McKenzie Bigliazzi Photography | Jefferson Urban Candlelit Wedding || Peoria, IL

Jefferson Urban Candlelit Wedding || Peoria, IL

April 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment



Jefferson Wedding


The Warehouse on State, Peoria, IL

Mallory and Jerry had a beautiful candlelit wedding in Peoria, IL on the last day of March. Upon consultation, Mallory stressed that this is an intimate wedding and her guests and family were the most important part of the day. She loved my candid and raw style of being in the moment in my photographs. Their wedding day was very much reminiscent of the night Jerry Proposed:


"The night of the proposal Mallory was out of town on work and expected home around midnight. Jerry decided to stage the apartment to surprise Mallory with a proposal when she walked in the door. Needless to say, she was pleasantly surprised with the flowers, candles, wine and dessert, as well as her engagement ring that was custom-made.

Naturally, Jerry did not have much to say as Mallory walked in the door and after 2 minutes of both being nervous (Jerry) and shocked (Mallory), Mallory had to remind Jerry that he was supposed to actually ask her the big question...

The proposal was perfect in that it represented our relationship and Jerry's personality 100%."


The day was filled with love and the sweetest details. Mallory's mom, Trudy, picked out the most perfect earrings for Mallory to wear and surprised her with them the morning of. Mallory and Jerry really wanted family photos that weren't like the ordinary "stand-next-to-each-other-and-smile" family photos. They wanted dramatic photos utilizing the beauty of the Pere Marquette Hotel in downtown Peoria. Channeling my inner Vogue photog, I made this happen for them, regardless of it being way out of my ordinary style! Being in Illinois, we weren't sure what the weather was going to do, so we planned for everything. I brought clear umbrellas and had alternative spots to take photos at if it were to snow. Luckily the weather held off and we were able to get photographs in the rustic downtown Peoria. It's all about timing!









Florist: Artistic Flowers

Jeweler: Continental Wholesale Diamonds - Tampa

Formal Wear: Men’s Warehouse

Dress: David’s Bridal

Catering: Cracked Pepper

Cake: Trefzger’s Bakery

Make Up Artist: Kayla Pritchard

Hair Stylist: Staci Sterchi - Sculptures


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