Elena + Stephen : Erin's Pavilion Springfield wedding

Elena + Stephen had a beautiful wedding on Memorial Day weekend, and even though it was rainy and chilly most of the weekend, we had near perfect weather every time we were outside for photos! I loved the guys in their Army uniforms, and the bride's dress was amazing. I had been wanting to do a wedding at Erin's Pavilion for while, and I was so excited with Elena and her mom Gloria first met with me via Skype and said that's where the reception would be. Leave a comment below the post, and after 50 comments, Stephen + Elena will earn a complimentary 10x15" mounted print of their choice!

We started off with a few photos of the guys while we waited for the tram to bring the ladies back to the park for the First Look. I'm so happy Elena + Stephen chose to do a First Look as it freed up their day and their time between the ceremony and reception. Can you believe that Elena made all the bridesmaids' dresses? So awesome! Gorgeous! There were a ton of really cool details from the wedding, and you can tell that Elena + her family put in a ton of time, attention + love into all the little things. One of my new favorite images!! I'm glad they let me sneak them outside toward the end of the evening for a couple quick minutes! (And special thanks to the groomsman who graciously held my light and umbrella in the gale force winds!).

Vendors Ceremony: Springfield 1st Church of the Nazarene Reception: Erin's Pavillion @ Southwind Park Dress: Bridal Elegance, Bloomington Bridesmaid dresses: made by bride, Elena Sanguedolce Cake: Gwen Boyce Florist: Kami Wendler Officiant: Sgt. Peter Adams DJ: Josh Hackett Linens: Secret Recipes Photographer: Holly Birch Photography