Michelle & Jordan wedding highlights

Michelle & Jordan’s New Year’s Eve wedding was awesome! Here are some of our favorite images.

The sanctuary at Laurel United Methodist Church in Springfield was still beautifully decorated for Christmas.
Guests with sparklers aways make for a fun exit from the church!
They met on a golf course, so the favors at the reception were a given!
The midnight festivities were celebrated with noise makers, tiaras and glow bracelets.
The couple presented a toast to their family and friends right before midnight.
Happy new year!!!
Here's to a great 2012!

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Michelle & Jordan’s wedding was catered by Hamilton’s and Brad Schroeder was the DJ.  

Michelle & Jordan’s New Years Eve wedding

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!

All photographs copyright 2012 Warmowski Photography.

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.

Posted by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography. We notice the things that make your wedding special whether the big day is in Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield and world wide. 





My sister’s useful wedding favor

My sister and her husband Matt gave jars of rosemary-infused sea salt as favors at their Chicago-area wedding last month. I haven’t had much time to cook since then, but finally used it in this linguine & pesto recipe I made today. The rosemary went perfectly with the sage and parsley called for in the dish. It’s perfect warm-weather food. Thanks to Nicole & Matt for the great favor!

I got the recipe from Fitness Magazine – my subscription is an annual Christmas gift from Steve’s Aunt Kathy & Uncle George. Kathy is a fitness nut and loves to share her passion! Thanks for a great gift!

Posted by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography. We love a good wedding favor idea! Nicole & Matt’s wedding was in Lake Zurich (Chicago area). We also photograph weddings in St. Louis, Springfield and beyond!

Decorating the dance floor

For Jessica & Kenny’s wedding, Jessica wanted to add some pizzaz to the dance floor.

We have seen vinyl signs meant for dance floors, but we had not yet seen a transfer like this. Hamilton’s 110 North East let Jessica go ahead and give it a try. She said it was harder to get off than the vinyl sheets, but it did come off fairly easily – albeit in pieces.

The best part was that is took the dance traffic very well. Jessica said she bought it off the website etsy.com.

An aside: check out the WallTat video and WallTat web page by one of our brides, Jordan Guide (info also on her design blog). She has her own line of wall tattoos that might be fun for a personalized wedding day. We photographed her wedding to Jim (Shkëlaim) in 2008 with ceremony at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, reception at Venuti’s in Addison. They had a combination Albanian wedding and western ceremonies, a fun day for wedding photography!

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Lucky bouquet & garter

Jessica & Kenny wished the guests who caught the bouquet and garter luck. Both the bouquet and garter were made out of scratch-off lottery tickets. It was a perfect idea since the tickets are so colorful.

It was a very unique idea that we hadn’t seen before!


Posted by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography. We love when brides put creative touches into their wedding day, whether it’s at the altar or part of the reception. Jessica & Kenny’s wedding was May 14, 2011, at Chapin Christian Church and their reception was at Hamilton’s 110 N. East in Jacksonville.

Nicole & Erik’s unique cake

Nicole & Erik were married Sunday, June 12, 2011, at Erin’s Pavilion at Springfield’s new Southwind Park. The cake design was something we had never seen before. Nicole said she saw the design in a book of ideas at Specialty Cakes and loved it. Here Tammy from Specialty Cakes decorates with flowers and greenery from An Event Design.

Posted by Tiffany/Warmowski Photography. We love to photography the details of a wedding, including unique cakes, flowers and decorations! Warmowski Photography and Specialty Cakes are both member of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in Central Illinois (on Facebook).