alex&nikki | galena, illinois wedding

By AlyssaWagner on July 12, 2017 | comments
Well, if you want to know the party that results when you combine a large Filipino family and a large Greek family celebrating the wedding of two wonderful people - I have to tell you, it’s a goooooood party.

Alex&Nikki are absolutely amazing people. They deeply care for and appreciate the people around them and certainly know how to have a great time :) We had been looking forward to this wedding day for a long time and it did not disappoint. Complete with incredible food inspired by both of their heritages, smashing plates, water gun fights, and some of the BEST dancing we have yet to be a part of… we left pooped in the best way. (I’m sure everyone did. :)) But what I think I loved most was their ability to be so present in all aspects of their day. They were not about to have a day that meant just going through the motions. It was filled with things and moments that meant something to them, and you could tell. This is how EVERY wedding celebration should be. Don’t just choose to fill your day with things because it’s how everyone does it - think about what you love, what is special to you, and the kind of party you want to throw. It will be worth it, and it surely will result in some great photos to remember it by :) 

Special shoutout to Tasty Catering too, because A) they do a seriously amazing job with both their food and service, and B) it’s where Nikki works! And she’s the best. If you’re having a wedding or event in the greater Chicago area, you have to hire them. Trust me. I love food. I wouldn’t let you down.

And here are all the vendors that made this day the stellar one it was (we loved them ALL) >>

venue // Le Fevre Inn
hair + makeup // Hairs 2 the Bride
gown // BHLDN
florals // Valley Perennials
officiant // Dawn Morby
catering // Tasty Catering
dessert // Nothing Bundt Cakes
tent // Blue Peak Tents
linens // BBJ Linens
china/flatware/glassware // Hall's Rental
dj // X-Fade Entertainment

A&N - you two are fantastic, and your relationship bring so much joy. The way you look at and interact with each other is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for asking us to be such a big part of your wedding day. It was so much fun to meet your lovely families, and to explore the magical little city that is Galena. Really hope we all get to hang again, because my goodness, you are all the fun!

Much love,

Alyssa&Drew