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MONIKA AND LARRY'S WEDDING

June, 2010 in Chicago
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Ceremony: Notre Dame De Chicago Church
Reception: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Caterer:

J&L Catering

1229 N North Branch St
Chicago, IL, United States

"I would take pictures of the meals you are provided at the tasting, and take copious notes. Present those notes to your catering consultant so they know what you're thinking, and what you believe will happen on the wedding day, or believe me - you'll be on a different page than the caterer. Also beware of "employee switch", which is when they tell you top-notch people will host your event, and then on the day of the wedding they're suddenly sick or otherwise busy and you get replacements who may not know anything about your wedding, or it might be their first day at work, as it seemed to be with our wedding."

Florist:

Kehoe Designs - Florist - 2108 West Walnut Street, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA

Kehoe Designs

2108 West Walnut Street
Chicago, IL 60612, USA
312.421.0030

"Kehoe was easy to work with until a month before the wedding. They literally forgot to add the HEAD TABLE into our quote. The main table! I had to urge them to pick up the phone after emailing us constantly. One of the lights we asked them to shine on the wall, they shined on the FLOOR. We couldn't move it ourselves so it was a wasted effort."

Invitations Vendor:

Stationery Girl

220 Main Street
Lemont, IL, United States

"Erin Brown guided us through the invitation and thank you card process. She's a pro who knows the answer to every question you ask - and brings up every question you don't!"

Photographer:

Dayna Schroeder Wedding Photography

47 W Division Street #465
Chicago, IL 60610, USA
773-350-4263

"Dayna is very easy to work with. Very down-to-Earth. Thumbs up!"

Tuxedo Vendor:

Modern Formalwear

Chicago, IL, USA

"Affordable, and they get you out the door as quickly as possible. They understand that you don't have time to be standing around waiting. They have everything down to a science while still treating you like a king."

Ceremony:

Notre Dame de Chicago - Ceremony - 1334 W Flournoy St, Chicago, IL, 60607, US

Notre Dame De Chicago Church

1336 West Flournoy Street
Chicago, IL 60607, United States

Reception:

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - Reception - 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL, United States

Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Hotel - Hotel - 733 W Madison St, Chicago, IL, United States

The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel

733 W Madison St
Chicago, IL 60661
1-800-972-2494, or 312-829-5000

Attraction:

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

John Hancock Observatory

875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, United States

"Great views of Chicago, as well as the Signature Room on the 95th floor. Lots of shopping, dining, and bars in the area."

Attraction:

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

Lincoln Park Zoo

, United States

"Lpzoo.org Admission is free."

Attraction:

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

Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL, United States

"Great place to take a boat ride or have dinner/drinks."

Attraction:

Sears Tower - Attraction - 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL, 60606, US

Sears/Willis Tower Skydeck

233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL, United States

"Sears Tower actually changed it's name to Willis Tower, but Chicagoans refuse to admit that. http://www.the-skydeck.com/"

Attraction:

John G Shedd Aquarium - Attraction - 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL, USA

Shedd Aquarium John G

1200 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60605 Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. $25 per adult Lat.-41° 52' 4" Long.--87° 36' 50"
, United States

Attraction:

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

The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, United States

"http://www.artic.edu/aic/"

Attraction:

U S Cellular Field - Attraction - 333 W 35th St, Chicago, IL, 60616

US Cellular Field

333 W 35th St
Chicago, IL, United States

"See the White Sox play ..."

Attraction:

Wrigley Field - Attraction - 1060 W Addison St # 1, Chicago, IL, United States

Wrigley Field

1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL, United States

"See the Chicago Cubs play..."

Beer:

Daily Bar & Grill - Beer - 4560 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Daily Bar & Grill

4560 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL, United States

"We have no idea why you would care where we had our first date, BUT, it's a great area if you're interested in ... well.... beer. This is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood."

Beer:

Galway Arms Irish Bar & Restaurant - Beer - 2442 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, United States

Galway Arms Irish Bar & Restaurant

2442 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL, United States

"http://www.galwayarms.com/"

Hotel:

Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro

733 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL, United States

"Beautiful views, newly renovated, and the staff is top-notch and treat you like royalty. Lena Lahart helped us with the reservations for our wedding party - she's great!"

Reception Venue:

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL, United States

"Great place to have a wedding. Guests can tour the exhibits for the first hour of the reception. Be sure you ask them what the temperature of the museum will be. It was a little warm for our wedding."

Ceremony Venue:

Notre Dame de Chicago Parish

1335 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL, United States

"GREAT place to have your ceremony. It's an older church without any air conditioning, but they have giant fans so that shouldn't matter since you're only there an hour. Great parking attached to the church."

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