Matthew Stevens DJ Service in action

Parents tell bride & groom how to keep wedding bliss, photo by Warmowski Photography
Liz Overstreet and Kris Montgomery get advice during their reception last month. Photo by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography

Here’s an idea from Stevens DJ Service via Liz Overstreet & Kris Montgomery’s September wedding. During the anniversary dance, couples leave the dance floor when their number of years is called off. But, instead of going back to their tables, Matthew invited them to go up to the newlyweds and tell them one bit of advice on how to maintain a blissful marriage.

Tiffany reports there were lots of laughs as the secrets where whispered to Liz & Kris. The top advice was aimed at Kris: “flush” and “yes, dear.”

Later on in the evening while chatting with Liz she complimented Matthew Stevens. “He’s more than just a DJ. He kept the whole night moving along smoothly.”

Bride & groom laugh with DJ, photo by Steve Warmowski
Liz & Kris laugh as they tell DJ Matthew Stevens the top advice.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, a million ideas to make your reception more fun. Matthew Stevens is a fellow member of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in region. As are The Inn at 835 and Specialty Cakes, other vendors at Lis & Kris’ Springfield, Illinois wedding.

Dance floor lit with lights from DJ, image by Warmowski Photography
Guests groove to the music as Stevens DJ Service lights the dance floor.

Cool bubble picture

Bubbles catch the light after wedding, photo by Warmowski Photography
Bubbles catch the light as family and guests watch Liz Overstreet & Kris Montgomery get into their limo last month in Springfield.

This is just a cool image I wanted to put on the blog!

Guests kept blowing bubbles as Liz Overstreet & Kris Montgomery climbed into their limousine after their ceremony at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield in September. I didn’t notice it at the time as I turned around photo photograph the guests, but the bubbles were dispersing the sunlight. The ones closest to the camera and out of focus were transformed into a spot of rainbow color.

Posted by Steve (former physics major), wedding images by Warmowski Photography.

Bride & groom showered with bubbles after service, Warmowski Photography.
Liz & Kris' getting away image, guests blow bubbles and ring bells. Photo by Warmowski Photography.

White Satin Extravaganza Sunday the 17th

Bride walks down aisle, at Our Saviour Church, photo by Warmowski Photography
Elisha Lonergan walks down the aisle during her 2009 wedding. Her wedding dress was the first for Girls in White Satin. Photo by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography

Warmowski Photography has been invited to take part in the White Satin Extravaganza later this month in Jacksonville.

Girls in White Satin will be hosting the event Sunday October 17th from 1-5 pm at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Also joining in the inaugural event will be Ashley’s Petals & Angels and MarEva Custom Jewelry. The afternoon will also feature discounts on dresses and accessories plus a drawing for a free tiara.

We photographed the wedding of Elisha Langley & Bob Lonergan in June 2009 (image above). Elisha was the first bride to wear a dress from the bridal and formal wear shop. We have a sample book from Elisha & Bob’s wedding on display at the store.

We look forward to sharing our images and samples of our coffee table books, and get to better know brides planning weddings in Jacksonville and Central Illinois.

Warmowski Photography, best option for wedding photography in Jacksonville, Springfield, Quincy and beyond — see us on Facebook. Other vendors: Ashley’s Petals & Angels on Facebook, MarEva Custom Jewelry on Facebook; Girls in White Satin on Facebook. Share the White Satin Extravaganza event via Facebook.

Girls in White Satin Extravaganza, text

Liz & Kris – highlights

Liz Overstreet & Kris Montgomery were married 18 September 2010 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois. Their reception was at The Inn at 835, also in Springfield.

Here’s some favorite images and moments from their day!

Liz's "something blue" was her shoes. She wore her grandmother's pearls. And her garter was made of lace, just like her dress.
Liz & Kris opted to see each other and do portraits before the ceremony so that they had time to do outdoor portraits between the ceremony and reception. They first saw each other all dressed up in the garden of the church.
Liz & Kris enjoy a moment in the church's garden before going inside for portraits before the ceremony.
Liz chose an incredible cathedral-length veil.
Her veil was embroidered with her new monogram.
Westminster Presbyterian has more strict rules for photographers than most churches we work with. Because we can't be anywhere near the altar during the ceremony, we asked if we could set up a remote camera in the bell choir area to the side of the alter. Steve and I respect that the ceremony is a worship service. We always speak with the officiant prior to the ceremony to find out what their restrictions are - and we abide by them. The day is not about us or the photos!
The bridal party went downtown Springfield between the wedding and reception for outdoor shots. We couldn't resist this "Marilyn Monroe" moment. Thanks, Liz!
The groom works in engineering - and his grooms cake was an homage to that!
Half of the gift table at the reception was in honor of the couples' parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. There were some fantastic & moving photos.
The buffet table was decorated with different sized vases with floating candles. It gave the whole room a very romantic feeling.
As the night wound down, it seemed Liz and Kris were the only ones in the room. We took this photo with the help of lights from Matt Stevens' DJ booth.

The Inn at 835, Stevens DJ Service and Specialty Cakes are fellow members of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in the Springfield region. Liz said this of Matt Stevens during the night: “He’s more than just a DJ — he made the night go so smoothly.”

posted by Tiffany – Warmowski Photography loves to photograph unique ideas in Jacksonville, Springfield and all over to share with brides planning their weddings!

Savanna & Charlie – wedding highlights

Savanna & Charlie Cole were married 17 September 2010, in Jacksonville. The wedding ceremony was at First Christian Church and the reception was at Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Here are some of our favorite details and moments from their fantastic day!

The flowergirls' grandmother made their dresses. Trying to figure out how to hold the ring bearer's arm AND throw petals was a bit of a challenge for Elsa. And Sophie wasn't really sure what was going on!
Between the ceremony and reception, Savanna & Charlie wanted some photos outside. Steve took them to one of our favorite spots in Jacksonville for photos - a train overpass. The light was just perfect.
Savanna & Charlie walk back to the party bus from the train overpass.
The cake was make of squares and circles, black ribbon, which matched the head table, and whimsical decorations.
Nothing dresses up a room like chair covers and bows. The entire room had black chair covers and white bows. A very elegant touch.
A fun, end-of-night photo on Hamilton's new patio.

posted by Tiffany – Warmowski Photography – photographing in Jacksonville, Springfield, Chicago, St. Louis – and beyond!

Jerry Lee Ingram & Andrea Collesano show at the Strawn Art Gallery Saturday

Fashion photographer Jerry Lee Ingram rides bus in Italy, photo by Steve of Warmowski Photography
Fashion photographer Jerry Lee Ingram en route to a Tuscan hill town, November 2009. Photo by Steve/Warmowski Photography
Our very talented friends, Jerry Lee Ingram & Andrea Collesano, are having a gallery show opening at the Strawn Art Gallery in Jacksonville Saturday 2 October from 6-8pm. There’s free wine, hors d’oeuvres and absolutely wonderful art.
A Jacksonville native currently living in Florence, Italy, fashion photographer Jerry Lee Ingram has teamed up with artist Andrea Collesano, creating their US debut exhibition together. Tiffany & I helped hang their show Thursday at the Strawn. It’s absolutely incredible.
Press release details: Men, Beasts, Shackles, and Myth, a singular exhibit of graphic photography and lyrical drawings, premieres at the Strawn Gallery, Jacksonville, Illinois, October 2, 2010.
A Jacksonville native currently living in Florence, Italy, photographer Jerry Lee Ingram teamed up with up-and-coming artist Andrea Collesano, creating their US debut exhibition together.
A departure from Ingram’s usual fashion-oriented photography, we see a personal exploration into a melancholic supernatural fantasy world. In existing, yet surreal settings of natural environments, Ingram’s grouping of black and white photos portrays mythological animal-man creatures.
Sometimes real, sometimes imaginary, Collesano’s drawings on antiqued paper feature animals, nocturnal flying subjects, birds, insects, snakes and fish. Often including metamorphic creatures such as centaurs and mermen, his creatures are presented often as companions in unexpected locations: a desert, land, seascapes, exploring immense terrains of wonder.
Metamorphic mythic collages combine Ingram and Collesano’s drawings and photos into a similar theme, featuring nature’s creatures.
Working with well-known fashion houses such as Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Trussardi and others, Jerry Lee Ingram works as a fashion photographer, and teaches Photography and Fashion at the Florence University of the Arts. A MacMurray College graduate, Ingram studied art and at Kent State University and Lorenzo dei Medici Art institute, both in Florence. Ingram has earned many wards in photography, exhibits frequently and in 2009, was awarded the prestigious nationally televised, Italian creativity honor: Dietro La Bellezza, (Behind Beauty) along with other International celebrities.
Andrea Collesano, a native of the Pisa, current resides in Forte Dei Marmi. A graduate of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Andrea’s work has been displayed in many one man and collective shows throughout Italy. His work is coveted by European and Italian collectors, and is prominently displayed in the exclusive Castiglion Del Bosco resort interiors near Siena.
Posted by Steve. One day Jerry Lee and Warmowski Photography will team up and offer Tuscan wedding packages, combining the best of Florence, Italy and the surrounding hillsides in Tuscany.