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.
Best thing about this wedding — Amber had an amazing first dance with her father. They started out dancing, but then a volleyball was thrown in. Bill tossed the ball to Amber, and the bride bumped it back. Amber said sports was more their style than dancing. They did this “a million times” when she was growing up, so it was a great way to bring out their true personalities on her wedding day.
Amber and Ryan were married July 4th, 2015 in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College; reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding dress from Girls In White Satin Bridal and Formal Wear of Jacksonville, Illinois. (And GIWS had extra work, the bride did crossfit to look her best for the wedding, and they had to adjust the dress!) Music by TADJ – Troy Armstrong. Cake by Susan Park, flowers by Wendy Hillyer, both of Rushville.
We love working with Teri and the staff at Buena Vista Farms. Teri takes amazing care of her brides, making sure every detail has been attended to. She has an endless collection of decor that will fit any theme or color scheme.
The outdoor spaces are perfect for the ceremony and offer many different backdrops for portraits. The tent is an elegant setting for the reception and the different buildings on site provide spaces for everything you could need including rehearsal dinner, salon space, places to getting ready as well as cabins for you and your guests to spend the night – really the whole weekend.
We have had great experiences photographing at Buena Vista Farms and we congratulate them on their well-deserved recognition!
The day featured amazing service and food (as always) from the Jacksonville, Illinois Country Club. Tom Anderson from An Event Design went above and beyond with incredible arrangements, bouquets and boutineers. Icing On the Cake made an incredibly delicious and beautiful wedding cake. A Hair Company provided hair and makeup services and made sure all the ladies felt beautiful in their comfortable and beautiful salon.
Amanda’s mom walked her down the aisle and where she and Nick exchanged vows and rings while the guests enjoyed the shade, the beautiful weather and the touching ceremony. The guests signed a special guest book by putting their thumbprints on a drawing of a peacock. And the speeches by the maid and matron of honor and best man were touching and personal.
They danced the night away to great tunes, and Amanda & Nick even snuck away for a few minutes to have a few minutes alone under the full moon.
We added a new sample of wedding photography to our web page today. Adria & Jeremy were married September 2015 in Jacksonville, Illinois. Their ceremony was at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel, and reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East.
We’ve been hearing frustrating stories from families who had to wait for months for their photographer to deliver their wedding photos. Adria and Jeremy not only received their photos from us in the same month, but also picked their top images and had their wedding album to share at Christmastime.
Our wedding photography will be on display during The Elegant Bridal Expo 12-4pm Sunday January 10, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois. The bridal show features 90+ exhibitors, swag bags, complimentary subscription to Brides magazine, door prizes, $500 in Bridal Bucks for every Bride, and more.
Register for free tickets at Elegant Bridal Expo’s web site. See flyer on our Facebook wall. Get more details at Elegant Bridal Expo/Springfield Facebook event page. The event draws wedding vendors from the Springfield region including DJs, wedding limousine services, wedding florists, wedding dresses, and more. The winter bridal expo can draw 400 people or more, so register soon and be sure to get there early to get your swag bag!
Something not wedding photography related . . . Tiffany Warmowski was, I guess you can say honored, to be included in the latest episode of the Mortifed podcast. Tiffany explains . . .
There’s a podcast and stage show called Mortified, where adults read the diaries they wrote as teenagers. I was listening to this podcast when they had a call for horrible teen poetry. This is a tongue-in-cheek contest sponsored with the Poetry Foundation. Well, in addition to books and books of diary pages, I also have quite the collection of really, really bad poetry I wrote as a teenager. I chose two poems and called the phone number where I read each poem and gave a little background on why I wrote each one. Well, apparently my horrible poem, titled, “Yesterday” stuck out to them. You can hear me on the podcast reading part of the poem I wrote as a freshman in high school. Let’s just say that “Mortified” is a very accurate description of how I’m feeling!
This weekend is the Prairieland Chautauqua. The annual event features local and national performers recreating the lives and stories of historical figures, musical shows and historical storytellers. Go for the show, but also to talk to the other interesting people this event draws.
Schedule — The Morgan County Historical Society’s 17th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua — “All American Showcase”
Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday, Monday September 5-7, 2015 at First Christian Church 2106 S. Main St. South Jacksonville. More on Facebook event .
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave is the daughter of John and Sherrie Tomhave of Jacksonville. 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz is the daughter of Quenten Benz and Amber Griggle-Benz of Murrayville. The pageant was held Tuesday night July 7 at the fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Morgan County Fair 2015 Pageant winners, Queen contest
Alexis Rachelle Middleton named 1st Runner Up
Cassidy Dayne Crow named 2nd Runner Up
Queen Abby Tomhave also won Best Speech
Alexis Middleton won for Best interview
Breann Nicole Burt won Miss Congeniality
Megan Lorine Littleton won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2015 Pageant winners, Little Miss contest
Jenna Shillings won 1st Runner Up princess
Marlee JoAnn Barnhill won 2nd Runner Up
Emma Margeret Busch won the vote for People’s Choice
twin sisters Jaylee Jean Crafton won Best Interview and
Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards. Also thanks to our friends at Jacksonville Bark for Your Park/Jacksonville Park Foundation and Pets Supplies Plus who joined as contest sponsors and gave a box of treats for the new queen and princess to pass out to their new four-legged friends.