September 30, 2019

Emma & Seth | Springfield, IL Erin’s Pavilion Upscale Rustic Summer Wedding Photographer

Emma and Seth are the kind of people you meet once and instantly click with. They are fun, energetic, extremely kind and just plain good people. I love the way they look at each other and laugh together and their wedding day was no exception. 

These two got married on a gorgeous Labor Day weekend. The weather was an easy 80 degree day and Emma and Seth were both so ecstatic to be tying the knot! They spent the morning getting ready with their separate bridal parties, the beautiful suites at the Crowne Plaza were the perfect backdrop while they both opened thoughtful gifts from each other anticipating their meeting down the aisle. Emma slipped on her gorgeous full lace gown with the perfect 3/4 length sleeves while Seth put the finishing touches on his custom groom look. Then it was time to head to the church to get them married!

At Seth’s home church in Rochester, he anxiously waited for his beautiful bride to walk down the aisle. He even teared up a bit as she made her way to him on her dad’s arm. The ceremony was absolutely perfect as they exchanged rings and promised forever!

I was so excited for Emma and Seth’s portrait time as we had so many fun things planned! These two popped the bubbly (and of course the craft beers!) to celebrate their marriage! Their bridal party was a blast to be around and really made the whole day so enjoyable. We hit up the park, an industrial location and ended at their favorite brewery, Engrained for a craft beer! 

Finally, we made it to Erin’s Pavilion where the amazing, Cassandra Dattoli Team transformed their reception space into a lake-inspired summer wedding. They had beautiful wooden cross-back chairs, navy accents and yummy cakes on every table for their guests to enjoy! Emma and Seth entered the reception to their excited guests ready to start the party and dance the night away. As the sun set we took advantage of the beautiful scenery at Southwinds Park for golden hour. It was the perfect ending to the perfect day and the newlyweds spent the entire evening carrying on traditions (like hog trough and square dancing!) and celebrating their marriage. I am so excited for the new Mr. and Mrs. Nelson and am so excied to share photos! 

Check out their gorgeous engagement session here!

Thank you to these amazing vendors!

Ceremony Venue: St. Judes Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Erin’s Pavilion

Hair & Makeup / Salon: BJ Grand Salon

Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie

Groom / Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Coordinator / Florist: Cassandra Dattoli

DJ / Entertainment: Epic Entertainment

Cake / Bakery: HyVee

Catering: Secret Recipes

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