For your convenience, included below is a list of local vendors, whom I have either worked with or hired, and whom I highly recommend!
Rock 1 Photography
There is no photographer in the greater Chicagoland and southern Wisconsin area who is more talented, passionate, or as kind as Brittany. Call her - you won't be disappointed!
The Lehmann Mansion
Event Director, Jay Maguire
The Lehmann Mansion is the pride of Lake Villa, IL. If you haven't been there yet, it is a must see! The grounds are pristine, the interior is authentically vintage, and the food is incredible! It is the perfect place to host a fancy event - big or small. Plus, I really like working there. :)
"DJ Pete" Weldon
DJ Pete was the wedding DJ for my wedding, and wow - did we have a blast. He has an uncanny ability to read a crowd and play just the right song at just the right time. I would not recommend any other DJ... He's the best.
Pergl's Plants ~ a Passion & a Purge!
Should you find yourself in need of a gift (that keeps on giving!), a lively party favor, naturalistic tabletop decor, or if you're simply a plant lover, Melissa has a HUGE selection of the most beautiful, healthy, and unique plants you can find! Not to mention, she's incredibly knowledgeable about all things plants, and just as helpful when you find yourself with a pesky brown thumb. Check her out on Facebook, at @perglsplants.
Beauty Beyond Makeup
Every time I see Rosie (which isn't often enough), I feel rejuvenated, relaxed, and like I have a brand new face. She is a calming presence, a wealth of knowledge, and will make you feel beautiful even if you have a paper bag on your head! Highly recommend for regular skincare maintenance or special event makeup - or both!
Ingleside, IL & Round Lake Beach, IL
Parkway Banquets has two locations - both of which are equally stunning. The staff are incredibly hard working and eager to assure your event goes exactly as planned (if not even better than you expected). A must see!
Never Ending Petals ~ Floral Preservation
Check out Christine's Facebook and Instagram pages and you'll see the absolute magic she can create with your wedding or special event florals! Find Christine's Never Ending Petals social media pages @neverendingpetals.
The Grazing Olive
For a sophisticated, beautiful, and oh-so-delicious touch to your appetizer table, The Grazing Olive is a MUST!! Artist, and Proprietor, Ashley Joiner puts her heart and soul into creating the most decadent charcuterie boards I've ever seen (and tasted).