Jade and Seth celebrated the joy of their marriage on a beautiful sunny day in July in an open-air ceremony surrounded by fresh air and flowers. Preparing for the event at the Wyndham Hotel City Centre in downtown Springfield, they choose the site of the Train Station (Springfield Union Station) for first look pictures and the sunflower fields at Jim Edgar State Park for the ceremony. They finished the evening with a reception at Arlington's Restaurant also located in Springfield, Illinois. The intimate outdoor ceremony was beautiful as family and friends shared with the couple as they said their wedding vows to the backdrop of golden sunflowers. The reception was a celebration of fun, joy, and family, as guests enjoyed breakfast for dinner and dancing the night away. The couple closed out the night posing for one last photograph in front of the building before they began their new adventure together as husband and wife.
What I really love about these two is that they show up. Not just physically, but emotionally as well. From the first sit-down with them, I liked how they were focused on what was important and always had the most important thing in mind: the end goal of marrying their best friend. With temps hovering around 100 the day of the ceremony, I saw this full-circle. The couple focused on the most important thing and always ended up laughing in each-other's arms–content in just the company of the other. While the day progressed beautifully and ended romantically with them walking into their new life hand-n-hand, it was just a simple reminder that behind all the gayla and celebration is the reminder of the simple contentment someone's company can bring. For life, love, & the newlyweds!
Thank you so much Jade & Seth for asking us to celebrate with you! It was an honor in every way :) - Laura & Angi
Thanks to the following vendors for helping make the day perfect: