Useful links – Wedding Planner

Wedding Planning Resources in Chicago:

Here is a long list of Chicago area wedding vendors and service providers that we have listed to help with your wedding planning.

DJ’s & Musicians (contact me for a more complete list)

DJ KW– Roman Kwinta:  312-823-9454;  email:

Ameritune DJ (Al Mitchell; 630-372-8863)
Discovery DJ’s (Jim Weisz; 708-935-7208)
Fourth Estate Audio (Jay Congdon; 630-654-4440)
Matt Rademaker (DJ; 708-425-2441; 800-244-2441)
Mixit Entertainment (Al Mooshay; 773-675-3545)
Simplicity Entertainment DJ’s (Allen Deneau; 630-904-7772)
Spinnin’ Discs DJ’s (847-818-8330)
Skyline String Quartet (Lee Wilkinson; 630-346-8810)
Tone Productions (Dan Colantone; 708-636-3393)
Chicago Classical String Quartets
Rockefellers Orchestra & Delta Rhythm Kings (Gary; 847-236-1930)
Lincoln Park Brass (Brian Riechenbach; 630-452-1517)
TVK Orchestra (David Lenef; 847-516-2550)

Photographers & Videographers & related services (contact me for a more complete list)

Photographers & Videographers & related services (contact me for a more complete list)

Good Time Photography- photography by Patrycja Zak & Tom Debicki
Phone: Patrycja: 773-398-8027

Other wedding services (contact me for a more complete list)

  1. OFFICIANTS: Chicago Wedding Officiant Services – Amanda: 847-845-2176

2. MAKE-UP ARTIST: * Anna Makeup & Hair Artist – Anna Figlewicz: 773-742-3146

* Mela Moczybroda:

3. FLORAL DESIGN/BACKDROPS/LED LIGHTING/FURNITURE/- YJDecorating – 800-598-3170;  email:

4. JEWELRY: *  Jeweler’s Row – Raymond Coolstello: cell 773-793-0958, office 312-854-4444; email:

Lindsey Lewis Jewelry

5. MUSIC:  The Phoenix Process – 773- 837-4441;  email:

6. SPACES: *  Space 1858 – 312-651-6619; email:

*  City Point Loft – email:

*  Artifact Events – email:

7. WEDDING PLANNER:  * Weddings by Karolina – Karolina: 224-730-3381

*  Events by Eve

*  Marquette Avenue Events


Artistic Floral Design (Valerie; 847-885-4532)

Beginnings Bridal Boutique, 328 S. Main St. (Rt.31), Algonquin, IL, 847-854-6011; open every day
Chicago Catering
Dreamweavers Wedding
Dream Weddings (Mary Schmidt; 630-351-9976)
Expressions of Love – Mary Ann Jordan, wedding & event planner (630-852-3738)
Linny Hartzell, certified wedding specialist; 630-554-6813
Wedding Details (bridal accessories; Brenda Berta; 630-372-0287) 
Affectionately Yours
 wedding accessories & gift ideas
ArtStyle Caketop Boutique
Association for Wedding Professionals, International – AFWPI (Richard Markel; 916-392-5000; 800-242-4461)
Jocelyn Morris Bridal Artistry
Sandals Resorts
Starship Travel (Linda Schreiber; 847-394-1155; toll-free 866-394-6300)
Honeymoon Travel & Cruise Center (Lombard; Joe LaSota; 630-792-1271)

More useful websites:

Wedding program ideas and wedding “certificates”
Wedding ceremony ideas
Religious Wedding vows
Collection of wedding poems (from MVS)
Best Man “toasts”
Tests & Quizzes for Love & Marriage
Relationship satisfaction test
Talk About Marriage
Wedding links to “weddings” and “marriage”
Union Station wedding resource
“Affectionately Yours”

Other useful information:

Chicago hotel deals
Chicago Metropolitan Transportation (METRA) (312-836-7000)
City of Chicago Tourism Bureau
City of Chicago home page
Lake Geneva Wisconsin wedding information – Comprehensive directory and guide to everything in Illinois
Sunrise & Sunset Calendar for planning an outdoor ceremony and/or reception – Wedding Directory and Bridal Information