The Best Wedding Planners in the Quad Cities

Weddings

Jan 28, 2019

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Hiring a wedding planner can be one of the best decisions you can make when planning your wedding. They are there to help you make decisions on your big day and create an unforgettable experience for you and you guests. Today, I’m here to share with you two of the best wedding planners in the Quad Cities.

First up is Bright DeSigns by the Kanes. Matt and Casey are wonderful visionaries. As a husband and wife team, you know they mean business when they plan your wedding. They create a custom look for your wedding that’s specific to you! Casey excels at dreaming big with you and designing the most memorable ceremony and reception space filled with gorgeous linens and fragrant florals. Casey sits down with her couples to hear the vision you have for your wedding. She takes the dreams you have and combines them with her amazing vision. The combination is incredibly beautiful. Having met with couples right after her, I’ve seen the binder that she specially creates for each of her couples. It’s chock-full of floral designs, seating arrangements, centerpieces, even ideas for hair and dresses. Her thoroughness impresses me so much.  Here are two of my favorite weddings I photographed while working with Bright DeSigns wedding planner!

Bethany and Austin – You can visit their wedding blog post here to see more of their day.

Vendors:
Photography: Sarah Sunstrom Photography
Videography: Vixen Productions
Ceremony: First Lutheran Church
Reception: TPC at Deere Run
Designer: Bright Designs
Florals: Staack Florist
Gown: Marien and Mae
Men’s Attire: Jos A Banks
Hair and Makeup: Hair by Gabrielle
Entertainment: SAS DJ

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Ryan and Kylie – You can visit their wedding blog post to view more of their day.

Vendors:
Designer/Planner: Bright Designs
Flowers: Flowers by Staacks
Linens/Chairs: I DO Events- Quad Cities
Paper Products- Noted Design Invitations
Ceremony Arbor/Edison Lights- AAA RENTS QC
Venue: Davenport Country Club
Furniture: Borrow My Vintage
Cake: Le Cake Design Studio
Makeup: Jenn Lea Makeup

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Next up is Brianne Ackerland of Stress-Free Weddings. Brianne excels at coordination and sourcing services and items for your wedding day. She’s fantastic at curating a vendor list for each couple and has a servant’s heart. She is here to help you plan an amazing wedding! Brianne is a certified wedding planner and has the experience of helping couples plan the day of their dreams. In addition to planning local weddings, she’s also experienced in planning destination weddings. How amazing is that? To boot, she’ll even plan your honeymoon. Brianne is an experienced travel planner as well! What more could you ask for? She’s your gal if you have no idea where to begin. You can begin your wedding with Stress-Free! Below are a few of my favorite images in which we’ve worked together!

Caleb and Brianna – You can visit their wedding day blogpost to view more of their wedding day. 

Planning, Design and Coordination: Stress Free Weddings
Venue: Watch Tower Lodge, Rock Island
Cake Designer: Olde Town Bakery
Dress Designer: BHLDN
DJ: A Class Act
Bridesmaids Dresses: For Her and For Him 
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Banks
Invitations: The Bride
Rentals: I Do Events
Hair: Refuge
Makeup: Glam2Go
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Jason and Paige – You can view their wedding day blogpost to view more of their wedding day.

Vendors:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Figge Art Museum
Wedding Planner: Stress Free Weddings
Photography: Sarah Sunstrom Photography
Videography: Turning Leaf Creation
Florals and Rentals: I Do Events
Bride’s Dress: Hope’s Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Tuxedos: Generation Tux |
Cake Designer: Olde Town Bakery
DJ: Music Connection
Invitations: Basic Invite
Hair and Makeup: Polished Hair Lounge
Jeweler: James Allen
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka 

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To schedule your engagement session and wedding, please email us at sarah@sarahsunstromphotography.com. We love to photograph weddings in your backyard, a winery, mansion or anywhere outdoors!
We have limited availability for weddings in 2019.If you are thinking of having us photograph your big day, please email soon! We look forward to pampering you!

Sarah Sunstrom Photography is an Engagement and Wedding Photographer that specializes in outdoor weddings and engagement photography in the Midwest, Quad Cities and surrounding areas including but not limited to Naperville, IL, Urbandale, IA Davenport, IA, Iowa City, IA, Cedar Rapids, IA, Bettendorf, IA, Galena, IL, Moline, IL, Lake Forest, IL, Schaumburg, IL, Chicago, IL and Geneseo, IL. We also service midwest weddings and as always, we are passport ready!

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