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I’ve been getting to know Erin and Cody for over a year. Though they probably don’t remember, during our first conversations I asked what they enjoyed most about each other. The answer they gave was sweet and simple, “We love how fun and easy our relationship is. We love being best friends.” In that moment I really thought about how their answer was both straightforward and yet, pretty profound. Spend your life with someone who makes life fun and easy. Marry your best friend.


The Gibsons’ wedding celebration truly reflected their fun, easy-going personalities. Niko and I arrived at the Grand Resort in the morning. It was dark and stormy outside, but the second I stepped into the girl’s suite, the mood was light, happy, and so much fun. The joy continued as we moved to the guy’s suite, then the incredibly touching father/daughter first look, and finally to their much-anticipated ceremony. By the time the ceremony began, the storm cleared and the sun shone for the rest of the day – matching the way everyone was feeling.

Erin and Cody waited for their wedding day for a long time. In that time they switched jobs and moved across the country, but one thing never changed. They loved and supported each other selflessly. If I’ve learned anything about these two beautiful humans over the last year, it’s that their hearts are so full of gratitude for one another. I felt so lucky to be a witness to that kind of love.


Erin & Cody – What can I say?! I’m a little sad our wedding journey is over, but I’m so happy our friendship began. Thank you for trusting Niko and me to capture your celebration. Somehow you made us feel like family from the beginning. I hope you know how much that means to us. We treasure you. Best wishes for the all the adventures ahead of you. We can’t wait to see the joy that’s yet to come! – Love, Kate

Here are the special vendors who contributed to this celebration:

Venue: The Grand Resort – Avalon Golf and Country Club

Hair/MUA: Sin Pretty Beauty 

Florals:  Green’s Floral Shop

Cake: The Cake Boutique

Dress: Elite Bridal – Champaign, IL (Stella York gown)

Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Video: Zawahri Productions

DJ: Randall Martin Entertainment


To relive the gorgeous moments of Erin & Cody’s engagement session at the Cultural Gardens, click the link here.


Erin & Cody: A Grand Resort Celebration



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