There is nothing I love more than a perfect mix of styles. When rustic elements are paired with more modern details, it makes for quite the gorgeous wedding and a killer pair of heels never hurts either. This Springfield wedding has all of the above plus beautiful images by Edyta Szyszlo Photography and it’s even boasting its own WEDDING BEER! It definitely doesn’t get better than that. See more from the day here!

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From Edyta Szyszlo PhotographyAmanda and Joel married May 28, 2011 in Springfield, MO. I was the photographer for the super sweet day! I flew in from San Francisco during the week of extremely unsteady weather (Joplin had just been hit with deadly tornadoes) so my fingers were crossed that mother nature would give us a break. Turns out she did! They had what I like to call a rustic vintage meets hints of modern wedding. Joel is an architect that was part of the designing team of their reception space. So they knew as soon as the plans were drawn for the space to be renovated that they would host their celebration at the Savoy. From that moment on, they sourced their favorite finds, handmade their goodies and threw a “different” kinda wedding for the area they live in.

From the Bride…As soon as I started looking at wedding blogs, I was instantly drawn to the more organic, rustic styles.  Joel and I also wanted a reception venue that had an outdoor space.  Since Joel did the Savoy renovation, he had been taking me there from the time they started construction, and it took us almost no time to put our deposit down.  With the space having such a vintage feel, I wanted to tie my original ideas with some vintage touches (insert thrift store/vintage shop purchases here!).  And the “vintage, rustic” theme was born.  Also, I was lucky because Joel and I have very similar taste, so any idea’s I brought to him, he loved.

My best piece of advice for other brides, be true to yourself.  If I had a dollar for every weird look I got when people asked me what color’s I was using and I said, “um…we really don’t have a color,” or every time my coordinator called our theme “country” we probably could have paid for our wedding two times over.  But, that didn’t detur us, we knew we wanted something that was outside the box (at least for our area), and completely non-traditional.  We stuck to our guns and ended up with our perfect day! Also, you don’t have to spend a ton to have your “dream” wedding.  If you give yourself enough time, and prioritize what is important to you (both) you can have your dream without breaking the bank.  Don’t skimp on the important items (for us photographer, entertainment, venue(s), and food), and get creative with the things that are lower priority (for us cake and flowers).  Another tip is to use city owned venue’s, very affordable!  Art Gallery’s are bonus because you have to do little to no decorating!

Wedding Photography: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Ceremony Location: Creamery Arts Center / Reception Location: The Savoy / Floral Design: Artistry in Bloom / Cupcakes: Amycakes Bakery / Cake Pops: Bride + Friends of the Bride / Coordination + Rentals: Aflair Events / Bluegrass Band: Ben Miller Band / Trolley: A-1 Limousine / Bride’s Make-up: Marissa Whitley / Bride’s Hair: Hannah Short at A Valeria Boss Salon / Wedding Dress + Veil: Karl’s Bridal / Bride’s Reception Dress: Nostalgia / Bridesmaid Dresses: Nostalgia / Junior Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groomsmen Vest: Ebay / Groomsmen Tie Clips: Keys & Memories / Favors: Wheat Beer made by The Groom / Wedding Invitations + Save the Date: Wedding Paper Divas / Centerpieces + Decor: DIY