Our Wedding

We chose to customize our wedding rather than going with an all-in-one venue/package. Things could not have turned out more beautifully!! Here are some of the people who helped us make our dream wedding a day to remember and cherish. (Scroll down for individual vendor reviews.)

Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Creative Catering of Champaign-Urbana
Urbana, IL
Caterers

Fresh, healthy, and delicious food at a phenomenal price! The owner worked with us to customize our menu and was able to provide linens at a fraction of the cost we found elsewhere. When the event came, the presentation and service was elegant and professional.


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Savvy Expressions
Champaign, IL
Coordinators/Planners

Stacey has the creativity and dedication to help create an event to suit any taste. We wanted an event that combined our personal style with some traditional elements. Stacey was always available to discuss unique questions and requirements this posed. Her knowledge and experience were evident in helping us find all the right answers for us.


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Sounds By Design
Urbana, IL
DJs

Sounds By Design provided service beyond our expectations. They were professional and easy to work with. What impressed us most was their ability to provide our eclectic requests, from top 40 to jazz standards to world music selections, right down to the specific recording of a piece.


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Shannon Leigh Anderson Photography
Tolono, Il
Photographers

Shannon is the ideal service photographer. Her joy in working with people of all ages and backgrounds was apparent and put everyone at ease. Combined with her creative artistic vision, she provided an enjoyable experience with stunning photographic results!


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Champaign County Tent
Urbana, IL
Rentals
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Bridals By Ducky's
Champaign, IL
Wedding Fashion

This business is NOT concerned with customer satisfaction or service. Although they did fine with the bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, the bridal gown that was received was not the same as the gown ordered. In fact, the gown came in wrong twice. The tipping point, though, was a manager yelling at the bride and saying that his obligation was to his vendor.


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Michelle's Bridal
Urbana, IL
Wedding Fashion

The selection of bridal gowns did not seem to offer the desired variety, but they are certainly dedicated and professional. When Ducky's could not provide me with the gown ordered, Michelle's was able to get me a beautiful gown in a flash! Every member of their team is competent and dedicated to the customer.


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UI Arboretum
Urbana, IL
Ceremony Sites

If you are looking for a stunning outdoor setting with a mix of formal gardens and open areas this is it! The colors seem to be fullest and most intense in late summer or early fall. The only drawback is that there are no facilities, so rentals are needed. (We recommend Illinois Portable Toilet, whose comfort stations are classy enough for even formal functions.)


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Hawthorn Champaign Illinois Hotel
Champaign, IL
Hotels/Accommodations

Even though this hotel had a higher normal rate than some others we considered, they were able to give us the best group rate. The hotel is clean and elegant with a convenient location. As a plus, guests were very pleased with the quality of the complimentary breakfast buffet.


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Istanbul Mediterranean Restaurant
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Bombay Indian Grill On First
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Siam Terrace
Urbana, IL
Restaurants
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Prime Time Pizza
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Pekara Bakery & Bistro
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Le Peep Restaurant
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Texas Roadhouse
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Market Place Mall
Champaign, IL
Shopping
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Shopping
Champaign, IL
Shopping
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Dining
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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U of I Morrow Plots
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Attractions/Entertainment
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Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch, Ltd.
Champaign County, IL
Attractions/Entertainment
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Krannert Art Museum
Urbana, IL
Attractions/Entertainment
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Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Urbana, IL
Attractions/Entertainment
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Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill
Savoy, IL
Restaurants
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Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Champaign, IL
Restaurants
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Biaggi's Ristorante Italianio
Champaign, IL
Restaurants

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