September 28, 2013 was the date for Lauren and Michael’s wedding and reception. The day started off at sacred heart Church on Chestnut St in Springfield. The setting was a beautiful warm fall day with a blue sky and a few clouds to accent. The bride Lauren and her girls arrived in a deluxe Peter Pan tour bus, and were escorted inside the church to stay out of view of Michael the groom. The mass was celebrated by Fr. George Farland, and as usual for him, it was a quick celebration of marriage.
Before Lauren and Michael knew it, they were walking back up the aisle and outside for a receiving line, feeling more relaxed than when they first entered the church. After the receiving line, a special means of transportation to the Marriott was waiting for them. An awesome horse drawn coach awaited Lauren & Michael to escort them to their reception in style, while the bridal party partied in the tour bus slowly following them to the Marriott in downtown Springfield. Their arrival was grand, with many spectators on hand, some complete strangers just in awe of the unusual site of a bride and groom arriving by horse and buggy.
Into the stately lobby we proceeded to take a few formal photos and then upstairs to the 6th floor for outside photographs on the Marriott’s wonderful outdoor terrace with downtown Springfield skyline as a background. Soon it was time for the reception, and the introductions were done by the band Live Radio, providing the entertainment for the evening. Lauren and Michael proudly entered the grand ballroom preceded by their wedding party, and went into their first dance, toasts and dinner. The evening was a fun filled time with dancing and partying, everyone had a great time. Please enjoy some of Lauren and Michael’s wedding photography that we were honored to do for them.