Group president Matthew Stevens of Stevens DJ Service told of how connections made within the group have paid off for Springfield brides. He was working four different weddings where the cake was not delivered (!) He called fellow SLF member Tammy of Specialty Cakes and asked her if she could help. She was able to pull a cake out of the fridge and quickly put one together to save the day. Another reception was being held up because the limousine had broken down (bad maintenance!) He called Party Time Limousine and they were able to quickly pick up the wedding party from the side of I-55 and bring them to the party.
Members heard a presentation by Kimber Leka, formerly of wedding photography by Photofever (old site was www.photo-fever.com). Now she leads Leaving Hoofprints Youth Ranch in Springfield, Illinois. The organization saves abused horses, and uses them to give horsemanship and rides to struggling children. Springfield Local Favorites members are working on helping this program as a form of service to the community.
Members are getting ready for bridal shows, including this weekend’s WDBR bridal show at the Crowne Plaza and the Jacksonville Main Street Bridal & Prom Expo January 22nd. Get a list of 2012 central illinois Illinois bridal shows.
Other highlights from the meeting . . .
- Girls In White Satin Bridal & Formal Wear will be doing the fashion show at the WDBR show.
- Dan at Treetop Productions announced they now offer Blu-ray discs.
- Made connections with Tammy at Having a Ball Productions and Michelle at Petals & Company florist in Rochester.
And don’t forget about Magical Event’s How To “I Do” seminar series, next event 2-4 pm Sunday January 15th, featuring a workshop with ideas to plan your wedding. Call 217.741.9850 or email to register.
Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team available to tell the story of your wedding day. Follow us on Facebook. Member of Springfield Local Favorites, a group of the top wedding vendors in Central Illinois (on Facebook).