Monday, October 11, 2010

A Backyard Wedding in Washington, IL for Dana & Steve...

When my dear friend Pam Cooley called me to ask if I would lend a hand at her friend's daughter's wedding, I couldn't refuse!! Especially when I heard about the ideas and plans...I was IN! All I had to do was show up and let the creative juices flow...and that they did! It was a small, intimate ceremony and reception for 60 people. The bride's parent's home was the perfect location. So up went a tent, strung some lights (that was quite a site to see..Pam standing on tables) hay bales for guests to sit on for the ceremony, long tables with white linens, white wood chairs with burlap, beautiful flowers that I arranged in blue mason jars, and mix-matched china and glassware was the final and perfect touch. ADORED this wedding and how it all turned out!! Pam Cooley did a fabulous job and we had a blast putting it all together!!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Heather & Jeff - Married September 18th 2010

The day started off with rain and a very gloomy sky...which I have to say was quite a shock, as the forecast leading up said it would be a sunny beautiful day. And luckily, to our surprise, it turned out to be just that!

Heather and Jeff were married at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington IL, with a reception at the new Marriott, also in Bloomington. Heather and Jeff were the first wedding to sign with the Marriott, so when Heather first saw the hotel it was concrete and wires....she was very trusting that it would be just what she envisioned for her day...and it was. I met Heather and her Mom at one of my receptions back in January of this year at Embassy Suites. They walked in and loved the room, the layout, and decor...Heather knew at that point that she wanted "that" for her big day. So on-board I was...we tweaked the style and decor to fit Heather's classic elegant style and everything turned out beautifully. I have to say that the best part of the day was this.....I had just gotten to the reception and was putting some items away, guests were outside the room enjoying cocktails, and all of the sudden I hear..."OH...MY...GOSH...LISA!" and you have to know that there was SERIOUS pauses in between each of those words, it was priceless!! She was beyond happy with how the room came together...we all were!

Stunning gold curly willow with white orchids tied on..candles everywhere, gold and dark brown satin linens, gold chiavari chairs, a beautiful candy display, and the fabulous lighting in golds and persimmon brought the room to perfection!

I already have Heather withdrawal....that is the down side of this job! But as I have always said...the bonds that are formed, stay with me for a lifetime!! Our clients are not just clients, they are our family!!

Congrats Heather & Jeff...I and my staff wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and health!

The Vendors...thank you for all your hard work and attention to detail!!
-Reichman Photography...thank you for this wonderful photos!
-Heaven on, centerpieces, and chairs
-I Do Events...linens
-White Lily Productions.....videography
-Sound & Light Creations....DJ and lighting
-That's a Cake? cake

Happy Planning!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Melissa & Nick - Married Sept 4th 2010

I wanted to share some beautiful images by Jeffrey & Julia Woods, from one of our weddings a few weeks back. Nick & Melissa were married at St. Mary's in Metamora with a beautiful reception at The Hotel Pere Marquette. One of those days where the weather was perfect and you can see exactly that in the beautiful images. Adorable couple, and you could see the love and happiness surrounding them that day. Congratulations you two!!!