Lots of tears, tons of emotions, fun, craziness and laughs. And lots, lots more.
Thankfully, we’re photographers and not wordsmiths. We let the images show the beauty of the day — and maybe toss in a few words that tell a bit more of the story.
We’re talking about the wedding of Sarah and Jason at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center in Springfield. And, have to admit, had a heck of a time narrowing down some photos to show as a quick preview of what we’ll have up in a few weeks. But, we’ve got it narrowed down nonetheless.
We even had one of the expert’s of M.C.ing in Mathew Stevens of Stevens DJ Service working with us this day — with a fantastic display of DJing skills and some gorgeous uplighting (see the reception photos!) to make the ballroom even more beautiful.
And, there was this sidetrip to the Celtic Mist for a special round that provided lots of laughs and a bit of surprise for the patrons regulars (how often does a bridal party of more than 15 people arrive in full regalia?)
Let’s see what a wedding in the middle of February in Illinois looks like!
Sarah watches herself in the mirror as her dress is fluffed and checked.
Sarah and her mom Patty share a hug (and some tears) as Sarah finishes putting on her gown.
Concerns flair high as these gals attempt to locate the actual street address of the closest Jimmy John’s. Hey, it’s lunch time and the bridal party has to be fed!
Okay, normally Ed stays out of the photos, but he had to prove to a few groomsmen that they weren’t safe from the camera even in the tight confines of an elevator.
Sarah and her maid of honor start laughing as she discovers a “special” feature of her bouquet, it has lights!
Just a super pretty bride by the name of Sarah.
A gorgeous ring and special earrings for wedding day.
Father and daughter make the trip down the aisle.
Jason pulls Sarah along to Celtic Mist for a bit of libations after the ceremony.
Celtic Mist found itself with Sarah and Jason’s entire bridal party (and a few other fans) for a toast to the happy couple.
The entire world vanishes around her as Sarah carries her daughter.
Time for the best man – and Jason’s brother — to set a few facts straight about Jason.
Sarah and Jason’s daughter Callie waves to her mom as Sarah does a quick speech during the dinner.
Sarah has eyes only for Jason during their first dance as a married couple.
Sarah waits for her new husband to show off his throwing skills during the garter toss in an absolutely beautiful ballroom at the hotel.
You would never guess Sarah and Jason were busy warming up a chilly 20 degree night in downtown Springfield.