Happy #WeddingWednesday, planning friends! Today on the blog we are sharing a gorgeous Society Wedding Spotlight. Today’s featured wedding is brought to us by Brianne Ackerland of Stress Free Weddings, Inc.
About Stress-Free Weddings, Inc.
Brianne is a Senior Certified Wedding Planner who has been planning weddings in the Quad City area for over 10 years. After completing all continuing education courses she gained her Senior Certified Wedding Planner status in January of 2015 and has been recognized with Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Awards (2015-2017) and The Knot Best of Weddings (2017). Her love of wedding planning started with her own wedding 14 years ago. Since then she has found herself wanting to help every bride she comes across enjoy their wedding planning process and big day Stress-Free!
The Sweet Couple
Katy Innocenti and John Peterman are from Chicago and were married on June 24, 2017 in their families back yard in Iowa. They met at a concert 4 years ago and hit it off. John proposed to Katy while at the lake, laying in the grass looking at the clouds. Katy contacted Brianne after finding her on The Knot.
The Wedding’s Unique Elements and Style
Katy wanted to have a hippie-bohemian-rustic wedding. Their invitations and place card holders were plantable and for their ceremony they did a unity tree. She walked down the aisle bare foot as she wore a beautifully embroidered dress and floral crown.
A Planner’s Favorite Moments
Brianne said her favorite moment on the wedding day was when Katy and John and her parents walked into the back yard and saw the space for the first time. They were so excited that her vision had come to life.
Meanwhile, Brianne’s favorite part of planning Katy and John’s wedding was that they were such a relaxed couple. She loves when a couple trusts her and the vendor team to bring their vision to life.
What Brianne Could Not Live Without on This Day
Her Kate Spade for Keds sparkle tennis shoes! At one point her assistant’s fitbit reset they did so many steps that day.
Katy and John’s Vendor Team:
- Venue: Private Residence
- Wedding Planner: Stress-Free Weddings, Inc. – http://www.planstressfreeweddings.com/
- Photographer: Eric Yerke – www.ericyerke.com
- Tent & Rentals: AAA Rents – www.aaarentsquadcities.com
- Florist: JE Event Designs – https://www.facebook.com/JulieEhrmanDesigns/
- Cake: Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie – www.ohsosweetbytiphanie.com
- DJ: Double H Entertainment – http://www.double-h-dj.com/
- Caterer: Taylor-Debord Catering – http://debordcatering.com/
- Transportation: VIP Transportation – http://www.viptransportation1.com/
- Facilities: Port O’ Jonny – http://www.portojonny.com
Thank you to Brianne for allowing us to feature this wedding for #WeddingWednesday!
Also, a special thank you to Eric Yerke for the beautiful images.
If you are a CWP through The Bridal Society and would like to submit a Spotlight Wedding to be featured, please be sure to visit our members only area on The Bridal Society website for the application.