Wow, what an amazing weekend HEA Weddings had this past weekend. I, along with my staff are still reliving the weekend, it was just that fantastic!! I rarely take two weddings in one weekend, but on the rare occasion that I do, the logistics have to be perfect, and the venues ones that we work with on a constant basis. So this past weekend was one of those rarities and it was so much fun! Both weddings and clients get the utmost attention, right down to dog sitting and babysitting services, we do it all for our clients to ensure they have the perfect day.
A special thanks to all my girls..Melissa (best Event Manager ever, she is my right arm and calming soul!) to Sherry, Amber, Lisa T, Heather...and always to my husband who helps with tear down and deals with my crazy schedule, and my parents for coming to take pictures for me.
So let's recap the weekend shall we.....
Ali & Anthony were married at Sacred Heart Church, downtown Peoria. The church was full, and Ali was just bursting to get down the aisle, she and her father locked arm in arm. She was radiant and stunning right down to her blue shoes. It was a beautiful ceremony, and when Ali & Tony exited the church to beautiful custom made wedding wands swirling in the air, there waited the red carpet and the Roles Royce...the perfect exit, fit for royalty! Then came the party, something Ali and her mom really wanted to be perfect..Ali wanted a nightclub feel to her reception and that is exactly what she received. When I entered the room, I was blown away and that was before all the lighting was finished. I work with my clients to achieve their dream wedding and when that dream becomes a reality, its just breathtaking!! To back track a bit...when I arrived at the church to see Ali, one of the first things she asked me was "how does the room look?" And my face and body language must have said it all...ok..ok..so I might have been jumping up and down. Its hard to hide that kind of excitement! She couldn't wait to see it!
Three different centerpieces by Heaven on Earth.....Custom lighting that included up lighting, pin spotting, and custom gobo's all by the amazing Sound & Light Creations team. One of the most amazing and TALLEST wedding cakes I had ever seen by That's a Cake? And square top tables, bar stools, and linens by Save the Date. All the details down to the Suckers that served as place cards were carefully thought out...nothing less than perfection would do. I cant wait to see the pictures that Bruer Photography captured, I know they will be stunning.
Annie & Andres were married at St. Mary's Cathedral downtown Peoria. A classic beauty Annie was in her lace gown, and it fit her like perfection! She was beaming from the first moment I saw her to the last moment when we said goodbye late in the evening. The three of us had a great time planning their day, and yes, 3 of us..Andres was very much a part of all the planning and it was so refreshing. I just adore these two!!!
Their reception was at the Hotel Pere Marquette downtown Peoria, beautiful white wooden chairs, black & white linens, candles, and custom menu's all by Save the Date. Beautiful chic floral arrangements by Gregg's Florist. The wedding cake by Trefzgers and the groom's cake (which was a total surprise to him) by That's a Cake? I have to say that the groom's cake was a huge hit, with the bride and groom being Chicagoans and many of their guests as well, the Wrigley Field cake was all the talk...really made it hard to cut! The band Final Say had the dance floor packed in 45 seconds and it never stopped. Their energy was contagious and I would highly recommend them for any wedding or event, they are out of Chicago, but do lots of traveling.
I also had the pleasure of working with Nellie for the first time, she was an absolute doll, great to work with and looking forward to more in the future. And of course I can not wait to see the pictures and get some on the blog and site.
As I come to a close, I have to admit two wonderful couples and two fabulous events in one day is a lot to take in, but thanks to blogging and facebook, I can keep reliving them both for a very long time!! Myself and my staff couldn't have been more honored to be a part of these two very special weddings.