Chicago Wedding Planning & Ideas

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 […]

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 Detroit Wedding of Emily & Tyler

Our Real Detroit Wedding: March 3, 2018 Reception Venue: The Henry Hotel Band: Chateau Band Floral/Decor: Jen House Designs Wedding Dress: Becker’s Bridal (where my mom got her dress 35 years ago!) Grooms Wear: Suitsupply Alterations: Bella Alterations Hair: Erika B Makeup: Renata Makeup INC Transportation: Aristocat Transportation Month Of Wedding Coordinator: Andrea at SoiréeSmith […]

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 […]

Should You Do a First Look? The Pros & Cons

Picture this: Your groom is standing a short distance away with his back turned. You walk up in your wedding dress, carrying your bouquet, and tap your groom on the shoulder. He turns around and sees you for the first time on your wedding day during a special, private moment… (awwww)! It used to be […]

Father Daughter Dance Songs: Traditional & Unexpected

The best father-daughter wedding song will have all the right elements: It’s something sweet and meaningful that’s great to dance to.Take your time as you are choosing the right song. You could surprise your dad with your choice if you want, or you include him in the process and see what he would like. Either […]

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