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Referral Partners

Bridal Expo

Bridal Expo is a one-stop shopping experience where you and your entire bridal party can walk along aisles and aisles of the area's best wedding products and services in one convenient location. Experts, owners and managers from Chicago and Milwaukee's top wedding merchants are on hand to answer all of your important planning questions. Participating vendors create lavish exhibit displays showcasing their products so that you can easily see everything they have to offer for your wedding.

You'll discover over fifty wedding services at each Expo and save countless hours from driving all over town. Instead of looking on-line at pictures of wedding cakes, floral arrangements, and limousines, you will be able to taste the cake from several bakeries, hold bouquets of flowers in your hand, and sit down inside multiple styles of limousines to discover the perfect fit for your wedding!

Bridal Expo is also the place to find one-of-a-kind show specials. Many of our exhibitors offer booking incentives and special discounts not found anywhere else. Whether your wedding is large or small, you'll find a wide range of wedding merchants eager to please a variety of tastes and budgets. There is so much to discover at Bridal Expo, you could literally plan your entire wedding in one day! Make sure to invite all the members of your bridal party including the groom; you'll appreciate their help in making your important bridal buying decisions.


An award-winning photographer, Lynzie has traveled to over 54 countries and has captured some of the most beautiful engagement and wedding locations in the world including Chicago, Paris, the Caribbean and Tuscany. She has been featured in multiple publications including Chicago Style Weddings, One Big Day and the Knot. Lynzie has a strong sense of composition, light, color and harmony and will work with you to make sure she understands your vision and provides unparalleled images which reflect your desires. Lynzie and her assistant photographers understand that weddings are logistically difficult and she will make sure that your photography experience is easy and beautiful.
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Liven It Up Events

Liven It Up Events specializes in planning special events and weddings. Our purpose is to craft an event that our client envisions. We plan by thinking of the event as a whole and understand how all of the pieces need to fit together. Taking time to personalize each event from flowers, to food, to wine, to music, is our specialty and we work to design an event to our client's personal taste and style all within budget. Our main focus is to make sure our client's evening is monumentally memorable and enjoyable!

Liven It Up Events Offers: 

  • Day of Coordination
  • Partial Planning Services
  • Full Service Planning

Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors

As your wedding approaches and you prepare for your big walk down the aisle, look no further than Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors, a wonderful resource for your Groom and Groomsmen. Whether looking for a timeless tuxedo to accessorize a wedding at the Drake, a casual, custom fit suit for a rehearsal dinner, or the perfect, personalized groomsmen or father-of-the-groom gift, Nicholas Joseph is meant to “custom suit you,” no matter the wedding occasion. 

With rental tuxedos approaching $200 and bridal gowns well over that, Grooms have been turning to something custom made that can be worn again and again during their newlywed years. Custom suits start at just $500, require a 6-8 week lead time (although 3-4 months is recommended), and all the details and measurements (including those for non-local groomsmen), are handled by the experienced tailors at Nicholas Joseph. 

Mention Ethan Lord and receive a complimentary custom tuxedo shirt with any tux or wedding suit. Read more and request a consultation at www.CustomSuitsYou.com.

Pen and Petals

Pen and Petals offers custom floral arrangements for weddings and events. We are passionate about combining gorgeous floral artistry with custom tablescape designs to help transform any room or space. Specializing in flowers, we take venue location, color palette, flower preference, and personal style into account to create stunning, custom designs that fit your personality. Our inventory of stunning decor items allows us to create designs that are magical, timeless, and classic.

Additionally, we enjoy collaborating with other vendors who specialize in pipe and drape, lighting, and linens to ensure every event is beautiful and cohesive in every design detail. You'll consult directly with Pen and Petals principals so you can fully experience your celebration the way you deserve. What inspires you inspires us, and we love working with brides and grooms who are looking to bring a vision to life.

Pen and Petals
2939 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago IL, 60618

Studio is open by appointment only.

Phone: 847-350-8121
Website Link: https://penandpetals.com/
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We look forward to meeting with you.

 For an appointment with one of our personal consultants,  please call 312-443-1401 or email us at [email protected].