(Closed) Our Chicago Weddings and Vendors

posted 11 years ago in Chicago
Post # 17
178 posts
Blushing bee

I love how different everyone’s weddings sound!!

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@JennyChicago: I actually started a post related to that.  We are getting married right off Michigan Ave (near the Hershey store, if you’re familiar)…  A couple of people provided ALOT of information on potential places.  Maybe that will help?  The post can be found here:


Post # 18
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Such a cute idea – love it!!!

  • Wedding Date: 9/24/10
  • Location: Garden in Bolingbrook
  • Number of guests: 400 – YIKES!!!!
  • Reception Venue: Chateau Del Mar, Hickory Hills
  • Caterer: same
  • Photographer: Chad Stambaugh
  • Videographer: n/a
  • Cake: cupcakes by a friend (he’s a pastry chef and its his gift to us!)
  • DJ/Music: still need one – any recommendations!?!?!!!???
  • Florist: Robyn – she works out of her home but is awesome
  • Stationery: designed by me; i work for a printing company so everything was printed at work
  • Officiant: Pastor from my church
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Family friend who plays the harp
  • Hair: Beauty Co of Chicago
  • Makeup: Beauty Co of Chicago
  • Dress: White Carriage Bridal
  • Bridesmaids: White Carriage Bridal
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Home Run Inn
  • Any Other Vendors:
  • Post # 19
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    This is a great idea…

    • Wedding Date: May 15, 2010
    • Location: Edison Park, (Northwest-side neighborhood)
    • Number of guests:125
    • Reception Venue: Sunset Ridge Country Club
    • Caterer: Sunset Ridge Country Club
    • Photographer: Crowe’s Eye Photography (from Indiana)
    • Cupcakes: Amy Beck
    • DJ/Music: Style Matters (Ryan)
    • Florist: Asrai Garden
    • Stationary: My husband actually designed all of our paper goods, STDs, invites, programs and our reception signage…
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Supplied by Church
    • Hair: Morgan Blaul
    • Makeup: Morgan Blaul
    • Dress: Lela Rose from Ultimate Bride
    • Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Curragh Irish Pub (Edison Park)
    • Photobooth: Shutterbooth

    I know my wedding already happened but if anyone wants input on any of these vendors I can definitely give you a review…

    Post # 21
    51 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    • Wedding Date: July 9th, 2011
    • Location:NW burbs
    • Number of guests: 175
    • Reception Venue: The Cotillion in Palatine
    • Caterer: reception hall
    • Photographer: Kara Schultz
    • Videographer: Shoot the Bride films
    • Cake: TBD
    • DJ/Music: Toast and Jam
    • Florist: Kio Kreations
    • Stationery: DIY
    • Officiant: St James Catholic Church
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Ceremony is church and cocktail will be DJ
    • Hair: JD Michael Studio (regular salon I go to)
    • Makeup: Cynthia Sally
    • Dress:  TBD
    • Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Future Mother-In-Law house–catered

    Other Vendors:

    • DOC- LaDi Events
    • Chair covers- The Chair Couture
    • Transportation- Trolley but not sure from where
    • Hotel Block- somewhere in Schaumburg

    Post # 22
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Wedding Date:September 12, 2010

    Post # 23
    683 posts
    Busy bee

    Ahem *Polite Bump* I like this thread.

    Post # 24
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

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    @stefanieastronaut: I love your illustrations! So cute- I wish I would have seen these for my Save the Dates.

    Post # 25
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ahem *Polite Bump* I like this thread, too.

    Post # 26
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    This is a great thread!  I’ll be referring back to it A LOT in the next year!

    Post # 27
    6 posts
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We live in Wheaton but are getting married in Rockford. I am in love with the Japanese gardens there (he proposed there too!) and the magnificent way they look in autumn – my favorite season. 

    • Wedding Date: 10/30/2010
    • Location: Rockford, IL
    • Number of guests: 150
    • Reception Venue: Anderson Japanese Gardens
    • Caterer: same
    • Photographer: Dayna Schroeder, friend of my fiance
    • Videographer: TBD, probably a friend
    • Cake: Marcia of Centerpiece Cakes
    • DJ/Music:Matt from MDM Entertainment
    • Florist: Orchids by Hausermann for centerpieces & bouquets/boutonniers will be crafted from the local farmers market
    • Stationery:save-the-dates were from weddingpaperdivas, invites/menus/programs: DIY by me.
    • Officiant: Tim Boyd, dear friend
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: For the ceremony, my bff is a composer and he’s writing a piece for us, which is being played by another dear friend. DJ will take care of cocktail hour
    • Hair:Guys n Gals Salon, Princeton IL (family friends)
    • Makeup: same as above
    • Dress: reception dress is Priscilla of Boston #4504.  My ceremony dress was a Melissa Sweet but is now TBD.
    • Bridesmaids: Melissa Sweet Vineyard #1515 in Pewter.  Just received them last week and they are amazing!
    • Rehearsal Dinner: TBD – if anyone can recommend a place in Rockford, I will appreciate it!
    • Any Other Vendors: I bought silk table runners, votive holders, silver chargers, crystals, bamboo platters, etc. off craigslist.  Highly recommend it!

    Post # 28
    11 posts
  • Wedding Date: June 8th 2013
  • Location:  South Shore Cultural Center
  • Number of guests: 300
  • Reception Venue: South Shore Cultural Center
  • Caterer: TBD
  • Photographer:
  • Videographer: TBD
  • Cake: Cake Girls
  • DJ/Music for reception: TBD
  • Florist: DIY bride’smade floralarrangements
  • Stationery:DIY Silk Duponi  box invitations
  • Officiant: FI’s Uncle
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: IPOD
  • Hair: TBD
  • Makeup TBD
  • Dress:  Reem Acra (wedding) and Monique Lhillier(reception) inspired dresses being  sewn by Family friend
  • Bridesmaids: Ramona Keveza

    Rehearsal Dinner:

    Any Other Vendors

  • Wedding shoes: DIY Badley Mischka  inspired shoes
  • Day spa: Honey Child Day spa
  • Post # 29
    20 posts
    • Wedding: July 2011


    • Wedding Date: July 1, 2011
    • Location: Chicago, IL
    • Number of guests: 75 (max)
    • Reception Venue: Pazzo’s 311
    • Caterer: Pazzo’s 311
    • Photographer: Courtney Vala
    • Videographer: TBD
    • Cake: TBD
    • DJ/Music: Silvermix Productions
    • Florist: TBD
    • Stationery: TBD
    • Officiant: FH’s Uncle
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Silvermix Productions
    • Hair: TBD
    • Makeup: TBD 
    • Dress:  Dressilyme.com
    • Bridesmaids: 3 very important women in my life
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Giordano’s or Pizzeria Due
    • Any Other Vendors: Not at this time.

    Post # 30
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Hey Girls! This is so fun!

    • Wedding Date: June 29, 2012
    • Location: Brookfield Zoo
    • Number of guests: 165
    • Reception Venue: Brookfield Zoo
    • Caterer: Brookfield Zoo
    • Photographer: TBD
    • Videographer: TBD… Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
    • Cake: Rolf’s Patisserie
    • DJ/Music: Micheal Rothstein Band- 10 peice
    • Florist:TBD
    • Stationery: Hopefully some DYI, some purchased
    • Officiant:TBD
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Micheal Rothstein
    • Hair:TBD
    • Makeup TBD
    • Dress: Reem Acra with alterations at Ms. Couture
    • Bridesmaids: Not sure, but I have the 5 best bridesmaids anyone could ask for : )
    • Rehearsal Dinner:TBD
    • Any Other Vendors: We are planning on doing endangered specied chocolate bars for favors! 

    Post # 31
    642 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    • Wedding Date: 7.31.11
    • Location: The Blackstone Hotel, downtown
    • Number of guests: 100-120
    • Reception Venue: The Blackstone Hotel
    • Caterer: The Blackstone Hotel c/o Mercat a la Planxa
    • Photographer: Miller & Miller Photography
    • Videographer:  N/A (probably get a Fiip and have my film friend edit 🙂
    • Cake: Take the Cake
    • DJ/Music: Toast & Jam
    • Florist:  TBD
    • Stationery:  Betsy White Stationery Boutique
    • Officiant: TBD
    • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: TBD string quartet
    • Hair: TBD
    • Makeup: TBD
    • Dress: Lazaro 3013
    • Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo Margaux 
    • Rehearsal Dinner: Chicago Architecture Foundation Dinner Cruise (catering by one of their preferred vendors Heaven on Seven/Jimmy Bannos)
    • Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
    • Wedding Planner/DOC: LOLA Events

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