Internet Links

 Chicago Area Wedding Locations –  places to get married: wedding chapels, banquet halls, landmarks, etc.

Directory of Chicago Wedding Vendors and other Wedding Resources:

Here is a comprehensive list of Chicago area wedding vendors and service providers that I have listed here to help with your wedding planning process.  If you find a link that is not working or a recommendation on a particular vendor, please contact me directly.  Thank you!

DJ’s & Musicians (contact me for a more complete list)

Ameritune DJ (Al Mitchell; 630-372-8863)
Discovery DJ’s (Jim Weisz; 708-935-7208)
Fourth Estate Audio (Jay Congdon; 630-654-4440)
Matt Rademaker (DJ; 708-425-2441; 800-244-2441)
Mixit Entertainment (Al Mooshay; 773-675-3545)
Simplicity Entertainment DJ’s (Allen Deneau; 630-904-7772)
Spinnin’ Discs DJ’s (847-818-8330)
Skyline String Quartet (Lee Wilkinson; 630-346-8810)
Tone Productions (Dan Colantone; 708-636-3393)
Windy City Hitman DJ’s (Gary Templin; 847-255-9164)
Maureen Christine (Grammy award nominee for female vocalist; 815-477-7664)
“Elegant Ensembles” musicians (April; 847-534-1056)
Barry Riskedal (harp, organ, piano; 630-961-3662)
Courtney Lawhn (harp; 847-826-5067)
Kari Gardner (harp; 847-583-9557)
Laura Fako Utley (harp; 630-876-2663)
Carlo Basile (classical Spanish guitar; 312-829-6987)

Chicago Classical String Quartets
Rockefellers Orchestra & Delta Rhythm Kings (Gary; 847-236-1930)
Lincoln Park Brass (Brian Riechenbach; 630-452-1517)
TVK Orchestra (David Lenef; 847-516-2550)

Photographers & Videographers & related services (contact me for a more complete list)

Ivy Visual Productions (Steve & Amy; 630-587-9490)
Jim Postilion (847-956-9810)
JR Geoffrion (312-310-7113)
Grabari Studios (630-307-1533)
Art Craft Photographers (Charles Goodman; 630-529-8400)
Artlynn Photography (708-425-8080; 708-418-8282)
Milestone Videos (Bob Busch; 630-545-0077)
Lavelle Clemons (312-738-1723)

Other wedding services (contact me for a more complete list)

Artistic Floral Design (Valerie; 847-885-4532)
Beginnings Bridal Boutique, 328 S. Main St. (Rt.31), Algonquin, IL, 847-854-6011; open every day
Chicago Catering
Dreamweavers Wedding
Dream Weddings (Mary Schmidt; 630-351-9976)
Echo Limousine
Expressions of Love – Mary Ann Jordan, wedding & event planner (630-852-3738)
Linny Hartzell, certified wedding specialist; 630-554-6813
Wedding Details (bridal accessories; Brenda Berta; 630-372-0287) 
Affectionately Yours
 wedding accessories & gift ideas
ArtStyle Caketop Boutique
Association for Wedding Professionals, International – AFWPI (Richard Markel; 916-392-5000; 800-242-4461)
Jocelyn Morris Bridal Artistry
Sandals Resorts
Starship Travel (Linda Schreiber; 847-394-1155; toll-free 866-394-6300)
Honeymoon Travel & Cruise Center (Lombard; Joe LaSota; 630-792-1271)

Other useful internet sites:

Wedding program ideas and wedding “certificates”
Wedding ceremony ideas
Religious Wedding vows
Collection of wedding poems (from MVS)
Best Man “toasts”
Tests & Quizzes for Love & Marriage
Relationship satisfaction test
Talk About Marriage
Wedding links to “weddings” and “marriage”
Union Station wedding resource
“Affectionately Yours” — find a DJ or photographer nationwide
Book of Common Prayer Wedding Service (1945)
Wedding Ceremony from Anglican Book of Common Prayer (1662)
Historic Creeds & Beliefs of the Christian Church

“Cleansing Or Surgery” – a very useful book to improve your health, and to prevent sickness and disease
Dr. Richard Schulze, M.D. – the best source for truly natural healing herbs for treating almost any sickness or disease

Other useful information:

Chicago hotel deals
Chicago Metropolitan Transportation (METRA) (312-836-7000)
City of Chicago Tourism Bureau
City of Chicago home page
Lake Geneva Wisconsin wedding information – Comprehensive directory and guide to everything in Illinois
Sunrise & Sunset Calendar for planning an outdoor ceremony and/or reception – Wedding Directory and Bridal Information

Wedding Planning Resources
Chicago wedding planning resources: marriage license information, vows, readings, customs & traditions, ceremony & reception locations.

As Featured on The Knot

Chicago Wedding Minister Officiant:

Rev. Daniel L. Harris
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Click here to ask about Rev. Harris’ availability to perform your wedding, or to send him a message.