Wow, what a party! Keri Cannon and Kenny Swanberg celebrated their marriage, along with their families and close to 400 guests, in the beautiful Jumers Casino Grand Ballroom on July 23.
It was easy to see that Keri and Kenny are truly loved by their family and friends, and this energetic group of people created a lifetime of memories in one evening.
We arrived mid afternoon to find an amazing variety of floral arrangements being set up by Cathy from Hy-Vee in Silvis. My wife Robin began setting up the accent lighting in Blue and Teal while I set up our digital BOSE sound system near the dance floor.
It is always our goal to have our sound and lighting equipment set up in such a way to blend into the room and not be visually obtrusive or overpowering. The photo below is an example of that concept. The paper lanterns are from Exceptional Events.
Wedding cake was illuminated by lighting from Exceptional Events:
Members of Keri and Kenny’s fun loving wedding party included:
Parents – Kelli and Mark Hoague, Mike Cannon, Debbie and Erik Swanberg
Flower Girl – Taryn Nees
Ring Bearer – Harry Alfonz Van Vooren
Bridesmaids – Katie Douglas, Laina Lagomarcino, Natalie Cartwright, Michelle Imig, Emily Hoague, Rachel Hoague, Nicole Hoague
Groomsmen – Paul Friedrich, Andy Witte, Alvin Carbajal, Jeremy Lundgren, Steve Owen, Kaj Holgersson, Drew England
Maid of Honor – Breanne Forgie
Best Man – Derek Swanberg
Here are some of the stunning floral arrangements:
Floral arrangements were in the colors of Blue and Teal and featured Peacock feathers.
Feathers on the head table:
After a cocktail hour and a plated dinner the guests viewed the video Love Story of the couple, produced by Ruby Media.
Then Kenny and Keri opened the dance floor with their first dance to “”Me and You” by Kenny Chesney. That dance floor was packed for the duration of the night, right up until the last song of the evening.
A great team of wedding professionals was on hand to help Keri and Kenny, including:
Exceptional Events, Peg and Jim – event planning and coordination
Jumers Casino – Venue and Catering
I Do Events – Linens
Ducky’s Formal Wear
Vanessa Biasi and Jerousch Bakery Chicago – Wedding Cakes
The Boom Boom Bus
Hy-Vee, Silvis, Cathy- Floral
Broadway Presbyterian Church
Black Tie Entertainment – Emcee, DJ, Up-lighting
Thank you to the Hoague, Cannon and Swanberg Families for an absolutely wonderful evening! It was a pleasure being with all of you and we will remember the night for a very long time!