Mar 20, 2020

On January 18th, 2020 Kate and Dane had a beautiful winter wedding.  Although the forecast in Peoria wasn't turning out to be ideal, they ended up with a beautiful day! - full of warmth from family & friends and a beautiful blanket of fresh snow (and -1 degree temps!) Let's read more about what they have to say about their day!



photos by: Photos by Ariel - www.photosbyariel.com


What was the style inspiration for your wedding?
Warm & cozy meets roaring 20's glam


Wedding Venue & Location:
The Gateway Building, Peoria IL


Do you have a special memory from your wedding day?
We were so blessed to have our family and friends attend the occasion. The weather in the week prior to the wedding was less then favorable, predicted heavy snow fall and rain with well belong freezing wind chill. Although we did receive a significant amount of snow on Friday afternoon and evening, the rain storms scheduled for Saturday vanished! We had a beautiful blanket of snow for pictures and clear weather for day of travel!


What do you admire most about your husband?
I admire his ability to socialize with anyone, he does not know a stranger. He makes conversations easy and comfortable!



Any DIY tips? What else would you want everyone to know about your wedding?
I know everyone is trying to get the most reasonable prices from their vendors, but don’t count out the little guy! We did everything through small businesses! Prices are more competitive than you’d think and you’re supporting someone local, a dream, a family, and the community!  


What was your experience with Adore?
Adore was BEYOND amazing! From my wedding dress shopping experience, my bridesmaids dresses, our tuxes, and more! I initially had problems with the seamstress hired to do my alterations, but Andrea and Janice helped find someone new willing to take on a “work in progress”. They were there every step of the way and didn’t hesitate to lend a hand or offer help!



Are there any vendors that stood out to you as top notch? Who and Why?

Sara with So Chic went above and beyond! Photos By Ariel, Ariel Dilworth, took amazing photos, I am blown away by their quality! The Team with Corpo Bello Salon was super fun! Had everyone ready and looking fabulous with time to spare!


Photographer's Name: 

Ariel Dilworth - Photos by Ariel


Who did your hair & make up? 

Aspen with Corpo Bello Salon


Who was your florist? 

Bees and Blooms, out of Elmwood IL


Thank you for much Kate & Dane for sharing your day with us! 



The Adore Squad