Favorite Wedding Vendors in IL

It’s engagement season and all the wedding vendors prepare for inquiries and bookings and meetings and all around love and happiness and wedding planning! I had a bride (turned friend) text me the other day looking for venue suggestions for her friend who recently got engaged. I sent over a few ideas and then thought, man I just need to make a master list.

AHA! Blog inspiration and here we are. So I have compiled a list of some of my favorite wedding venues, DJs, makeup/hair artists, videographers, florist ect that I love. Most of them are local to me (LaSalle County) though some are in the burbs. All of us travel and work all over the place. I didn’t do any downtown Chicago locations because yikes, that would take over my list. :)

I also want to preface with this: these are people that I truly like. They are awesome people. The are reliable and will do a good job at your wedding. Not everyone is my style. That’s just a personal preference and all of you have different styles or want different vibes for your wedding and that's the beauty of this list (and the internet in general). So you can have a jumping off or in spot and narrow down who will be your jam after you review the list. And if we aren’t your jam for photographers, I’m going to throw in a few in here as well who have a bit different style than us.

HERE. WE. GO.

                  WEDDING VENDORS

Venue

  • Starved Rock Lodge

  • Blumen Gardens

  • The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens

  • Mora Farm

  • Walnut Grove

  • Kickapoo Creek Winery

  • Pear Tree Estates

  • Danada House

  • Cantigny Park

  • Patrick Haley Mansion

  • Silver Fox

  • The Haight

  • The Onion Pub

Dessert

  • Kelsey’s Kakes-I like her cakes best. 

  • Starved Rock Lodge-I like her cupcakes

  • Tiers of Joy-I haven’t had their cakes only their sweets tables but they are terrific

  • Nothing Bundt Cake-individual bundt cakes and they are amazing

Band

  •  The Walk Ins THE VERY VERY VERY BEST. J

  •   Felix and Fingers (dueling pianos-they do weddings and it is awesome)

  • Circus Funk Libido

DJ

  • Guys on the Radio (LOVE the guys)

  • Fig Media (Holy PARTY batman)

  •  AMP Professional Event Services

  • J.P.W Productions

  • Non Stop entertainment

  • Get up & Dance

Officiant

  •  Adam Jamsa 

  •   Rev for Whatev

  •   Joe from the Walk Ins 

  • Jane Schomas (Get up and Dance)

  • Guys on the Radio

Photobooth

  •   123 Picture Me

  • Grin and Bear Booth

  •  The Fabulous Photobooth Co

Florist

  •  Flowers Plus

  •  Stemming with Love

  •    Trellis

  •   Hy-Vee Peru

  • Petals N Blooms

  • Simple Elegance

  • Mary’s special touch

  • Finding eminence floral

Hair/Makeup

  •  Brianna Camille Artistry

  •  Patty McGuire Makeup

  •    Bridal Brigade

  •       Ambrosis Salon

  •  SLT Makeup

  •    Lucsious Moi

 Videographers – Tried to give a variety of style and price so check their work and see what you think. 

  • The Alcantaras

  • Maloch Media

  • Newlywed Cinema

  • Totally Kreative Video

  • Park Life - offers a same day edit which is really fun

  • Imagination Designers

  • Charlie Hildbrant 

Linens/Rentals

  • Marien Mae

  • Suez Linens

  • Flowers plus

  • Morton rentals

                  (ask your venue or florist)

Dress boutiques

  •  Marien Mae in Lasalle 

  •  Magnolia Bridal moving to Lasalle

  • Valen Studios Bridal Boutique

Photographer

  • Bobbi Photo (MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER. SHE TRAVELS.)

  • McConville Studio

  • Ashley Hamm

  • Katelyn Turner

  • Stephanie Bartman

  • Laura Meyer

  • Made to Be Mine

Mary Morris