• #adorerealbride // Ashley & John // Popcorn, Pizza Bar, Taco Bar, etc

    I loved reading about Ashley’s wedding and her darling stations including a little popcorn station, pizza bar, etc. But I’ll let her tell you more about it. First, a few details: Wedding Date: 6/23/18 Ceremony Venue: First Federated Church Reception: Par-A-Dice Hotel Photographer: Lauren Anderson Photography Lauren Anderson Photography was amazing from engagement photos to day of photos. Lauren has the personality that makes you feel like you have known her for a long time she is so easy to talk to and is so genuine. Hair: B-Loved Make-up: B-Loved They were amazing and even catered to some of the allergies we had. Florist: Create A Scene Create A Scene was amazing from start to finish. Kristy was so great...

  • #adorerealbride | Katie & Aiden | Colorado Wedding

    What is it about Colorado that wins our heart every time we see our wedding dresses on gorgeous brides getting married in the mountains? Maybe it’s because here in Central IL we’re up to our ears in corn. (pun intended, ha.) I’m so excited to feature Katie and Aiden today as our #adorerealbride!  Let’s hear a little more about what Katie had to say about her wedding day in Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado. A – Katie, what was a special memory from your wedding day that you’ll always remember? K – Seeing my handsome groom’s face. I mean, seriously. Is that not the sweetest answer EVER. So of course, we had to go on… A- What do you admire most...

  • #adorerealbride | Jenn & Jeff | Treasure Island, FL Wedding

    An Adore dress on Treasure Island! We love seeing our brides destination weddings. Hear what Jenn has to say about her day: What was the style inspiration for your wedding? I wanted something that looked like it belonged on a beach, would be comfortable for all day and I didn’t have to wear shoes with! What was a special memory from your wedding day? We had so many friends and family who had traveled from all over to spend the day with us! What do you admire most about your husband? He always stands up for what he thinks is right and is not afraid to express his opinion. Tell us more about your wedding. Is there a great proposal...

  • #adoretip // Destination Weddings

    What do you think of when you hear the phrase “destination wedding?” {{Photo by Kristi Lee}} Cancuun If that phrase automatically gives you visions of white, sandy beaches and groomsmen in khaki pants, please raise your hand.  (It’s fine. This is a safe space). While it is true that many beautiful destination weddings are held on beaches, these two things aren’t mutually exclusive. {{Photo by Elsie Stoller}} Pheonix, Arizona Recently, I was talking with my soon-to-be sister-in-law who is in the midst of planning her wedding this year.  During our conversation, I told her I just didn’t see her as a “traditional bride.” “Yeah, I’m not,” she said, “ but I also don’t feel like I fit the mold of...

  • #adorerealbride | John & Anna | Peoria, IL Wedding1`

    I am just dying over this Peoria, IL wedding. It’s absolutely stunning and I love what Anna had to say about her day! What was the style inspiration for your wedding? Classic and sophisticated, mostly black and white with pops of reds What was a special memory from your wedding day? Listening to the speech from my father at the reception. I knew he had been nervous leading up to it. But, he knocked it out of the park. It was the perfect way to start the evening of fun and dancing. What do you admire most about your husband?  He is compassionate, empathetic, and loves meeting and talking to everyone. He can make a friend anywhere. Tell us more...

  • #adorerealbride | Becca & Jeremy | Eureka, IL Wedding

    A little shoutout to my hometown, Eureka with this wedding. I adore the dress that Becca wore and her wedding was just as stunning. Hear about it from Becca: What was the style inspiration for your wedding? Classic elegance What was a special memory from your wedding day? We took a few moments alone after the ceremony. Best part of the day! What do you admire most about your husband? There are so many things I admire, it’s hard to choose just one! Jeremy has a calming presence – when I am anxious, he is calm and patient. Tell us more about your wedding. Is there a great proposal story? How did you choose your location? Any DIY tips? What...

  • #adorerealbride | Jill & Nick | Bohemian Inspired, Jewel toned wedding

    You may recall seeing our blog post about first looks and think this Bohemian inspired wedding looks a bit familiar. That’s because Jill is the amazing bride who dressed up like a T-Rex for her first look. You can see more HERE. We love her wedding so much that we want to make sure we feature her as an #adorerealbride this week. What was the style inspiration for your wedding?  Bohemian glam/jewel tones   What was a special memory from your wedding day?  The First Look! On Halloween, a friend of mine came to our office party dressed in a giant, inflatable T-Rex costume. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it for my First Look. My...

  • #adoretip | Love at First Look

    Love at first look Love at first sight.  You can almost hear the music start to swell as you and your love lock eyes for the very first time. Okay, sure, that mostly only happens in movies. And for many engaged couples, that’s not quite how their story begins. (We’re looking at you, “friend-zone”) As your wedding day gets closer and your to-do list starts to grow, it might be easy to overlook something as simple as the very moment when your future husband sees you in your wedding dress for the very first time. Your love story might not have started with “love at first sight,” but this wedding day moment is a chance to capture “love at first...

  • #adorerealbride | Jill & Noah | Romantic, Peoria, IL Wedding

    Jill & Noah’s romantic Peoria, IL wedding is on the blog today. I seriously swoon when I read about their engagement story. And wait for it…he wrote a song for Jill on their wedding day. It’s got all the feels. But let’s hear what Jill has to say about her day: What was the style inspiration for your wedding?  My mother and grandmother both had long-sleeved lace dresses. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I also wanted a long sleeved lace dress! Before I came into Adore for my appointment, I found my dress online. I just knew it could be the perfect dress for me. I only had my mom with me for the big moment....

  • #adorerealbride // Ashley & Bobby // 1920’s Celebration

    I am so excited to share this amazing bride and her wedding celebration on our blog today as an #adorerealbride. Ashley looks absolutely gorgeous in her 1920’s inspired gown and we loved accessorizing her to help her achieve her perfect look. Go ahead and hear what she had to say about her wedding: Do you have a special memory from your wedding day? Seeing my soon-to-be husband in the woods for the first time. After our first look we were able to spend a few minutes alone in the woods together which allowed us to take a step back from the busy day and enjoy each other! Also, bringing in the new year with all of our closest friends and...

  • #adorerealbride // Lauren & Alec // Mt Vernon Woodsy Wedding

    We love this gorgeous wedding that took place in Mt. Vernon, IL. Here are some words from Lauren: I could not have imagined a more perfect day! The entire thing was wonderful! I moved to Peoria when my future husband got a job here, a few months later he took me to my favorite spot on grand view drive and told me how happy he was that I had moved here and couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me. That’s when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! From there we both had a lot of fun planning, organizing, and putting together our dream wedding. If I have any advice it...

  • #adorerealbride // Corrie & Scott // Gorgeous Winter Wedding

    Corrie has always have loved dresses with sleeves since her wedding was in the winter. “Think Princess Kate (or more embarrassing Anne Hathaway’s dress in Princess Bride 2)” she says. But when she found a sleeveless dress and realized she could get detachable sleeves she was ecstatic. THEN, learning she could customize them further by making them 3/4 length she was sold. She loved the way she was able to have 2 totally different looks for my day with just 1 dress. And it’s the perfect week to feature Corrie because her dress is from our FEATURED DESIGNER this month. Maggie Sottero!! Tell me about the most special memory of your wedding day. So many memories, it is hard to...