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Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sounds like fun! Many of mine are going to be blank, because we’re so far out that we haven’t even started thinking about details like catering, etc. By the way, I hope you post recaps of your wedding!  I love the James. 

  • Wedding Date: 6/23/2012
  • Location: Salvage One, in River West area
  • Number of guests: we’re inviting 180 or so
  • Reception Venue: Salvage One, same as ceremony
  • Caterer: N/A
  • Photographer: We’re using Olivia Leigh for engagement photos… would love to save up for her for the wedding, but we’ll see!
  • Videographer: N/A
  • Cake: I plan on making it.
  • DJ/Music: N/A
  • Florist: I’m hoping to DIY some really simple bouquets from Whole Foods
  • Stationery:N/A
  • Officiant: N/A
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: N/A
  • Hair: Probably my regular hairdresser at Salon Soca in Lincoln Park
  • Makeup: Considering doing this myself, otherwise same as above
  • Dress: I have Julianna by Christos
  • Bridesmaids: letting them pick their own dresses – not sure what color/style yet.
  • Rehearsal Dinner: N/A
  • Any Other Vendors: N/A

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do I count?? I’m in the burbs… Here’s mine anyway Smile

 

  • Wedding Date:8/20/10
  • Location: Palatine
  • Number of guests:220
  • Reception Venue: Cotillion
  • Caterer: same
  • Photographer: Modern Image
  • Videographer: Friend of Future Sister-In-Law
  • Cake: The Baking Institute
  • DJ/Music: Enchanted Evening
  • Florist: Private
  • Stationery:www.paperandmore.com Designed & Assembled by ME
  • Officiant:Pastor at my Church
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician:CD
  • Hair: Avici Salon
  • Makeup: Avici Salon
  • Dress: Allure 8683
  • Bridesmaids:Mori Lee 789 in Coral
  • Rehearsal Dinner:Charlie’s Charhouse
  • Any Other Vendors:

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I LOVE this idea…

I will fill out as much as I can.

  • Wedding Date: 5/28/10
  • Location: Downtown
  • Number of guests: 160 invited
  • Reception Venue: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  • Caterer: same
  • Photographer: Rachel Naft (from DC)
  • Videographer: none
  • Cake: through hotel
  • DJ/Music: friend of bride’s
  • Florist: none – DIY
  • Stationery: Golightly Creative Designs (aka ME)
  • Officiant: Fr. Patrick Dorsey (family friend)
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: ceremony – church musicians, cocktail hour – DJ
  • Hair: friend from DC (Nina Hastings – Glynn Jones Salon)
  • Makeup: Sonia Roselli
  • Dress: Priscilla of Boston, Vineyard – Taylor
  • Bridesmaids: TBD
  • Rehearsal Dinner TBD
  • Any Other Vendors:

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

oh, I forgot…  Ido Photobooths for the reception.

(Wow, seeing it written out makes me realize exactly how much I am bringing to Chicago with me) 🙂

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You are so smart.  Great idea!  And I love sharing my experiences and am fine sharing costs if anyone has questions 🙂

 

  • Wedding Date: Aug 7, 2010
  • Location: River West – Downtown
  • Number of guests: 130
  • Reception Venue: Salvage One
  • Caterer: Food for Thought
  • Photographer: Anna Guziak
  • Videographer:n/a
  • Cake:Domino’s Bakery (North/Harlem)
  • DJ/Music: Style Matters (Ryan)
  • Florist :Meetinghouse Companies
  • Stationery: My friend Melissa…amazing custom work!!!
  • Officiant: Our Friend Steve
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: My dad’s friend Don (acoustic guitar Beatles songs) for ceremony and StyleMatters for cocktail/reception
  • Hair: Starlight Makeup
  • Makeup: Starlight Makeup
  • Dress: Private Label from Maiden Voyage in STL
  • Bridesmaids: Wtoo style 625 in Mediterranean Blue (would not recommend…everyone’s told me the chest fits weird bc of boning!)
  • Rehearsal Dinner: n/a
  • Any Other Vendors: Traveling Photobooth, Hotel Palomar (for out of town guests), Costa Rica (honeymoon!)

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is a great idea.  We still have quite a few that we need to decide on.

  • Wedding Date: 5/14/2011
  • Location: Oak Park
  • Number of guests:  Aiming for around 150
  • Reception Venue: Carleton Hotel (Ceremony and Reception)
  • Caterer:  Barclays (Hotel Restaurant)
  • Photographer: Jeremy Lawson
  • Videographer: Not having one
  • Cake: TBD
  • DJ/Music: Toast and Jam
  • Florist: TBD
  • Stationery: TBD
  • Officiant: Our friend Brandon
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Toast and Jam
  • Hair: TBD
  • Makeup: TBD
  • Dress:  Enzoani Dakota
  • Bridesmaids: Black cocktail dresses of their choosing
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Catered backyard BBQ at our house
  • Any Other Vendors: Day of Coordinator-Clementine Events
  • Feel free to ask any questions.

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    So much fun!!

    • Wedding Date: January 8, 2011
    • Location: St. Charles/Geneva
    • Number of guests: 150
    • Reception Venue: Eagle Brook Country Club
    • Caterer: Eagle Brook Country Club
    • Photographer: Willow Lane Photography (SHE IS AMAZING!!)
    • Videographer: N/A
    • Cake: The Cakery
    • DJ/Music: Spinnin’ Discs
    • Florist: Janet Gallagher
    • Stationery: DIY by bride and groom
    • Officiant: My father!
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: CD
    • Hair: Stephanie Granquist
    • Makeup: DIY by bride
    • Dress: Allure 8634 from Crystal Bride in Geneva
    • Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Chianti’s Ristorante

    Post # 12
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    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I will fill this out later when I am not running around but just a quick question where are you ladies planning to take your wedding pictures?

    Post # 13
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @MindyLeigh: yes! our wedding is definitely a big one! we have a pretty huge family! And yes! I love love LOVE Allure gowns! I love the back of every single dress they make. Gorgeous!!!

    @JennyChicago: our pictures will be at a park called Kimball Hill in Rolling Meadows. I don’t know where your wedding will be, but it’s gorgeous there! They have a little bridge, man made pond, fountain, ahhh so pretty!!

    Post # 14
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    5263 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @TP to Bee: I love Chianti’s! I grew up in St. Charles. 

    Post # 15
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    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    • Wedding Date: 10/16/10
    • Location: Chicago
    • Number of guests: 150ish
    • Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
    • Caterer: n/a
    • Photographer: Continuum Photography
    • Videographer: none
    • Cake: Alliance Bakery (part of package)
    • DJ/Music: Style Matters
    • Florist: Ashland Addison
    • Stationery: Cards & Pockets- my friend who is a graphic designer created the actual design  
    • Officiant: Fr. Mike Gabriel- ceremony is at St. Josaphat’s in Lincoln Park
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: n/a
    • Hair: Styles Down the Aisle (Lati)
    • Makeup: Sonia Roselli (Rebecca)
    • Dress: Watters (Austin), bought at A L’Amour
    • Bridesmaids: Vineyard (bought at Bella Bridesmaids)
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Rock Bottom Brewery

    Other Vendors:

    • DOC- Simply Perfect by Melissa
    • Chair covers- The Chair Couture
    • Transportation- M&M Limo
    • Hotel Block- Crowne Plaza Metro

    We are also having a magician- Dennis Watkins- for our cocktail hour. My fiance is a magician himself so this was his idea- I think it is going to be really fun!

                                                              

     

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    • Wedding Date: 10/16/10
    • Location: Chicago
    • Number of guests: 150ish
    • Reception Venue: Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
    • Caterer: n/a
    • Photographer: Continuum Photography
    • Videographer: none
    • Cake: Alliance Bakery (part of package)
    • DJ/Music: Style Matters
    • Florist: Ashland Addison
    • Stationery: Cards & Pockets- my friend who is a graphic designer created the actual design  
    • Officiant: Fr. Mike Gabriel- ceremony is at St. Josaphat’s in Lincoln Park
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: n/a
    • Hair: Styles Down the Aisle (Lati)
    • Makeup: Sonia Roselli (Rebecca)
    • Dress: Watters (Austin), bought at A L’Amour
    • Bridesmaids: Vineyard (bought at Bella Bridesmaids)
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Rock Bottom Brewery

    Other Vendors:

    • DOC- Simply Perfect by Melissa
    • Chair covers- The Chair Couture
    • Transportation- M&M Limo
    • Hotel Block- Crowne Plaza Metro

    We are also having a magician- Dennis Watkins- for our cocktail hour. My fiance is a magician himself so this was his idea- I think it is going to be really fun!

                                                              

     

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