Including their furry friend in the wedding day

I already did a post on Meghan & Ryan and their dog, Bailey, in regard to their wedding stationary. I wanted to show you another way they included Bailey in their wedding day.

They used photos of Bailey as table numbers.

And, Rob, the matron-of-honor’s husband, took the same photo of them that we did (with Bailey outside of their home) but he took the digital file immediately to a nearby drugstore and had copies printed for their parents, which were put in frames on the head table – where the bride and groom and their parents sat. It was a fun surprise for their parents when they sat down to eat!

Bailey is four years old and she became a member of Meghan & Ryan’s family when they got her from another family that could no longer keep her. She is a sweet, well-mannered pup with obviously adoring ‘parents.’

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St. Ita Catholic Church, Chicago/The Park Grill, Millennium Park, Chicago, were Meghan & Ryan’s wedding venues.

Jenna & Craig’s wedding decor at Hamilton’s

Jenna & Craig were married Friday, May 11, 2012, in the South Ballroom at Hamilon’s 110 North East in Jacksonville. The chair covers and bows transformed the room!

The room was first set up for the ceremony. Covered chairs with bows in the wedding colors surrounded the dance floor where the couple exchanged vows & rings.
The chairs were in rows for the ceremony.
The white table cloths made the napkins and centerpieces really pop.
The chairs at the head table alternated in color.
The gift table continued the purple & green theme.

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Miranda & Larry – Irish wedding traditions

Miranda & Larry were married April 22, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Springfield. The sanctuary was flooded with light from huge windows and the decor was simple and elegant.

The men in the bridal party and fathers wore kilts in the bride's family's tartan. The blue carpet in the sanctuary was a perfect match.
Clovers were grown especially for the wedding from seeds from Ireland.
Miranda's shoes were special order from Europe with her family's tartan.
The guys all looked so ... Irish!

Miranda & Larry included descriptions of some traditions in their wedding program, including this one: Irish tradition holds that bridesmaids wear white to confuse any fairs that want to cause mischief during the ceremony. Also, during Midieval times, it helped confuse anyone who wished to break up the ceremony and kidnap the bride for her dowry or ransom.

The bridesmaids wore sashes of the family tartan.


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Warmowski Photography featured in Intuit video

Tiffany is featured on the Intuit web site as a successful small business / entrepreneurs. Warmowski Photography and some of our favorite examples of wedding photography are profiled in the video.

Special thanks to Kimchi, of Intuit, for interviewing me.

Check out the video!

One of my favorite images used in the video - us having a great time and Monica & Luther's wedding.

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Katie & Jack’s caterers – 5 Flavors

5 Flavors did a great job catering Katie & Jack’s July 2 wedding at Erin’s Pavilion at Springfield’s Southwind Park. Not only was the food good, the service was great and the decor from 5 Flavors’ partner Signature Event Rental, was beautiful.

Katie talks to a 5 Flavors associate about how happy she is with the room.

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Katie & Jack – Wedding highlights

Katie Duffin & Jack Contri were married July 2, 2011, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Springfield and their reception was at Erin’s Pavilion at Springfield’s new Southwind Park.

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.

Katie & Jack, along with their bridal party, entertained the guests with their entertaining, dancing entrance.











Shannon’s maid-of-honor speech included a prop. The prop illustrated stories of Katie’s graduate school days.

Val’s best man toast was heartfelt and reflected the brothers’ close relationship.

The wagon came in handy when it came to the garter toss.

We always keep an eye on when the sun is setting. If it’s an appropriate time for the bride and groom to leave their party for a few minutes, we try to use the beautiful light to our advantage.

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Unique racetrack wedding – Olivia & Adam

Oliva & Adam were married at Shepp’s Racetrack, near Jacksonville, Illinois, on October 10, 2010. Shepp’s is a track were Adam races and he and Olivia thought it would be the perfect spot for their wedding.

A month before their wedding, we photographed Olivia & Adam with their race car at the Morgan County Fairgrounds.
Adam fires up the engine before driving around the trailer, where the guests await the start of the ceremony.
The ceremony took place on a stage set up in front of the trailer. The guests sat in the stands.

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Heather & Doug’s wedding 9 October 2010

Heather Thomas and Doug Zulauf were married Saturday, October 9, 2010, at Rammelkamp Chapel on the Illinois College campus in Jacksonville. Both are alumni of IC. Professor Rev. Richard Maye officiated the ceremony.

Here are some of our favorite images from their day.

Heather & Doug say their vows during their wedding ceremony on a beautiful October day.
Heather & Doug had a perfect blue sky on their wedding day. Here the guest wait outside to blow bubbles.
After the ceremony, the couple walked on campus to a couple of their favorite spots.
Heather and Doug pose for a portrait in front of Sturtevant Hall on Illinois College's campus. The hall is the most well-known building on campus.
The tree swing in front of Sturtevant Hall is a favorite spot for photos.
Doug works in law enforcement. He and Heather took a group photo with his colleagues at the reception.
Doug's college literary society, Pi Pi Rho, performs their wedding reception ritual for Heather & Doug.
We also took a group photo of Doug's Pi Pi Rho friends and their significant others during the reception.
Heather wore her grandmother's pearls on her wedding day.
Heather sings to her new husband while they are both bathed in the warm lights of the DJ booth.

Heather & Doug’s rehearsal & dinner

Heather and Doug hired us to photograph their rehearsal at Rammelkamp Chapel on the Illinois College campus and dinner at Leo’s Pizza in Jacksonville the night before the wedding.

Heather's friend Camilla was the perfect person to be Heather's personal attendant. She was organized and knew exactly what Heather wanted. Here, Camilla and Heather talk to Rev. Richard Maye, a professor at Illinois College who officiated the wedding ceremony.
Rev. Maye leads Heather & Doug and their bridal party through the ceremony the day before the wedding.
Heather and her dad practice walking down the aisle during the rehearsal.
Heather & Doug take a moment at the rehearsal dinner to thank their families and bridal party.
Heather poses with Leo's Pizza owner Antonia Alfano during the dinner.

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Heather & Doug – First, the engagement session

Heather Thomas  & Doug Zulauf were married Oct. 9, 2010, in Jacksonville. But, before the wedding is the engagement, of course. We had a really fun engagement session with them in May.

First we started in our studio to get some traditional poses in a formal setting. Then we ran around town for some fun settings. We went out to Leland Lake to get the couple in an environment fit for a fisherman and hunter. And ended the day with bucolic rural settings on a friend’s farm.

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