Top Service Suppliers for Your Wedding Day
As you plan your wedding, a lot of decisions will need to be made. From photography and invitations to flowers and dessert, it's important to find the right professionals who understand your vision. These North Shore service suppliers are all popular picks when it comes to weddings, and for good reason. They're extremely talented, offer a great product, and are committed to making your big day the best day of your life. This are just some of the fabulous wedding service suppliers on Chicago's North Shore. To see a full list, click here.
Photography: Ashley Hamm Photography and Duron Studio Photography
You'll be looking at and displaying these photos for years to come, so you want to find the right photographer. You also want to feel comfortable with the person who will be spending much of the most important day of your life with you. Ashley Hamm is from Arlington Heights, so she knows the area well, is LGBTQ friendly, and wants to tell your story through her photos. She is a 2019 pick for The Knot's Best of Weddings, a 2017 and 2018 WeddingWire Couple's Choice Awards winner, and has been featured on Modern Weddings, Zola, and The Bride Society, among other sites. See more of Ashley's amazing work, and schedule a consultation, here. Skokie based, Duron Studio Photography takes photos "with the only aim - to make you deeply feel something good one more time". With over two decades of wedding photography expereince and as an active member of Weddings and Portrait Photography International, Duron Studio will help you capture your special day so that you can relive it through the photos for years to come. Check out some of their previous work here.
Hair and Nails: Ergo Salon & Spa, Dawn Skin Studio, Trio Salon and Mario Tricoci
Ashley Hamm Photography
On your big day, you want to feel (and look) your best. As the wedding draws near, book an appointment at Ergo Salon & Spa (Evanston) or Mario Tricoci (Westfield Old Orchard, Skokie) for a manicure and/or pedicure. These salons as well as, Dawn Skin Care Studio also offer waxing services like brows, legs, and under arms. And after all the planning and preparation, you deserve some pampering with a facial or masssage. Ergo, Mario Tricoci, and Trio Salon (Evanston) are also available to make sure your hair is ready with a cut and color (and of course your wedding style) with one of the talented hair professionals at these salons.
Flowers: Morning Glory Flower Shop, Saville and The Flower Shop in Glencoe
When it's time to find the best blooms for your big day, turn to one of these top florists. Morning Glory Flower Shop, located in Glenview, is a 2018 North Shore Choice Awards winner. This shop is committed to "providing the freshest, finest quality product available on the market, expertly designed and delivered," and it all starts with a consultation with owner Barbara Hausheer to discuss your vision. In Evanston, you'll find family-owned Saville Flowers, established in 1942. Saville "honors classic European floral design with a touch of the extraordinary and unique," but this team will create your perfect vision and work closely with you throughout the process. The Flower Shop in Glencoe serves up vibrant unique bouquets and arangements and was recently voted the 2019 Best Florist (Suburbs) in Better magazine.
Invitations: Dear Emily
L: Morning Glory Flower Shop, Glenivew; R: Saville Flowers, Evanston
The first sense your guests will get of your wedding comes in the form of your invitations, which also need to include all the important information you want to convey. Turn to Melissa Mizel of Winnetka-based Dear Emily to create gorgeous invitations you'll be proud to send out. Start by scheduling a private appointment so you have time to discuss everything from paper and fonts to wording and addressing. Plus, protecting the environment is important to Dear Emily, which offers tree-free and bamboo paper and donates and recycles packaging and paper remains, so you can feel good about working with this company.
Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
When it comes to executing your vision, every detail matters. That's where Marquee Event Rentals comes in. From chairs in a variety of styles and colors and china options both classic and modern to tents that will ensure your outdoor affair will go off without a hitch, this premiere rental company has "the deepest inventory in the industry." Explore their product offerings and request a consultation here.
Desserts: Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery and Toffee Break Desserts
End the evening on a sweet note with cake or other dessert items from these bakeries. All of your guests will love items from Glenview’s Sweet Ali's, which not only offers gluten-free goods but also dairy-free, vegan, and additional allergen-free items. Cake flavors include chocolate, vanilla, Reese's, turtle, and chocolate/raspberry ganache and options range from round, sheet, and tiered. Read the bakery’s full cake policy here. Or, let Toffee Break Desserts in Northbrook create a dessert table that will impress your guests (as one reviewer wrote, "Our guests from coast to coast are still commenting on the sumptuous and elegant display of exquisite and unusual sweets."). From toffee and cookies to chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels, you'll have the option to offer some of your favorite treats. See more photos and contact Toffee Break here
L: Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery, Glenview; R: Toffee Break Desserts, Northbrook
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