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Wedding Bouquet Trends 2018

Just as wedding dress trends change with time, wedding flower trends are also constantly evolving and you could call 2018 the year of vibrancy! Color is not to feared when picking out floral arrangements for your bouquets or centerpieces, while adding dashes of greenery is still hot, hot, hot! But lets face it, at Mike […]

36 Wedding Recessional Songs You’ll Love

Throw that bouquet up – it’s official! Picture this: It’s your wedding ceremony, you and your fiancé have just been announced as husband and wife, you share a passionate kiss, and your family and friends ring out in cheers and applause. What’s next? The recessional walk! If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, don’t […]

The Real Chicago Wedding of Allierose & Tyler

Our Real Chicago Wedding: May 26, 2018 Venue: Patrick Haley Mansion Bakery: Milano’s Florist: Designs by Janet Hair & Makeup: Sarah Lange Day of Coordination: Kirstyn from Weber Events  Mike Staff Productions: Wedding DJ, Photography & Videography “I really loved that we used Mike Staff for Photo, Video, and DJ! It was so nice to […]

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Your Guide to Tipping Wedding Vendors

You’ve made your list, checked it twice – no, I am not referring to Christmas presents – I am talking about your wedding checklist! Just when you think you’ve accounted for every imaginable wedding expense, there is one fee you may have forgotten: the tip. The majority, if not all, of your vendors generally receive […]

Pets and Weddings

As we celebrate National Take Your Pet to Work Day (yep, that’s a thing!) Is there anything cuter than dog in a tuxedo? We think not! One of the sweetest things about weddings today is having man’s (and woman’s) best friend be a part of the wedding day in some way, shape or form. Whether […]

Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Grove Redfield Estate

Built in 1929 and nestled amongst Illinois nature, the stately Redfield Estate was the home of one of the Grove’s first settlers. With the look & feel of a northern European country house, its design reflects the style and taste of an earlier era; Great Room with fireplace and loft, cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, two-story leaded glass […]

Wedding Venue Spotlight: Winnetka Community House

Located in the heart of the North Shore, the Winnetka Community House is a National Historic Landmark and a unique architectural treasure which serves as host to a wide range of functions, including weddings! You may be thinking, a community house? Trust us when we tell you this venue has the most impressive gardens and stellar […]

Real Chicago Wedding of Stephanie & Jacob

Our Real Chicago Wedding: April 21, 2018 Venue: Gaslite Manor Banquets  Florist & draping: John Windisch Wedding Dress: Crystal Bride Mike Staff Productions: Wedding DJ, Photography & Videography “From beginning to end the Mike Staff team has been super helpful and wonderful to work with. Caleb in the office made everything with booking so simple and hassle free. […]

Wedding Venue Spotlight: theWit Chicago

How do we begin to describe the gorgeousness that is theWit Chicago? Let’s start with… Elegance & romance?  Distinguished customer service?  Impressive architecture?  One of a kind Chicago views?  A venue 27 stories above downtown Chicago?  theWit Chicago believes your wedding is a once in a lifetime day. So, their goal is to provide a once […]

The Real Chicago Wedding of Agnes & Mike

Our Real Chicago Wedding: February 17, 2018 Reception Venue: The Millennium Knickerbocker Bakery: Alliance Bakery Florist: Ashland Addison Florists Wedding Dress: Macy’s Alterations: Studio Tissue8 Hair & Makeup: Total Image Mike Staff Productions: DJ, Photography, Videography “Mike Staff Productions was great. Tim was the point of contact for much of the contract set-up and answered […]

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