Tory & Bobby

July 7

Ottawa, Illinois and LaSalle, Illinois


Our Q&A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1.  The ice cream cart that was located outside of the church with homemade popsicles for our guests to enjoy as we made our exit out of the church.
  2. Loved the wedding timelines we had.  They let everyone know what was coming and kept the show rolling.  From the photo booth, to the late night snack, to the sparkler send off, we wanted to keep people entertained and engaged throughout the reception.
  3. We had a ball with all of the props that we brought for the photo booth and for people to wear on the dance floor.  MUSTACHES were a huge hit and I think at one point everyone was wearing one.  Also had wigs, glasses, glow sticks, and hats.  Everyone had a ball dressing up!

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Make it unique and memorable.  Utilize websites like Pinterest and Etsy to get your ideas.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to wow people, and you can do things yourself without giving off that cheesy DIY look.


Photography: Gray Photography | Ceremony Venue: Zion Lutheran Church Reception Venue: Senica’s Oak Ridge Golf Club | Hair: Casey Stafford | Flowers: Purchased from, vases from Wal-Mart and Marshalls, arrangements by bride and her mother  | Live Music: Chris Gelbuda | DJ: JPW Productions | Wedding Gown: Eva’s Bridal | Cake: Kelsey’s Kakes| Rentals: M&M The Special Events Company | Makeup: Laci McConnaughay | Men’s Attire: Seno Formal Wear | Photo Booth Equipment: 123 Picture Me | Specialty Foods: Los Jardines Restaurant | Timelines and Wedding Programs: Cook Multimedia | Reception Signage: Happily Ever After Invitations