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You’ve found your person! Your best friend! You’ve gotten engaged and now it’s time to plan a celebration for this love you share with one another. One tiny problem though, the idea of planning a seating chart, deciding on a guest list, finding hotel accommodations for out of town folks… it overwhelms you, and just […]

How to Plan an Airbnb Elopement

A bride and groom hold hands during their elopement ceremony as guests watch, the ceremony takes place outside their Airbnb with mountains in the background

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Are you ready to relive a one of a kind intimate destination wedding in the mountains of Tennessee with me? I sure hope so! Elise and Abram seriously put together one of THE coolest weddings that I’ve had the privilege of photographing! Between the private house in the mountains of Tennessee, the epic backdrop for […]

Intimate Destination Wedding in Tennessee | Elise + Abram

A bride and groom kiss in the middle of the aisle with their guests around them as they exit the ceremony of their intimate destination wedding in Tennessee, behind them are mountains in the distance

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So backyard weddings, especially in Springfield Illinois and the surrounding areas, have been on the rise in popularity and I am SO here for it! A backyard wedding is such an intimate and personal way to celebrate your marriage to the love of your life. There’s such a wide array of fun, unique, and creative […]

5 Magic Elements to Bring Your Backyard Wedding in Springfield Illinois to the Next Level

Guests of a backyard wedding in Springfield Illinois dance together under a tent with string lights

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When it comes to making your wedding day feel like you, no couple exemplifies that more than Amber and Brett’s backyard wedding near Springfield Illinois. These two created a wedding day that was simple and wholly true to them, exactly how they imagined it! It took a little bit to get to this point though […]

Simple Backyard Wedding Near Springfield Illinois | Amber + Brett

A bride and groom hold their daughter between them as they all laugh and smile during portraits in their backyard for their wedding day in Springfield Illinois

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Backyard weddings are becoming more and more popular as time goes on, especially in and around my lovely town of Springfield Illinois! This couldn’t make me happier as I absolutely ADORE backyard weddings. The vibes are so fun, so personal, and it’s so much better budget wise for the majority of couples. So if you’re […]

Must Have Vendors for Your Backyard Wedding Near Springfield IL

A man sits and plays an acoustic guitar during a backyard wedding in Springfield Illinois, he is one of the vendors of the wedding

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Lucy + Josh’s backyard wedding in Bloomington Illinois was everything they had hoped for and more.  They wanted their day to feel intimate “think elopement with 80ish people!” Lucy said as we were talking about their day.  They wanted everyone to leave feeling like they knew them better while also celebrating the start of their […]

Backyard Wedding in Bloomington, Illinois | Lucy + Josh

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To say I am obsessed with Jamie and Manny’s vintage inspired wedding at Camp Tuckabatchee would be an understatement.  This beautifully put together intimate and sweet wedding day for Jamie and Manny was seriously one of my favorites.  They filled their wedding day with personal and intimate details, and balanced the perfect amount of thoughtfulness […]

Vintage Inspired Wedding at Camp Tuckabatchee | Jamie + Manny

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Seth + Kelly’s intimate Airbnb wedding day at Three Pines in Petersburg Illinois was a DREAM.  This charming little Airbnb made the perfect backdrop for Seth + Kelly’s wedding day surrounded by all their family and friends. I’m so obsessed with these two and their intimate wedding day, and to top off my obsession, I […]

Illinois Airbnb Wedding at Three Pines Petersburg | Seth + Kelly

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As a wedding photographer in Central Illinois, I have noticed a rise in popularity for smaller intimate weddings and elopements which I am ALL for.  Intimate weddings are great for SO many reasons, some of the reasons that most people are aware of are the more general things like cost, less stress, and less planning […]

10 Things I Love About Intimate Weddings

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As intimate weddings have gained popularity the past couple of years, more and more couples are turning to backyard weddings for their wedding day. Not only are they more cost effective, but they’re personal, fun, and create such a unique experience for you and your loved ones. There are SO many positives to planning a […]

How to Plan a Backyard Wedding