Backyard Barn wedding – Ben & Rachel

Ben and Rachel’s day started at the beautiful Lincoln Way Bed & Breakfast.  It was the perfect place for the girls to get ready.  Then it was off to Ben’s family’s farm.  Rachel did such an amazing job transforming it into her dream wedding location.



The Wagner House – Tony & Melissa

They met playing pool.  Then as time went on their friendship turned into love.   Their day was filled with so many beautiful moments.  My favorite was when Melissa’s dad surprised her with a mariachi band.

Larry & Cheryll – St Mary’s Pecatonica

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my New Years Eve.  Larry & Cheryll are such kind people and incredibly sweet together.  They went to high school together.  Went on to raise their families and both lost their spouses.  And after all these year found their way to each other.  I loved how they they had their children and grandchildren stand up and had a lovely gift for the grandchildren during the ceremony.  The cutest moment was when the flower girl lost her shoe.  Cheryll carried on the family tradition of having a handkerchief tied around her flowers.  After the ceremony we went to Ciminos for pizza, beer and celebration.  If you haven’t had the pizza from Ciminos in Pecatonica, you haven’t lived.  It is still to this day my favorite pizza.