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LYNNE + JON // SEDONA-INSPIRED WEDDING CELEBRATION at the SAVOY BALLROOM

Lynne and Jon are two of my favorite people. They are an honest, down-to-earth couple who have a love that would make anyone smile. I enjoyed getting to know them during their engagement session in February, where they told me all about how they met at a Springfield Cardinals game. They have been such a fun couple to work with!

Lynne and Jon eloped to their favorite place, Sedona, AZ in May, but had us photograph their reception/celebration at the Savoy Ballroom on Historic C-Street a few weeks later. They created so many wonderful DIY projects - from the tree that Jon crafted to showcase their Hurts Donuts buffet, to the well-thought out place cards featuring notable Arizona landmarks, all of their details served to demonstrate their love for the desert(and dessert!)

As the night went on, Lynne and Jon made sure to mingle and make all of their guests feel welcome. It's obvious how much their friends and family adore them! I don't think there was a dry eye in the house during their sweet first dance. It was a wonderful evening spent with truly wonderful people. Thanks for having us, Lynne and Jon! I wish you many happy years cheering on the Royals and the Cards!

Venue: The Savoy Ballroom

Catering: Happy Chef

Donuts: Hurts Donuts

DJ: All That Music

Associate Photographer: Sa'dia Luallen-Blattert

BRINA + BEN // ELEGANT and STYLISH WEDDING at THE HOTEL VANDIVORT

The day starts here...

When I first met Brina at the All About Weddings show last winter, we clicked almost immediately. I knew she was the perfect bride for me -  stylish and creative, with a flair for fashion. As the buyer and merchandiser for Ellecor Design, Brina helps her clients create beautiful spaces, so I also knew her wedding at the elegant Vandivort Hotel would be gorgeous! 

And then when I met Ben, I could instantly see why they fell in love with one another. Their personalities are such a perfect fit, and they are caring as well as thoughtful. They know one another so well! As an example, Ben gifted Brina with a day planner on their wedding day, and this super organized bride was thrilled with such a personalized gift. 

Ben and Brina are lifelong Springfieldians and true locavores. Every aspect of their wedding was local - from their venue, to their cake, to their flowers. The special touches and simple but sophisticated decor were the perfect compliment to Ben and Brina's classic style.

Ben and Brina are especially close to their nieces and nephews. From letting the flower girls have a nice rowdy jump on the bed, to giving them hugs throughout the day, the kids were such a big part of Brina's getting-ready time and the ceremony. You can tell a lot about people by how they treat dogs and children, and both Ben and Brina score high points there! 

Their fun reception was filled with lots of wild and crazy dancing, playful shenanigans, and sweet first dances. Ben even called the hogs in true Razorback fashion, and their shoe game provided plenty of laughs for their guests.

As we stole away for some portraits in the lobby of the Vandivort at the end of the evening, Ben and Brina were so organized and patient that we had the opportunity to set up studio lights and do a Vanity Fair-inspired portrait for this fashionable and photogenic couple. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Thank you, Ben and Brina for choosing Flyover Photography! You were a wonderful couple to work with, and I wish you all the best!

Vendors:

Venue and Catering - The Hotel Vandivort and The Order

Associate Photographer - Jeannie Huff, Photogenie Photography

Officiant - Pastor Dan Caldwell

Wedding Decor - Haden Long, Ellecor

Floral - The Nest

DJ - All That Music