Wedding Inspiration at Hotel Vandivort

Madalyn and Conner held hands on the balcony and stillness hung in the air in downtown Springfield. It wasn't too long ago that they were running down the aisle and sneaking away for a few kisses under that summer light. Being together is second-nature to them and when I photograph them, they get lost in a world all their own.

So when Allie, Charity and I were chatting over coffee and planning this shoot, we gushed about these two love birds. Inspiration shoots are designed to feel like a real wedding, but they feel very different behind the scenes. They are a lot more relaxed and it's all about thinking different. These shoots are all about trying to think ahead of the trends.

I love it because couples get to see first-hand what's really happening during their wedding day - what's the best light for this table? How does it speak to the architecture at Hotel Vandivort and the vibe of the shoot? What does it say about the couple to use this window light and stay away from vintage elements? There's so much intentionality that goes into every shot - whether it's an engagement session, wedding, or inspiration shoot. But during an inspiration shoot, the models get to hear all of our thoughts and see creative minds do their thing!

We started in a suite at Hotel V with makeup by Brooke Messer, and hair by my girl Brianne. Obviously, I had to take a few let's-get-in-our-robes-and-be-darling-as-ever photos before we headed to the ballroom where all our modern-meets-organic dreams came true.

I'm so honored to be published with this crazy talented team on Grey Likes Weddings today!

Springfield, Missouri Wedding Inspiration

Hotel Vandivort

Photography - Jordan Brittley, Missouri Fine Art Wedding Photographer
Planning - Allie Rose Events
Floral Design - He Loves Me Flowers
Venue - Hotel Vandivort
Hair Design - Diamonds and Dos
Makeup - Brooke Messer
Paper Goods - Bre Corbett
Cake - Amy Cakes
Dress - MK Bridal Gowns
Groom's Suit Designer - Joseph Abboud
Groom's Shoes - G.H. Bass
Ring Box - The Mrs Box
Shoes - Rampage
Rings - Golden Classics Jewelers
Bridesmaid Dress - MK Bridal Gowns
Robes - Hotel Vandivort

We kicked up the music, worked with Madalyn's ah-mazing dress from MK Bridal Gowns, and gushed over Charity's florals all day long! Once everyone was gone and Charity, Allie and I had cleaned up, we recorded a few Instagram stories (@jordanbrittley) and hopped over to Black Sheep for dinner.

It didn't disappoint and now I might be thinking about how we can do this day all over again! <3