One of my favorite things when it comes to photographing weddings (aside from all the amazing couple's and their families that is ;) is all the incredible vendors I get to work with! This small area of the Sauk Valley alone has been gifted with an abundance of great ones. When it comes to helping my couples find a dream team of vendors (since I usually have a little more wedding experience than they do :) I highly suggest my many local friends! Here are just a few that I've worked with often. From Venues to Flowers, Cakes, Dresses and so much more!
P.S. Each Business Name is a link directing you right to their website.
Lincoln Way Inn
A charming outdoor venue & bed and breakfast located in Franklin Grove IL. You can host 50-100 guests easily and stay the night before while you get ready. The staff is amazing! They are very friendly and professional.
This venue is perfect for country wedding! A barn built to house a farm museum then turned into a wedding venue because of how unique the building is! You can easily host 150+ guests inside with 3 stories for getting ready, ceremony and reception in Polo IL.
P.S. Fun tidbit: This venue is less than 5 minutes from my home!
This historic Post Office has stone pillars surrounding the entrance, marble floors inside and original chandeliers over the dance floor. Host 100 + guests for your formal reception in Dixon IL.
This is one of the newest venues to the Sauk Valley. McCormick's is located in Rock Falls IL with multiple rooms to host your large event of 300 guests or use a smaller room for your intimate gathering. They also offer amazing catering onsite.
This gorgeous church is perfect for your ceremony in Dixon IL. The church seats over 200 guests and has many rooms available for getting ready with your wedding party, take pictures inside this ornate chapel or go outside with its castle-esk exterior.
If you'd like to host your whole Wedding nearby the Post House Ballroom is right around the corner.
A beautiful victorian style home owned by benefactors of Sterling IL. This is an outdoor venue that you can host both wedding and reception with many guests. There are breathtaking gardens on the grounds perfect for your photos later.
Hair & Make Up
I've worked weddings with Sara for years! She is friendly and laid back all while being professional. Her work ranges from natural to costume make up. Plan your wedding perfect look with her.
For nearly 10 years now I have worked (in the studio) right around the corner from this florist in Dixon IL. Their kind staff has been the ones my parents have called for every birthday, holiday and funeral since the time I was little.
When your sweet tooth is calling for more than just sugar call Barb in Oregon IL. Her tasty creations are more than just chocolate or vanilla she elevates everything she creates giving you classics with just the right twist.
When I was little I remember a family birthday with my first experience of Lemon Cake with Raspberry filling and there has never been another one quite like it. That cake was from Baker's St. in Dixon IL and her tasty treats never disappoint!
P.S. They also offer catering.
This family run Mexican Food in Dixon IL offers hosting space for your rehearsal dinner and catering for your wedding day. This kind family knows their customer so well that they recognize my number and know my order before picking up the phone!
Supporting our local small businesses is a highlight of career for me! Is there a vendor you're still looking for feel free to ask me! Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org