Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Melissa & Josh - Married August 6th 2010

Melissa and Josh had been clients of mine for over a year and a half...so we truly became like family. I was so excited for their day for so many reasons. Melissa and Josh struggled with some of their vendors in the beginning, so when she decided to hire HEA Weddings, we had to scrap some things and start over...like the venue and the photographer. But as I told her..."Sometimes things are just meant to be!" And that really was the case. Plus they ended up with the best vendors possible for their day....I don't settle for less and nor should the client.
The weather was beautiful that day..low humidity and hardly a cloud in the sky...perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Melissa looked amazing with her crystal detailed gown...her bridesmaids in deep purple...and Josh and his groomsmen in their tan suits and purple ties. When it came time to walk down the aisle, Melissa was a bundle of nerves...so scared she would trip, so we decided that if she did...all she would have to do is stand up and say "tada" and act like it was totally planned! THANKFULLY, she did not trip and everything went perfectly!! A beautiful ceremony from beginning to end!

A stunning reception followed...cocktails on the patio before guests were ushered into the reception room. Silver Chiavari Chairs, Plum satin linens, and stunning lighting made the room look fabulous! The wedding cake and groom's cake were show stoppers, guests couldn't stop looking at them.

As I have said in the past, I get really attached to my clients...and these two will always remain very close to my heart. We became friends, good friends, and I am so thankful for that! And I have to mention...the love these two share is like out of a fairytale...you can see it in everything they do, the way they look at each other, talk to one another, and laugh with each other. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for them, and I know it will be great things!! I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness, they truly are beautiful inside and out! Congratulations Melissa and Josh, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding...but more importantly becoming a part of your lives!
The fabulous Vendors:
Photographer - Pam Cooley Photography (thanks for the beautiful pictures in this post!)
Heaven on Earth - Flowers, Centerpieces, and Chiavari Chairs
Linens - I Do Events
Groom's Cake - That's a Cake?
Officiant: Adam Jamsa

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sarah & Clark....Married August 7th 2010

It was a busy weekend for HEA Weddings, three weddings in two days. And everyone of them went perfectly. I couldn't be more thrilled with my staff for all their hard work in getting everything ready and helping me execute these flawless weddings! I only wish I could clone myself to be everywhere all the time....hum...maybe I need to work on that! haha

First one I have to share with you is Sarah and Clark. A beautiful ceremony at the Pettengill/Moron House on Moss Avenue in Peoria. This house is part of the Peoria Historical Society and I couldn't be more thrilled to find this little gem of a site. Of course when I took Sarah to see it, the lawn was covered in snow, so she had to use her imagination just a tad.

The reception was at The Cornerstone where the guests enjoyed a Photo booth, Video Games (3 different TV's set-up), and outdoor games like Bags and Horse Shoes....Sarah and Clark wanted ALL of their guests to enjoy themselves, not everyone likes to dance, so why not have other interactive things for them to enjoy...and that they did!!!
Luckily the weather was perfect and the day went wonderfully thanks to so many fabulous vendors:
Heaven on Earth Floral Design and Wedding Boutique
Schilling Photography - Photographer and Photo Booth for the reception - HUGE HIT!!
That's a Cake
I Do Events
The Cornerstone

I adore Sarah and her mother Lindsey, they were so wonderful to work with and makes this job the best ever! I received an email from Lindsey at 12:45 AM that read:
Just going to bed after a perfect wedding day for Sarah and Clark. My family was so impressed by the wedding and all the attention to detail. We couldn't have done it without you. I really wish you could have been at the reception too, but Melissa and Jamie did a great job. You guys are just AWESOME and I can't thank you enough!

My heart was full after reading that email!! Nothing better than receiving emails and text messages from your clients the night of, in the wee hours saying how great everything was!! Nothing gives me more satisfaction...I love this job!

The pictures above are courtesy of Schilling Photography.