Throwback Tuesday – Tayler & Blake’s Local Love Story

Tayler and Blake’s wedding was featured in January 2019. Enjoy this “blast from the past” blog post about their big day! 

Tayler + Blake, married 12.18.18. Photographer: Courtney Dueppengiesser

From Tayler: 

Tayler and Blake met at HyVee grocery store in Quincy when Blake would bag Tayler’s family’s groceries every Sunday. They both attended Quincy High School but finally connected after one Sunday grocery trip. Their first date was in February 2011 at Casino Lanes Bowling Alley in Quincy. Blake challenged Tayler that the loser had to kiss the winner. Either way, one of them was getting kissed that night. Blake walked Tayler to her front door where they shared their first kiss. Blake proposed to Tayler on October 7th, 2016 while hiking St. Mary’s Glacier in Colorado.

Almost 8 years together now and on December 8th, 2018, the two finally tied the knot! Tayler had always dreamt of a Winter Hallmark- inspired Christmas wedding. The couple was graced with a light blanket of snow on the day of their wedding. The ceremony was held at Blessed Sacrament Church in Quincy. The aisles lined with close friends and family members.

The bride wore a satin Justin Alexander mermaid gown and was escorted down the aisle by her father to the music of the harpist. The bridesmaids wore Sorella Vita black assorted style gowns. The groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with black ties to match their maids. The bouquets were full of white peonies, anemones, and winter greens. For the reception, the event was held at Town and Country Inn in Quincy. The bride chose silver and gold decorations to accompany various winter greens. The atmosphere was warm and inviting with the glow of lights everywhere you looked. Tayler’s father’s toast had his entire audience in tears. It showcased
the strong bond the two share. When it was time for dancing, Tayler switched in to a tea-length Allure Bridals dress with
statement red Christmas bow heels. The night was full of love, laughter, and all of the warm and cozy Christmas feels!


VIDEOGRAPHER: The Film Jar; Quincy, IL.

CEREMONY: Blessed Sacrament Church; Quincy, IL.

RECEPTION VENUE: Town and Country Inn and Suites; Quincy, IL. BRIDAL WEAR: White Traditions Bridal House; St. Charles, MO. HAIR & MAKEUP: Changes Salon and Spa; Quincy, IL. TUXEDOS: Schuecking’s Mens Wear; Quincy, IL. FLORIST: Lavish Floral Design; Quincy, IL. DJ: Mike Howerton Entertainment; Quincy, IL. HARPIST: Sarah Javaux Music. STATIONERY: Ali Taylor Studio. TRANSPORTATION: Valentine’s Xpress; Quincy, IL CAKE: Underbrink’s Bakery; Quincy, IL. COOKIES: Sara Kapp. FROZEN YOGURT: TCBY; Quincy, IL. RINGS: Sturhahn Jewelers; Quincy, IL. WEDDING PLANNER: Sara Elizabeth Weddings; Quincy, IL.

Where are they now? Baby Nothold arrived in October 2019! 

Photo: Justine Wright Photography

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