How does a beautiful central Illinois wedding all come together? It takes a team of vendors collaborating, communicating and planning with the bride & groom!! We were thankful for Ephiphany Farms and Palace Events staff who worked smoothly with us for Alex and MacKenzie’s ceremony and successfully flipped the room for the reception! What a knockout it turned out to be!!
Alex and MacKenzie chose to have photos taken at the location of their first date Emack & Bolios in uptown Normal, IL. Photos by Micah McCoy Studio.
On their first date they enjoyed ice-cream and then walked around uptown Normal for a couple of hours talking. They quickly realized they had a connection and felt a sense of comfort and familiarity with each other.
We custom created yards and yards of mixed green garlands for the tables and MacKenzie’s mom had a great idea to use them to line the aisle seats at the ceremony, then re-use for the reception. They looked fabulous garnished with a few blooms and ribbons.
MacKenzie’s favorite part of wedding planning was dress shopping. She stated, “Wedding dresses are made to make you look good and it was so fun to try on different styles/silhouttes! I ended up choosing something completely different than I thought I would. MacKenzie had two handsome European ushers and she and her family were so delighted that they could come from Germany and Italy for the wedding – they were former foreign exchange students who had lived with her family!!
After the ceremony, which was held in the upper-level ballroom at Epiphany Farms, the guests were ushered into Anju Above for appetizers while Palace Events brought in their beautiful harvest tables, and we placed the garlands and blooms of purple trachellium, White O’hara garden roses and Ocean Song lavender roses to decorate the tables.
For her wedding decor and bridal bouquet, MacKenzie chose a mix of purple trachellium, stock, astrantia, lavender spray roses & wax flower and white ranunculus. Her biggest challenge with wedding planning was staying true to their vision when other close family and friends offered their opinions and even though she and Alex wanted them to feel included – yet they wanted it to be what they had envisioned!!
What is her advice to newly engaged couples planning their wedding? “Remember to have fun!! This is one of the best times in your relationship and it goes by so fast! Try not to let things stress you out and if it starts to feel like work, take a break!”
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