Sami + Austin Summer Engagement Session

Sami + Austin’s Summer Engagement Session 6.29.21

There are beautiful times of the year to take your engagement photos, and every season has its beauties. But, summer engagement photos are defiantly a classic when it comes to taking them! If you are in need of any sort of inspiration with your upcoming engagement photos, look no further. Sami and Austin have the […]

Sarah and Jason's Elegant Spring Wedding coppenbarger spring wedding

Sarah and Jason’s Elegant Spring Wedding 6.15.21

This wedding is everything magical, and Complete got to be a part of Sarah and Jason’s special day! Take a look at how elegant and romantic this couple was captured (and I’m sure are like in real life)! The small details that were in this wedding will make you melt. And the video perfectly captures […]

The First Looks 6.8.21

There are so many ways to do a first look, but first, what even is a first look? A first look is exactly how it sounds: the first time you see the bride all dressed up in her gown. This can be before the wedding ceremony or right as she is walking down the aisle. […]

Meredith + Josh's Botanical Garden Wedding

Meredith + Josh’s Botanical Garden Wedding 5.26.21

Look no further for your spring wedding venue, the Botanical Gardens in Peoria! As you will see below, Meredith and Josh picked a fitting and gorgeous spot to tie the knot! With all the greens from the various plants, and the light and airy photos, this wedding screams elegant and timeless. Having all of those things […]

How to Personalize Your Wedding Playlist 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 […]

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 […]

'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 […]

Couple after First Look One or Two Photographers?

One or Two Photographers? 2.9.21

One of the most frequent questions that we hear is, “do I need one or two photographers for my wedding day?” We believe that hiring two photographers is the best option to capture your Big Day. Pictures are a significant part of the wedding day, and one of the only ways to preserve those memories […]

Vicky + Truong's Wedding photo

Vicky + Truong’s Par-A-Dice Casino Wedding 1.19.21

When planning a wedding, you usually don’t have to think about two outfits for your big day. Vicky and Truong on the other hand did! Vicky and Truong met at pharmacy school (Midwestern University in Chicago), and we were lucky to be a part of their big day for their Par-A-Dice Casino wedding in East […]

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