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Grace + Drew

November 9, 2019

First Baptist Church | Venue Chisca

Grace and Drew are truly two of the nicest and most caring people you will ever meet! Grace and Drew met at Proctor Hospital. Grace was Drew's grandmother's nurse, and Grace politely refused when Drew's grandmother tried to play matchmaker. On the day his grandmother was discharged, Drew did ask Grace out on a date - and we know the ending of that story!

Which brings us to Grace & Drew's wedding day on November 9th! From Grace getting ready at Drew's grandmother's house, to getting married at the church Drew grew up attending, to their stunning reception at Venue Chisca - their day was perfect! Now scroll down and watch their wedding video from Hoop House Creative, you won't regret it! 

Ceremony: First Baptist Church, Toulon, IL

Reception: Venue Chisca

Florist: Heaven on Earth Floral Design

Paper Suite: Sara E Designs

Photography: Deidre Lynn Photography

Videography: Hoop House Creative

Band: Patrick n Swayze

Planning: Greater Joy Events - Wedding Day Coordination

Caterer: Cracked Pepper

Hair: Courtney Wagenbach

Makeup: Makeup by Jill
Transportation: Midwest Limousine
Cake: Trefzger's Bakery

Photobooth: Mirror Me / Venue Chisca

Hotel + Shuttle: Country Inn & Suites

Grace and her bridesmaids got ready for the day at Drew's grandmother's house, where there was plenty of beautiful, natural light. I spent the morning prepping their reception space, and then dropped off their flowers from ​Heaven on Earth Floral Design. Grace shared a first look with Drew's mom and her parents. It was a slow and relaxed morning!

Grace and Drew were married at First Baptist Church in Toulon, IL.  The church was filled with the most beautiful light pouring through the stained glass windows. The organist was the sweetest lady from their church. Drew had the happiest reaction to seeing Grace for the first time that day, walking down the aisle with her dad.  

After the ceremony, Grace, Drew, and their bridal party took gorgeous photos on their way from Toulon to Peoria. I came back to Venue Chisca to ensure all of their vendors had everything that they needed and to double check that all of their details had come together perfectly. 

Grace and Drew had every detail planned out. Starting with their paper suite - bar signs, name cards, seating chart, cake design, all the way through to the sunset! Their bridal parties had the funniest speeches (see a photo of Drew's reaction to his brother's story). Grace's dad had the most heartwarming speech (now that I have a daughter of my own, whenever dads talk about their little girls it just gets me!) and Grace and Drew gave the most heartfelt thank you speech to their family and friends.

I am totally team Band after Grace and Drew's reception. Patrick n Swayze are so talented, and they kept the party so alive that I had trouble getting guests to leave on the shuttle! Thanks for a great party! 

To Grace and Drew - thank you so much for trusting me with coordinating your wedding day. With so many details and moving parts, I'm so glad I was able to ease your minds and help you enjoy your wedding day. Wishing you both all the best as you begin your journey as Mr. & Mrs. Hendrick!