The past couple of days here in the midwest have been extremely windy. Tanisha & Brad’s wedding day rivaled the winds that we’ve seen the past few days! Well…almost. It was so breezy & hair was blowing everywhere & her veil was standing straight up! We ended up going to the back of the hotel where we were sheltered from the wind to finish up their photos. I think we were all grateful to get a break from the crazy breeze!
Tanisha & Brad opted to see each other before the wedding & we were able to get all of the main photos done before the ceremony…it made after the ceremony so much more relaxed! We snuck outside with just the bride & groom and grabbed a few more photos before the reception began since the winds had died down a little! The location was perfect & I love how relaxed they were the whole day…it made our job so much easier!
Here’s a little peek at some of my favorites from their big day!
Tanisha was so sweet & took the time to answer some questions about their big day!
Hair: Savannah, My wonderful Brother’s girlfriend!
Makeup: Becca, a friend from work. I loved getting hair and make-up done by someone I knew, easy to work with and they were able to come to The Chateau.
Florist: Forget-me-not flowers
Location: Everything was held at The Chateau. It was beautiful and everyone loved that they didn’t have to drive anywhere after the ceremony. They also helped me plan a lot.
Cake: Janet’s Cake and Catering. They did a wonderful job, best place in Bloomington/Normal.
Dress: David’s Bridal in Peoria.
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse: they have the same colors as David’s Bridal, so everything matched wonderfully
DJ: J.B.’s DJ services aka my Step Dad. He did a wonderful job everyone there was out on the dance floor and he had everyone dancing all night long.
What will you remember the most from your wedding day? Our first dance. Brad and I never went to any school dances or anywhere that we had to dance at, so that really was our first dance.
Funniest memory from your wedding day? Having to use the bathroom 20 mins before the ceremony. My girls and I ran to the bathroom hoping we wouldn’t see anyone but there were tons of people there already.
What was your favorite detail from your wedding day? My wedding colors. It took me a looooong time to come up with colors that I loved. My wedding colors were Tiffany Blue (or any blue that was close to that color) and Red. The colors looked beautiful together.
Any advice you would give to future brides and grooms? Relax and don’t stress!!! The day is about you guys so don’t worry about every little thing. And Brides take the week off before the wedding, it helps a lot!
Would you change anything if you did it all over again? Nope! I loved everything about the big day.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? Naples, Fl. It was Beautiful this time of year, the weather was amazing and there wasn’t that many people so the beaches weren’t packed.
Congrats again Brad & Tanisha!! I am so grateful that I was able to witness & document your big day!