It was May 1, 2012 when I received a phone call from Penny saying that she needed assistance with planning her wedding. After meeting with 3 different wedding planners, she explained her situation and what she needed. I knew that I could meet her expectations and create wedding that she had always dreamed of. After my initial meeting with Penny we clicked!! I knew that this would be more than just a client relationship ~ that we would actually form a friendship for years to come. My first encounter with her Fiancé Drew was just as great ~ he has the same sense of humor that I do and enjoyed watching the two of them together. We all had so many laughs together!
Now coming from the City Girl – I knew nothing about ranches and horses, but learning about everything was fascinating. The wedding was August 4, 2012 on the Perks Ranch in Rockford, Illinois. This was definitely a wedding that I couldn’t have done without the professional vendors that we used. As always I was watching the weather the evening before all hours of the night. The morning of the 4th the decision was made to move the entire reception into the arena. We worked hard but we got it done. This was a wise decision because we had a downpour with 70 mile per hour winds at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon just as the ceremony was about to begin. The weather cleared up and it was a joyous evening for all who attended.
Here is a story that is so fitting for this perfect couple:
Where Illinois meets Texas ~ They were introduced while working horses in Texas and the rest is history
Photography: Ryan Davis Photography
Save the Dates: Printers Specialty Services, Inc.
Florist: Stems Floral and More
Lighting, Music and Sound: Luxe Productions
Linens and Draping: Beautiful Day Linens
Aisle Runner: Buttercup Runways
Catering: Powerhouse BBQ of Oregon and Giovanni’s Restaurant Rockford
Cake: Patricia’s Patisserie
Bride’s Dress: Mahin’s of Monroe
Bridesmaids Dresses: Sara Grace and Co.
Hair and Make up: Arch Apothecary
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Sturtevant’s
Live Music: Brandon Rhyder