Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Now for the REAL pics...from Deidre Lynn Photography

Love these..all the bridesmaids wore them in their hair....
The amazing ceremony location at Kickapoo Winery....Abbie's father put this together onsite

Beautiful centerpieces....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reception pics from Abbie & Keith's wedding

Bar floral arrangement....all flowers by Floral Designs Unlimited in Morton IL

The short centerpieces...

Head table...

The tall centerpiece...
Myself and Deidre Lynn's assistant...
A special thanks to my assistant Trish who took these pictures, if it wasnt for her, I would never have any of my own.

Ceremony pics from Abbie & Keith's wedding...

Abbie and Keith were married on June 28th at the Kickapoo Creek Winery...had to be one of the most beautiful summer days we have had here in Illinois. This was one of the most beautiful weddings we have had the honor of coordinating. The couple is so endearing and everyone they surround themselves with are the same way...made for a very special wedding day. Abbie has the biggest heart I have ever seen, she gives it entirely and you can see it in everything she does..right down to singing to her groom at the was breathtaking!! To read more about their beautiful day...check out the June 30th post.

Well enough of my babble...hope you enjoyed the pics.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Lots to blog about!!

Wow, not even sure where to begin....

I will be blogging my tushy off for the next few days, catching up with posting pics from Abbie & Keith's wedding from back in June, I now have some of them..YEAH!!!

And of course blog about this past weekend, HEA Weddings had TWO weddings this past Saturday. Erin & Tommy and Lisa & Tony. Everything went so perfect and I cant thank my staff enough for everything and I mean everything you did to make it all happen - you girls ROCK!!

And can I just say that one of my weddings this past weekend, the bride and groom are both hip-hop dancers.??..and some of the groomsmen are dancers as well. You talk about entertaining...words cant even describe the excitement in the room that night!! More details tomorrow, so you better stay tuned.

And of course we are gearing up for another wedding this weekend, Hannah & Michael...we cant wait!

Happy Planning!

A Photography nightmare....turned into a happy ending

In the midst of this amazing wedding season for HEA Weddings, when things are in full swing, weddings almost every weekend, we occasionally run into little hick-ups that need immediate attention. And that's what we are here for, to solve the problem and take the stress and worry away from our clients.
Well this past Friday, I got a call from a bride's mother that their photographer was no where to be found. Bright side, wedding isnt till October 10th, the dark side..THE WEDDING IS OCTOBER 10th!!!!! So I was on the phone to all my photography contacts and of course the amazing talented folks are all booked, October is a very busy month for all of us. Then Monica Z out of Chicago came to the rescue, she was booked, but willing to help me find one as soon as possible..THANK YOU MONICA!
So myself and my clients couldn't be more thrilled to work with Cathy & David, they will be traveling t0 Peoria to shoot this beautiful wedding and they couldn't be more excited about it.
As I told my bride, "I believe things happen for a reason, and as stressful as this was, it all worked out beautifully." By Saturday afternoon, the new photographers were booked.
Just another reason to hire a wedding coordinator, we know how to solve these types of problems, keep you constantly updated, and find a quick resolution...quick being the key word.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More Pics from Abbey & Doug's Wedding....

Abbey & Doug - Wed on July 17, 2009

Where to begin...Abbey & Doug...a beautiful couple inside and out! I met Abbey through Pam Cooley and Heaven on Earth. We were compiling the vendors for their new boutique back in February and that's when I met Abbey, she is a Personal Stylist and amazing at her job. Well once all of us vendors found out Abbey was engaged...that was all she wrote..poor girl! We all wanted to be involved..and of course I wanted her to have the most amazing wedding she could dream of. Then she tells me, "I want to have it in a barn in the country." Ok, I like a challenge and love something new and I went to look at it. Well... it was a barn, full of 100 year old "stuff", hey, dirt...we really had to use our imagination to start visualizing the layout. But it all snapped into place and it all turned out beautifully. Thanks to my vendors and wonderful friends for everything you helped me with to ensure a beautiful event for Abbey & Doug! It truly was stunning and one of a least to me it was.
The day was grey, windy, and cool for mid-July in Illinois...but the love between the couple, their families, and friends kept spirits high. All the details were in place, the cross was up, chairs set, music cued...then came Abbey, a stunning bride, eyes filling with tears as she saw her groom for the first time as she walked up the aisle. Doug was beaming as he waited for her patiently. The ceremony brought tears to every one's eyes..and I mean everyone!!

Immediately following the ceremony, guests entered the barn for food, desserts, drinks, and great music by Laura Clark and her band. The atmosphere was warm, cozy, and full of beauty...from wildflower centerpieces, hanging glass globes, candles everywhere, quilts hanging, old family pictures stuck in nooks and hung on walls. Mis-matched old china plates, glass mason jars...the list goes on and on.

Abbey and Doug's wedding will stay with me forever and what an honor it was to be a part of their day!! Congratulations and I cant wait to see you both when you get back!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th and Happy Wedding Day Megan & Ryan!

Well, it wasn't exactly as planned this past Saturday on the 4th. Megan and Ryan were to exchange wedding vows under a beautiful oak tree at Kickapoo Creek Winery, but low and behold..the rain came and wouldn't let up!
The wedding was moved into Kickapoo's new pavilion, we opened the doors and tried to let the outside in. Pam Cooley did an AMAZING job with the couple's photo's...check out her blog post for some beautiful pics.
The bridal party was FAB..from their fun personalities, their awesome "chuck" tennis shoes, the well behaved ring bearers..(aka Megan & Ryan's two dogs)...OK so Jaxon the pug only got away once, but we caught him!
It truly was a fun day and another beautiful couple exchange intimate vows to become husband and wife...doesn't get much better than that!
Congratulations Megan & Ryan, it truly was an honor to be a part of your day!!