Brook and Jason were married on a beautiful crisp fall day in mid October. As the leaves were turning colors and warm beverages started to make one feel cozy, they tied the knot to begin their new life together as husband and wife. Surrounded by friends and family, the day began with bridal party hair and makeup at the Hyatt Hotel in Downtown Springfield. Enjoying breakfast mimosas and a first look with the bridal party and Dad, the Bride and Groom opted for a first look so they could enjoy group photographs prior to the ceremony. Dressed in dapper tuxes and elegant fall-colored dresses, the wedding party laughed and piled in the party bus en route to the Venue at 1929 for pictures prior to the ceremony. Enjoying fall themed photographs at the venue, they warmed in sunshine from the floor-to-ceiling windows. After a small ceremony attended by close family, friends, and possibly the cutest flower girls and ring-bearers ever, the couple moved to the Illinois State Capitol Building for just a few pictures in the setting sun before proceeding to Arlington's Historic Venue for evening festivities. Warmly received by guests ready to celebrate, everyone enjoyed diner and dancing in the cozy venue where for a moment ... everything was right in the world.
Beautifully decorated, the day was the perfect mix of fall colors, feels, and vibes, paired with the love of close friends and family. As these two prepare to celebrate their first anniversary, I'd love to share some memories from the day their stories merged into one.
Thank you for letting me join! It was truly an honor.
A special thanks to all the wedding vendors that helped make the day a magical success:
Venue: Riverfront Gateway Building in Peoria, IL
Catering: Childers Catering
Organizer: Tailored Events
Music & MC: Josh Ummel
Flowers: The Frilly Lily
Cake: Janet’s Bakery and Ivy Lane Bakery (cookies)
Hair Stylist: Salon Fifth Avenue
Makeup: Salon Fifth Avenue Taylor Scharpp
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