“It’s such a perfect day! If we weren’t getting married today, we’d probably be out on the bike!” – Michelle Cox on the way to see her groom on their wedding day.
Jordan’s Harley appeared in their engagement photos (see the last photo in this post) so it wasn’t a surprise that is showed up on their wedding day, too! And Michelle pulled off her idea of surprising Jordan with a Harley groom’s cake.
About 60% of our couples opt to see each other before the ceremony to take photos before and to be able to go right to the reception following the ceremony. Michelle & Jordan decided to do their first look for their new years eve wedding at Washington Park in Springfield.
Here are a few fun details from Michelle & Jordan’s December 31, 2011 wedding in Springfield, Illinois!
Michelle bought a headband with sparkles and white feathers. She decided to use another headband on her wedding day, but her sister Karen took the original one and replaced the white feathers with black ones – to make her bridesmaid dress. Good idea ladies! Looks fantastic!
Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Follow us on Facebook. Member of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in Central Illinois (on Facebook). Michelle & Jordan were married at Laurel United Methodist Church in Springfield with their reception at the Artisans building on the grounds of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
The Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce board chose Tiffany as their Volunteer of the Month for January 2012! She received the award at their board meeting today.
Ginny Fanning, president of the Chamber, said that Tiffany was chosen because she is a founding member of the Young Professionals Network, she regularly attends Business After Hours and Warmowski Photography participates in the Chamber Checks program.
We photographed Ginny’s daughter’s wedding in June 2010. Here is a blog post we did on Audra’s wedding theme and also one on her brother serving as her Man of Honor.
Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, photojournalists who love to be involved in their local community!
A little bit off the subject of wedding photography, but our friends Devon & Jeff Haupt of The Classic Harpist will be presenting a harp recital as part of the Music Under the Dome concert series at the Jacksonville Public Library 201 West College Avenue Jacksonville, IL 62650 at 4pmSunday January 29th. They will also be part of the Jacksonville Main Street Bridal & Prom Expo January 22nd.
The couple are fellow members of Springfield Local Favorites and have returned to Devon’s home of Central Illinois from the Chicago area. They have an impressive list of locations they performed recently: In Michigan — Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo; Comstock; Grand Rapids; Farmington Hills; Whitcomb Parlor, St. Joseph; Fore Lakes Golf Club, Kimball; & Battle Creek Country Club, Battle Creek. In Indiana — Valparaiso Country Club & Taltree Arboretum, Valparaiso; Granger; White Hawk Country Club, Crown Point; Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart; Columbia City; South Bend; & Benton House, Indianapolis. In Illinois – Cornerstone Building, Peoria; Mattoon; Quad Cities Botanical Gardens, Rock Island; Heritage Woods, Charleston; Pine Lakes Golf Course, Washington; Quail Creek Country Club, Robinson; Esplanade Lakes, Downers Grove; & Allerton Hotel, Chicago. And Tiffin, Ohio. See their list of top wedding ceremony music for 2011.
If you’re interested in harp music at your wedding or event, be sure to check them out and come to the recital or bridal expo for a preview. And, as you can see from above they (just like us) are more than happy to travel.
Group president Matthew Stevens of Stevens DJ Service told of how connections made within the group have paid off for Springfield brides. He was working four different weddings where the cake was not delivered (!) He called fellow SLF member Tammy of Specialty Cakes and asked her if she could help. She was able to pull a cake out of the fridge and quickly put one together to save the day. Another reception was being held up because the limousine had broken down (bad maintenance!) He called Party Time Limousine and they were able to quickly pick up the wedding party from the side of I-55 and bring them to the party.
Members heard a presentation by Kimber Leka, formerly of wedding photography by Photofever (old site was www.photo-fever.com). Now she leads Leaving Hoofprints Youth Ranch in Springfield, Illinois. The organization saves abused horses, and uses them to give horsemanship and rides to struggling children. Springfield Local Favorites members are working on helping this program as a form of service to the community.
And don’t forget about Magical Event’s How To “I Do” seminar series, next event 2-4 pm Sunday January 15th, featuring a workshop with ideas to plan your wedding. Call 217.741.9850 or email to register.
Happy new year! In a time of new year resolutions, we have to admit that we have not been very good at posting to our blog as of late. But as a tech-savvy friend once said — photographers who blog all the time do so because they don’t have enough real work. We were so fortunate to have so many weddings to cover this fall. Our main priority of getting photos edited, toned and posted for our brides, along with fulfilling book and print orders, took precedence from nurturing the blog. A goal for 2012 is to do a better job posting and keeping all our followers and friends more connected with what we’re doing.
One change we’ve made is to click off the comment section on the blog. We have edited thousands of spam posts just to find a few remarks by real people. We post all our blog entries onto our Facebook page, so the conversation can carry on there.
And speaking of the ever-shifting sands of Facebook, our posts used to automatically import onto our page. Facebook doesn’t like that any more, so now we will have to add manually posting links into our workflow.
Thanks to all who follow us! We hope you have a great 2012!