Rockford Country Club Wedding: Kortni & Derrick

Rockford Country Club Wedding - Gold Grid Studios
There’s something magical about seeing dreams come true on a wedding day. There are little girls who dream of being a princess…and there are little girls who actually get to BE a princess. Our picture-perfect bride Kortni was once a Disney princess in Orlando, so the chance to put on a ball gown and twirl around the dance floor was a welcome opportunity to be part of a fairytale again! From the stunning wedding dress (seriously, wait until you see the train!) to the elegant reception, this Rockford country club wedding is fit for a princess!
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Kortni’s photographer Rebecca takes us through the highlights of the day. Get ready to swoon!
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Kortni & Derrick decided to see each other before the ceremony, but that does not mean there was no First Look. In true fairytale fashion, this princess and her dad had a special First Look moment that was truly special, full of emotion and heartfelt laughter. 

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I just adored the lace cap sleeves on the bridesmaid’s dresses.  Any bridesmaid will tell you that comfort is key on the wedding day, and you could just tell how good everyone felt in them.  Blue is always a classic color, a perfect mix of elegance and romance. 

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The magic was in every reception detail. The candelabras and art deco signage/font on menus were such an elegant touch. Reminiscent of Disney castles and chandeliers, the room shimmered as the guests danced, just like the ballroom scene from Cinderella! 

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Every princess needs a prince, and the reception at Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford gave Derrick a chance to win over every heart in the room! The band stopped in the middle of Kortni & Derrick’s first dance, so that Derrick could surprise Kortni with an original song. As he sang and played the guitar, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. 
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Kortni & her dad’s first dance set the tone for a fun party the rest of the night. A great bookend to their First Look at the beginning of the day, this dance was a mash-up of favorite songs that brought everyone to their feet!
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Meet the Team:

Getting Ready: Radisson Hotel, Rockford // Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of St. Peter // Reception Venue: Forest Hills Country Club  // Reception Band: BlueWater Kings Band // Cake: By the Dozens Bakery // Transportation: AAA Limo 

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Comments 1

  1. The best day, with the most beautiful couple, with very talented photographer! Everything was amazing!!!! Thank you xoxo

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