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.

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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!


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!).

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

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