Jonathan + Leslie, April 4, 2015 in Springfield, IL

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Jon and I were engaged after he proposed at Walt Disney World during the nighttime wishes fireworks show on October 13, 2013.  We had been together for over four years at that point in time, so of course wedding talk

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Jeremy + Katelyn, June 6, 2015 in Oakford, IL

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      Vendor List Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hill Prairie Winery in Oakford, IL Catering: Hamilton’s Catering Appetizer Catering: Yellow Rose Banquet and Catering Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Twyford BBQ & CateringCupcakes: TLCuppycakesGroom’s Cake: Sweet Somethings by Jessica King Photographer: Matt Debackere Photography

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Ryan + Lisa, August 17, 2014 in Springfield, IL

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On July 17th, my boyfriend at the time met me at the ER after I was having pretty severe pains. That night they determined my cancer had returned and I was going to be battling stage IV metastatic breast cancer.  That

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Tony + Lindsey, August 9, 2014 in Chapin, IL

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    Ceremony and Reception: Buena Vista Farms Lodging:  Buena Vista Farms and Resort Decorator and Wedding Coordinator: Teri Gutierrez and Debbie Saunders from Buena Vista Farms, Inc. Live Guitar Music during Ceremony: Nathan Luber Pastor: Pastor Gaylord Spilker from Eddinburg

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Patrick + Julie , June 1, 2013 in Springfield, IL

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Almost every girl plans their wedding from the moment they learn what a wedding is and mine was exactly what I dreamed it would be. I knew I wanted to get married outside at Illini Country Club in the spring,

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Tyler + MariAnne, Sept 13, 2014 in Pasadena, MD

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When Tyler and I, started planning our wedding we were at some odds. While he wanted as much of his family as possible to join in, I was really wanting to get married in my home state of Maryland. We

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What’s in a word?

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  What’s in a word? There can be emotion and true depth to a word, there can be humor and lightheartedness. Sometimes a word can make you imagine and wonder about the possibilities in life. The most important words on

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Designing and planning your big day

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There is an art to designing and planning your big day. Who will you place your trust in? Will it be everything you have dreamed of? Kristine Evanson of Flowers by Kristine and Samantha Olson of Simply the Finest, Weddings & Events were

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations! If you are a bride to be, a mother of the bride, mother in law, maid of honor or even the groom, we want to thank you for stopping by. Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task and

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Simple ways to keep from going broke while planning your wedding

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If you are reading this post it’s because you are on a budget and want to save money on your big day. However, after scouring the internet for hours you are only met with money-saving tips that really don’t make

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