Janaya and Dillon had to reschedule their wedding due to COVID not once, but twice! They were finally able to get married on the Friday of Labor Day weekend. Holiday weekends are the perfect time for a non-Saturday wedding!
Their wedding was held at Kickapoo Creek Winery in Edwards, Illinois. Just a few minutes’ drive from Peoria, they have beautiful grounds, a banquet hall, and a pavilion that lets you have an outdoor wedding, no matter the weather. With the rain coming in off and on all day, it was wonderful to not have that worry!
The covered pavilion would keep everything dry in the rain and shaded on hot sunny days, plus it’s just steps away from the vineyard for pictures and the banquet hall for dinner. Very convenient!
For the wedding party processional, I played another piece from the Twilight movies, “Turning Page” by Sleeping at Last. Janaya wanted her entrance to happen when the song built to a crescendo, so I watched for the flower girl and ring bearers to enter, then made that happen for her!
That’s one of the benefits of live music for a wedding ceremony – I can cut, lengthen, shorten, jump between sections…whatever I need to do to make the music work the way you want it to, all while making it sound seamless and make musical sense. Their recessional was “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles, followed by other popular and uptempo songs as everyone headed off to the banquet hall.
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