Girls in White Satin 2013 Teen Celebrity Search winners


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Congratulations to the winners on the Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear’s 2013 Teen Celebrity Search. The winners are (from left, photo below) Rachel Hall of Jacksonville High School, JoAnna Sanders of Westfair Christian Academy, Cassie Borcky of Greenfield High School, and Lindsey Hobson of Griggsville-Perry High School.

Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear's 2013 Teen Celebrity Search winners.
Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear’s 2013 Teen Celebrity Search winners.

GIWS is having a Catch the Red Carpet Craze sale on Monday, February 18, featuring 15-60% off prom dresses, newest designs featured on the red carpet runway style show at 2pm. Details on Facebook event page. Follow Girls in White Satin on their Facebook page. We are featured on their web site as recommended wedding photographers. See wedding dresses, bridal, mother of bride, flower girl, bridesmaid and other wedding fashions as well as prom dress featured in last month’s Jacksonville Wedding Expo style show.

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. On the main floor of Hamilton Catering’s 110 North East, around the corner from Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear .

Cowboy boots and all Western popular in weddings

Katelin and her cowboy boots for a cold, cold January wedding at MacMurray College.
Katelin and her cowboy boots for a cold, cold January wedding at MacMurray College.

At the recent Jacksonville bridal show Laurie from Girls in White Satin Bridal and Formal Wear said that cowboy boots and Western touches are quite popular accents for weddings now (especially for this fall). Made us think of our professional wedding photography for Katelin & Brian’s wedding at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Katelin dances during her reception at the MacMurray College McClelland Dining Hall.
Katelin dances during her reception at the MacMurray College McClelland Dining Hall.

Katelin wore a dress from Girls in White Satin. She accented decorations with lace, loved the back of her dress, and hoped for snow so she could get photos outside. Ceremony at MacMurray College’s Annie Merner Chapel, with reception immediately following at McClelland Dining Hall next door. MacMurray is a great location for a wedding (that’s were Tiffany and I were married).

Bridesmaids had muff handwarmers, perfect for a cold January day.
Bridesmaids had muff handwarmers, perfect for a cold January day.
Sparkly branches kept with an icy wedding theme.
Sparkly branches kept with an icy winter wedding theme.

We previously photographed the wedding of Brian’s brother Ben in White Hall, Illinois. Always a great compliment when family members come back to us for wedding photography! Here’s what Genny & Ben posted about us on our Facebook page:

Steve and Tiffany did a terrific job of capturing special moments during our ceremony and reception. They were available before and stayed after the time frame that they committed to. We will forever enjoy looking through the pictures and recalling the many people that made the day so special. Thank you for sharing your talent and your professionalism!

Katelin & Brian leave at the end of the night with sparklers all around.
Katelin & Brian leave at the end of the night with sparklers all around.

Posted by Steve. 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. Be sure to check out our neighbors Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear for formal wear for the occasion.

Wedding photography at Jacksonville Bridal Expo

Great to have been a part of the Jacksonville Main Street Bridal & Prom Expo this past weekend at Hamilton’s 110 North East. So nice to be able to meet brides and have time to talk in a relaxed atmosphere about our central Illinois professional wedding photography.

The highlight of the show was Girls in White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear’s bridal and prom fashion show. To see all the dresses and gowns, check out photos on our Facebook gallery.

Girls in White Satin at the Jacksonville Bridal Expo. See link above for more photos.
Girls in White Satin at the Jacksonville Bridal Expo. See link above for more photos.

Other notes from the event . . .

  • American Rentals is now part of Signature Rentals. They feature our photography on their website, and on the side of their Springfield-based truck.
  • Mobile Mania highlighted their photo booth, contact 217.242.9676. They also offer Dj and lighting services. Based in Quincy, Illinois.
  • Flowers and decorations for the bridal show by Ashley’s Petals & Angels florist.
Summer wedding in Carrollton Illinois of Hannah & Joe with lightning from a passing storm. Image on Signature Rentals.
Summer wedding in Carrollton Illinois of Hannah & Joe with lightning from a passing storm. Our image on Signature Rentals.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Studio  301 E. Court Street Suite B, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650, hours by appointment, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East.

Black formal dresses — Girls in White Satin at the Jacksonville Bridal Expo. See link above for more photos.
Black formal dresses — Girls in White Satin at the Jacksonville Bridal Expo. See link above for more photos.

Detail photos of downtown Chicago wedding at Ritz-Carlton

Our bride and groom Margie & Ken are getting their photos today of our downtown Chicago wedding photography at the Ritz-Carlton (Four Seasons) last weekend. We wanted to share some detail shots and links to some of the great wedding vendors who helped make the evening so wonderful . . .

Margie wore a gold sequin dress.
Margie wore a gold sequin dress.

A string quartet from Rendezvous Music played contemporary music through the night, such as Viva La Vida by Cold Play and All You Need is Love by the Beatles. At one point I went over to Tiffany and joked it was like watching one of our favorite movies, Love Actually. Rendezvous Music provides live music for Chicago special events. Ken passed along the contact info for one of the performers, Katherine Hughes.

String quartet from Renzedvous Music.
String quartet from Renzedvous Music.

Margie wanted a white rose wedding bouquet, and the best she found was from Scot Steuber Florist & Greenhouses ezblooms.com in Chicago (773) 238-2013. They also decorated the event room at the Ritz-Carlton.

EZBLOOMS.COM white rose bouquet
EZBLOOMS.COM white rose bouquet

Also had fun photographing details of the intricate decorations around the hotel. The hotel also catered hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful dinner.

Chandelier detail Ritz-Carlton.
Chandelier detail Ritz-Carlton.

When we photograph weddings we pay special attention to the details of the day. You put so much effort into the extras that make the day, and we want to help you remember how great everything looked.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day. Follow us on Facebook. Offering wedding photography in the Chicago area, downstate Illinois (Springfield, Quincy, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington-Normal, Jacksonville), as well as St. Louis and beyond.

Jenna amid the chaos

The wedding day can, at times, be stressful. That is especially true before the ceremony when everyone is getting ready.

The VIP room at Hamilon’s 10 N. East in Jacksonville was a bit messy – and there was a wee flower girl running around somewhere – but Jenna was calm in her “Mrs. Grummel” sweatshirt with her veil in her hair.

One of my favorite moments from Jenna & Craig's wedding day.

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography captures the quieter moments of your day you might not even remember until you see the photo. Husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Follow us on Facebook. Wedding photography for Springfield, Quincy and all of Central Illinois. Member of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in Central Illinois (on Facebook). Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 in the Hamilton’s 110 North East building.

Thoughtful gifts for the guys in your wedding

Ryan’s gifts to his groomsmen were cufflinks individualized to each guy’s personal interest. It was a very thoughtful gift that likely took time to shop for. Great job, Ryan!

Ryan & his groomsmen show off their cufflinks.

Meghan & Ryan were married at  St. Ita Catholic Church, Chicago and had their reception at The Park Grill in Millennium Park.

Posted by Tiffany. Warmowski Photography shows the attention to detail you’ve put into the planning of your wedding. We photograph in Chicago, Kansas, England & beyond! Every part of your day will be captured.