Keri and Cody Blumen Gardens Sycamore Wedding
I knew Keri and Cody could not wait to get married but just how much became clear on their wedding day. They both told me several times that this was the best day of their life. Which makes me so happy to hear! Not only did all of their hard work planning pay off but they were finally married. Is there any better feeling? I remember feeling that exact same way on our wedding day. All of the stress of wedding planning washed away because you finally got to marry your best friend.
And to top all that off, it was a pretty freaking awesome day. As Lex and I were driving to the ceremony we couldn’t stop talking just about how cool and fun everyone was. The bridesmaids were practicing their boot scoot n’boogie while getting ready and the guys were playing yard games. Which I absolutely LOVE. I have said this a 1000 times and I will probably say it a million more. It takes guys waaaay less time to get ready, so why not plan something fun to occupy your time and help with those anxious nerves? Plus you get some seriously fantastic photos/video of you just having fun with your friends. Its a win win.
When Keri and Cody first inquired, she asked if I had ever been to Blumen. Growing up we took my mom there basically every Mother’s Day. So I was EXTRA excited because I knew how beautiful it was there. So many gorgeous flowers. So many beautiful photo spots. Since it was almost 90 that day, we would run out to the garden and then run back inside their reception space for some cool air. Their reception was set up just as magically as the outside gardens and was full of string lights and greenery.
They also had a donut wall. Which you may or may not know is one of my favorite things. Bring on all the donuts!! If you don’t like cake and want to mix things up and do something else, then do it. There are do rules that say you HAVE to only have cake at your wedding. Which is just one of the greatest things about weddings today. Do whatever the heck you want! Its YOUR day and it should reflect you.
Also, I need to give a shout out to one of the best caterers ever. We hired Catering by Diann for our wedding and they absolutely knocked it out of the park. I am not lying when I say people still bring up our food. So when we found out they were going to cater Keri and Cody’s wedding I was so excited to 1) eat their food again and 2) see Diann and just say thank you for being so wonderful. If you are in need of a caterer, look no further.
Keri and Cody, it truly was amazing hanging out with your guys all day. We could not be more excited for you guys and all the adventures to come :)