Our vendors were all outstanding and our event was more than we hoped for -- it truly was the absolute perfect day. Wedding mapper was a great tool for our guests and alleviated any stress that could have come from confused guests. It was easy to add to the invitation and provided so many great details regarding our wedding so that everyone was well informed.
They were beyond expectations and couldn't have been happier. Our DJ was Joe and he knew how to keep the flow going without being cheesy or obtrusive. You can make your own playlist to the extent that you pick every song, when to play etc. or give your DJ an idea of your taste and they will create a song list for you. They are all super professional and very prompt in returning calls and answering any questions. I can't imagine using anyone else.
If I could give more stars I would. Their prices are reasonable for the outstanding quality you receive. Flowers can be quite expensive and Jane will work with you and with your price range so you can get the most out of what you pay for. Her flowers are some of the most beautiful, colorful flowers I have ever seen, they lasted all night long and even for the week or so following (depending on what you choose of course). She is so great at listening to what you are picturing and she makes it even more amazing than anything you could imagine. To this day we still use her for all our flower arrangements. Jane's Blue Iris was so wonderful, easy to work with, and goes way above and beyond to give you even more than you could want out of your wedding flowers and decor.
Michael Rastall is a wonderful photographer. Not only is his work outstanding, but he is so easy and fun to work with, which is so important on your wedding day. He took his time, we did not feel rushed, and he was so enthusiastic about taking our pictures. He spent so much time on our engagement session and on our wedding day without extra charges. His pictures speak for themselves< so I won't go on in detail on how great his work is -- we were so thrilled with how they turned out. He is very journalistic, but will take more traditional photos as well. He provides you with all of the photos on discs within a few weeks of the wedding and his prices to purchase the photos for family and friends are extremely competitive with any walgreens etc. that there is no reason not to use the service he provides. We spent a lot of time looking for a photographer and he offers such great rates for what he offers. I really can't say enough about how wonderful Michael is
Nathan is a seven time Emmy winning photojournalist who will give you a wedding video that goes beyond expectations. He listens so well to what you want captured and what style you are looking for and he executes it perfectly. You won't even realize he is there on your day, that is how discreet and professional he is -- his artistic style and skills are amazing. He also completed our video within weeks of the wedding with additional touches in the package to make your wedding video viewing extra special. My husband and I watch it continuously because it captures our day so elegantly and truly shows why it was the happiest day of our lives. You will NOT be disappointed for choosing Nathan and you will want to recommend him to everyone you know for their wedding day.
We had a difficult time finding a traditional church that let us use our own pastor. Everyone was so accepting, helpful and willing to work with us to ensure there was no glitch in our day. It has such an intimate feel that can be so hard to find. It looks like it may be small, but it held about 220 guests. There is also a great Bride's room and Grooms room that are remodeled and new. They have a kitchen right off of their newly renovated foyer in case you want to serve refreshments. The photo does not show the beautiful stained glass which also adds to the beauty of the sanctuary.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Medinah, the event coordinator and staff. Our reception was perfect (which many couples cannot say). This is a private country club and you need to be a member, but if you do have the opportunity to hold your reception here, I would truly consider making it your venue. The food was amazing, the architecture is so unique and most importantly the help you receive planning your event and the service you receive on your event is unbeatable.
Very accommodating, great shuttle service and very reasonably priced rooms, even during a holiday weekend.
Click on each tool to see a sample.