Peoria Illinois Editorial Photography by Meredith Washburn
Floral Designs Ltd. is based in Morton, IL and loves to customize each wedding specifically to each bride. They work diligently to keep up with the latest trends in the wedding industry. From my own personal experience of working with Cheri and Kim, I know that they pour so much time and talent into their pieces, which are all unique and stunning. I've photographed a number of weddings with Floral Designs Ltd. and I am always overly impressed by the bouquets as they always flow seamlessly with the style of the wedding. Currently, Floral Designs Ltd. is loving the trend of the dark sangria color contrasted with the softer tones and the dramatic draping and cascading bouquets <--- can I second that?! I also love the draping and cascading bouquets....they are some of my very favorite to photograph <3!!!! I am always way excited when I show up to photograph and there are these amazing cascading bouquets done by Floral Designs Ltd.. Flowers can add such beauty and elegance to a wedding. Bouquets, floral arrangements, hair pieces, flower crowns, etc. always seem to enhance the mood and romance in photographs, as well as add beautiful pops of colors <3. If you haven't checked out their showroom in Morton, you definitely should! Their shop also has beautiful wedding rentals as well as pretty home decor. You may also see one of these beautiful models' photo hanging on the wall (how cool!?!).
Floral Designs Ltd. Instagram: @floraldesigns_ltd
Bremer Jewerly Peoria is seriously the coolest! If you haven't stopped in their store to take a gander at all their pretty sparkling jewels, you probably should. They have the friendliest and most helpful staff who are willing to answer all of your questions about diamonds and jewels. You'll notice in the images below some gorgeous arm bangles (which are SO affordable, ladies -- seriously every girl needs these!!!) as well as some beautiful earrings, and an engagement ring any girl would gush over.
Cloud Nine Bridal Boutique + Fine Paper is an exclusive bridal boutique in Central Illinois offering stunning bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and wedding invitations. Their staff is so sweet to work with and will help you pick out the perfect wedding gown! Head over to their store in Peoria, right next to Bremer Jewelry off of University St. to see their array of gowns in person! Head over to their website, or call to make an appointment today :)
Also, huge shoutout to my models, Morgan Dunn and Justine Ulrich for modeling the beautiful Watters wedding gown, jewelry, and floral pieces -- you girls are always the best to work with <3.
Awhile back, I was hired to do an editorial shoot for the owner of the website How He Asked, Stacy Tasman. Not only is she super beautiful and an incredible woman boss...she's really down to earth and just as sweet as can be. Plus, her smile is contagious. The second I typed that the "you smile, I smile" Justin Bieber song popped into my head....wowwww.
Anywho...my husband and I spent part of the day learning the behind the scenes of being a blog developer/owner while getting to photograph the natural day-to-day job. I found myself in a world of familiarity as Stacy sat behind a computer working and using different social media platforms. We giggled a little as we made the desk look pretty by adding flowers and a few magazines, the true glamor of social media...it's all so real and honest ;). Her website was being rebranded at the time and is now currently launched for everyone to see and use. It's the bomb, so go check it out/check out their insta account. I love seeing all these sweet and romantic proposals coming through my insta feed during the day.
For all you fellas out there planning the perfect proposal, there are tons and tons of ideas for you to scope out on the website. From stories, proposal ideas, the perfect rings, engagement gifts, photographer (but you better call me...I LOVE proposals), etc., you can find everything you'd ever want on the website! I've been seeing lots of sparkly rings and new proposals all over the place. If you have a proposal story, submit your proposal to their website and get your proposal featured.
MY own proposal was featured a few days ago. The link is below -- check it out. It's so fun being able to share our story online :)