Michelle & Jordan were married Saturday, December 31, 2011, in Springfield, Illinois.
The bridal party stopped at the capitol building after the ceremony and used sparklers to ‘write’ out the wedding date.
Congratulations to Michelle & Jordan!
Enjoy some of our favorite moments from their wedding day!
Katie was given a special hanger which she used to hang her wedding gown on the special day. The hanger was a gift from friends who found it on one of my favorite gift websites – Etsy!
Jack and his brother Val chill out at their parents’ house before getting ready.
Katie’s mom, sister and other bridesmaids help her get ready to go to the park to meet her groom.
Jack & Katie decided to see each other before the ceremony. There was a wedding later in the day at this gazebo in Springfield’s Washington Park, but a call to the park district before the big day ensured it would be available when we needed it.
After a few minutes seeing each other for the first time on their big day, they were ready to head to Katie’s parents’ house for family and bridal party portraits.
Katie’s parents’ backyard includes a bridge over a creek that runs behind their house. Katie’s sister, Shannon spent hours earlier that week power washing the bridge so it would be ready for photos.
Katie and her father Dennis wait for the ceremony to begin. Katie’s mom Theresa surprised Katie by having the florist incorporate Theresa’s own wedding veil into Katie’s bridal bouquet.
Shannon’s maid-of-honor speech included a prop. The prop illustrated stories of Katie’s graduate school days.
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Prairie Production was the venue for Anne & Loren’s wedding in Chicago on Saturday, April 23, 2011. It’s a fantastic space because it’s a blank slate! There is so much that can be done to decorate. Anne’s cousin Melissa used her artistic talent to make a drape that separated the eating area from the ceremony area before and during the ceremony. When the eating area was ready for guests, the curtain was pulled back.
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May 14, 2011, was the wedding day of Jessica & Kenny. They were married at Chapin Christian Church. It’s a beautiful, old church, and is the church Kenny grew up in.
One of the favors the guests found when they entered the reception was a bottle of Jones Soda with Jessica & Kenny’s photo on it! What a great idea for a favor! Wedding reception at Hamilton’s 110 North East.
The head table was treated to beautiful raspberry champaign cocktails.
The cake was amazing. The red strawberries went with the color scheme and who doesn’t love chocolate-covered strawberries?!
Aside: Pastor Steve Peters was the officiant, but his “day job” is banquet and catering director at Kickapoo Creek Winery in Edwards. Be sure to check out his venue for wedding receptions for the Peoria area.
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Erin’s Pavilion at Springfield’s new Southwind Park was a wonderful place for Nicole and Erik to get married and have their reception. Nicole and Erik were married June 12, 2011.
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Anne and Loren were married at Prairie Productions in Chicago on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Murphy is Anne (and now Loren’s) dog. To say that he is an important part of their lives is probably an understatement. For him to be part of the wedding ceremony was a given.
Here is Murphy on his humans’ big day –
Prairie Productions, the site of the wedding, is animal friendly and Murphy was welcomed with open arms.
The flower girl and ring bearer.
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Anne & Loren were married Saturday 23 April 2011 at Prairie Productions in Chicago. It has been raining a lot here in the Midwest, so I was preparing myself all week for that possibility. No rain appeared! The day was absolutely beautiful in every way.
Here are some of our favorite details from their day.
Anne’s dog, Murphy was an important part of the day (click here for a post on Murphy)
Loren’s mom, Sharon, and Anne take a peek at people arriving for the wedding.
The couple decided on using iTunes for their music. They plugged into Prairie Production’s sound system and danced all night.
There is a great view of the skyline right outside Prairie Productions and we took advantage of it near the end of the night.
Congratulations to Anne & Loren and a beautiful wedding day! Wishing you a long and happy marriage!
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Tiffany and I were honored to photography the very intimate wedding ceremony of June & Brandon Stricker Thursday afternoon at the Inn at 835 in Springfield, Illinois.
The couple picked Thursday for their ceremony to mark the sixth anniversary of their first date. The witnesses and only guests were June & Brandon’s parents. A neat opportunity to provide wedding photography. Afterwards we took portraits at the capitol building/state house and at Springfield Union Station/Lincoln Presidential Library Visitor Center.
Ceremony by retired judge Hon. Roger W. Holmes as officiant— who said they were a great couple because a) they know how to compromise (moving to Springfield as a half-way point between families) and b) reacted with grace and fun when the ring didn’t slip onto Brandon’s finger.
The Inn at 835 is a historic hotel just off downtown Springfield. (We’ve photographed wedding receptions here before, then venue has nice event facilities). Here’s some of the details we photographed before the ceremony.
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There were 3 little ones who participated in Monica & Luther’s wedding in Lombard, Illinois. They were Luther’s nieces and nephew.
The nice thing about having kids participating in your wedding is that you never know what’s going to happen. And one of the downsides to having kids in your wedding is that you never know what’s going to happen. Choosing whether or not to have children participate is a decision the bride and groom should make – keeping in mind how easily they are able to roll with things. Because, very rarely do ring bearers and flower girls walk directly and quietly down the aisle. Which is fine! It wouldn’t be memorable if they did!
Bode got going, but then Allison realized her big sister, Avery, had dropped some flower petals. Allison pointed to them and said, “uh oh.” And it took her a minute to decide whether or not she was going to pick them up or keep going. Eventually, she kept going.
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When I meet with couples before their wedding day to learn the details and hear about what is most important to them, one of the questions I ask is if they plan to see each other before the ceremony.
The answer is about 50/50. Fifty percent of our couples want to stick with tradition. The first time the groom sees his bride on the wedding day is when she is walks down the aisle.
The other 50 percent decide on a special moment before the ceremony where they see each other, ooohhh and aaahhh over each other, and then have their family and bridal party join them for portraits.
Either way works for us. The day, after all, is about the couple and their friends and family, and NOT about the photos OR the photographers.
But, (you knew there would be a but, right!?) we honestly prefer when couples see each other and get the portraits done before the ceremony. The upsides are: fresh make up and clothing, less rushing, not keeping guests waiting, being able to get to the reception when you want to, not when photos are over, and you don’t have to worry about people who were supposed to be in portraits having left for the reception.
Monica and Luther decided to see each other before their ceremony. One reason was that they wanted to stop at their CrossFit gym with the bridal party for photos between the ceremony and reception.
Here are a few photos of their “first look.”
We typically do the “first look” at the alter where the portraits will be taken. There is good light there. The bride and groom usually opt for the groom to stand at the alter with his back turned and the bride walking up the aisle, and he turns around when she gets to him. Although, we have done it other places. Liz and Kris saw each other for the first time in a garden outside the church and Steve and I first saw each other on Rutledge Lawn at MacMurray College across from Annie Merner Chapel in Jacksonville. Rutledge Lawn was where we first met and where he gave me my engagement ring.
Posted by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography. She and her husband, Steve, photograph weddings, like Monica & Luther’s, in Lombard and Homer Glen, as well as in Chicago, St. Louis and all over. And, although Tiffany & Steve saw each other before their ceremony, they both still cried when Tiffany walked down the aisle with her daddy.