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Trailside Event Center | Wedding On The Trailside (Event Center)

I remember sitting back in our hometown coffee shop alongside Brooke and Jared, months ago, talking + dreaming about their big day.They told me their dreams for their wedding, and as they began not only describing in detail the vision they had, they also named off their vendors for their May 11th wedding, and I […]

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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard | Love On The Vines

They say April Showers Bring May Flowers, but I’m gonna change that phrase around a bit and say April Showers bring the most radiant wedding day. I met Georges and Ally over a year ago, after Ally messaged me asking if I had her wedding date open. I was so anxious to meet these two, […]

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A Day Truly Focused On One Thing Only: Love

November 3, 2018. Timeless, joyful, loving, comforting, close, beautiful. One wedding I will never forget. Ben and Vanessa said “I do” before all of their friends and family members, and it was one of the most beautiful, loving weddings I have ever witnessed in my entire life. Their ceremony was held at Sacred Heart Church, […]

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A Bohemian, Fairy Tale Kinda Day

Wooden stairs. Bohemian florals. Gold and maroon-colored macaroons. Just a glimpse of what this beautiful, perfect summer wedding looked like for Cheyenne and Kyle.   The morning began with Cheyenne surrounded by so many loved ones – her mom, sister, friends, and other relatives, with her sweet daughter, Mia by her side as she got […]

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My #1 Advice To All The Soon-to-be Brides

Warm, moisture-filled hands.   Heavy lashes blinking, from that extra layer of the lash glue.   Tears trying to roll down the sides of the cheekbones.   Shaky fingers.   The sound of an abnormally fast heart beat.   One that you don’t recognize, but it turns out to be your own.   Your loved […]

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It Takes A Whole Village

It was a beautiful Saturday morning for several Central, IL vendors, and we all got together to create one pretty darn magical stylized photo shoot. We could not have chosen a more perfect/in love couple than Taylor and Jeff. Their love is just simply magical. Their eyes light up every time they look at one […]

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An Open Letter To All You Bridesmaids Out There

Hey bridesmaids!   Your sister or friend is getting married. You’ve thrown the shower, the bachelorette party, and prepared yourself many times mentally not to shed a tear during the ceremony. You probably feel like you have everything under control and are ready to walk down that aisle. However, I have one more thing to […]

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Five Things To Do Right After Getting Engaged

Hey there soon-to-be brides! He finally put a ring on it, you posted the proposal story and pictures on Facebook and Instagram, and you celebrated with your friends and family. Now the stress hits and the reality sinks in that you have SO MUCH to do in so little time, and how is it all […]

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Julie + Lucas

A springtime bouquet + shimmery eye shadow + two humans with the most beautiful love for one another = the most PERFECT collaborative Saturday shoot! This stylized photo shoot began at Lauren Schwei’s place to do Julie’s makeup. Lauren did an exquisite job on Julie’s makeup and made it look effortless! All I can say […]

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