Elizabeth and John's Wedding

Our Wedding in Peoria over labor day weekend was fantastic! We had perfect weather for an outdoor wedding. My husband and I live in Chicago, and having the wedding in Peoria- close to his hometown, made the wedding more personal, and definitely more affordable.

Vendors & Venues Reviews

Flowers by Florence
Pekin, IL

Our flowers were phenomenal. I still can't believe how beautiful they turned out. We did a simple arrangement of daisies and blue delphinium, as our colors were blue and yellow. The flowers fit perfect with our theme of a "country chic" wedding. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to exactly what we wanted. And best of all they had the best prices we could find. This little place is truly a gem. I am so happy I got this referral from my husband's Aunt. Otherwise I never would have found them. Go with Flowers by Florence and you will not be disappointed!

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Top Hat Productions
Peoria, IL

Mark from Top Hat Productions did a fantastic job at our wedding! Our first visit with him was very personal and very helpful. He was not pushy, and very attentive to what we wanted our wedding to "musically feel" like.
He also called us a week before the wedding to run through the wedding agenda one last time along with the correct pronunciation of names of all our friends in the wedding party. Mark also always contacted us back promptly via email or via phone call anytime we had a question. His pricing is very reasonable and he's an overall great guy.
He even took photos at the wedding and was nice enough to mail us the cd of all the photos he took.
This wasn't part of the package, but an awesome perk. If you need a great DJ, go with Mark from THP.

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Ceremony & Reception - Ravina on the Lakes
Peoria, IL
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Ravina on the Lakes was our Venue for both the wedding and the reception. We loved it! The weather was perfect, as was the staff. Melissa was our event coordinator at Ravina on the Lakes, and she did a great job. As my husband and I live in Chicago, we had to communicate a lot over phone and email. Melissa was very prompt and friendly with her responses.
They also allowed us to bring in our own caterer from Chicago, which was a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to us. We were thrilled when they approved our request. The day was perfect.

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