(Closed) Our Chicago Wedding and Vendors…

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Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m still working on mine, not enough yet : )

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have much, but I’ll tell you what I do have, lol:

  • Wedding Date: July 13, 2012
  • Ceremony Location: Baha’i Temple
  • Reception Venue: Hopefully (fingers crossed) Wilmette Women’s Club
  • Number of Guests: 100
  • Caterer:
  • Photographer:
  • Videographer:
  • Cake: Lutz Cafe
  • DJ/Music:
  • Florist: The Blossom Boys
  • Stationery: Making myself
  • Officiant:
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician:
  • Hair:
  • Makeup
  • Dress: Alfred Angelo Style 2083
  • Bridesmaids:
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Probably Buca Di Beppo’s, lol
  • Any Other Vendors:

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ll play!

  • Wedding Date: May 12, 2012
  • Ceremony Location: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Reception Venue: Spiaggia
  • Number of Guests: 100
  • Caterer: Spiaggia (it’s a restaurant)
  • Photographer: Jacob Boll
  • Videographer: n/a
  • Cake: Flour
  • DJ/Music: Toast and Jam
  • Florist: TBD!
  • Stationery: Bella Figura (haven’t purchased yet)
  • Officiant: Meaningful Moments
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Panache Entertainment
  • Hair: TBD
  • Makeup TBD
  • Dress: Christos Julianna
  • Bridesmaids: Amsale
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Probably chicago q restaurant—not sure yet; open to ideas!!
  • Any Other Vendors: DOC=Liven it up events

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ll play with what I have in order to bump!

  • Wedding Date: October 13, 2012
  • Ceremony Location: Christ the King Church, Beverly
  • Reception Venue: Westin Lombard
  • Number of Guests: 300
  • Caterer: Westin
  • Photographer: Robert Karlic
  • Videographer: Still looking! Suggestions welcome!
  • Cake: Oak Mill Bakery
  • DJ/Music: Toast and Jam
  • Florist: Also still looking… 
  • Stationery: Probably DIY, Fiance is a paper/graphic man with access to a professional print shop
  • Officiant: Father Tom Conde
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: n/a
  • Hair: New Day Spa, Oak Lawn IL (near my mom’s house, so conveinent morning of. I’ve also experienced their bridal service with a friend’s wedding and was really satisfied)
  • Makeup: TBD… either New Day or we’ll try to get some Mac girls to the house
  • Dress: Haven’t started looking yet 🙂 I want that to be the last thing that I get to savor 
  • Bridesmaids: same
  • Rehearsal Dinner: TBD
  • Any Other Vendors: Best Booth Plus for Photobooth, and still in search of a trolley!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kimbean: You’re getting married two blocks from my house, lol!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kimbean: I suggest the Blossom Boys for your florists, btw. They are located in Beverly, and WONDERFUL people.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@reine_de_rien:Ahh awesome!! Yay southside. Did you go to CK? Fiance and his siblings did. I went to Barnabas.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kimbean: Lol, I went across the street to Kellogg, actually. That’s so funny!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You can probably see that I have some spots still open… and I’m only about 8 months out! Eeek!

  • Wedding Date: July 21, 2012
  • Ceremony Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Bolingbrook)
  • Reception Venue: Naperville Country Club
  • Number of Guests: About 150
  • Caterer: In-house at the country club
  • Photographer:
  • Videographer:
  • Cake: My venue gets all cakes from Ralph’s I believe…
  • DJ/Music: My friend from college who has a DJ business
  • Florist: Contemplating doing the centerpieces myself using Costco flowers
  • Stationery: DIY
  • Officiant: Father Essig
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: My brother (violinist)
  • Hair:
  • Makeup:
  • Dress: Allure 8528
  • Bridesmaids: Maid/Matron of Honor is my sister, then a cousin and two friends as BMs (4 total)
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Maybe Maggiano’s?
  • Any Other Vendors: Looking at Naperville Trolley Company or Flying Lady car rentals

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Is there somewhere we can compile this information for future brides? And maybe include our final reviews as well once everything is over and done with?

Post # 15
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@girlanachronism:maybe go back to this thread once the weddings are over? I really like seeing info for local vendors!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

  • Wedding Date: August 18, 2012
  • Ceremony Location: Byron Colby Barn
  • Reception Venue: Byron Colby Barn
  • Number of Guests: 150
  • Caterer:Dave’s Specialty Foods
  • Photographer: RoJo Foto (Robert Johnson)
  • Videographer: Tom Platt (friend of my sister)
  • Cake: 
  • DJ/Music: Toast & Jam
  • Florist:
  • Stationery: Vistaprint
  • Officiant: Fr. Frank, family friend
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: my brother
  • Hair: 
  • Makeup: a friend
  • Dress: no idea…got it at a thrift store (House of Hope in Barrington) for $50 and it has no tags!
  • Bridesmaids: Etsy dresses by KellyChee (adorable yellow sundresses)
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Noodles & Company (we’re simple folks:)
  • Any Other Vendors:

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