(Closed) Chicago Brides!

posted 4 years ago in Chicago
Post # 2
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not from chicago, but from northwest indiana. My photographer services chicago, though and she has been great so far. Candid Clicker Photography, you can google search her or look her up on facebook.

Post # 4
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge

Fun board!!

My wedding is June 6, 2015. Our budget is 40k with 150 people.

Ceremony- Holy Family 

Reception- Bottom Lounge

Photographer- Misha Media

Makeup- Heather Lim

Hair- Daniel Dela Cerda 

DJ- X fade Entertainment

Florist- Juliet Tan


Hope this helps everyone!  

Still looking for a baker and leaning towards cupcakes or a sweet table versus a cake. Suggestions welcome!!

Post # 5
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

freckledjasmin:  I recommend checking out Toni Maries sweet shop.  They have a location downtown and in Hinsdale,  IL.  I’ve tasted and seen some beautiful cakes/sweets there. (just a suggestion) 


Also recently engaged and looking to plan my wedding within the  downtown area.  I have a huge family so planning for maybe 250 guests with a $75k budget.  

Post # 6
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

honeybee2014:  I’m getting married in the suburbs, so I don’t have much input on venues (but weddings at Germania Place always look gorgeous!)

My photographer is Kasia Vetter Photography based out of Lake Zurich (www.kasiavetterphotography.com)

We picked a band over a DJ, but I’ve heard great things about Toast and Jam, as well as Style Matters.

Good luck!

Post # 8
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge

honeybee2014:  Juliet Tan is great!! She is willing to work with our budget. I’m not sure if she has a minimum.

I’ve never actually met her as I’m planning from out of town. But she did my best friends wedding and it was amazing!  I loved her style and pictures.

Post # 9
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014


Dec 13, 2014 bride

180 guests, 35k budget

Venue:Lacuna Artist Loft

Church:Holy Family

DJ: Mixwell

Caterer-Cocina Fusion  (So reasonable and great to work with!)

Dessert-Lovely Bakeshop  (We are doing an entire dessert table with 600 pieces of assorted mini dessert)

Florist/Day of Coordinator-Bread and Butterfly Shop  (Carolyn is fabulous!)

Hotels-Blackstone and Hilton

Photographer-Kara Kamienski

Hair-Gina Losacco

Makeup-Alicia Salemi Brooks

Rentals-Pepe’s Party Rentals


Transportation-Emperor Limo and Masters Transportation

Videograher-David Scott Videography


Church music-Using the musicians and cantor out of Old St. Pat’s

Lighting-Steven Casica out of Lacuna

We are having the big downtown wedding we wanted while staying within budget by choosing small vendors.  Everyone seems really genuine and helpful to give us the best day possible. Message me if anyone wants more details

Post # 10
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015


Venue:The Boarding House

Caterer: Done by venue

Dessert: Sweet Mandy’s B

Florist: Ashland Addison

Hotels: Waldorf Astoria and Hotel Lincoln

Photographer: Rotarski Photography

Hair: Dry Bar

Makeup: Self

Dress-Nordstrom’s Bridal



Post # 11
75 posts
Worker bee

Venue: ARTango

Dessert: Sweet Mandy B’s

Decor: Studio AG

Florist: Ashland Addison

Hotel: The Palmer House

DJ: DJ Chicago

Live Music: Larkspur Strings

Photographer: Iluvphoto

Photobooth: Fotio

Hair & Makeup: Tamara Makeup & Hair

Dress: Volles


Post # 12
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge

girlygirl885:  what mini desserts are you getting from Lovely Bakery?

Post # 13
21 posts

Ceremony: Schram Memorial Chapel

Reception: Fountain blue

DJ: Spinin Disks

Photohrapher: Eivans

Videographer: Eivans


I forgot my hairdresser and photobooth company’s name (I’m not home to look that up at the moment)

Post # 14
4 posts

Ooooohhh so many good ideas! Thank you everyone! Has anyone gotten pies from anywhere? Maybe from Hoosier Mama?

Post # 15
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Mine is in the suburbs as well.  Budget is around 20k for October 2015.

Ceremony and Reception: Hilton Chicago/Northbrook

Photography: Cilento Photograhy

DJ- Energy Productions

Florist – Hvalcek (sp?) Florist

Hair and Makeup – Style by Bravura


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