(Closed) Our Chicago Weddings and Vendors

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Post # 80
23 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

Love this thread… Still deciding on a venue. Ill fill in as I go! 

Post # 81
11 posts
  • Wedding: November 2013

  • Wedding Date: November 29th 2013, Black Friday!


  • Location: Downtown Chicago
  • Number of guests: 140-150
  • Ceremony/Reception Venue: Newberry Library
  • Caterer: Cocina Fusion
  • Photographer: Jolie Images
  • Cake: Jorie Cakes (so worth the drive)
  • DJ/Music: still deciding on a DJ, hopefully we can find a DJ/Photobooth combo
  • Florist: DIY Whole Foods
  • Stationery:DIY, Save the Date materials bought at the teachers store (Library check out cards and sleeves), Invites and placecards DIY with materials from Paper Source in Oakbrook
  • Officiant: Pastor from my Fiance’s Church
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Havent decided
  • Hair: My hairstylist
  • Makeup: Havent decided what im doing lol
  • Dress: Alfred Angelo, Seamtress: Mary Catomy (I was able to get on her calendar!) 
  • Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo
  • Any Other Vendors:
  • Favors: Garrett Popcorn
  • Bartender: Drinks on Me
  • Drinks: Binnys

Post # 82
18 posts
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wedding Date: 04/06/2013


Location: Downtown Chicago


Number of Guests: 150


Reception Venue: DANK Haus


Ceremony: St. Vincent de Paul Parish


Caterer: First Slice, who also provided all our linen at cost


Photographer: Hannah Holtgeerts


Videographer: Rob Gibson


Cake: No cake, pies from First Slice! 🙂


DJ: Elmo from Eclipse Entertainment


Florist: Sam’s Club Bright 10 piece and 17 piece Collection


Stationary: Bon Bini Print and Design


Officiant: Father Chris


Hair: Amanda Krueger


Makeup: DIY


Dress: David’s

Alterations: Slyvia Tailor Shop, Arlington Heights

Bridesmaids: Little Borrowed Dress

Rentals: (Plates, flatware, water pitchers, pint glasses, salt & pepper, etc) Hall’s

Booze: Schaefer’s (who also loan you wine glasses, champagne flutes, and high ball glasses, but NOT pint glasses) making them better than Binny’s for us

Post # 83
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had great experiences with our vendors and am happy to provide more information if you are considering any of them.  Good luck with your wedding planning everyone! 

  • Wedding Date: 4/20/2013
  • Ceremony & Reception Location: Spiaggia
  • Number of guests: approximately 100
  • Photographer: Danielle Aquiline
  • Videographer: Poetic Productions (Keith Jorgensen)
  • Cake: Bittersweet
  • DJ: Toast & Jam (Natalie Clark)
  • Florist: Hello Darling
  • Linens: BBJ Linens
  • Stationery: Smitten Boutique
  • Officiant: Rabbi Michael Sternfield of Temple Sinai
  • Ceremony Pianist: Jason Balla of Temple Sinai
  • Hair: Ashley Condron
  • Makeup: Rachel Reiman
  • Dress: Mira Couture
  • Bridesmaids: N/A
  • Day of Coordination: An Event Less Ordinary
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Athena Greek Restaurant
  • Farewell Brunch: Gibsons Steakhouse

Post # 84
727 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

  • Wedding Date:April 27, 2013

  • Location: Chicago, IL

  • Number of guests: 120

  • Reception & Ceremony Venue: The Woman’s Athletic Club (Chicago)

  • Caterer: The Woman’s Athletic Club (Chicago)

  • Photographer: Cristina G Photography (Chicago)

  • Cake: La Petite Sweet (Westmont)

  • DJ: Music By Design (Schaumburg) 

  • Florist: Avant Gardenia (St. Charles)

  • Officiant: Reverand Rob Snyder (Chicago)

  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: Wellington Strings (Niles)

  • Hair: Woman’s Athletic Club (Chicago)

  • Makeup:Woman’s Athletic Club (Chicago)

  • Dress:  Martellen’s Dress and Bridal Boutuque (Lemont)

  • Bridesmaids: Francia Bridal (Hinsdale) 

Post # 85
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Commenting to follow along and see everyones vendors! Smile

Post # 86
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m going to fill ours in as we decide:


  • Wedding Date: May 30th 2015
  • Location: Schamburg, Il
  • Number of guests: Hoping for ~ 170
  • Reception Venue: Schamburg Golf Club (Chandler’s Chophouse) Banquet room A
  • Caterer: Golf Club/Chandlers
  • Photographer: TBD
  • Videographer:TBD
  • Cake: Central Continental Bakery, Mount Prospect
  • DJ/Music: TBD
  • Florist:TBD
  • Stationery:TBD
  • Officiant: TBD
  • Ceremony and Cocktail Musician: TBD
  • Hair:TBD
  • Makeup:TBD
  • Dress:TBD
  • Bridesmaids: TBD
  • Rehearsal Dinner: TBD
  • Any Other Vendors: TBD


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