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Your special touches like the book for our guests to sign, along with your very warm and engaging personality set the tone for a wedding we will never forget. You really cared about what we wanted.
–Lisa and Jason Shelton, Herrington Inn Geneva
Once you become a current client we ask you to fill out a Tell Us More About You Form. Simply tell us how you both met, what kind of work you do and what you love to do together etc… David takes all that information and creates a personalized gift for FREE based on what you tell us. David asks all your guests to sign it at your reception. At the end of night he gives it to you as a special one of a kind gift. Since it’s signed by all your friends and family it only becomes more valuable over time. Giving you something to represent who you are as a couple shows you how much we care about you. You and your guests will be thrilled! We are the only music company in the nation that does this. To us Weddings are all about people. See the photos of gifts and read the stories behind their creation. Then, ask yourself one question…
What will David create for you?
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Scott and Molly, love doing outside sports. Their favorite is wakeboarding. So for their special gift I bought them a 4 foot wakeboard. Since they started their relationship in door county, WIS, I added a cow sticker. All their guests signed the board and they were blown away by the final result!
Alana and Steven are big fans of Woody Allen. So we found an original poster from his Oscar Winning movie, "Annie Hall" and replaced the faces of Woody and Diane Keaton with theirs. Then, we listed them as 'Best Bride and Groom' and added the title 'Best Original Wedding'. Since the groom had an 8 year old daughter, Lily, we added her as 'Best Supporting Daughter'. We replaced the cast names with the names of the bridal party, and listed all the vendors at the bottom. Alana, Steven, and all their guests loved it. This was one of my favorite gifts we've ever done!
Chris and Kara are huge fans of superheroes. He loves and Batman, and she's a fan of Superman. Chris and his groomsmen all wore Batman cufflinks and socks. We're big superhero fans, too. For their special gifts we hired a Caricature artist to create this rendition of this dynamic duo. It's based on a photo we found of them online. All of their guests signed the poster! This couple is truly super!
Brian and Carlee really love the Cubs. After searching the various souvenir stores by Wrigley Field, David found a toaster that burns the Cubs logo on the toast. After their guests signed it he gave it to them, of course, during the toasts!
Molly and Daniel are HUGE Blackhawks and both are accomplished hockey players. She was an even an All-American! For their special gift I had a Hawks jersey made just for them with their last name and date of their wedding. Guests will continue to sign it all night. Then we'll give it to them as a one of a kind gift that will be more valuable to them than a Stanley Cup!
Michael and Sophia met while playing Chess. David got them these 3-foot, giant King and Queen Chess pieces, which all their guests signed! It's checkmate for these Newlyweds!
Liz and Sam are both huge Cubs fans. Sam has his own brewery. So for their special gift I bought them 2 Cubs beer buckets which all their guests signed! Here's a Toast to Liz, Sam and The Cubs!
Morgan and Robert's favorite show is the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. So we decided we would make them the very special guests on the show! We found a photo of them and my graphic designer created this poster for them, which all their guests signed. They were absolutely surprised and thrilled!
Katherine and Erik's family and friends have one song they all absolutely love, Wagon Wheel. So for their special gift we gave them an actual Wagon wheel which all their guests signed!
Samantha and David's wedding was in Milwaukee so naturally they are huge Packers fans. They also love going to outdoor concerts and festivals so for their special gift I bought them this Packers hot/cold tote bag for carrying all their food and drinks. They can "Pack" just about everything they need and since their guests signed it they'll be taking all their friends with them!
Ginger and Daniel are from Pittsburgh and are HUGE fans of The Steelers, so for their gift I bought them a helmet signed signed by the famous defensive line of the 70s called "The Steel Curtain". All their guests signed the other side of the helmet. Just to make it extra special I also bought "Terrible Towels" for the entire bridal party.
Renee and Damian met at a sushi bar. He acted like he didn't know how to use chopsticks. She showed him how and they've been together ever since. For their special gift I bought them a sushi board and chopstick pens!
Sharisse grew up in Texas and was practically born a Dallas Cowboys fan. Dennis went to Eastern Illinois Univ. where Cowboys QB Tony Romo went to school. He too is a fan of the legandary team from Texas. For their special gift, David bought them an authentic Cowboys helment which all their guests signed. That helmet will be more valuable to them than if it was autographed by every member of the NFL Hall of Fame!
Even though Jonathon and Ilana are both Jewish, this was an Interfaith wedding. Jonathon went to University of Michigan and Ilana went to Michigan State. We bought them this UM vs MSU flag which all their guests signed. Go Sparty and Wolverines. Go Jonathan and Ilana!
Olivia and Augustus are big fans of Pizza! In fact they had their first date at Giordano's. They love dining out, ordering in and even making their own. At the wedding, they ordered 10 large pizza's from Giordano's as their late night snack. For their special gift, I bought them a Pizza board which all their guests signed and the #1 selling Pizza cookbook.
Even though Bethany and Daniel can't agree on their Chicago baseball teams, they can both agree about their favorite team, Da Chicago Bears! For their special gift, I gave them an original program from the 1985 Super Bowl where Da Bears crushed the Patriots 46-10. All their guests signed the program. Everybody loved reliving memories from that incredible team!
Jenna and Matt own a beautiful boat. So I bought them a large high-quality model boat which my assistant and I spent an hour to assemble. I added some life savers just for fun. All their guests signed the sail. This was truly The Love Boat!
Chris and Angelica both LOVE skiing. They met in college at ISU, whose mascot is the Cardinals. The school's colors are red and white, so for their special gift David went to the Viking Ski Store in the city and bought them red and white professional skis, which all their guests signed!
Here's our first personalized wedding gift of 2016! On Saturday we are playing Mark and Annie's wedding at The Palmer House in The Empire Room. They love watching movies at home and are HUGE Blackhawks fans, so David bought them a Stanley Cup popcorn maker, which all their guests will sign!
Sean and Olesya Gilmore are both HUGE fans of Game of Thrones. For their special gift we had an embroidered house banner made for them just like the one on the show, but with their name and wedding date. All their guests will sign it and we will give it to them as a special, one of a kind gift for their newly established home!
Tracy LOVES big soft pretzels. On their second date, they went to a Bears game. He knew she loved them so he went to every food vendor in the stadium, but couldn't find one. He returned with nachos and an apology. We wanted to make sure she ALWAYS had a big soft pretzel so we bought a 6-foot inflatable pretzel which all their guests signed. The groom and one of his groomsman helped to show how big this pretzel really was!
Jeana and Kyle love working out together. Their wedding date was 2.20, so for their special gift David bought them two 20-pound dumbbells, which all their guests signed. This was by far the heaviest gift we've ever given to a couple!
Casey and Ryan both went to Notre Dame. They are huge fans and love watching the game at home or in South Bend with all their Fighting Irish Friends. For their special gift, we bought them an Official ND Football helmet which all their guest signed! Go Notre Dame. Go Casey and Ryan!
Last night's bride and groom, Danielle and Keith, love going out on cruises on his dad's boat on Lake Michigan. So for their special gift, David bought them a wooden nautical steering wheel and all their guests signed it. It was made to be hung on the wall to remind them of their amazing night. The Love Boat sailed last night!
Diana and Patrick met at bar called The Bull and The Bear. They are also big fans of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears, so we bought them a #5 Bulls jersey, and a custom-made #16 Bears jersey because their wedding date was 5.16. All their guests signed both jerseys!
Rebecca and Geoff love a TV show called American Ninja Warriors. It's a show with contestants make their way through an obstacle course. One of the biggest challenges is the net ladder. So for their special gift, we bought them a huge ladder like the one on the show, which all their guests signed. True Love Warriors!
Michael and Lisa love working out together. They spend a lot of time at the gym, which is why they both look great. Michael is actually a competitive bodybuilder. So for their special gift we bought them a trampoline which all their guests signed. Jump, Jive, and Wed!
Lauren and Chris are all about school. She is a professor of education, and he is a middle school principal. For their special gift, we bought them 6 model school buses for their all guests to sign. Everybody loved signing the buses, and Chris and Lauren said it was the perfect gift for them!
Daniel and Alicia love racing and the fastest sports all around the world. For their special gift we gave them 2 remote control Lamborghinis, which all their guests signed. Congratulations to the Bride and Zoom!
Mike and Kate love two things, besides each other. Golf and Da Bears, so for their special we I bought them an official Bears NFL Golfbag. It was the most expensive gift we've ever given, but it was just so awesome David couldn't resist! All their 250 guests signed the bag, which we gave them at the end of the night! It was a true Hole-in-One!
The bride and groom, Ellie and Jake, love two things: Miniature Golf and The Bears. For their special gift we got them a Chicago Bears putting green which all their guests signed. They loved it, and the Bears even won the next day in their honor!
Mick and Melanie both went to school at University of Michigan. That's where they first met. On the UM campus is a very famous, huge stone called "THE ROCK". Every week another school or organization at the University paints it. For their special gift, we bought a plastic rock cover and painted it white, then added the UM logo, and their names and wedding date. All their guests signed it to make it truly one of kind! Go Blue and Go Mick and Melanie!
Becky works for a toy company that specializes in trains, and Jon works for the forestry department. We got them this wooden train track. We also played her brother's wedding. They have 3 sons Isaac, Joshua, and Noah - so we added these alphabet train cars. All their guests signed the board.
Even though Alyson and David are both Jewish, this was an interfaith wedding. He was from Detroit and she is from Chicago. So for their gift, we bought them a snack helmet for the Bears, and one from the Detroit Lions. All their guests signed them. Lions, Weddings, and Bears, Oh My!
Alexis and Jordan both love the hilarious and witty HBO show, 'Last Week's News Tonight hosted by John Oliver'. So for their special gift, we made their wedding the Top Story on the show. All their guests signed the poster. They are such a wonderful couple, we know their future will include lots of great news ahead!
David and Hirman both love to ski and drinking with their friends. For their special gift, we had a Shotski made with their name painted on it. A Shotski is an actual wood ski with 4 holes in it for shot glasses. You and three friends all drink a shot together at the same time! Cheers to David and Hirman!
Deanna and Patrick love the Blackhawks and enjoy having their friends over to watch the games. So for their special gift, David got them this Blackhawks chair which all their guests signed!
Danielle and Steve had their wedding at The Shedd Aquarium, so for their wedding gift, David got them diving fins from a scuba store. The paint markers he got from a local art store made sure the autographs will stay on! Best Fishes!!
The bride and groom, Alex and Lindsay, met while working at Disney World. So we got them this Mickey and Minnie wedding car which all their guests will sign at the wedding. They are both huge Disney fans and had their honeymoon at Disney World! When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true!
Andrew and Margaret love to make homemade pizzas, so David went to Sur LaTable and bought them a pizza pan which all their guests signed. David also bought them a gourmet pizza cookbook. Abbondanza!!
Kelsey and Michael are big fans of the Chicago Blackhawks. So for their special gift, we bought them an Official NHL Blackhawks Goalie helmet. All their guests were amazed and signed the helmet, and at the end of the night we gave the signed helmet as a special, one of a kind gift!
John and Marilyn were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Their favorite thing to do is spending the day at the beach, or on their boat with their children and grandkids. For their special day, we went to a marine store and found a waterproof cooler which all their guests signed. The forecast is sunshine for many more years to come!
Karlee and Jay have a very special place they love to go to when they have something to celebrate like an anniversary, new job or just a special date night. Geja's. It's Chicago's most popular restaurant for Fondue. So for their special gift David bought them a fondue maker as a symbol of their love for each other, their family, and their friends.
Meaghan and Greg are both Irish. They met at The Trinity Festival on St. Patrick's Day, so we bought them an Irish flag with a Shamrock on it. Their 200 Guests signed the flag and we gave it to them as a special, one of a kind gift!
Chris and Lauren LOVE their new Great Dane puppy, Zooey. We customized this poster, originally from the Marmaduke movie, just for them. Having a Great Dane shows that they certainly know how to live large!
Lauren and Eric love drinking wine, going out with their friends, watching their favorite TV shows, Golfing, and Skiing. For their wedding in St. Charles, IL, David created an exact copy of the Monopoly Card for St. Charles Place.
Sarah and P.J. had their first date at a restaurant in Roscoe Village, called Piazza Bella. David went there during the week and spoke to a few managers. He told them he needed their help to create something special for the bride and groom.
Graham and Mary love golfing. They even got married at one of the top Golf Clubs in the midwest. For their special gift, David bought them golf hats from their favorite brand of golf balls. This couple was indeed Taylor Made and Tailor Made.
Allison and Jon met at an archeological exploration dig in Kenya. So for their gift, we went to Home Depot and bought them a shovel. David added a little photo of them too. All their guests signed it. Allison and Jon really dug what we did for them! This is a couple that really knows how to dish the dirt!
Alex and Lindsay LOVE playing tennis together, so we got them this Wilson 100th Anniversary Racquet Bag. The same one Serena Williams uses! Everyone signed it and they were so excited to get it! LOVE in more ways than one!
William K. Kellogg III – is the grandson of the founder of Kellogg’s. Our band was honored to play for his 80th birthday party! David wanted to create something special for him.
Johnny and Nicole are both HUGE fans of Seinfeld. So for their gift, we created a poster from Seinfeld and replaced "Seinfeld" with his last name "Sisk", which we turned into "Siskfeld". We then changed the photos of Jerry and Elaine to photos of Johnny and Nicole, then added the venue name and wedding date!
Stephen went to Alabama and even played football there. Mary Katherine went to school at Notre Dame and is a big fan. For their special gift, we had found a company that makes custom helmets. This helmet has Alabama on one side with the traditional #12. The other side is Notre Dame Gold and we added #31 to recognize their wedding date "12.31". All their guests signed both sided of the helmet. Roll Tide and Go Irish!
Stephanie and Nick met in baggage claim at O'Hare Airport. Maybe this isn't the most romantic place in the world, but it certainly makes for a great story! For their special gift we gave them a gold suitcase which all their guests had so much fun signing. This is was one of our first gifts, and still one of my favorites!
Stephanie and Joslin love the Cubs. For their special gift, David went to the Cubs Store across from Wrigley. They have a machine that engraves text into baseball bats. So this is what we had made for them. Their guests will sign it, and we'll give it to them as a special, one of kind gift! Go Cubs, Go Stephanie, Go Joslin!
Lisa and Jeff love the Bulls. She is from teh country of Peru. So for their special gift, I bought them a "Los Bulls" jersey which the Bulls wear for about 10 games per season. I special ordered it from the NBA store which all their guests signed.
Becky and Chris love the Movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off". So for their special gift we bought them original script signed by Ferris himself Matthew Broderick. The band even played a special arrangement of Twist and Shout/Danke Shoen. All the guests signed the script and danced just like Ferris did in the parade!
Shannon and Eric are giant Cubs fans. They go to games as much as possible with their family and friends. Another of Shannon and Eric’s favorite things to do is BBQ-ing with their family and friends. So David found this awesome bean bags game for them, which all of their guests signed. Go Cubs Go!
Sarah and Zack are huge fans of country music and go to concerts all the time. So for their special gift, I bought them a country style acoustic guitar which all their guests signed. We are always in tune with all our clients!
Last weekend's bride and groom, Jessica and Peter love to travel. They had their wedding at one of the most historic building in the nation, The Chicago Cultural Center. So for their special gift I bought them small set of vintage luggage which all their guests signed! Happy Travels with all your family and friends coming with you wherever you go!! See more gifts we've created for our clients: https://drsmusic.com/special-stories.htmlwww.drsm… #DavidRothsteinMusic
Hillary and Tony love the U of I basketball team, so I bought them these over-the -door basketball hoops and mini basketball. All their guests signed them. They were totally surprised and LOVED them!
Peter, played water polo at Princeton. The bride, Jenny grew up in Baltimore and loves the Orioles. So for their special gift, I bought them a professional water polo ball and added a bunch of Orioles stickers all over it. The guests all signed it. They loved the ball and even some of the guests told me it was perfect for them. Every inch of was covered with autographs or signatures!
Frank and Antonia met while playing Scrabble on Facebook, so we got them an original Scrabble board. We crazy glued the tiles with their names, and their daughter's name (Ava), to the board along with their favorite word, YES! Triple Word Score!
Bryan and Alyana both are avid golfers. They met at Alyana's college golf team awards banquet. For their special gift we bought them a Callaway professional Golf Bag which all their guests signed.
Christie and Robert LOVE their Weimaraner dog named Penny. They're also huge fans of the Beatles. For their special gift we bought them an exact replica street sign of Penny Lane in England which all their guests signed! just now
Ryan works with Cardio Pacemakers. Becky is a dentist. So for their special gift, Sara Kay painted a wooden heart with their initials and wedding date and a giant human tooth which all their guests signed! They took this gift Tooth to Heart!
David and Rebecca love 3 things besides each other: Their Dog Winston, Hiking and their alma mater, Syracuse. So for their special gift, I found a way to combine all 3 things into one. I bought them a hiking jacket made specifically for dogs. Since they both went to Syracuse, I got them one with the school's colors, Orange! All their guests signed it and we gave it to them at the end of the night.
The groom Brian is a carpenter, and the bride Nora owns a shoe store in Naperville. So to combine their jobs, we bought them wooden shoes from Holland, Michigan, with their name and wedding date engraved on the side.
Tim and Melissa's very first and favorite drink is a Manhattan. So for their special gift we recreated a famous poster from the Woody Allen movie, Manhattan. We changed the names of the cast and added their names as well as the venue. If you look closely, you can see their last name and wedding date in the small signs. All their guests signed the poster and we gave it to them as a gift. Cheers to Tim and Melissa!
Stephanie and Evan are huge fans of the song, "Billie Jean". They met dancing to it at a bar in NYC and always request it at the weddings they go to. So for their special gift I bought them an original unplayed iconic Michael Jackson Album, "Thriller" which I'll have all the guests sign with silver Sharpies. I also went to Chicago Costume and bought tons of MJ, hats, gloves and glasses. There was about a dozen guests doing their best Michael Jackson impressions of the dance floor! The will be plenty of moonwalking going on Saturday night!
Sarah and Edmund are a wonderful couple. His last name and her new last name is Park. So for their special gift, we created an exact copy of a Park Place Monopoly card. We just changed the title to Sarah and Edmund Park Place. Since their wedding was held at the Marriott Lincolnshire, we made the Monopoly Hotel name just for them! All their guests signed it. A truly special, one of kind gift!
David and Lindsay are both big Bears fans. Their families love to get together tailgating before the Bears games. For their special gift I bought them a foldup table perfect for having drinks and food before the game. All their guests signed it! Go Bears!!
Mickey and Katie made a deal when they decided to start dating. They would become fans of each other's favorite teams. He went to University of Michigan and she is a huge Packers fan. So for their special gift we bought them UM and Packers Helmets which their guests signed. We even played the fight songs for both teams! Hail to the Victors and Go Packers!
Suzy and Jason love to ride their bikes. They love going on rides along the lakefront and all around the city, so for their gift we gave them two, high quality bike helmets which all their guests signed. I said, "Now your family and friends will always be on your mind!"
Maura and Michael are HUGE Marquette University Basketball fans. We found the official team photo from the 2003 Final Four season. David's graphic designer took a few photos we got from them, and she created this 24"x36" poster which all their guests will sign. Maura has the basketball and Michael is standing behind her. Dwayne Wade is seated next to her!
Jonathan and Romey met at a bowling party in high school. They are also CRAZY Blackhawks fans. David found this Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks bowling ball, which all their guests loved signing. This bowling ball was right up their alley!
Lauren and Kevin love playing tennis. Regular Tennis balls are relatively small, and we knew they had 110 guests that would wanted to sign their gift. So we ordered them a huge tennis ball made specifically for autographs. It was the official one from the U.S. Open, and was about the size of a basketball! The score for their wedding was LOVE-LOVE!!
Frank and Suzanne met in the football equipment room at Northwestern, so for their special gift we gave them an NU football helmet, which all their guests signed. Go Wildcats!
Jimmy and Kristen were High School Sweethearts. They both went to Mount Prospect High School, whose mascot is the Knights. So we bought this authentic knight's helmet, which all their guests signed. Oh What a Night!
Here's the gift from last night. Dennis works for a Start Up company called Pear. Stephanie is a health advisor for seniors. So for their special gift we hired a talented sketch artist who created this poster based on a photo of them we found on Facebook. Instead of Pear we switched it to Pair. Then we had the poster mounted and all their guests signed it. Truly a "Perfect Pair"!
Ginny and Henry are both big fans of the Chicago Bulls, so for their special gift we got them a Bulls basket ball with official logos. All of their 260 guests signed the ball, and we gave it to them at the end of the night. We also gave them an NBA basketball signed by all the 2012-13 Bulls team.
Erin works for Google. So as a special gift, David created a personalized Google search page. The search page includes things that are meaningful to Erin and Matt, such as where they met, where they're from, where they went to school, and many other things both love doing together. CLICK ON THE IMAGE to read all the entries. This was incredibly fun to create and share with Erin, Matt, and their guests!
Daria is Russian and Armenian. The groom Vince, is from the US. They met overseas when he was studying abroad. For their special gift, we bought them a globe which represents their international love affair. Love truly knows no borders. All their guests signed the globe.
Nicole and Steven have two things they love the most - the Chicago Blackhawks and their two dogs, Bailey and Bob. So for their special gift we decided to create a gift that would combine those loves. We gave them two Blackhawks jerseys made just for doggies. All their guests signed the mini jerseys!
Kris and Rich love exploring Rich's hometown, and their current home of New York City. For their special gift, David bought them a 1972 version of the New York City Subway map and had it foam-core mounted. Many of their family and friends were from NYC, so they signed at their Subway exit on the map. Rich's dad especially loved it!
Last night's bride and groom, Jimmy and Sydney, both went to University of Illinois located in Champaign, IL. Both of them also love wine tasting and drinking champagne. So David went to Sur La Table and got them a Champagne Bucket. To make it more personal, he went to Campus Colors in Water Tower Place and got them a few U of I decals. All their 350 guests signed every inch of it. Cheers to Jimmy and Sydney! This was the Ultimate "Champaign-Champagne" Bucket!
Hannah and Chris both LOVE going out for Brunch. Their favorite place to go is a great restaurant downtown actually called "BRUNCH". So David went there last week and got a menu which all their guests signed. This is gift was very appetizing!
Casey and Kate Love Missouri Football, so we bought them an Official Mizzou Football Helmet signed by Mizzou All-Star QB, Blaine Gabbert, who now play for the 49ers! All the REAL stars, their family and friends, signed the helmet too!
The groom Steven has an adorable and hilarious 8 year old daughter, Lily. David wanted to do something special for her, too. Alana and Steven said she loves horses, so we found a wonderful book of horse photos, and we asked all the guests to sign it. She loved the book, and getting something special made just for her. Say hi to Lily!
Michelle and Mike live in Atlanta. Everytime they come to Chicago to see their family they ALWAYS go to Lou Malnati's Pizza. They even had their rehearsal dinner there. I called the corporate office and ordered 2 aprons which the staff wear which all their guests signed.
Jarrod and Kim are HUGE fans of the Muppets. After reviewing many Muppets posters and photos they emailed us, we chose this one. David and his graphic designer created this special poster, just for them! This was super fun.
Ryan and Christie both went to UW and are HUGE Badger Fans. These helmets also double as snack holders. The top comes off so it can be filled with chips, and the face mask has two compartments for MORE snacks! All their guests signed both helmets.
Laura and Brian’s Favorite movie is “UP”. David loves this movie too! The idea was to create something really special for the bride and groom. There was an original high gloss 24″ x 36″ movie poster on Amazon, so the poster was foam core mounted, all the guests were able to sign it!
Susan and Michael love gardening. So their gift was a watering can, which all their guests signed. Hopefully it will help them to grow a beautiful garden of love and support for their new marriage!
Brad and Caitlin are both teachers. For their gift, we bought a chalkboard and created this, complete with border strips of soccer balls, since Brad is the school's coach, and books, since Caitlin is an English teacher.
Alisa and David were big fans of Ron Santo. I gave them a Ron Santo throwback jersey, which all their guests signed. We played "Go Cubs Go!", which they and all their guests sang along to at the top of their lungs. FUN TIMES!
Ginny and Dave love two things: The Chicago White Sox and traveling. So for their special gift, David bought them a White Sox duffle bag which all of their guests signed. Now their friends and family will be with them wherever they go!
Stephanie and Kevin both went to University of Dayton in Ohio. We contacted the University bookstore and spent about 20 minutes on the phone while going through the website, looking for a unique gift which all their guests could sign.
Since Joel and Georgette were huge Blackhawks fans, we bought them a program from the Stanley Cup Finals, a Keychain, and a Game Two used hockey puck as a gift.
Scott and Julie met while they were in college at U of I. David bought this duffle bag from the campus gift shop, which their guests all signed.
Jennifer and Larry's favorite show was "Friends". We played the theme song and everyone signed their fun poster.
Lisa and Dominic are the biggest Elvis fans we've ever met. They even got engaged at Graceland! Our band played 11 Elvis songs for them, and we bought them a 6-foot Elvis standee from the Graceland gift shop. When David gave it to them they said, "Thank You. Thank You Very Much!"
Deanne and Carter are big fans of Mike Ditka. We found out when Mr. Ditka was going to be at his restaurant downtown. David recorded some well wishes on his iPhone, which we played on a 30-foot screen at their reception. He also signed this 8x10 photo for them. Da Bride, Da Groom, and Da Coach.
Kim and Rick met while they were both working in Germany. So for their special gift, David went to Berghoff's German restaurant and got them two beer steins. From one Rothstein to another Stein!
Paul and Michelle LOVE the White Sox. It's been a tradition for both their families for generations. These hats were signed by all their guests. They loved wearing them while dancing to our band playing, "Don't Stop Believing"! GO GO White Sox!
Julie, Matthew, and both of their families are HUGE fans of Walt Disney World. They go every year. Julie and Matthew also love playing board games. So we got them The Disney Trivial Pursuit Board game. Once all their guests sign the board, it truly will be a magical gift for this Cinderella and her Prince Charming!
When it comes to the Blackhawks and their favorite player Patrick Sharp, Mary and Jordan are very enthusiastic. All their guests signed the jersey using Sharp-ie markers of course!
Julie and Mike were both from New York, and are big NY Yankees fans. David bought a photo from an antique store of Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, and the Mayor of New York at Wrigley Field. We spray-mounted it on black poster board, which all their guests signed. We played, "New York, New York" for them too!
Casey and Michael both went Indiana University. IU is famous for their National Champion Basketball team. So naturally they are both huge fans of IU basketball. So for their special gift I bought them a IU Hoosier Basketball which all their guests signed. We even played the Indiana fight song song when we gave it to them! They were both thrilled!
Travis did 2 tours of duty in Iraq. He and Katherine are HUGE Blackhawks fans. So for their special gift I had a special camaflauge jersey made for them. Their last name is Dail and their wedding date is the 12th so we added that to the jersey which all their guests signed.
This couple had a deliema like many couples in Chicago. Kate is a Huge Sox and Pat is a die hard Cubs fans. So for their special gift I bought them this special flag which all their guests pretty evenly signed! Go Cubs Go Sox!
Courtney and Grant both went to University of Michigan. They are HUGE fans of their football team! So for their special gift, I bought them a set of UM Bag Toss game boards and bags. I took off the Michigan plastic shield and all the guests signed the boards. After the wedding, I put the shields back on so they can use them and keep all the signatures! We played "Hail to the Victors" as the last song of their ceremony and first song of the cocktail. We also played it during "Shout" with the horn section.
Kristen and Gerry both work for a railroad company and LOVE Oysters! So for their special gift, I found a blacksmith in Pittsburgh who works with railroad spikes. One of the things he makes is oyster shuckers. I bought a pair and an Oyster Pan which all their guests signed. This one was a challenge, but all the research was worth it. They LOVED it!
Eric and Jessica are huge fans of the Blackhawks. So I bought them a 2015 championship official banner like they hang at the United Center. Jessica's sister, Sara is mentally challenged and we found out she was an even bigger Blackhawks fan so I also got her a 2013 Banner. All the guests signed each banner specifically for Sara and the bride and groom! All 3 of them were thrilled.
Aaron and Rachel Kraut are huge fans of the Netflix Hit TV show, House of Cards. So we found a photo of them from their Facebook page and put them in place of Frank and Claire Underwood. We changed the names of the stars to theirs, then we added "A Netflix Original Wedding". We retitled the program to "House of Kraut" and Changed "New Season Begins" to "Newlyweds June 6, 2015", their wedding date. Hail to the Bride and Groom!
Kafi was a Chicago Luvabulls cheerleader, and both her and Jimmy work in the Beer, Wine, and Spirits Business. They are both HUGE Bulls fans! For their special gift David found a company in L.A. that makes Beer Pong tables. It's based on the United Center Bulls Court. He bought four Bulls decals from Amazon and added them later. All their guests signed it. They and their guests were completely blown away and incredibly thrilled! This was really fun to create for them!
Jackie and Ancil both went to medical school at the University of Wisconsin. They both love to cook and throw dinner parties. So for their special gift we bought them red aprons and added Badger Stickers to personalize it just for them. On Wisconsin!!
Pete and Colleen are huge Blackhawks fans so my brilliant office manager and talented graphic designer Sara Kay photoshopped them into the Hawks Championship photo. Pete is the one with the towel around his neck. Colleen is right above Jonathan Toews. All the guests signed the white border.
The newly married Murphys are HUGE Cubs fans, so we had this custom jersey made for them, which all of their guests signed. They are both 24 years old and had their wedding on the 24th of the month!
Meghan and Joe are both fans of Notre Dame Football, so we bought them two Notre Dame Fighting Irish Snack helmets. They can put chips in the top section, and snacks or dips in the face mask. The perfect way to enjoy some snacks while they watch Notre Dame Play Like Champions!
Jack and Katy love to cook together. She said Jack acts as the sous-chef while she's the main chef. Katy is a huge Harry Potter fan so for their special gift we bought them The Harry Potter Cookbook which all their guests signed.
Lisa and Jeff have an adorable 2 year old daughter, named Ellie. She loves Mikey Mouse. So as a very specifal gift I bought her a huge Mickey Mouse Coloring book and a box of 64 Crayons. I ask the guests to select a page and color it the imagem then sign their name. People really took their time. It will be a very special gift for her!
Aaron proposed to Rebecca during one of their morning jogs. When they took a break, he dropped down to one knee and popped the question. I ordered size 22 white sneakers which all their guests signed. No runaway bride here!
Courtney and Zach met at a pool party. The story goes that he accidentally hit her in the head with a swim board. He apologized and a few weeks later she agreed to go out with them. For their gift, we bought them his and her swim boards which all their guests signed.
Marty worked for the Chicago White Sox for eight years. They even had the Sox announcer, Gene Honda, do all the introductions of the wedding party. Both Sarah and Marty also love running, so for their gift, we got them these one of a kind pair of sneakers painted by an artist. All their guests signed the shoes. Go Sox, Go Marty and Sarah!
This is the gift from last night's wedding! Phil is a distributor for a liquor company, and Carrie works for an ad agency. We took an original ad for the "Most interesting Man in the World" and replaced him with a photo of the Bride and Groom, then we added the wedding date and venue. All their guests signed the poster. They truly are the Most Interesting Couple In the World!! "Stay Thirsty My Friends!"
Michael and Deanne love to do a lot of things together, but one of their favorite activities is something most people see as just ordinary. They love going grocery shopping! So David went to Jewel and bought a box of Heart to Heart cold cereal. All their guests signed the box. It was one of most unique gifts we’ve ever given. Sometime love can make the ordinary seems extraordinary when you share it with someone you love!
Jay and Esther love going to 2 places together, The library and Starbucks. Jay ask her to marry him by hiding the ring inside a book with some of the pages cut out. I wanted to combine their 2 favorite places. So I bought them a coffee mug that had a library book check out card imagine on the cup. All their guests signed under "Borrower's Name".
This gift came out of left field! Sean is a hand surgeon, and Aggie is a special-ed teacher. Both of them are huge Cubs fans, so we went to one of the stores next to Wrigley and bought them these kids Cubs mitts, which all their guests will sign! #DavidRothsteinMusic #ChicagoWeddingBand #ChicagoWeddingBands #CubsWedding
The brother of the bride, Michael was being shipped off overseas with his Marine Unit the day after his sister's wedding. As a special tribute to him, we learned and played the song "Hero" by Mirah Carey. He got a roaring standing ovation. I also bought him a book about the history of Marines which all their guests signed. Our music company has great respect for the military and always offer a special discount for these courageous people.
Laura and Scott were huge fans of Notre Dame and James Bond so for their special gift we bought them an official ND jersey. Since they were James Bond fans we got #7 (007). All their guests signed it. This gift was shaken, not stirred.
This Saturday night's bride and groom, Kelsey and Erik, love boating, so David went to a Marine Boating store in the city and bought them a lifesaver which all of their guests signed! The Love Boat!
Megan and Christof's wedding had guests from all over the world. So for their gift, we got them a World Map, and had their guests sign on the city or country they were from. People really had fun with it. The paper is Tyvek so it's super durable. What a Wonderful World!!
Pamela and Henry love two things: The Bears and Wine. For their special gift, David drove to the Soldier Field gift shop and bought them these 32 oz. Bears wine glasses, which all their guests signed! Here's to Da Bears, Pamela, and Henry!
There are two things Emily and Dominik LOVE: hats and Chicago Sports Teams. David found out their favorite teams and bought hats for each. Throughout the wedding their guests picked their favorite team, and signed that hat. David also bought 10 funny hats for their guests to wear while they danced. After their wedding, we donated the hats to the children at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. This gift was truly off the top of our heads!
Julie and William LOVE Italian food! For their special gift, I bought them a delicious book all about everything about cooking and eating the best Italian Food! Fagetaboutit!
Patricia and Adam are the biggest Star Wars fans we've ever met. Their favorite movie is Empire Strikes Back! So we bought them two Empire Strikes Back lunch boxes, and a book with everything you could ever want to know about Darth Vader. We wonder if Patricia's dad with say "I am your father!" during his speech. May the Force Be with Them for their wedding!
Scott and Katie were high school sweethearts. He was the Football star and she was the head cheerleader, so David drove to Palatine High School and bought these #1 foam fingers. We also learned the high school fight song. GO PIRATES!
Kate and Phil studied and worked in Finance, so for their special gift we got them a Sharp cash register. All their guests signed it with sliver metallic sharpie markers. This gives new meaning to the term "Bridal Registry"
Blanca is from Peru, and Mike is from Naperville. They both love cooking together, so David got them a mixing bowl which he thought symbolized the blending of both their cultures, and their love of cooking!
Molly and Tim are HUGE Chicago Bears fans. For their gift, we learned and played "Bear Down Chicago Bears." The couple and all the guests sang along with our 10-Piece Orchestra. David bought them an autographed NFL Bears football. All their guests signed the ball, and we gave it to them at the end of the night!
Adam and Ashley absolutely LOVE the hit comedy Arrested Development. We bought a poster from the TV show and had it mounted to poster board. All their guests signed it. A few months later one of the stars of the show Jeffrey Tambor was speaking in Chicago, so David took them to see and meet him afterwards. One of our favorite shows and one of our favorite couples!
Cam and Liz met playing on their company's softball team. She was the pitcher, and he played first base. So for their special gift we got them an actual pitcher's mound and first base. Then we included a home plate to represent their new HOME together! All their guests signed the bases. Even though it seems like it came out of left field, it was a grand slam!
This bride and groom LOVED to BBQ. He even created his own BBQ sauce! Guests signed funny things like, "love is Rare" and "your wedding was well done."
Our 10-Piece Orchestra was flown out to Beaver Creek, Colorado for Angela and Dave's wedding. They both love skiing so I got them ski helmets for all their guests to sign.
Steven and Yoona both went to Boston College. We bought them B.C. Monopoly. The game has all the famous places on the BC campus. All their guests signed the board.
Beth and Todd loved bowling, so we went to a Bowling Alley and bought them two bowling pins and had all their guests sign them. Then we got the collector's version of The Big Lebowski!
We played the wedding for Chicago News legend Art Norman, and his new wife Terri. They are both big Chicago Bears fans. This is an official NFL helmet which their guests signed. Everyone in the Chicago news media was there, even reporters from CNN like Robin Meade. A super fun night!
Eva and Anthony LOVE the Hit TV show, "How I Met Your Mother". We took photos from their Facebook and LinkedIn pages and replaced the stars faces with theirs. All the guests will sign the 24" x 36" poster. We added their name and wedding date to the poster too.
Jeffrey and Rebeca are big fans of the HBO hit TV show " Boardwalk Empire". We purchased this 24" x 36" poster and had it foam-core mounted. All their guests signed it.
Joel and Georgette's wedding day was 7.31, and since they were such huge Blackhawks fans, they had the perfect jerseys to mark their wedding date!
Erin and Jason met at a bean bag toss party while they both in school at Purdue. David called the Purdue gift shop on campus and ordered two bean bag boards. All their guests signed it and our 10-Piece band played the Purdue Fight Song when we presented them with their special gift. Hail Purdue and Hail Erin and Jason!
Bob and Melissa were the third generation of their family to graduate from Notre Dame, so this giant ND flag, along with the fight song, was meaningful and fun for them and each of their families.
Bob and Jennifer are IU alumni and giant fans of Indiana Basketball. We even played the IU fan song, which they and all their guests sang along to. GO HOOSIERS!
Courtney and Jaime are huge Bears fans. Since their wedding was on 8.9, we went to the Bears Pro Shop at Soldier Field and bought them a Mike Ditka Jersey, who's was number 89! All their guests signed the jersey. Dat is correct my friend!
Maddie and John met while taking classes in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also love going Kayaking together. For their special gift, we found a photo of them from the wedding website they made and created this poster using photoshop, putting them in a kayak in Denmark. We also added the logo they created to add a personal touch. All their guests signed the poster later that night.
Suzanne was a high energy, city girl who worked with the latest technology, and Jon was a quiet, country boy carpenter. I got them Donnie and Marie T-Shirts and gave it to them while we played "I'm a little bit country, I'm a little bit Rock and Roll." Opposites certainly do attract!
Victoria and David met at Indiana University. Many of their guests were also enthusiastic alumni. Our band learned and played the IU fight song, “Indiana, My Indiana”.
Martin and Blair are the biggest music lovers we've ever played for. Our band learned 16 brand new songs for their wedding. We did some research and found this book, "1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die and 10,001 You Must Download". All their guests signed it. This gift was "Signed, Sealed, Delivered!"
Marc and Jen love New Orleans Music and New Orleans Food. So we bought them a wonderful cookbook, which has lots of authentic recipes, photos, and stories from that one of a kind city! All their guests signed the book, and we gave it to them as a special gift for a special couple. Our 10-Piece Band also played "When the Saints Go Marching In". Our horn section lead all their guests around the room as they waved their white handkerchiefs. Mardi Gras in Chicago!