What Will Your Guests Really Remember About Your Wedding?

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There is an endless supply of decisions to make for your wedding, some big and some small. It’s important to start with the basic idea of what your guests will remember about your wedding. The best way to answer the question is to think back about weddings you’ve attended. What do you really remember the […]

The Only Trends that Count

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Now more than ever, there are many ways to have a wedding. There are more ways than ever to get ideas for your Chicago wedding that others have used. You can read articles on The Knot, Wedding Wire, or on any social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, and hundreds of other sites. With all of […]

How to Include Music for Your Micro-Wedding

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  Because of COVID-19, weddings have now changed from 250 guests to 10-50 guests. Along with your gut count, many other aspects have been affected, including music. As you know from attending many of your friends’ weddings in years past, music is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Just because you’re doing […]

15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors

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15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors   Based on my last 20 years of working as a bandleader in one of the busiest Chicago wedding bands with a wide variety of wedding vendors, I’ve compiled this list of some qualities I’ve noticed in all the top wedding vendors throughout the nation.   1. EDUCATED – […]

Summer Ceremonies: Things to Keep in Mind for Outdoor Weddings

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Summer Ceremonies: Things to Keep in Mind for Outdoor Weddings July is one of the most popular months for people to tie the knot. While outdoor weddings can be absolutely beautiful, they also require a little extra planning in case mother nature doesn’t agree with the mother of the bride. Obviously, you can’t control the weather, […]

What you need to know about getting a non hotel venue

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: What you need to know about getting a non hotel venue Date of Broadcast: 12-12-12 Length of Show: 45 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: Marley Bellwood has been in the events industry since she moved to Chicago in 2006. She began in large scale catering with Blue Plate during their record revenue year of 2006-2007. After working […]

Inside The Drake Hotel

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: Inside The Drake Hotel Date of Broadcast: 12-19-12 Length of Show: 45 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: Bill has a widely diverse background in his chosen field of catering. He has achieved success in such varied markets as Chicago, Vail, Denver, Maui, Madison, Memphis, and Hamburg, Germany. He matriculated from The University of Massachusetts, having earned dual […]

Inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Elegant Ritz Carlton wedding

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Guest: Inside The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Date of Broadcast: 12/5/2012 Length of Show: 45 Minutes[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Description: Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) was the first luxury hotel in Chicago. Nestled behind Water Tower Place Shopping Center, the hotel features an amazing Ballroom with floor to ceiling windows of views of the surrounding city and a dramatic […]