Darby and Andrew | Mt. Hawley Country Club | Peoria, Illinois • We love documenting the weddings of siblings of past clients. So when we found out that Nelson’s sister was getting married we were overjoyed to see that we were available and that yes, of course we are happy to come to Peoria (it could have been Mars and we would have made it happen). We were even more excited that it was our friend Lisa from Happily Ever After Events that contacted us to see if we were available (being one of our favorite planners in the midwest to work with). But all that said, after shooting their engagement session it didn’t matter which of our past clients they knew, or what vendors they were working with — we were just plain thrilled to work with Darby and Andrew.
Every moment of the day was incredible. From the early moments documenting Darby getting ready at her parents’ home — which might have been the coolest house ever (seriously, I could move in tomorrow, Beth — hope you’re okay with that). To getting into tears of laughter with Andrew and his groomsmen at the church and the emotional prayers that followed at both locations. When I showed off my mad skills at driving a golf cart to Darby and Andrew and they graciously pretended to be impressed. How patient they were while I ran far away to get some wide shots. The first time we’ve seen dogs eating the cake because they’re both allergic. The emotional toasts followed by non-stop dancing and the never ending kind words we got from family and friends we’d seen before and new ones we were meeting for the first time. We loved every second. Thank you guys so much for your kindness and for having so much fun and of course for having us be there to document it all. We wish you all the best. See their engagement session here.
Cathy and David
gallery | darby and andrew.
password | groom’s last name.
locations | Bethany Baptist Church. Mt Hawley Country Club.
event design | Happily Ever After Events. Michele’s Floral Events.
catering | Divine Design. Mt Hawley Country Club.
styling | Steven Papageorge. Eva’s Bridal.
creatives | Sound & Light Creations. VFX Bro.
honeymoon | Oregon Coast Beach House
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