We could not have asked for a more perfect day in Chicago for our wedding. All newlyweds say this we are certain, but in our case, it is true. All the stars aligned and things flowed beautifully in large part to our vendors. Our wedding was simple, it was unique in many ways, it was elegant, it was a party and it was very US. The proof is that our guests were just as excited as we were and they are still telling us it was the highlight of their year. That is what it is all about – a day that we will always remember and smile about and so will our friends and family.
Becca and her band were fantastic. Not only can they sing just about anything, they sing it well. They managed and created a high energy reception that made all guests feel like the life of the party.
When have you ever heard anyone rave about the fare at a wedding? Well, now you have. Our guests still cannot stop talking about our catering. Ken Severin and Blue Plate did a fantastic job of working with us to create a savory, refreshing menu perfect for a summer wedding in Chicago. In addition, the presentation and the service were outstanding.
Let's be honest, weddings can be potentially stressful and photographs are crucial. Rick Aguilar is a pleasure to work with. He is fun, he is creative, and he ensures that he gets to know you and your style to make the most of this special day in your life. The biggest challenge is trying to choose photos because they are all truly spectacular.
There is no more beautiful place in Chicago to have a wedding. Café Brauer is a hidden treasure and Carrie and her team made sure we took advantage of all it has to offer from the grand hall to the loggias, to the entranceway for guests to the surrounding grounds and lagoon. Café Brauer helped us create a simple, elegant and lively atmosphere for all of our guests.
Our wedding map which we created with WeddingMapper was crucial as the Wyndham served as our wedding home base. The location proved to be ideal given its proximity to Michigan Avenue and Café Brauer. Both the reservation and the catering staff at the Wyndham helped us successfully coordinate guest welcome bags, the movement of guests to their assigned trolleys and our brunch the day after the wedding. As we had guests from over 15 states travel to Chicago for the wedding, the Wyndham and our wedding map served as important resources of wedding information to enable guests to get their bearings around the city.
Given that we had 65 people at our rehearsal dinner, Carnivale proved to be the perfect location with zesty concoctions and a lively atmosphere. We highly recommend the mojitos, the home-made guacamole and the arrachera!
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