Wedding Dream Team for the Chicago Bride

We’ve pulled together a list of some of our Chicago wedding partners that could make a great wedding dream team for some happy bride.

Luxury wedding invitations – Hannah Handmade

A world-class design house recognized as creating the very best in luxury invitations, Hannah Handmade has been a leading innovator of couture stationery trends since 1991. Award-winning designer Andrea Liss‘ impeccable style, attention to detail, and gracious personal service make her the go-to designer when only the best will do.

Wedding Ceremony or Reception Venue – Chicago Botanic Garden

At the Chicago Botanic Garden, your event springs to life amidst a backdrop of pure beauty and serenity. This premiere cultural destination is the perfect venue for your wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner. From the simple to the sublime, we have something for every taste! Photo credit: Jeremy Lawson Photography

Wedding Flowers and Event Design – Kehoe Designs


Far beyond floral arrangements or mere event styling, Kehoe Designs present flowers that express a mood, and interiors that come to life in ways that are simply spectacular. With Kehoe Designs, your wedding flowers will utterly transform the space they grace. Photo credit: Ryan Sjostrom

Wedding Planner – Hope Weis

Hope Weis is an accomplished event consultant with more than twenty years experience in the industry. She founded HWW Consulting in 1993 following a twelve-year career with elite Chicago hotels including The Ritz Carlton, Hotel Nikko and the Knickerbocker Hotel. Hope has been instrumental in many of the city’s most beautiful and well executed weddings and events. HWW Consulting is known for exquisite care, personal service and flexibility to handle any facet of event planning. With valuable long-standing relationships with the best resources the city has to offer, from florists, entertainment and locations to photographers, videographers and design services, Hope is able to orchestrate any event beyond compare. Photo credit: KingenSmith

Wedding Photographer – KingenSmith


KingenSmith has not only been recognized by their peers, national print and online editors, but most importantly by discerning couples that have made their wedding photography a priority. KingenSmith is conscious of the magical quality of moments overlooked by others. Once found, they translate those moments with a modern sensibility. They leave behind their egos and draw upon their experience to realize your vision. KingenSmith photographs exemplify harmony, balance, and elegance in a world that is increasingly contrived and fleeting.

Wedding Entertainment – Don Cagen Orchestra

Don Cagen Orchestra brings you once in a lifetime music for your once in a lifetime event. With a repertoire of over 5,000 selections, high–energy entertainment, and “vocals that rival the original recordings” (Chicago Tribune), the Don Cagen Orchestra has been electrifying weddings for over 25 years. They keep guests rockin’ on the dance floor all night long, creating the wedding that everyone talks about for years to come.

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  1. Ok, now this is GERAT-a team already to go-and looks like a wonderful choice for a Bride…I love this concept-how this site has brought the “A” team to pull off the dream of the Bride….

  2. StrictlyWeddings is such an amazing resource for brides & Kehoe Designs is honored to be a part of the Chicago Dream Team! We hope to assist all future brides in giving them the perfect wedding floral & decor!

  3. The Don Cagen Orchestra is honored to be a creative partner with this group of talented people. They do an AMAZING job. Thank you Strictly Weddings for bringing this information to brides!

  4. OMG-love the Flowers, Love the Photography-fell in love with that Photo-and I do love the dress that the singer has on-in the band-she rocks!!

  5. Hi Katie,
    That dress the rockin’ singer is wearing is by Ines DiSanto, who has a fabulous wedding collection in addition to her couture gowns.
    “The singer” is my wife Becky. I’ll be sure to tell her what you wrote. It’s our wedding anniversary this weekend. So excited!

  6. Many thanks for including Hannah Handmade in your Strictly Weddings Dream Team. We are honored to be listed with the top purveyors for the bride and groom in search of ultimate luxury. Kate and Wills – are you listening?

  7. Now, this is savvy-having a wedding group all in one place to view! Why cannot all Brides know this-This is why I love this site, as I plan my wedding-but I live in Florida-bummer! Why are they not in Florida????

  8. $$$$$$$$ Looks like a Lucky Bride-would get this A team..Daddies love their little girls though, and nothing is ever good enough-WOW!!

  9. Ok-How about a Dream Team for Dallas!! Don’t leave us out:) Great stuff for Chicago, and to all you Chicago Partners out there-some great looking work…

  10. I always come to this Blog for Inspiration, for I have not seen a Blog quite like this-that shows off the talent that is out there. Thanks, and we are honored as well to be a partner in Dallas…

  11. Congrats-Chicago-what a great team-will be sure to send some business your way-for we are one of SW Partners in Dallas-Warren Barron Bridal-and we have been so happy with Kay and her team…

  12. I know that StrictlyWeddings has hit it dead on-with all of their fab Blogs, and the Partners they showcase. This site is getting bigger and better-thanks!

  13. My dear friend lives in Chicago, and I just sent her this site-she is not getting married until 2012-but it is never too soon to start looking!! I guess-you call the wedding planner first?

  14. Dear Loree,
    YES!!!! Tell your girlfriend that we are busy booking 2012 now! Thanks for sharing this wonderful site with her. Happy wedding planning!
    Hope Weis

  15. Just sent this site to my girlfriend that lives near Chicago, and getting married-and to someone RICH!! Looks like the team to have:)



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