Wedding Inspiration Blog

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.

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.