Eureka, MO | Sarah + Kevin

Kevin surprised Sarah with an intimate proposal on July 4, 2018 and after a whirlwind engagement they said “I Do” at their dreamy winter wedding on December 29, 2018. Their wedding was full of clean, modern and elegant designs that left the couple and their guests in a daze of beauty!

18SK_0024.jpg
18SK_0020.jpg
18SK_0031.jpg
18SK_0021.jpg
18SK_0030.jpg
18SK_0041.jpg
18SK_0052.jpg
18SK_0053.jpg
18SK_0059.jpg
18SK_0063.jpg
18SK_0068.jpg
18SK_0078.jpg
18SK_0088.jpg
18SK_0079.jpg
18SK_0092.jpg
18SK_0099.jpg
18SK_0100.jpg
18SK_0097.jpg
18SK_0103.jpg
18SK_0104.jpg
18SK_0110.jpg
18SK_0106.jpg
18SK_0107.jpg
18SK_0105.jpg
18SK_0114.jpg
18SK_0139.jpg
18SK_0140.jpg
18SK_0184.jpg
18SK_0186.jpg
18SK_0196.jpg
18SK_0197.jpg
18SK_0212.jpg
18SK_0242.jpg
18SK_0260.jpg
18SK_0284.jpg
sara and kevin alter.jpg
18SK_0313.jpg
18SK_0334.jpg
18SK_0347.jpg
18SK_0355.jpg
18SK_0369.jpg
18SK_0382.jpg
18SK_0397.jpg
18SK_0400.jpg
18SK_0404.jpg
18SK_0494.jpg
18SK_0503.jpg
18SK_0509.jpg
18SK_0528.jpg
18SK_0529.jpg
18SK_0534.jpg
18SK_0536.jpg
18SK_0553.jpg
18SK_0540.jpg
18SK_0557.jpg
18SK_0567.jpg
18SK_0580.jpg
18SK_0581.jpg
18SK_0605.jpg
bridal party 2.jpg
18SK_0306.jpg
18SK_0307.jpg
18SK_0308.jpg
18SK_0634.jpg
18SK_0645.jpg
18SK_0637.jpg
18SK_0636.jpg
18SK_0660.jpg
18SK_0663.jpg
18SK_0666.jpg
18SK_0668.jpg
18SK_0669.jpg
18SK_0673.jpg
18SK_0672.jpg
18SK_0741.jpg
18SK_0804.jpg

Wedding Planner: Sara Elizabeth Weddings | Photographed by: Courtney Dueppengiesser | Second photographer: Aleesha Roach | Venue: Legends Country Club | Stationary: Invited by LamaWorks | Rentals: BBJ Linens | Florist: Poppies Design Studio | Cake: Sweet Divine Bakery

My Love for Wedding Design

18SEW_019.jpg

One of my favorite aspects of wedding planning is the creative design work that is involved. What does wedding design mean to you? For Sara Elizabeth Weddings it is everything you and your guests see or touch throughout your wedding day!

Think about past weddings you’ve attended and the experience you encountered throughout each stage of the day...is everything cohesive? Do the linens, florals and stationery complement each other? Are the elements personalized to the couple? These are just a few things I think about and incorporate when focusing on design.

I have been working very hard to develop my design service to provide the best experience possible! My mission is to create a wedding design that represents your love story and style, through every element.

My ‘Design’ page demonstrates my step-by-step design process to help you envision what your wedding design could be...from your custom proposal, to the day-of!

18SEW_016.jpg
18SEW_017.jpg
18SEW_018.jpg

18flatlays_58.jpg

18flatlays_34.jpg
IMG_9094.jpg
IMG_9102.jpg
green glasses.jpg
45027301_2197040160566477_6149145071850618880_o.jpg
IMG_0247.jpg

Excited to Announce: Sara Elizabeth Weddings is Growing! 

I am beyond excited to announce that in one short year Sara Elizabeth Weddings has grown!

18SEW_092.jpg

I always wondered when and if there would be a time to grow the company and how I would know it was the right time. Well, that time is now and I will tell you why!

Only a few years ago a wedding planner in Quincy, IL was barely heard of, it is still a young profession in the industry and one of the last vendors a newly engaged couple thinks about booking.  I had to take action! It was a priority to educate the market on WHY a Wedding Planner is a key element to every wedding and HOW working with Sara Elizabeth Weddings can change your wedding planning experience!

After hard work, consistently spreading the message of a wedding planner's benefits and creating a presence for myself I began to see the increased want and need for a Wedding Planner in our local Market. I also realized I would be limited on how many couples I could benefit just by myself and began to assemble a fabulous team! 

What does the new team mean for you? If I am already booked for a wedding or an event my team will be there to cover your wedding day and ensure the details are perfect. The need for a wedding planner is quickly growing and building a dedicated and reliable team allows for more couples to receive the Sara Elizabeth Weddings experience; professionalism, attention to detail and full access to my creativity and expertise.

I will handle the client care and oversee every step of the process, from our initial conversation,  handling every planning detail, designing your timeline to ensuring every step meets my standards.

When working with my team you will be introduced to your Day-Of Specialist, or two, starting two months from your wedding day. The team will be caught up on every detail of your day -- from the time your hair, make-up and mimosa bar will begin, the first look with the love of your life, to every detail of your beautiful place settings and of course they will be there every step of the way to ensure your day is a dream come true!

The growth of Sara Elizabeth Weddings is a great opportunity to serve the growing needs of our market, and beyond!

Let me introduce you to the talented, hard working, wedding loving and beautiful team!

Janie Windmiller-Taylor

Janie Windmiller-Taylor

Ronna Reddick

Ronna Reddick

Katherine Reddick

Katherine Reddick

Jennifer Weiss

Jennifer Weiss

To learn more about each team member, including a few fun facts, be sure to “Meet The Team” on our site!

Photographer: Courtney Dueppengiesser Photography

 

Kyle's Proposal!

It’s still crazy to think about our engagement + everything that happened that evening, August 17, yeah I’m a little late to the game. If you don’t know how it happened, I’ll fill you in!

Kyle had been asking if I had that weekend available for a while and asked that I keep that Friday night open for his parents anniversary dinner. He asked me to be ready by a certain time and “to dress nice” because his mom wanted to take pictures!

18Proposal_04.jpg

He picked me up and said his parents weren’t ready for everyone to come over yet so we drove around. He turned into the IL Vets Home and began driving towards the gardens and suggested we walk through them. The gardens were beautiful and he led me to the perfect spot. He continued being sweet and romantic and suddenly got down on one knee! I was shocked, so happy and in love! He opened the ring box and asked me to marry him! And obvi I said YES!!!

I turned around to find Courtney Dueppengiesser capturing the entire moment!

We headed towards his parents home and I began calling my lifelines to tell them the news and NO ONE answered! Ugh! My sister finally did! We arrived to his parents house to find that he had planned an entire evening with our parents, siblings and closest friends! He asked that my favorite foods be made and our parents went above and beyond to make the evening special for us! It was an amazing evening and one I’ll never forget!!

18Proposal_06.jpg
18Proposal_09.jpg
18Proposal_11.jpg
18Proposal_13.jpg
18Proposal_16.jpg
18Proposal_34.jpg
18Proposal_23.jpg
18Proposal_31.jpg
18Proposal_36.jpg
18Proposal_39.jpg
18Proposal_40.jpg
18Proposal_48.jpg
18Proposal_50.jpg
18Proposal_54.jpg

A MIDWEST TROPICAL BRIDAL SHOWER

A styled Midwest tropical bridal shower for real-life bride Erin, whose family and friends came from across the country to help her celebrate in style.

Read More