Should I Hire a Wedding Coordinator? 4.29.21

Are you wondering if you should hire a wedding coordinator for your wedding? Do you think that you have the time, tools, and abilities to plan and organize every detail? It could be doable as a couple to maybe plan out all the details, but it could come with stress and unnecessary worry. However, there […]

Morgan + Rowdy's Wedding at The Barn at Fairview Acres

Morgan + Rowdy’s Wedding at The Barn at Fairview Acres 4.20.21

Couples planning a wedding during the winter season, do not skip this! All of the touches that were added to this wedding really bring the personality of the couple into their big day. Having a winter wedding has so many benefits. Less people have their wedding then, so you don’t have to have your guests […]

What To Wear For Engagement Photos Close Up on Engagement Ring

What To Wear For Engagement Photos 4.13.21

Not sure what to wear to your engagement photoshoot? We understand that it is an important event, and these photos end up in a lot of places! They can be the photos that you use for an engagement announcement. Most likely they will be used to save the date, and possibly other wedding-related invitations. They […]

Wedding photos taken at Decauter Conference Center selfie booth

Easy Entertainment Ideas 4.7.21

When bringing people together for an event, it’s hard not to want something outstanding at your event that everyone remembers! There’s something special about looking around, seeing family & friends enjoying themselves makes all the effort worth it.  We’ve created a list of three easy entertainment ideas to add to help keep your guests entertained […]

National Wedding Planning Day! Wedding Couple Dip Pose

National Wedding Planning Day! 3.30.21

The Knot created this event to celebrate the start of the wedding planning process for engaged couples. How did Complete Weddings + Events celebrate? By providing great tips for wedding planning couples, of course!! Hear the great thoughts we put together and be sure to check out the podcasts and panel discussion. We cover each […]

Fish Eye Photo Booth with Bride

What is a Fish Eye Photo Booth? 3.23.21

You are probably familiar with the traditional photo booths…You know the ones with the funny photos, four of them on a strip, silly props etc! Well, if you haven’t heard about the Fish Eye photo booth, you are missing out! It is such a unique type of photo booth, that adds a level of class […]

sage green dresses New Wedding Colors to Consider

New Wedding Colors to Consider in 2021 3.10.21

If we’ve done anything over quarantine, we’ve gotten more creative to squash our boredom. Whether it’s through home improvement, Instagram Reels or Tik Tok challenges, an online shopping addiction, tidying up our home with Marie Kondo, or picking up a new at-home hobby, we’ve had to find ways to entertain ourselves while music venues, movie […]

Candid vs. Posed Wedding Photos Central Illinois Wedding Photographer, Bride, Groom, Illinois Wedding Photography, Wedding Photographer Jacob Cope

Candid vs. Posed Wedding Photos 3.4.21

We know you have been dreaming of your wedding photos forever! But to get in all the photos you are envisioning, it takes some planning and thought. Yet again we are here to help you navigate through Candid vs Posed Wedding Photos, do not fear! Let us help you think through the benefits of laughing […]

'First Look' Wedding Ideas Central Illinois Wedding Photography, Bride, Groom, Illinois Photographer, Complete Weddings + Events Photographer Mackensie Archibald

‘First Look’ Wedding Ideas 2.16.21

Gaining more and more popularity, the “first look” between the bride and groom before saying ‘I do’ is taking off! Couples are moving toward doing a first look before seeing each other at the end of the altar. This is a time that is set aside for the Bride and Groom to see each other for […]

Madeline + Stephen's New Year's Eve Wedding Bride & Groom with Sparkler Exit at New Year's Eve wedding

Madeline + Stephen’s New Year’s Eve Wedding 2.10.21

What a better way to ring in the New Year by celebrating the love of two wonderful people? Madeline and Stephen’s wedding truly put the ring in “ring in the new year”! This wedding is a perfect mixture of design, bright vibes, and a bold aesthetic. The dash of vintage with the furniture and the […]

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