Mark and Susan wanted their daughter to have a beautiful, outdoor wedding at their home in Bradfordton/rural Springfield, Illinois. Amy and Brad live in Las Vegas, so help in planning and organizing a wedding back home was much appreciated.
The wedding ceremony was held right next to the home, beneath a large oak tree which provided much-needed shade on a warm June day. After the ceremony the bride and groom did outdoor portraits in the wooded yard. The wedding reception was in a tent beyond the pool. And DJ and dancing were in another, smaller tent next to the home.
Lizzie & Brandon chose to have their wedding in Las Vegas, but brought the party home to all their friends who couldn’t make the trip with a reception at The Elks Lodge in Jacksonville.
Focus of the night was a live performance by the St. Louis-area band the Well Hungarians (also on Facebook), with plenty of dancing. Their cake had a Las Vegas sign, to recognize their wedding ceremony earlier in the year. The night also featured speeches and toasts by family, best man and maid of honor.
Band members had their set put together even before the afternoon wedding, and provided audio for the wedding service. Later when guests entered the room for the reception, the stage was dominated by a large, black screen with points of LED lights. After dinner events started with first dances, then quickly moved into the night’s performance by Fun DMC.
The bride and groom were surprised with a balloon drop during a performance of Nena’s 99 Luftballons. Amy and Ryan were really happy with the band, and pass on their recommendations. See a video of one of Fun DMC’s mashups.
For this wedding in Springfield, there was no way Ryan the groom was going to go through the most important day of his life without having his favorite food from his favorite restaurant — Happy Sushi in Springfield.
So while he and his groomswomen waited for Amy the bride to get ready, the crew made a stop at the restaurant, 846 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703.
Alissa & Brandon’s wedding photos have been added to our web page as one of our sample weddings. Their ceremony was at Our Saviour Church and reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. We especially had fun with the couple and their wedding party taking outdoor portraits at the house of Alissa’s sister in rural Jacksonville.
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Sarah & Brandon took advantage of the luxury cabins and lodge at the resort to get ready before the ceremony. Portraits outdoors, taking advantage of the scenic views. Ceremony outside, next to a pond. Reception in the large Euro-style tent. Flowers by Ashley’s Petals & Angels. Catering by Hamilton’s Catering (a fellow preferred wedding vendor at Buena Vista).
Emi & Daniel were had an outdoor wedding July 2015 on the golf course, with wedding reception in banquet facilities in the clubhouse. Friends and family stayed at the Inns of Geneva National down the road. Shops and other excitement in nearby Lake Geneva added to the weekend.
Wedding photography includes outdoor portraits on the golf course, taking advantage of beautiful summer flowers in the eco-conscience roughs.