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Happily Ever After Weddings

Peoria , IL
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4703 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61614 US (map)

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309-264-7286

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ABOUT US

HEA Weddings has over seven years experience planning and executing weddings in the Peoria, Ilinois area. Call us today and let us help you create the perfect day!
HEA Weddings has over seven years experience planning and executing weddings in the Peoria, Ilinois area. Call us today and let us help you create the perfect day! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Double Weddings, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Jill
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Lisa was truly amazing from the time I scheduled an appointment to meet her (which she responded to my email the same day) to the time when our reception was done. I cannot not express how wonderful and pleasant she is. Lisa took all of the stress of planning the wedding and she delivered exactly what we wanted. She is very flexible and has wonderful ideas!!! Lisa has one of the best personalities she is so easy going and trust me she will make you laugh. I am so excited to write this review about her because she is that awesome!!!! Highly highly recommended!!!!!!
Lisa was truly amazing from the time I scheduled an appointment to meet her (which she responded to my email the same day) Read more...
Lisa was truly amazing from the time I scheduled an appointment to meet her (which she responded to my email the same day) to the time when our reception was done. I cannot not express how wonderful and pleasant she is. Lisa took all of the stress of planning the wedding and she delivered exactly what we wanted. She is very flexible and has wonderful ideas!!! Lisa has one of the best personalities she is so easy going and trust me she will make you laugh. I am so excited to write this review about her because she is that awesome!!!! Highly highly recommended!!!!!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Lisa was AMAZING! I was an out of town bride, totally type A, and thought I could do all the planning myself. When it came down to the last two months of planning, I felt overwhelmed and unorganized! I called Lisa about 3 weeks before my wedding after a nervous breakdown over who would set up and tear down my reception. Lisa and I met 2 weeks before my wedding. She was involved in every single detail and I had absolutely no worries after that. Her and her team set up my entire reception, tore it down, brought the gifts cake and other important items back to my house that evening. She helped finalize my wedding day schedule, ran the rehearsal/ceremony and made sure everything was running smoothly. I can't say enough about what an amazing job Lisa did even with the short time she had with me before my wedding! If I were going to do anything different, I would have hired her from the beginning !!! 100% recommend Lisa and Happily Ever After Weddings!
Lisa was AMAZING! I was an out of town bride, totally type A, and thought I could do all the planning myself. When it came Read more...
Lisa was AMAZING! I was an out of town bride, totally type A, and thought I could do all the planning myself. When it came down to the last two months of planning, I felt overwhelmed and unorganized! I called Lisa about 3 weeks before my wedding after a nervous breakdown over who would set up and tear down my reception. Lisa and I met 2 weeks before my wedding. She was involved in every single detail and I had absolutely no worries after that. Her and her team set up my entire reception, tore it down, brought the gifts cake and other important items back to my house that evening. She helped finalize my wedding day schedule, ran the rehearsal/ceremony and made sure everything was running smoothly. I can't say enough about what an amazing job Lisa did even with the short time she had with me before my wedding! If I were going to do anything different, I would have hired her from the beginning !!! 100% recommend Lisa and Happily Ever After Weddings! Read less
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EG
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved working with the entire team from HEA! There is not an issue that will arise that they have not seen (and taken care of) before! My wedding day (week) was stressful enough - I do not know what i would have done without their team!
I loved working with the entire team from HEA! There is not an issue that will arise that they have not seen (and taken Read more...
I loved working with the entire team from HEA! There is not an issue that will arise that they have not seen (and taken care of) before! My wedding day (week) was stressful enough - I do not know what i would have done without their team! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa was hired as our "day of" coordinator...but ended up being so much more. She was with us every step of the way, attending meetings, helping us with anything we needed, and was even a therapist at times!! She was so organized and I never worried that she would miss even the tiniest of details. Communicating with her is a breeze. I never had to wait for a returned email or phone call, she was always so responsive (which I've come to find can be rare in the wedding business.) In fact, she was our link to the vendors whom we had trouble getting a hold of.

She created our timeline for the day of the wedding, which I was dreading. Guests have commented how everything seemed to just "happen" and never looked unorganized. I tell them all it was because of her work behind the scenes!! Do not hesitate to book her...even if it's just for the "day of!" I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. To be stress-free on your wedding day and have the luxury to enjoy your special day with your loved ones is truly priceless. I must admit that I was a stressed-out control freak leading up to the wedding, but that day was total bliss because I had all the confidence in the world that Lisa would be putting the ceremony and reception together EXACTLY as I would want it. Turns out, she made it better. :)
Lisa was hired as our "day of" coordinator...but ended up being so much more. She was with us every step of the way, Read more...
Lisa was hired as our "day of" coordinator...but ended up being so much more. She was with us every step of the way, attending meetings, helping us with anything we needed, and was even a therapist at times!! She was so organized and I never worried that she would miss even the tiniest of details. Communicating with her is a breeze. I never had to wait for a returned email or phone call, she was always so responsive (which I've come to find can be rare in the wedding business.) In fact, she was our link to the vendors whom we had trouble getting a hold of.

She created our timeline for the day of the wedding, which I was dreading. Guests have commented how everything seemed to just "happen" and never looked unorganized. I tell them all it was because of her work behind the scenes!! Do not hesitate to book her...even if it's just for the "day of!" I honestly don't know what we would have done without her. To be stress-free on your wedding day and have the luxury to enjoy your special day with your loved ones is truly priceless. I must admit that I was a stressed-out control freak leading up to the wedding, but that day was total bliss because I had all the confidence in the world that Lisa would be putting the ceremony and reception together EXACTLY as I would want it. Turns out, she made it better. :) Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Future Brides, hear this... When I first got engaged, I had a lot of people ask me if I'd watched any wedding reality TV shows, like Say Yes to the Dress. Well, I had watched wedding reality TV shows in the past, and what I remembered were the wedding planners!! Let me assure you, Lisa and her team are better than the best TV show wedding planners and have NO hint whatsoever of the worst, spotlight-robbing, idea-crushing, disorganized, nose in the air type wedding planners you will see on some of the overdramatic wedding TV shows out there vying for viewers.

For those future brides on the opposite side of the coin, those who know nothing about wedding planners, or have never heard of them being used before, take note-- they are an amazing vendor to have on your side during your wedding IF they know their stuff, and Lisa does! Believe me, even if you have the best friends and the greatest, most helpful family in the world (and I do!!) you can still benefit from a wedding planner like Lisa. Lisa and her team will take a tremendous amount of the tedious work away from your helpful family and friends so they can enjoy your day with you. And if you are clueless as to what to do, where to have it, timelines and when to have it, and you don't have the help--all the more reason to contact Lisa at Happily Ever After Weddings!!

If you have an unusual, non-traditional request at your wedding, Lisa will work with it, even if it's new to her. I wanted video games at my wedding, and a lot of people had never heard of such a thing before, but she helped me to get the video games incorporated, helped me find a TV vendor and helped us add the setting up of the video games into the timeline.....so my fiance and I could be sure we had some activities for our friends who weren't big fans of dancing! The point I'm making here is that your wedding can be unique, special and totally indentifiable as YOUR wedding with the help of Lisa. In fact, if anything, she got to know me, my family and my fiance so well that the wedding she helped us plan is more US than we ever could have done by ourselves!

I received a LOT of compliments on my wedding, and a bunch of people said it was the best wedding they've ever attended! The fact that my guests were happy made me incredibly happy, and I have Lisa and her team at Happily Ever After weddings to thank for that!!!!!!!!
Future Brides, hear this... When I first got engaged, I had a lot of people ask me if I'd watched any wedding reality TV Read more...
Future Brides, hear this... When I first got engaged, I had a lot of people ask me if I'd watched any wedding reality TV shows, like Say Yes to the Dress. Well, I had watched wedding reality TV shows in the past, and what I remembered were the wedding planners!! Let me assure you, Lisa and her team are better than the best TV show wedding planners and have NO hint whatsoever of the worst, spotlight-robbing, idea-crushing, disorganized, nose in the air type wedding planners you will see on some of the overdramatic wedding TV shows out there vying for viewers.

For those future brides on the opposite side of the coin, those who know nothing about wedding planners, or have never heard of them being used before, take note-- they are an amazing vendor to have on your side during your wedding IF they know their stuff, and Lisa does! Believe me, even if you have the best friends and the greatest, most helpful family in the world (and I do!!) you can still benefit from a wedding planner like Lisa. Lisa and her team will take a tremendous amount of the tedious work away from your helpful family and friends so they can enjoy your day with you. And if you are clueless as to what to do, where to have it, timelines and when to have it, and you don't have the help--all the more reason to contact Lisa at Happily Ever After Weddings!!

If you have an unusual, non-traditional request at your wedding, Lisa will work with it, even if it's new to her. I wanted video games at my wedding, and a lot of people had never heard of such a thing before, but she helped me to get the video games incorporated, helped me find a TV vendor and helped us add the setting up of the video games into the timeline.....so my fiance and I could be sure we had some activities for our friends who weren't big fans of dancing! The point I'm making here is that your wedding can be unique, special and totally indentifiable as YOUR wedding with the help of Lisa. In fact, if anything, she got to know me, my family and my fiance so well that the wedding she helped us plan is more US than we ever could have done by ourselves!

I received a LOT of compliments on my wedding, and a bunch of people said it was the best wedding they've ever attended! The fact that my guests were happy made me incredibly happy, and I have Lisa and her team at Happily Ever After weddings to thank for that!!!!!!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa and her team did a great job! She helped us so much with finding fantastic vendors and getting awesome rates from them!! She did a great job getting everything coordinated and amazing with the timeline everything ran perfectly! She even all of our rented items returned for us on time so we were able to get our deposits back! We had a few problems with our bridesmaid dresses and hotel block and she handled all of that for us and got everything straightened so we didn't have a worry!!! LOVE HER and her team!!!
Lisa and her team did a great job! She helped us so much with finding fantastic vendors and getting awesome rates from Read more...
Lisa and her team did a great job! She helped us so much with finding fantastic vendors and getting awesome rates from them!! She did a great job getting everything coordinated and amazing with the timeline everything ran perfectly! She even all of our rented items returned for us on time so we were able to get our deposits back! We had a few problems with our bridesmaid dresses and hotel block and she handled all of that for us and got everything straightened so we didn't have a worry!!! LOVE HER and her team!!! Read less
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beanali01
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa was a delight to work with. Everything happened without a hitch and when something came up, she handled it. She was professional and personable....We'd recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!
Lisa was a delight to work with. Everything happened without a hitch and when something came up, she handled it. She was Read more...
Lisa was a delight to work with. Everything happened without a hitch and when something came up, she handled it. She was professional and personable....We'd recommend her to anyone planning a wedding! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
4/17/2010
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Quality of Service: (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: (5.0/5.0)
Value For Cost: (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: (5.0/5.0)

I am sooo glad that we decided to get a wedding planner and I'm soo glad that it was Lisa. My husband and I both have really busy jobs and also did not want to lose our life to this wedding. The cost is MUCH less than what you think. And now, I don't feel like we even paid enough. Lisa's vendor suggestions, skills, and inside knowledge actually help you save more money than you pay her. She is an absolute must for anybody getting married no matter what your budget is. You get specialized attention. She is truly an example of how when you follow your passion and the skills God gave you, you end up being VERY good at what you do and becoming successful. Not many people can say that their wedding day was flawless. All you ever hear are wedding day horror stories and flaws. Or, you hear about how people didn't get to enjoy themselves etc. I even had one person tell me that if that if everything goes haywire, it's a sign of good luck for your marriage. Screw that. Don't get wrapped up in that stuff...It's just somebody trying to feel better about how bad their wedding day went. Our wedding was flawless. I remember everything and I enjoyed every second. Lisa took care of everything. I would not only recommend her, I would InSIST on her!
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Quality of Service: (5.0/5.0)
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Quality of Service: (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: (5.0/5.0)
Value For Cost: (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: (5.0/5.0)

I am sooo glad that we decided to get a wedding planner and I'm soo glad that it was Lisa. My husband and I both have really busy jobs and also did not want to lose our life to this wedding. The cost is MUCH less than what you think. And now, I don't feel like we even paid enough. Lisa's vendor suggestions, skills, and inside knowledge actually help you save more money than you pay her. She is an absolute must for anybody getting married no matter what your budget is. You get specialized attention. She is truly an example of how when you follow your passion and the skills God gave you, you end up being VERY good at what you do and becoming successful. Not many people can say that their wedding day was flawless. All you ever hear are wedding day horror stories and flaws. Or, you hear about how people didn't get to enjoy themselves etc. I even had one person tell me that if that if everything goes haywire, it's a sign of good luck for your marriage. Screw that. Don't get wrapped up in that stuff...It's just somebody trying to feel better about how bad their wedding day went. Our wedding was flawless. I remember everything and I enjoyed every second. Lisa took care of everything. I would not only recommend her, I would InSIST on her! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Lisa is "fabulous"! My mom and I interviewed 2 planners in the area before meeting with Lisa. One was good, one was bad and we were ready to see what Happily Ever After was all about. Walked in, she was so excited already about us and our story/event that my mom turned to me after less than 5 minutes and whispered "Do I sign the check now?!"

My husband and I got married on a destination wedding so we wanted to do things a little different. We wanted Lisa to throw us a laid back, classy, beach party for all of our guests and make them feel like they had been with us on the beach - even though it was January in Illinois. Lisa went above and beyond. We got more for our money's worth and I cannot stress that enough!

I probably annoyed her with how much I would email her for random questions, venting, or anything at all but she was always excited and up for the challenge. She set up all apppointments, went to all of them with us and made us totally comfortable. (She even put up with my crazy Excel spreadsheets of details!) My mom and I would throw around ideas, then change our mind, make decisions, then change things again - Lisa was great about rolling with our craziness and helping us to make our vision happen. She knows all the right vendors too.

At the end of our reception (ended 2 nights ago) adults, children, and lots in between were still on the dance floor whining that they didn't want to go home. That has to be the best sign that the night was a success. I heard the room was described as 'refreshing' and 'relaxing'. I've been getting phone calls for the past couple days about how perfect everything was. Also, my husband asked if we could do it again - and he didn't even want a reception!

I can honestly say that when my cousins, sisters, or brother get married I will strongly recommend Lisa to be their planner, and although I only got to know her for a few months while planning and asking her for favors, I will miss emailing her all day long - haha! Guess I will just have to keep checking up on her webpage :)

Oh! And even now that everything's over, she's still doing favors for me! I asked her for one this morning and she went out of her way once again.

Thank you for everything Lisa! You're the awesome!!
Lisa is "fabulous"! My mom and I interviewed 2 planners in the area before meeting with Lisa. One was good, one was bad Read more...
Lisa is "fabulous"! My mom and I interviewed 2 planners in the area before meeting with Lisa. One was good, one was bad and we were ready to see what Happily Ever After was all about. Walked in, she was so excited already about us and our story/event that my mom turned to me after less than 5 minutes and whispered "Do I sign the check now?!"

My husband and I got married on a destination wedding so we wanted to do things a little different. We wanted Lisa to throw us a laid back, classy, beach party for all of our guests and make them feel like they had been with us on the beach - even though it was January in Illinois. Lisa went above and beyond. We got more for our money's worth and I cannot stress that enough!

I probably annoyed her with how much I would email her for random questions, venting, or anything at all but she was always excited and up for the challenge. She set up all apppointments, went to all of them with us and made us totally comfortable. (She even put up with my crazy Excel spreadsheets of details!) My mom and I would throw around ideas, then change our mind, make decisions, then change things again - Lisa was great about rolling with our craziness and helping us to make our vision happen. She knows all the right vendors too.

At the end of our reception (ended 2 nights ago) adults, children, and lots in between were still on the dance floor whining that they didn't want to go home. That has to be the best sign that the night was a success. I heard the room was described as 'refreshing' and 'relaxing'. I've been getting phone calls for the past couple days about how perfect everything was. Also, my husband asked if we could do it again - and he didn't even want a reception!

I can honestly say that when my cousins, sisters, or brother get married I will strongly recommend Lisa to be their planner, and although I only got to know her for a few months while planning and asking her for favors, I will miss emailing her all day long - haha! Guess I will just have to keep checking up on her webpage :)

Oh! And even now that everything's over, she's still doing favors for me! I asked her for one this morning and she went out of her way once again.

Thank you for everything Lisa! You're the awesome!! Read less
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skerker820
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I thought Lisa was wonderful. She was so helpful when it came to planning every little detail for the ceremony and reception. Not to mention, she is so sweet, and personable. I also found her knowledge of wedding ettiquette very helpful, it was something I knew very little about. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding!
I thought Lisa was wonderful. She was so helpful when it came to planning every little detail for the ceremony and Read more...
I thought Lisa was wonderful. She was so helpful when it came to planning every little detail for the ceremony and reception. Not to mention, she is so sweet, and personable. I also found her knowledge of wedding ettiquette very helpful, it was something I knew very little about. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding! Read less
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