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CHRISTINE AND BRIAN'S WEDDING

August, 2008 in Chicago

"We had the best wedding day we could have ever asked for and more! We were lucky to find some wonderful vendors that were able to personalize our wedding to our style and make it into everything we envisioned it to be. We were also glad to have the Wedding Mapper as a convenient and user-friendly tool to help us organize/orient ourselves and our guests."

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Ceremony: Green Dolphin Street
Reception: Green Dolphin Street

DJ:

Style Matters DJs, Inc. - DJ - 2023 North California, #A2, Chicago, IL, 60647, USA

Style Matters

2023 North California, #A2
Chicago, IL 60647, USA
773-278-3467

"Style Matters was awesome - they have a few DJ's on board and we had Duke. He was quite the crowd pleaser and we got so many compliments about the great music. The only thing that was slightly irritating was that we had given them a list of the names to be announced at the reception, but they must have misplaced it because they had to ask one of the bridesmaids for the names at the last minute just before we walked in, and they messed up my dad's name. I still gave them 5 stars though because everything else went so smoothly. I'd definitely recommend them if you are looking for a DJ that isn't going to be a carbon copy of all the other wedding DJ's out there."

Wedding Fashion Vendor:

Sew Special

2921 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657, United States

"I went to this vendor after reading some reviews that were mixed, but I figured since I didn't need any complicated alterations on my wedding dress, I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg at some bridal boutique store. The service was friendly and the price was a little more than what I thought the alterations were worth, but if they did a decent job, I felt like it was worth it. Well, on my wedding day just after dinner at the reception, my bustle didn't hold up because the weight of the dress was too much for the one loop they sewed on. Also, they said they would steam press my dress, but when I picked up my dress, it looked exactly the same as when I had dropped it off and they told me that they steamed it, but because of the nature of the material, the dress had re-wrinkled in the garment bag and that I would have to steam it again right before the ceremony. However, then they decided to charge me anyway for a job that I honestly don't think they actually did. Kind to think of it, I really should have given them 2 stars. I think they may do other alterations well, but I wouldn't recommend getting your wedding dress altered there."

Ceremony:

Green Dolphin Street

2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

"The Garden area was filled with flowers in August when we had our wedding, and they had tiki torches lit, so really didn't have to do anything to dress up the outdoor space. The pictures looked like we were in a tropical location instead of Chicago, IL."

Reception:

Green Dolphin Street

2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

"The atrium was very elegant and classy. There was a full-length bar and large paper lanterns hanging from the beams of the high ceiling that were an extra added bonus of decor. Again, I didn't feel like we had to do much to dress this room up for the reception. It was a large enough space for our guests, but small enough to make it more intimate, and having the doors open up into the garden area was a really nice option for out guests to wander."

Hotel:

Avenue Hotel Chicago

160 E Huron St.
Chicago, IL, United States

Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Hotel-Chicago

733 W Madison St
Chicago, IL, United States

"The staff at Crowne Plaza were very easy to work with and flexible. It was the best deal we could find for our guests, and the location was still close to a lot of things that our guests could enjoy. The rooms were impressive in decor and cleanliness."

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express Mag Mile-Hotel Cass

640 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

Hotel:

Seneca Hotel

200 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL, United States

"This hotel is located in the heart of shopping and tourist attractions, so it was great for our family guests. The rooms were spacious and we were able to get a decent deal for several suites compared to other comparable hotels in Chicago."

Restaurant:

Crofton On Wells - Restaurant - 535 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, United States

Crofton On Wells

535 N Wells St
Chicago, IL, United States

"*Rehearsal Dinner Location*"

Restaurant:

Pegasus Restaurant

130 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL, United States

"Try out the rooftop patio for a scenic view of the city."

Restaurant:

Randolph Street Restaurants

800-1000 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607, US

Attraction:

Art Institute of Chicago - Attraction - 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60603, US

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave # 1
Chicago, IL, United States

Attraction:

Chicago Boat and Architecture Tours - Attraction - N Michigan Ave & E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

E Wacker Dr & N Lower Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601, US

"This is the dock location for the Chicago Architecture Foundation river cruises, at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge & Wacker Drive. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance. Arrive at the dock 15-20 minutes before scheduled departure for check-in and boarding."

Attraction:

Greek Town Chicago

S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661-5404, US

"For a scenic view of the city, check out the rooftop patio at the Pegasus Restaurant located at 130 S Halstead St Also, a great place for brunch is the Meli Cafe & Juice Bar at 301 S Halstead"

Attraction:

Houndstooth Saloon

3438 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60657, US

"For all you 'Bama fans, this is the place for you! This bar is just down the street from Wrigley and easily accessible by El."

Attraction:

John Hancock - Attraction - 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, 60611, US

John Hancock Center

875 N Michigan Ave # 1648
Chicago, IL, United States

"You can pay to go up to the observation deck, or head up the Signature Room for a drink or to dine with awesome city views around you. http://www.signatureroom.com/"

Attraction:

Lincoln Park Zoo - Attraction - 2200 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

Lincoln Park Zoo

2200 N Cannon Dr
Chicago, IL, United States

"Free Admission The also have swan paddle boats"

Attraction:

Magnificent Mile

Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

"Famous stretch of stores for shopping on Michigan Avenue (The sculpture featured on this website for tulip days was done by one of our friend's, Sarah Plum.) This website has a map directory of stores: http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chicago_magnificent_mile_shopping_map.htm"

Attraction:

Millennium Park - Attraction - 352 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, USA

Millennium Park

201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL, United States

"Click on the title to read all about the many cool outdoor sights that this park is home to."

Attraction:

Navy Pier - Attraction - 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL, USA

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

Attraction:

Sears Tower - Attraction - 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, United States

Sears Tower

233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL, United States

"Visit the famous sky deck for great views of the city and surround area."

Attraction:

Water Tower Place on the Magnificant Mile - Attraction - 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

Water Tower Place

835 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL, United States

"Mall in the heart of the "Magnificant Mile" with great food court (called "Food Life") and the "Wow Bao" where you can get steamed buns. Near the Seneca Hotel."

Free Trolley :

Free Trolley Stops/Route Map

Chicago, IL, United States

"There are free trolleys that run in Chicago during the summer. There is also a free trolley line that goes to Chinatown (not shown on this map). We will attach a link to the full map once the site is back up for the summer."

Beach:

North Avenue Beach - Beach - 1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, 60610, US

North Avenue Beach House

1603 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610, US

Beach:

Oak Street Beach - Beach - Oak Street Beach, US

Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach
Oak Street (1000 North) and Lake Michigan
, US

"Description: This is Chicago's most famous beach and the perfect place to relax and people watch. The beach is man-made and the sand is shipped in, but people here don't seem to care. Unfold the pool chair and soak in the view of Lake Michigan and the John Hancock building, as well as the Avenue that bears the lake's name. A cafe has been added, and various vendor carts dot the borderingspaths frequented by runner, bikers and bladers."

Bar:

Green Dolphin Street

2200 North Ashland
Chicago, IL, United States

"Great venue, great food, and great service! It was the perfect place for us to get married and Jessica and her assistant Diana were so easy and wonderful to work with. They really made it so I didn't have to worry about anything, and I could just sit back and enjoy our wedding day. The only thing I would advise is to request a doggie bag for food to go because it was delicious, but I didn't really get a chance to eat most of it."

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