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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 Madeline 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 don't want to miss any details 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, Madeline 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 have a demanding full time job, are in school, 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

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Full Wedding Planning

Abby + Kyle

Abby and Kyle were married and hosted their gorgeous 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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By the end of 2023, Madeline will have coordinated and planned over 1o0 weddings. She has worked at over 30 venues and has worked alongside many vendors from the Central Illinois area and beyond. From a wedding of 40 guests to a wedding of 350 guests, Madeline's experience will show. She will guide you through the wedding planning process with her meticulous organization, flawless design, and effortless decision making as proof of her years of experience.

Venue Chisca
The Cannery
Warehouse on State
Trailside Event Center
Marlene's Event Barn
Pere Marquette Hotel
Par-a-dice Hotel
Embassy Suites Hotel
Metamora Fields
Weaver Ridge Golf Club
Mt. Hawley Country Club
Country Club of Peoria
Packard Plaza
Epiphany Farms Estate
Pear Tree Estate
Hesed House
Ironwood on the Vermilion
Camp Aramoni
Ravina on the Lakes
Eastport Banquet Center
Wildlife Prairie Park
Salvage One (Chicago)
Peckish Pig (Chicago)
Bottom Lounge (Chicago)
Cafe Brauer (Chicago)
Many Private Property Locations
& more to come in the future!


Contact Me

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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