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 I’m all about preserving those moments that tell your story.

Whether it’s four feet ankle-deep in mud, tenderly clasped hands, a happy tear cascading over a cheek, a hair-back laugh or a sun-drenched kiss,

The ones that move you. Bind you. Bring you together and keep you together long after the memory fades.

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Jennifer and Ryan’s October wedding was a perfect blend of romantic and traditional elements with a fun mix of natural boho style. The couple was really looking forward to showcasing their outdoorsy side at the romantic Funks Grove outdoor Chapel in the Trees; but unfortunately on the day of their wedding it was a little […]

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The Unity Ceremony is such a meaningful part of your wedding ceremony; and while the unity candle is a tried and true tradition some modern brides are opting into some other unique unity ceremony options. Check out these four ways to pledge your unity during the happiest day of your life! First let’s talk about […]

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Evelyn and Daniel’s July wedding was beautiful, traditional and classic. Slightly unlike their meeting which was a little awkward, adorable and funny. Evelyn and Daniel met while working at St Alexius Hospital. Daniel says he doesn’t remember this first meeting, but Evelyn initially spoke to him first. The story is told best in Evelyn’s words […]

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If you have not heard of Honey Bridal in Chicago take this moment to write it down. I mean it; write it somewhere in big bold letter so you do not forget because this is a bridal store you are going to want to tell everyone you know about. Honey Bridal was started by sisters […]

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Nicki and Kyle live in the Chicago area but came back to Nicki’s hometown for their sophisticated wedding in Bloomington-Normal. One of their favorite aspects of their wedding day was that everything was in all in one place; making it super easy on their guests! Nicki and Kyle utilized the beautiful Marriott hotel in Uptown […]

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Jenny Yoo’s Collection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses are straight out of your wedding dreams. Their philosophy is to “present you with a variety of dresses, incorporating rich and luxurious silks, chiffons, and cottons to create an elegant, feminine, and refined look. Attention to detail, cut, proportion, and workmanship ensures each dress the most feminine […]

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We get it! It’s the happiest day of your life and you want to document it by getting a family photos with everyone. One with just mom, one with just dad, and you can’t forget your favorite cousin; but family photos can be hectic. Check out these tips on how to make this part of […]

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The theme of Adrienne and Kurt’s July wedding was family. Adrienne says, “We have included family in so many decisions and events. I know everyone has family in their wedding, but our families are so big that there are touches of them in everything.” As far as colors Adrienne and Kurt wen with simple black, […]

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