On a personal note, Tiffany’s poetry attracts spotlight

 

Tiffany Hermon Warmowski & Michelle McIntyre Davlantis circa February 29, 1992 in Lynwood, IL
Tiffany Hermon Warmowski & Michelle McIntyre Davlantis circa February 29, 1992 in Lynwood, IL

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!

Tiffany was given the Award For The Most Misguided Attempt To Cheer Up A Friend, Only To Probably Make Them Feel A Whole Lot Worse. Hear Tiffany in the podcast on SoundCloud at 20:26 in episode 45 Emma: The Girl Who Cried Y2K.

 

 

Tiffany's teenage diary case, hidden away in the closet.
Tiffany’s teenage diary case, hidden away in the closet.

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2015 Prairieland Chautauqua Schedule

musical performers stan & judy in studio
Music by “Stan & Judy” Judy Viera and Stan Robinson 7pm Monday, part of the Prairieland Chautauqua 2015.

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 .

Dinner by Hamilton’s Catering is available each night by reservation by calling 217-675-2720.

Saturday, September 5

  • 4 pm Millikin University Guitar Ensemble
  • 5pm “Black Hawk’s View of American History” by Brian “Fox” Ellis
  • 7pm “Historic Instruments of Illinois” with Chris Vallillo
  • 8pm Jackie Kennedy by Leslie Goddard

Sunday, September 6

  • 4pm Chris Talley Trio – Bluegrass Extraordinaire
  • 5pm Eleanor Roosevelt by Leslie Goddard
  • 7pm Troy Roark, Magician and Juggler
  • 8pm “The Ghosts of Edgar Allan Poe” by Brian “Fox” Ellis

Monday, September 7

  • 4pm “Stories and Sounds” with Mike Anderson
  • 5pm “Our Mary” Mary Anderson by Sherri Mitchell
  • 7pm Music by Stan & Judy
  • 8pm Cyrus Thomas and the Mystery of the Mound Builders by Robert Seufert
MacMurray College professor Robert Seufert in period attire
Robert Seufert brings to life Cyrus Thomas, who had to go against the general public opinion about the origins of Native American burial mounds. Monday 8pm at Prairieland Chautauqua.
Sherri Mitchell in period costume
Sherri Mitchell reenacts actress Mary Anderson, Monday 5pm at the Prairieland Chautauqua.

Warmowski Photography is one of the sponsors of this year’s event.

Announcing the 2015 Morgan County Fair Queen & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2015 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Abby Elise Tomhave was named Queen and Nevaeh Madison Benz was named Princess. Link to see all images/order prints.

Morgan County Fair Pageant 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave and 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Morgan County Fair Pageant 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave and 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.

 

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
(From left) 1st Runner Up Alexis Middleton, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, 2015 Queen and Best Speech Abby Tomhave, 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Gassmann, and 2nd Runner Up Cassidy Crow.
(From left) 1st Runner Up Alexis Middleton, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, 2015 Queen and Best Speech Abby Tomhave, 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Gassmann, and 2nd Runner Up Cassidy Crow.
Abby Tomhave after being crowned 2015 Queen.
Abby Tomhave after being crowned 2015 Queen.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in evening gown portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in evening gown portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in swimsuit portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in swimsuit portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave giving speech.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave giving speech.
(From left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
(From left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Swimsuit - (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Swimsuit – (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Evening gowns — (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Evening gowns — (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.

 

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
  • Saydee Elynn Crafton won Best Stage Presence  
(Girls from left) 1st Runner Up Jenna Shillings, 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz, 2014 Princess Addyson James, and 2nd Runner Up Marlee JoAnn Barnhill.
(Girls from left) 1st Runner Up Jenna Shillings, 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz, 2014 Princess Addyson James, and 2nd Runner Up Marlee JoAnn Barnhill.
Swimsuit - 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Swimsuit – 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Dress - 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Dress – 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Crowning of 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Crowning of 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in swimsuits.
Princess contestants in swimsuits.

 

Information & links

2014 Queen Brianna Klein says goodbye to the crowd.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein says goodbye to the crowd.
2014 Princess Addyson James gives farewell speech.
2014 Princess Addyson James gives farewell speech.
Emcee Troy Armstrong laughs as he asks question of Sydney Richardson.
Emcee Troy Armstrong laughs as he asks question of Sydney Richardson.
Jaylee Crafton leaves the stage (twin sister Saydee prepares to walk on).
Jaylee Crafton leaves the stage.
Twins Jaylee (left) and Saydee Crafton in Evening gown. Jaylee won Best Interview and Saydee won Best Stage Presence.
Twins Jaylee (left) and Saydee Crafton in Evening gown. Jaylee won Best Interview and Saydee won Best Stage Presence.
The photographer counted 43 visiting royalty who addressed the crowd.
The photographer counted 43 visiting royalty who addressed the crowd.

See gallery of all the visiting royalty.

2015 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants with 2014 Queen Brianna Klein.
2015 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants with 2014 Queen Brianna Klein.
2015 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants with 2014 Princess Addyson James.
2015 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants with 2014 Princess Addyson James.

 

Check back at coverage 2010201120122013 and 2014 contests.

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.

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Updated with additional photos Wednesday afternoon.
Gallery of images link added Wednesday night.

Our bride & groom on cover of Illinois Times’ Capital City Wedding Guide 2015

Cover of Illinois Times Capital City Wedding Guide 2015

We were thrilled that our image of Laura & Josh was chosen for the cover of the Illinois Times’ Capital City Wedding guide 2015.

They had their summer 2013 ceremony at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the first wedding there in modern times. They couldn’t set up for the outdoor wedding ceremony until after the national park closed, but Signature Event Rental was able to set up the chairs in time. Laura & Josh are history buffs, so they asked if the park hosted weddings and the director used the event for a trial run.

bride, dad face to face
Laura has a moment with her father after the ceremony.

group shot  Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois bride groom  Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois

Laura & Josh walk into the setting sun and head to reception.
Laura & Josh walk into the setting sun and head to reception.

After the ceremony Steve jumped in a 1972 Plymouth Fury III that Josh’s family uses for special events. That’s how the Illinois Times cover shot and some other fun photos came about.

Heading to the reception in Josh's family 1972 Plymouth Fury III.
Heading to the reception in Josh’s family 1972 Plymouth Fury III.

The reception was at Panther Creek Country Club. Shot of DJ Mike Testa scratching tunes (he’s now “Spin” – music services offered by Signature Event Rental); cake by Specialty Cakes.

Cake cutting, Specialty Cakes, Panther Creek Country Club.
Cake cutting, Specialty Cakes, Panther Creek Country Club.
DJ Mike Testa.
DJ Mike Testa.
End of the night moment, Panther Creek Country Club.
End of the night moment, Panther Creek Country Club.

A photo of Laura & Josh was used inside last year’s supplement as well. Theirs was a fun wedding that really showed their personality.

See Laura’s review of our wedding photography on Wedding Wire.

Warmowski Photography was incredible! They captured every special moment from multiple angles. Their photography continues to bring the memories to life from our big day. It doesn’t hurt that they are very personable. They are the type of people you’d love to have as personal friends.

See Laura’s review of our wedding photography on Yelp.

We used Warmowski Photography for our wedding in May 2013. I could seriously go on and on about how much we loved our photos and our photographers! Every special moment was perfectly captured. Since we didn’t have a wedding video made, I really wanted photography that would keep our memory of the day alive. Now almost two years later, we are able to relive that beautiful day thanks to the Warmowski’s. I follow their Facebook page to keep up with current weddings because they are so talented! I highly recommend them! They are also extremely nice people. They’re the type of people you’d love to have as friends. There are a lot of options when it comes to wedding photography and I urge those considering their options to think of the type of photos that you will want your children and grandchildren to look back on. In 30 years, no one will remember what flavor of cake you had or how good the music was, but they definitely will be looking at your photos. For me, photography was the most important part and we could not have made a better choice. I strongly suggest Warmowski Photography!!
Oh! And we’re not the only one’s who thought our pictures were great. The Illinois Times Capital City Wedding Guide agreed because we were in the 2014 edition and are now on the cover of the 2015 edition!

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 Facebook. Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only

Morgan County Fair Queen Brianna Klein finalist at state

Congratulations to the 2014 Morgan County Fair Queen Brianna  Klein — she won first runner up to the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. See coverage from the 2014 fair.

Morgan County Fair 2014 Queen wins first runner up at state.
Morgan County Fair 2014 Queen wins first runner up at state.

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 Facebook. Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only.

Annie Brahler and Euro Trash make national news

Euro Trash owner Annie Brahler at her home, in Jacksonville, Illinois. http://euro-trash.us. Photo by Steve and Tiffany of Warmowski Photography http://www.warmowskiphoto.com

Euro Trash owner Annie Brahler at her home, in Jacksonville, Illinois. http://euro-trash.us. Photo by Steve and Tiffany of Warmowski Photography http://www.warmowskiphoto.com

We know Euro Trash owner Annie Brahler as a designer who’s made her mark on the national scene. Lately she’s been getting press as the person who designed U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s Washington office.

We’ve offered assistance to Annie as she has hosted photographers and art directors from national home magazines. Her historic home on State Street in Jacksonville has been featured in numerous home and style magazines. Annie also let Steve follow her when he photographed for the America At Home project (she appeared in the book).

Euro Trash is a bright spot in the economy of Jacksonville, Illinois. The company imports items purchased at sales and markets in Europe, and she has a team of trained carpenters and  refinishers who fix up the home goods which make their way into the homes of St. Louis sports stars and other high-end homes.

Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski PhotographyFollow us on Facebook. Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only.

 

Announcing the 2014 Morgan County Fair Queen & Princess Jacksonville, IL

Congratulations to the 2014 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Brianna Elizabeth Klein was named Queen and Addyson Lynn James was named Princess. Brianna is the daughter of Kevin and Jamie Klein of Murrayville; Addyson is the daughter of Derek and Dana James of Jacksonville.

2014 Morgan County Fair Princess Addyson Lynn James and Queen Brianna Elizabeth Klein.
2014 Morgan County Fair Princess Addyson Lynn James and Queen Brianna Elizabeth Klein.

 

Morgan County Fair 2014 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Jori Rose Brennan named 1st runner up
  • Caisey Jayne DeOrnellas named 2nd runner up
  • Payton Ericka McClenning won Best Interview, Miss Congeniality & People’s Choice
  • Jori Rose Brennan won Best Speech
(From left) 2nd runner up Caisey DeOrnellas, 2013 Queen Sydne Peck, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, Best Speech Jori Brennan, and Best Interview, Miss Congeniality & People's Choice Payton McClenning.
(From left) 2nd runner up Caisey DeOrnellas, 2013 Queen Sydne Peck, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, Best Speech Jori Brennan, and Best Interview, Miss Congeniality & People’s Choice Payton McClenning.
Brianna Klein crowned 2014 Morgan County Queen.
Brianna Klein crowned 2014 Morgan County Queen.

Little Miss Contest

  • Ella Sue Beard named 1st runner up
  • Kamdyn Aggi Johnson named 2nd runner up
  • Jaycee Renea Bates won Best Stage Presence
  • McKenzie Ann McGee won Best Interview
  • Jamisyn Michal Wood won People’s Choice
(From left) People's Choice Jamisyn Wood, 2nd runner up Kamdyn Johnson, 2014 Princess Addyson James, 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan, 1st runner up Ella Beard, Best Stage Presence Jaycee Bates, and Best Interview McKenzie McGee.
(From left) People’s Choice Jamisyn Wood, 2nd runner up Kamdyn Johnson, 2014 Princess Addyson James, 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan, 1st runner up Ella Beard, Best Stage Presence Jaycee Bates, and Best Interview McKenzie McGee.
Morgan County Fair 2014 Princess Addyson James and 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan.
Morgan County Fair 2014 Princess Addyson James and 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography donated their services to the pageant committee, and awarded prizes to the winners, on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. 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

2014 Queen Brianna Klein in speech.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in speech.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in bathing suit.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in bathing suit.
Queen contestants in bathing suits.
Queen contestants in bathing suits.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in evening wear.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in evening wear.
Queen contestants in evening wear.
Queen contestants in evening wear.
Princess contestants in bathing suits.
Princess contestants in bathing suits.

2014 Princess Addyson James in dress.

2014 Princess Addyson James in dress.

2014 Princess Addyson James with emcee WLDS' Gary Scott.
2014 Princess Addyson James with emcee WLDS’ Gary Scott.
Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in dresses.

Information & links

Check back at coverage 201020112012 and 2013 contests. Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Running to stay fit for your wedding day

Are you running to stay fit for your wedding, or training for a 5k or another run?

You should take part in the Bridesmaid/Groomsmen Run and 5K Race Saturday June 14th at Duncan Park in Jacksonville. You can do a one-mile run wearing wedding/prom/formal attire, or a full 5K race. Proceeds to benefit Relay For Life, Tri County Illinois.

Bride & groom job on bike path
Amanda & Luke met on the Centennial trail (by Warmowski Photography).

The event reminds us Amanda & Luke’s wedding. They met while running on the recreational path at Centennial Park in Springfield, Illinois and we went out and photographed them on the trail before their reception at the Firefighters-Postal Club on Lake Springfield. Just one way our wedding photography can tell the story of your wedding day.

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.

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.

dressing Indian clothes
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.

woody cabin interior
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).
outdoor tent wedding
Euro tent at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
bride & groom by farm pond
Jillian & Daniel, portraits by pond at Buena Vista (by Warmowski Photography).
walking down aisle, outdoor wedding
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).
tent at dusk
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).
outdoor wedding
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.