Wan-Yuan & Josh wedding in Champaign, Taiwanese touches at University of Illinois – Urbana’s Illini Union

We were able to provide wedding photography for Wan-Yuan & Josh 23 June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana.

Wan-Yuan was a graduate student at the University of Illinois – Urbana, when she met Josh. Their first date ended up at the Illini Union, and that was where they had their ceremony and reception.

We took the bride and groom to Wan-Yuan’s graduate housing in Urbana, and their favorite restaurant in Champaign for portraits.

The ceremony started with a traditional Taiwanese Tea Ceremony. A traditional Western ceremony followed in the South Lounge of the Illini Union. Half-way through the reception, the bride changed into a traditional red wedding dress.

Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Checking out the traditional menu at their favorite Chinese restaurant in Champaign – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
End of the night in front of the Illini Union, University of Illinois – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The groom and his role-playing friends – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The bride was in a belly dancing club, and her friends performed at the reception – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The bride was in a belly dancing club, and her friends performed at the reception – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
A slide show of photos is tradition for weddings in Taiwan (the bride and groom share a moment during the show) – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Entering the reception – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding cake came from a family bakery in Chicago – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography
Combining a pair of Transformers (in lieu of a unity candle) – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Josh surprised Wan-Yuan by saying his vows in Mandarin – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Entering the traditional Western wedding ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The couples’ first date ended at the Illini Union, including a chat on this couch – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
Josh is a Transformer fan (not the movies), and one served as the pillow for the rings – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography
The groom’s mom made Wan-Yuan’s wedding dresses – wedding of Wan-Yuan and Josh June 2018 in Champaign-Urbana. Photos by Tiffany & Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony and Reception in Springfield

A storm front made guests choose to stick with the meal tent, the party tent or inside the house. Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride's family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
A storm front made guests choose to stick with the meal tent, the party tent or inside the house. Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride’s family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.

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.

Chairs, supplies, etc. provided by Signature Event Rentals (on Facebook). Dinner and late night snack of Horseshoes by 5 Flavors Catering (on Facebook).  Entertainment by Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service, with Rockstar Photo Booth (on Facebook). Flowers by True Colors Floral Artistry (on Facebook). Cake by Specialty Cakes (on Facebook). Wedding planning by Magical Events Springfield (on Facebook).

Amy walks down the aisle with her father at her wedding in rural Springfield. Amy's parents Mark and Susan gave the couple a beautiful outdoor wedding right in their yard. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Amy walks down the aisle with her father at her wedding in rural Springfield. Amy’s parents Mark and Susan gave the couple a beautiful outdoor wedding right in their yard. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
The wedding ceremony site was beneath the shade of a massive oak tree Ñ perfect way to beat the June heat. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
The wedding ceremony site was beneath the shade of a massive oak tree Ñ perfect way to beat the June heat. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride's family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride’s family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Outdoor wedding portraits, wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride's family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
Outdoor wedding portraits, wedding of Amy & Brad at the bride’s family home in rural Springfield. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
As the rain poured, the party fueled by Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service went on in the party tent next to the house. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.
As the rain poured, the party fueled by Music Source Professional Disc Jockey Service went on in the party tent next to the house. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve of Warmowski Photography.

See a more extensive gallery of wedding photography from the day on our Facebook page. Amy’s mom found us at the Elegant Bridal Expo, and used bonus Bridal Bucks to boost their package.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Wedding photography at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, Chicago and Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park

Elizabeth & Daniel exit ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel exit ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Elizabeth & Daniel’s wedding photos have been added to our web page as one of our sample weddings. Their ceremony was at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago, wedding reception Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. See a more complete gallery on Facebook.

Family photo during Elizabeth & Daniel's wedding, 2015. The highest compliment for us is when families choose us again and again. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Family photo during Elizabeth & Daniel’s wedding, 2015. The highest compliment for us is when families choose us again and again. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Family photo during the wedding of Elizabeth's sister, Meghan, in 2008. Portraits also in back yard and wedding reception at Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park. Megan has her wedding at St. Michael's Church, Orland Park (the church was under renovation so Elizabeth chose St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for her ceremony.) Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Family photo during the wedding of Elizabeth’s sister, Meghan, in 2008. Portraits also in back yard and wedding reception at Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park. Megan has her wedding at St. Michael’s Church, Orland Park (the church was under renovation so Elizabeth chose St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for her ceremony.) Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

A great compliment from the family as we photographed the wedding of Elizabeth’s sister, Meghan, 7 years ago. Great to be considered the family photographer. Music by Mike Seaquist, owner of Something to Celebrate Professional DJ/MC Service (Your Day Your Music), Chicago. Party bus by Signature Transportation Group, Chicago. Bouquets and flowers by Sass & Class Flowers, Palos Heights.

Elizabeth & Daniel wedding portraits at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel wedding portraits at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth arrives at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for ceremony. Accompanied by her mother and wedding planner. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth arrives at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago for ceremony. Accompanied by her mother and wedding planner. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth walks down the aisle with her father, St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth walks down the aisle with her father, St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Daniel watches Elizabeth come down the aisle, ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Daniel watches Elizabeth come down the aisle, ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Daniel's sister watches Daniel's reaction as he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day. Ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Daniel’s sister watches Daniel’s reaction as he sees his bride for the first time on their wedding day. Ceremony at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel in Chicago. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth's family always take these umbrellas along on wedding days, to ward off the rain. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth’s family always take these umbrellas along on wedding days, to ward off the rain. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Wedding portraits at Elizabeth's family home. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Wedding portraits at Elizabeth’s family home. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel on the balcony overlooking the golf course at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel on the balcony overlooking the golf course at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel move in for the cake cutting, wedding reception at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Elizabeth & Daniel move in for the cake cutting, wedding reception at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Guests enjoying a heater and the fall weather, balcony at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Guests enjoying a heater and the fall weather, balcony at Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Long-exposure image, exterior of the Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve & Warmowski.
Long-exposure image, exterior of the Crystal Tree Country Club, Orland Park. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding photographers based in Springfield/Jacksonville, available for weddings in Chicago, St.Louis and the Midwest.

 

Wedding Photography for Alissa and Brandon in Jacksonville

Alissa & Brandon during their outdoor portrait session on their wedding day in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church; outdoor portraits and limousine ride to/from the house of Alissa's sister in rural Jacksonville; reception at Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Alissa & Brandon during their outdoor portrait session on their wedding day in Jacksonville. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church; outdoor portraits and limousine ride to/from the house of Alissa’s sister in rural Jacksonville; reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

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.

Catering by Hamilton’s. Cake by OMG Bakery, Petersburg. Music by DJ Joe Kindred. (Did you know he also does wedding video? Contact us for more.) Flowers by An Event Design, Auburn. Limousine by Harmony Limousine, Springfield.

Formal portraits for Alissa & Brandon included this grouping — twin bride, marries twin groom, with twin flower girls. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Formal portraits for Alissa & Brandon included this grouping — twin bride, marries twin groom, with twin flower girls. Ceremony at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

 

Fun fact of the wedding is the bride and groom are both identical twins. And they had identical twins for flower girls. Here’s some more photos from the day. See a more complete gallery of images on Facebook.

Brandon checks out the detail on Alissa's wedding dress, at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Brandon checks out the details on Alissa’s wedding dress, at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Alissa outside on the porch of the Old Rectory, Our Saviour Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Alissa outside on the porch of the Old Rectory, Our Saviour Catholic Church in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, Alissa & Brandon's wedding at at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, Alissa & Brandon’s wedding at at Our Saviour Catholic Church, Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Outdoor portraits, wedding day of Alissa & Brandon in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Limousine ride to reception at Hamilton's 110 North East, Alissa & Brandon's wedding in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
Limousine ride to reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East, Alissa & Brandon’s wedding in Jacksonville. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
First dance, Alissa & Brandon's wedding reception at Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.
First dance, Alissa & Brandon’s wedding reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Tiffany & Steve Warmowski.

Alissa heard about our wedding photography by word of mouth — our extensive experience, positive reviews and happy brides are what bring us new customers. Thanks!

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, Springfield Illinois area wedding photographers.  Available for events in Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy, Peoria and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Beautiful Wedding at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Emi & Daniel's wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel’s wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

A summer trip for a wedding at Geneva National Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has been added to our web page as one of our sample weddings. Everything from the day — from getting ready in the family’s condo, action at Geneva National Resort, to post-party at the hotel bar — were documented for the couple.

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.

 

Emi's father has some humorous remembrances of the bride's childhood, last moments before walking out for the ceremony. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi’s father has some humorous remembrances of the bride’s childhood, last moments before walking out for the ceremony. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Wedding photography includes outdoor portraits on the golf course, taking advantage of beautiful summer flowers in the eco-conscience roughs.

Wedding dress. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Wedding dress. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi gets ready at her family's Lake Geneva condo. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi gets ready at her family’s Lake Geneva condo. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel checks the time, getting ready at the Inns of Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel checks the time, getting ready at the Inns of Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel with his best man (and twin Brother), outdoor wedding ceremony at Geneva National Golf Club, July 2015 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel with his best man (and twin Brother), outdoor wedding ceremony at Geneva National Golf Club, July 2015 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel reacts as Emi comes down the aisle. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel reacts as Emi comes down the aisle. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel's college friend performed ceremony, at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel’s college friend performed ceremony, at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel recess down the aisle, outdoor wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel recess down the aisle, outdoor wedding at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portraits featuring eco-conscious roughs, Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel walk in to start the reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel walk in to start the reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Cutting the cake, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Cutting the cake, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
A sun shower at sunset makes for a beautiful rainbow, and the bride and groom take a break from greeting guests for a portrait on the balcony, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
A sun shower at sunset makes for a beautiful rainbow, and the bride and groom take a break from greeting guests for a portrait on the balcony, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
First dance, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
First dance, reception at Geneva National Golf Club. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel lead their friends to the hotel bar, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Emi & Daniel lead their friends to the hotel bar, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Friends put on a show, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Friends put on a show, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel enjoys the evening with friends, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Daniel enjoys the evening with friends, post-party at the Inns at Geneva National hotel bar. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. Available for events in Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Amber has special first dance with her father during wedding at Hamilton’s 110 North East

 

Amber practices her hits with her father for first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber practices her hits with her father for first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

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 starts her first dance with her father, Bill. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber starts her first dance with her father, Bill. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber and father practice volleyball hits, just like they did so many times when she was growing up. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber and father practice volleyball hits, just like they did so many times when she was growing up. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

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.

Here’s some images from the day, and you can see more wedding photos on Facebook. The wedding was July 4th, and the night ended with sparklers!

Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan end the 4th of July night with sparklers, outside of reception hall Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
DJ Troy Armstrong loves to work children into the events of the day, including encircling Amber & Ryan during their first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
DJ Troy Armstrong loves to work children into the events of the day, including encircling Amber & Ryan during their first dance. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portrait at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Outdoor portrait at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Portraits upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Portraits upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel, MacMurray College. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan have a first look, upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel before their portraits (and ceremony). Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Amber & Ryan have a first look, upstairs at Annie Merner Chapel before their portraits (and ceremony). Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Flowers by friend Wendy Hillyer from Rushville. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Flowers by friend Wendy Hillyer from Rushville. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Ryan and his groomsmen are ready and waiting. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Ryan and his groomsmen are ready and waiting. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Get hair done at Amber's home. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski
Get hair done at Amber’s home. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. Available for events in Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, Quincy and other Central Illinois communities, as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Wedding photography for Amanda & Nick at the Jacksonville Country Club

Amanda & Nick, married August 2015 at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick, married August 2015 at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

Amanda and Nick had an elegant, beautiful wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club, and they are one of our new sample weddings on our wedding photography website. The ceremony was under beautiful shade trees on the golf course and the reception was in the clubhouse.

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.

Guest book follows peacock theme. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Guest book follows peacock theme. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

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.

See more photos on Facebook. Thanks for the five-star review from the bride, and another from Godmother Sharon. The portrait at the top of this blog post was one of our most liked images on Facebook, 2015.  As said on Facebook: “Other photographers take the kind of photos you see on Pinterest. You take the kind you see in magazines.”

Amanda's mom adjusts veil, at A Hair Company beauty salon in Jacksonville, Illinois. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda’s mom adjusts veil, at A Hair Company beauty salon in Jacksonville, Illinois. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda getting ready to put on dress, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda getting ready to put on dress, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Nick gets a group hug from groomsmen, wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Nick gets a group hug from groomsmen, wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Reservoir Dog-esque entrance for the men, Amanda & Nick's wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Reservoir Dog-esque entrance for the men, Amanda & Nick’s wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay gives Groom Nick a hug as they wait for the start of the outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay gives Groom Nick a hug as they wait for the start of the outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick's wedding, exchanging rings, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick’s wedding, exchanging rings, Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick coming down the aisle, outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Amanda & Nick coming down the aisle, outdoor wedding ceremony at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Portraits for Amanda & Nick, outdoor wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay uses "can on common sense" the groom gave to him while they were in high school, toast during wedding reception at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
Best Man Clay uses “can on common sense” the groom gave to him while they were in high school, toast during wedding reception at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
First dance, Amanda & Nick wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.
First dance, Amanda & Nick wedding at the Jacksonville Country Club. Photo by Steve & Tiffany of Warmowski Photography.

Their photos were delivered in about two weeks, and their coffee table book was completed for sharing over the holidays. Here is Tiffany’s design, book handmade in Italy.

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Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. We photograph in Springfield – Champaign – Bloomington and all over Central Illinois region as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Wedding Photography for Adria and Jeremy in Jacksonville, Illinois

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.

Thanks to Adria for the five-star review on Facebook. Here’s the layout of their wedding coffee table book, as well as some of our favorite photos from the day.

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You can also see their images in Adria & Jeremy’s Facebook highlight album.

Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy, wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk down the aisle after their wedding at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk down the aisle after their wedding at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk through bubbles at MacMurray College's Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Adria and Jeremy walk through bubbles at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Dancing into the night at Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Dancing into the night at Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Outside Hamilton's 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.
Outside Hamilton’s 110 North East. Wedding photography by Steve & Tiffany Warmowski.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. We photograph in Springfield – Champaign – Bloomington and all over Central Illinois region as well as Chicago, St. Louis and beyond. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Get wedding ideas in Illinois Times’ Your Capital City Wedding

Your Capital City Wedding planner, the bridal guide for Illinois Times, just hit newsstands. It contains ideas for planning your wedding, including wedding dresses, complete guide to Springfield, Illinois wedding venues, tips for planning your wedding, this year’s top wedding trends — and some of our wedding photography.

The tab included our photo of Laura & Josh, who were married in May at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (as we mentioned in our previous blog post).

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Family dances outside Springfield Hilton – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography).

The bridal planner also included one of our photos of Rushita & Benjamin’s Indian wedding (above). The wedding couple based their event out of the Springfield Hilton downtown hotel (700 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701), and had sangeet, mendi, mandap muhurat, as well as other South Indian wedding traditions and a grand reception at the hotel. They also had a Western wedding at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (1725 S. Walnut, Springfield, IL 62704), and a second reception at the Hilton. Here’s some more photos from the day.

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Getting ready – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
bracelets, jewelry details for Indian wedding
Jewelry detail – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Detail Indian wedding dress sari
Bridal sari detail – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Indian ceremony
Indian ceremony at Hilton – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Coconut detail - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Coconut detail – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)

 

Groom on white horse, Indian wedding
Groom on horse – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Bride's family lifts Rushita, making it harder for Benjamin to put on necklace - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Bride’s family lifts Rushita, making it harder for Benjamin to put on necklace – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Groom "points out stars" - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Groom “points out stars” – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Looking out windows of upper floor banquet room at Springfield Hilton in downtown Springfield - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Looking out windows of upper floor banquet room at Springfield Hilton in downtown Springfield – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Veil detail - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Veil detail – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Bride in limo - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Bride in limo – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Approaching  Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Approaching Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Interior, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Interior, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Veil flows in wind, portraits at Washington Park - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Veil flows in wind, portraits at Washington Park – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Portraits at state capitol building - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Portraits at state capitol building – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Chatting with friends at cocktail hour - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Chatting with friends at cocktail hour – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Wedding cake detail - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Wedding cake detail – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Tables set for grand reception, Hilton - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Tables set for grand reception, Hilton – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
First dance - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
First dance – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Traditional Stick dancing - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Traditional Stick dancing – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Shoes detail - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Shoes detail – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Bride & groom dancing at reception - Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)
Bride & groom dancing at reception – Rushita & Benjamin (by Warmowski Photography)

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Experienced photographers of Indian weddings. Follow us on FacebookStudio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only.

Buena Vista Farms adds wedding weekend packages

Buena Vista Resort has a new “Complete Wedding Weekend” package which can include extra nights in their resort cabins or spa services at the wedding venue in rural Jacksonville, Illinois near Springfield. It’s a way for brides to enjoy a wedding weekend, with more time with friends and family, on top of their wedding day.

“We had several brides last year that really enjoyed a wedding weekend as opposed to a wedding day,” said owner Teri Gutierrez. “As the mother of the bride a few years ago, I can say that it went by too fast! I wanted a do over in slow motion, because it was such a wonderful day and such a wonderful party with many traveling from Iowa and Indiana. We just did not get enough time to enjoy our friends that we do not get to see often enough.”

Buena Vista features an air-conditioned “Euro” tent; a cabin to get ready with full inside restrooms for guests; game area for kids; and more. Their resort area with cabins on their pond also hosts spa services such as manicures, massages (hot stone, sugar scrub, deep tissue for example) and haircuts, formal hair style or up-do. Check their website or call Teri 217.370.1219 for details.

Buena Vista attracts weddings from Springfield, Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, St. Louis, Chicago and all over the Midwest.

Here’s some of our wedding photography from outdoor weddings at the resort.

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Deluxe cabins at Buena Vista Resort (by Warmowski Photography).
Flowers at outdoor wedding area at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Flowers at outdoor wedding area at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
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Euro tent at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
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Jillian & Daniel, portraits by pond at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
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Walking down aisle for outdoor wedding (by Warmowski Photography).
Big kids enjoy game area at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Big kids enjoy game area at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Child game area at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Child game area at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
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Euro tent at dusk at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Ashlee & Justin outside tent at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Ashlee & Justin outside tent at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Ashlee & Justin's first dance in Euro ten at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
Ashlee & Justin’s first dance in Euro tent at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
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Outdoor wedding for Jillian & Daniel at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Follow us on FacebookStudio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only.