Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas

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 […]

Summer Wedding Trends 2018

We’re in the thick of summer wedding season so don’t be surprised if you see color, color and more color! This is the time of year to trade in the ever so popular the pastels and neutral tones for a vibrant palette of pink, yellow, orange and blue. Don’t just think we’re talking about your […]

Destination Beach Wedding

Tying the knot somewhere on a beach?! Well, first off, lucky you! Secondly, if you’re looking for the perfect beach wedding soundtrack, our Mike Staff Productions have you covered. So mix up a margarita, think about your toes in the sand while listening to our seaside inspired Spotify Playlist. The nice part about beach wedding […]

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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 […]

The Beatles at Your Wedding

There truly is a ‘National Day’ to celebrate just about everything; pets, martinis, sleep (three of my favorites, by the way…) and June 25th is no different. Today, the international community comes together to celebrate World Beatles Day. This holiday pays tribute to the Beatles and the impact they had on both music history and pop […]

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 […]

5 Questions Couples Should Ask Wedding Professionals (But Don’t)

The time has come, you’re planning your wedding! Congratulations! Let me guess, you’re likely experiencing exhilaration, romance and chaos all at once? Yep, that means you’re on the right path!  Chances are, you’ve never planned a wedding before but rest assured – after being a part of over 25,000 weddings – the folks at Mike […]

First Dance Songs That Sound Romantic (But Aren’t)

Couples want everything to be perfect on their wedding day, especially their first dance! It’s one of the most memorable moments of the evening and you want it have special meaning with a song that fits your love story. Some couples don’t even need to think twice about what song their first dance as husband […]

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 […]

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