At Home Wedding with Emily & David
08.08.20 | Private Residence, Champaign IL
Not many people talk about this.. but as a full service wedding planner you are blessed to go on the couple’s wedding journey with them.
When I first met with Emily & David the pure joy, kindness, excitement and love they had for each other was instant to me. One of the first question I ask couples in planning is “What do you two want to feel on your wedding day?” They both wanted a day that honored their love with their family & friends with a beautifully intentional day that expressed who they are as a couple.
Emily showed me this photo from their save the date card she was glowing! We worked to finalize their the venue, vendor team and design look. Then in March the seriousness of COVID effected the wedding industry. To see the glow that radiated disappear from Emily when we met, due to all the emotions they were experiencing, was heart breaking. But, Emily still had the pure joy to be Mrs. Grider on Aug 8th, 2020!
Together we worked to pivot their venue plans to their backyard, coordinate with the vendors and above all make sure they would be united by their pastor, with family & friends.
Yesterday, to see Emily simply glow head to toe again was one of the most touching moments for me!! David was always the strong, caring and supportive fiancé and to see him continue to be that for her throughout the wedding journey and on the day was beyond special.
When I’m asked “Why am I a wedding planner?” It’s because for me, to be able to guide a couple through an overwhelming experience and then see them on their wedding day unconditionally loving the day as a life memory they will never forget, is one of the most rewarding and continue blessing for me in my life’s career! Thank you Emily & David for choosing me as your planner and entrusting me with your wedding vision 🖤
CUT it. | Pan & Cake Catering Co.
GLOW it. | Something You Salon & Spa
DRINK it. | Pan & Cake Catering Co.
SMELL it. | Flowers by Kristine
EAT it. | Burrito King
PLAY it. | Barbara Hedlund and Felix & Fingers
SNAP it. | Lauren Winterbotham Photography
WRITE it. | A.P. Calligraphy
RENT it. | Palace Rentals and The Little House Photo Booth
SELECT it. | Private Residence