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Greater Joy Events is a premier wedding planning business located in Central Illinois. Madeline is fully dedicated to bringing greater joy to engaged couples during one of the most exciting times in their lives. You shouldn't have to worry about anything on your wedding day, and neither should your friends & family! Let me help you be fully present and able to enjoy your big day. 

Event Services

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Wedding Day Coordination is perfect for couples that are feeling like they're missing something while planning their wedding day. Whether it's who will set up your reception space while you're getting your hair and makeup done, or who will make sure your limo is stationed perfectly outside your ceremony for your Grand Exit, I will have it covered! 

Real Weddings

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Lydia + Peter

Wedding Day Coordination

Lydia and Peter were married on Saturday, June 20th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Covid-19 changed their plans, so they held their reception at Mansion on Moss, a private mansion in Peoria, IL. Click their photo to see more!

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Katie + Billy

Wedding Day Coordination

Katie and Billy were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and held their reception at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel.  Click their photo to see more!


Basic Wedding Planning and Full Wedding Planning are perfect for couples who are still in school, have a demanding full time job, or live out of state. They're also perfect for couples who know they want to make their wedding day a day that no one will forget. Every detail will be discussed - your timeline, vendors, paper suite, decor decisions, and more. All while making sure you enjoy the process!

Real Weddings


Basic Wedding Planning

Hannah + Caleb

Hannah and Caleb were married at St. Jude Catholic Church and held their cocktail-style reception at Venue Chisca. Click their photo to see more!


Basic Wedding Planning

Katie + Mike

Katie and Mike were married at First United Methodist Church and held their glamorous reception at Venue Chisca. Click their photo to see more!

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Timeline Consultation

Wedding Timeline Consultations are for the couple who will have plenty of extra help on their wedding day, but still want to make sure they have a solid plan in place for all of the moving pieces of their wedding day. If you don’t need full Wedding Day Coordination, but would like a little help making sure you have everything planned and accounted for, this is for you!

Contact Us

I would be so honored to help you plan your wedding day in any way! Please fill out the contact form and I will be in touch ASAP!

Madeline Ralph, Owner & Wedding Planner

Peoria, IL, USA

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"Madeline was an amazing day of coordinator. She went above and beyond her 'day of' responsibilities and assisted in planning and organization of vendors..."



Mother of the Bride

"I am so grateful we were able to soak in the moments all day long! If we had not had not had our wedding coordinator, I know the day would have been a long list of many details to attend to..."

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"Hiring Greater Joy Events was the best decision we made during our wedding preparation! Madeline was so helpful when we had to change our plans and gave us great suggestions and tips to help our day go smoothly..."


See more on our Instagram @greaterjoyevents

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