Monthly Archives: December 2015

You will love these wedding photos!!

Trevor and Amanda Edelman Wedding

Photos by:  Signature Photos

“I like to think of my style as simply capturing people as they are!”  Elsie Koch

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Elsie Koch has been interested in photography ever since she can remember.  While she was a senior in high school, she had the opportunity to intern at a photography studio which launched her right into a career of her own when she opened Signature Photos in Tremont, Illinois in the spring of 2012.

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Location settings vary depending on clients taste and other variables of the day, but Elsie sets aside days to just simply “location scout”  for new locations.   “People are always telling me about fun spots for shoots!”

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Elsie loves everything about wedding photography! ” Being able to share in the couples big day and capture all the sweet moments is so fun and magical.  By taking time to get to know the couple as well as their needs and expectations for the day, she comes prepared with a game plan and is able to role with anything.”

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Elsie is always up for an adventure and will travel as far as her clients want to take her.  You can visit her Facebook page here and contact her here

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Fancy Florals By Nancy is a central Illinois wedding florist custom creating bridal bouquets, boutonniere, corsages, centerpiece arrangements and more.  Call, text or email today for your free consultation 309-212-6570

What Colors Are Trending For 2016?

A Softer Take On Color For 2016

For the first time, the blending of two shades are chosen as the Pantone color of the year.  It feels like deja vu for those of us old enough to remember the 80’s, with Pantone’s selection of Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue!  Actually the shades chosen for this year are a touch softer than the country blue and mauve which dominated the market three decades ago.


Rose quartz is a gentle tone that conveys compassion and Serenity blue is as weightless and airy as the sky above us.  Both colors offer feelings of calm and tranquility in the midst of turbulence around us. For the bride this brings a beautiful soft touch in fabrics as well as flowers for bridal bouquets, boutonniere and corsages.


Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue shade, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.  Blended with soft green and gray foliage, wedding bouquets created from flowers in these shades will present a calming balance to the ceremony.


Rose quartz and Serenity blue are appealing in all finishes, matte, metallic and glossy, the engaging combo joins easily with other mid-tones including greens and purples, rich browns, and all shades of yellow and pink. Add in silver or hot brights for more splash and sparkle.  Source: Pantone Color of The Year 2016


Hydrangeas and delphinium are two wonderful sources of the soft blue of serenity and there is a wonderful selection of rose shades found in roses, ranunculus and many others for wedding bouquets, boutonniere and  reception centerpiece arrangements.  These pastel shades would be perfect for a spring wedding!

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Fancy Florals By Nancy, a central Illinois wedding florist would be delighted to work with you to create your dream wedding.  For your free consultation call, text or email today 309-212-6570