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Have you ever wondered what an elopement is? Maybe you’ve heard of them before. They’re those things where a couple sneaks off to get married in secret without anyone knowing right? WRONG! They are now some of the most fun, creative, and thoughtful wedding experiences a couple can have! So what exactly is an elopement […]

What Exactly is an Elopement?

A man and woman kiss one another while in a courtroom for their elopement as guests seated in the background clap

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Aundie and Tory’s relationship started similar to more and more relationships, through Tinder! While it started off a little rocky (Tory nearly missed their first date and thankfully Aundie was willing to reschedule!), once the two met they immediately hit things off! Their first date was in November of 2020, Aundie received a promise ring […]

Intimate Wedding at the Sangamon County Courthouse | Aundie + Tory

A bride and groom stand in front of a marble wall and smile at one another while inside the Illinois Capitol Building

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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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Something I will NEVER do on my blogs is gatekeep any locations or ideas from any couples. It’s what led me to write blogs about how to craft a wedding timeline, or how to enhance a backyard wedding in Springfield. It’s with this in mind that brings us to today’s blog, my top 5 locations […]

My Top 5 Newlywed Portrait Locations in Springfield, Illinois

A bride and groom stand inside the botanical gardens at Washington Park and embrace one another while about to kiss

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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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From the start Katie knew she didn’t want a traditional wedding, which is why her and Anand’s elopement at the Sangamon County Courthouse was perfect for them. “I never wanted to plan a big wedding. So I started planning a backyard wedding. But then—I realized I was STILL planning a wedding. And I did NOT […]

Elopement at the Sangamon County Courthouse | Katie + Anand

A bride and groom smile at one another while exiting the Sangamon County Courthouse as their families on either side of them smile at them

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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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Dani and Ben shared the most incredible wedding day experience with an intimate ceremony at the Sangamon County Courthouse followed by their reception at Arlingtons in Springfield. Their wedding day is just as incredible and special as their love story and I CANNOT wait to share it all with you! Reconnecting Dani and Ben’s wedding […]

Intimate Wedding at Sangamon County Courthouse and Arlingtons | Dani + Ben

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Sasha + Chris’s suburb brunch reception was filled with everything a wedding celebration should be.  Happiness, love, lawn games, and an epic donut wall.  By the time their wedding day came around, these two had already been married for 8 months!  They eloped in Maine a few months prior but knew they wanted to have […]

Suburb Brunch Wedding Reception | Sasha + Chris

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Springfield Illinois is such a unique city, filled with amazing communities and small businesses, and SO much history. With that history comes so many amazing and beautiful buildings throughout. Over the years there are a number of wedding vendors that have taken over many of these building. This has resulted in so many cool and […]

Top 5 Intimate Wedding Venues in Springfield, IL