Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lowdown: The Vendors

Our wedding was majorly blessed. It was 62 degrees on December 27th in Chicago. Our vendors were on point and on time. Major thanks and props to the following

Cake: Bittersweet Bakery

Sue Ann is the best! She was so attentive to my stressed out bride self and I'm still hearing about how good the hazelnut cake/strawberry filling/vanilla buttercreme was.

Flowers: Fragrant Design

Nadine worked wonders on my piddly flower budget and has a great eye for what looks good in photos.

DJ: Matthew Brown aka DJ Toure
I went to 7 and 8th grade and all of high school and college with this young man. He used to get the club crunk back in the Usual Suspect's at Baja's Beach Club days (2005-2006) so I knew that he had the talent and musical taste to set the mood for our wedding. He is friend and I know that is taboo but I only associate with go getters and his talents made the event!

Photography: Kelsie Kliner the next big thing. The wedding glossies lways warn brides from using novice photogs but after seeing her (non-wedding) portfolio at work one day I was struck by how she captured light and how she was able to draw out the essence of the moment in her pictures. As a true artist, she see's like I see.

Event Decor: My Mommy!!!!!!! Her name is Susan Harris and she is the Leadership Events Planner of a medical association. It is great to have a mother who does events professionally. She gave her services as a wedding gift and everything went so smoothly and amazingly. I don't think she was too stressed (I hope) and I knew that everything would be perfect.

Food: Adobo Grill. Delish!!!!! They have the best guacamole ever and boy did we max on it!

Venue: Pressure Point Recording Studio. Chris, Adrian, Carlos and the interns made this day so great with their set up and help. We even took over their office to get dressed. They made me double drinks all night and were the best hosts.


Rebecca January 17, 2009 at 2:24 AM  

so glad the weather worked out for you--it is sooo cold now!

Southern Bride To Be January 21, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

Oh! Your cake sounds fabulous!!!

For Intimate Gatherings February 21, 2009 at 2:18 PM  

Glad you found our site, now I'm scrolling through yours. We love Nadine and Bittersweet too! And, who doesn't love guacamole?