Photos: Edyta Szyszlo
Hello hello! I feel like it’s been work work and not enough sharing. So I’m extra excited to finally show you one of the several shoots in my production que. Meet the amazingly beautiful Amanda and Joel! I had the pleasure of flying to Springfield, MO to rekindle memories and photograph one of my college friend’s big day! Super sweet, kind, easy-going and playful doesn’t even begin to describe these two. Despite the Midwestern humidity and threat of storms, Amanda and Joel’s celebration went off without a hitch! I had so much fun exploring, ooo’ing over everyone’s gorgeousness and capturing nothing but smiles. Big thanks to my second photographer Adie for all your creativity! Hold on to your seat, there’s a lot to see in this rustic meets elegance sneak peek!
Green skies during their 1st look had me a bit scared!
Who needs birdseed, confetti or sparklers when you have a guest tunnel exit?!
To old campus stomping grounds.
Each groomsmen was given a typewriter key tie clip with their initials. Joel wore a tie from his grandfather’s collection and a pocket watch from his great-grandfather. Amanda wore her grandmother’s fabulous cocktail ring (rectangular gold with diamonds, given to her grandmother from her grandfather for their 39th wedding anniversary).
Dessert table with cake pops (made by Amanda and 2 friends can you believe it?!) and cupcakes instead of cake! Baby’s breath bundles in bottles, try that one. Locally grown and bottled olive oil bar!
Fun fact: Joel was one of the architects behind the newly designed reception space. One week before the wedding, Joplin (1 hour away) was hit with severely damaging tornados. Amanda and Joel held a donation style dollar dance and matched the donations for the victims and their families.
So good to see your smiling faces! What a good time and fantastic memories to have! Wishing you lifelong love and laughter!
Ceremony: Creamery Arts Center (Springfield, MO), Reception/Photobooth: The Savoy/Affinity Ballroom, Floral: Artistry in Bloom, Cupcakes: Amycakes Bakery, Cake Pops: made by bride & 2 friends, Planner/Rentals: Aflair Events, Bluegrass Band: Ben Miller Band, Trolley: A-1 Limousine, Make-up: Marissa Whitley, Hair: Hannah Short at A Valeria Boss Salon, Dress/Veil: Karl’s Bridal, Bride’s Reception Dress: Etsy Nostalgia, Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy Nostalgia, Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew, Groomsmen Vest: Ebay, Groomsmen Tie Clips: Etsy Keys & Memories, Favors: wheat beer made by groom, Invitations/Save the Date: Wedding Paper Divas, Centerpieces/Decor: craft, thrift stores and family collection.