipes (Tom’s family comes from Scotland). After the ceremony, we headed to the party underneath a beautiful, clear tent! These seem to be becoming more and more popular. As the sun was setting into the evening and the celebrations were heating up, Mark was able to grab some great nighttime shots of the tent. The dining, prepared by Michael’s in Champaign, was superb with delicious hors d’oeuvre and main courses. The entertainment for the evening included a dueling piano group called Felix and Fingers, something I’ve never seen at a reception before but very fun and filled with great energy!
A fantastic, unique, and fun wedding all around! Congratulations to the newlyweds. And thanks to Mark for your inspiring work!
Wedding Location: Ewing Cultural Center
Wedding Coordination: Fabulous Affairs
Florals: Heaven on Earth
Tent and Reception Rentals: Party Palace