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Champagne Brunch | Rockford Illinois Wedding

Cassie contacted me well over a year before her wedding for planning assistance.  We met many times to make her vision come to life.  She wanted a Sunday brunch which I loved because it was out of the norm.  It was a great idea!  Her wish was to provide a setting for family and friends that included their children and was still formal but yet fun and relaxing.  I think that we did just that!

Cassie and Nick had been together for a long time and have 3 beautiful children together.  It was so fun to get to know her as a person and as a mother.   Watching her with her children was something that I as a planner will always cherish.  She is such a patient and caring person.   As a couple she and Nick are a perfect match.  Their extended family was such a delight!

Below are the images that were captured from their wedding day.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

~ Best,

Laura

 

Creative Partners

Planning:  Accent on Events

Photography:  Ryan Davis Photography

Venue: Cliffbreakers Riverside Resort

Hair and Make-up:  Starr Styles - Mobile Wedding Stylist

Florist / Linens: Event Floral

DJ:  Luxe Productions

Photo Booth:  Facenook Fotobooths

Rentals:  Once Upon a Pedestal

Calligraphy:  SS Illustration and Design

 

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A Love For Each Other

Melissa and Scott were a fabulous couple to work with!   I am one lucky wedding planner!  Melissa's mom contacted me and said that they were from the Chicago area but that her daughter was getting married in Rockford, Illinois and that they would need assistance from a wedding planner.   Of course I said yes! 

One of my favorite parts of my couples that I get the chance to work with is that when a part of their love story becomes a part of their wedding day,  Melissa and Scott love to travel to different Brewing Companies and Rockford, Illinois was not an exception.  It was very fitting that their wedding venue be a Brewery and Prairie Street Brewhouse / Rockford Brewing Company fit that exact description.

The pictures tell the story of their day and just how enjoyable it was.  I hope you enjoy their story.

~ Best,

Laura

Creative Partners:

Wedding Planning and Design:   Accent on Events

Photography:  Mandy Blair Photography

Venue:  Prairie Street Brewhouse

Videography:   Autumn Tree Films

Hair and Makeup:  The Experience Salon and Spa

Florist / Table Runners:  Event Floral

Draping / Sweetheart Table Linens:  Beautiful Day Linens

Rentals:   Once Upon a Pedestal

Entertainment:   Blue Water Kings Band

Officiant:  I "DO" Weddings Ltd.

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A Fairytale Wedding

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It is always a little nerve wracking ~ no lie, when another planner contacts me to assist with their daughter's wedding.  With this wedding the assistance was my pleasure.  Abbie contacted me to be their Month of Coordinator.  I was ecstatic.  Discussing all the possibilities and her vision of the day was so exciting. 

Abbie wanted a Fairytale wedding without too much pink with a Disney theme.  The pictures below prove that a Disney Themed Wedding can definitely be done with class.  There were several princess tables that showcased Disney Princess movies without any type of animation and everyone received a Golden Disney Book with a CD of photos of the couple inside each book as a favor.  This wedding had it all including a comedian/magician and a caricature artist. 

I hope that you enjoy these photos as much as I have. 

Best,

~ Laura

 

Photography:   Angie Adams Photography

Wedding Planner:   Accent on Events

Reception Venue:  Mauh Nah Tee See Country Club

Church Venue:   Grace Reformed Baptist Church

Florist:   Catherine Oake-Gasiorwski

Specialty Linens:   Beautiful Day Linens

Cake:   Cake Creations

DJ / Lighting:   Luxe Productions

Videography:  Jennifer Hartzog

 

 

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Alix and Collin ~ A Garden Wedding to Remember

Over a year ago - I was contacted by Alix to help her and Collin plan their wedding.  What a delightful couple!  The whole point of them hiring a planner was that they wanted to enjoy their wedding day.  As most of you know the motto of Accent on Events is to "sit back and be a guest at your own wedding." 

They were able to just do that!  We came in behind the scenes and worked with the couple to plan the day to their specifications.  We enjoyed working with them and their families.  Everyone was so accommodating and warm.  They were married by a family friend and their dogs even stole the show!  They enjoyed the party at Klehm and all guests parted on a bus back to the family property to enjoy a bon fire well into the night!

Please view the photos below of their wedding in the garden.

XOXO ~ Best,

Laura

Wedding Planner:                    Accent on Events

Photography:                           Catalyst Design and Photography

Venue:                                      Klehm Arboretum

Linens:                                       Beautiful Day Linens

DJ:                                             Luxe Productions

Cupcakes:                                 Halo Cupcake

Caterer:                                     Thunder Bay Grill

Florist:                                        Family Friend