MCL's 6th Annual Wedding Planner

28 January 2015
Published in Places

The very best McHenry County-area professionals are ready to help you plan a picture-perfect wedding.  


 HoneyMoonWedding Guide



SW TravelSW Travel 

Check out SW Travel’s honeymoon specials, including five nights at the Manava Suite Resort Tahiti from $1,743 per person, which includes roundtrip airfare on Air Tahiti Nui, five-night hotel accommodations in Tahiti and roundtrip transfers. Valid for travel November 6, 2015-December 13, 2015, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Restrictions apply, call for details. More: 3909 Three Oaks Road, Cary, 847.462.0056,, Facebook


Chase Ritter Bridal PartyCary Travel Express

A destination wedding to a great escape like Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Mexico (pictured), is a popular option for couples and their families and friends. Cary Travel Express is ready to help plan the details! More: 9 Jandus Road, Cary, 847.639.3300,, FacebookPhoto: Jenkins/Ritter.


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FloralDesignWedding Guide



AppleCreekWeddings2Apple Creek Weddings

Apple Creek Weddings works closely with each bride to create beautiful flowers for all budgets and styles. More: 207 N. Throop St., Woodstock, 815.338.2255,, Facebook






DebStrandDeborah Strand Designs

Deborah Strand Designs specializes in personalized wedding flowers custom designed for your important day. More: Cary, 847.997.5540,, Facebook.






MCL 1Twisted Stem Floral

Twisted Stem Floral is not your average florist! We source flowers from around the globe to bring brides our "edgy & elegant" style of fine floral artistry designed especially for their wedding day. We're proud to be voted the "Best Florist in McHenry County" every year since we've been in business. More: 407 East Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, 815.459.9770,, Facebook and Pinterest






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CakesWedding Guide



konradsKonrad's Bakery

The perfect wedding deserves the perfect cake. Konrad’s has beautiful and tasty wedding cakes for any budget. More: 9531 Ackman Road, Lake in the Hills, 815.526.3947,, Facebook.





SweetPea Cakessweetpea2

SweetPea Cakes is a from-scratch, boutique bakery designing custom wedding cakes and cupcakes, working with many clients from their engagement party to their wedding through the first birthdays of their children. No event is too big or too small to have a one-of-a-kind, memorable dessert designed especially for you. 40 N. Williams St. (Brink Street Market), Downtown Crystal Lake, 815.477.2253,, FacebookPhoto: McCarrel Photography  




 PhotoWedding Guide 

 Bruggar356Happily Ever After Photography 

Happily Ever After Photography is the area's most beloved wedding and portrait photography studio. Combining creativity and fun is the trademark of owner and photographer Dana Brandt. Since the company's launch in 2009, she's worked with hundreds of clients, and feels blessed to be a part of their most important moments. We care for our clients like they're our family, and photographing these families as they grow is a true honor. More: 123 S. Johnson St., Woodstock, 815.403.9297,, Facebook






Eminjayin Productionsbridescry 

Eminjayin Productions is a boutique studio that is all about building relationships with our clients. Service is our No. 1 priority, whether it's a family bringing in a newborn, a sexy mamma wanting to add a little spice to life, deeply-in-love soon-to-be-weds, actor/celebs wanting to build a partnership with their photographer or big companies we shoot for because they love our hands-on approach. More: 123 Center St., Grayslake,

847.417.8302,, Facebook



PBOTS SMALL LOGOPhoto Booth of the Stars was one of the first portable photo booth rental companies in Chicagoland. Owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team since 2007, we provide the highest quality luxury photo booth rentals in the industry. Book a photo booth with us and receive the best price, top-notch customer service, professional grade equipment, and years of experience. Our No. 1 goal is to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests while making memories that last a lifetime. More: Woodstock, 815.975.8762,, Facebook.







ProfessionalWedding Guide 


HaymondCenterpieces2Haymond Centerpiece Rentals 

Haymond offers affordable, custom centerpiece rentals that add elegance and class to your wedding. More: Woodstock, 815.347.5766,, Facebook












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Bring your fairy tale wedding to life with a live White Dove Release – a truly unique, unforgettable experience. Woodstock, 815.575.9359,, Facebook










scrapbookingScrapping on the Spot 

Our photographers are busy at work taking photos while your unique and beautiful scrapbook is being completed. We present you with a completed scrapbook before we leave the party. Yes, you take home an awesome keepsake that day!  Book your event with Scrapping on the Spot – you'll be so happy you did. Huntley, 847.651.1072,, Facebook



3114Commitments Yours and Ours

Planning a wedding should be fun and exciting for all involved, and Commitments Yours and Ours Inc. is an affordable, full-service wedding and event planner that has the expertise, creativity and attention to detail that will make your vision become your reality. Book your free consultation and recieve $100 off the full-service package or $50 off the day-of-package with mention of "MCL's Wedding Planner." Algonquin, 224.241.8599,, Facebook




EventsByLWeddingEvents by L

Events by L is an award-winning boutique wedding and event planning company run by sisters Laurie and Lisa. They take only a limited amount of weddings and events per year so that they can continue to offer exceptional customer service to couples looking for a customized, unique wedding day experience. Whether you are in need of "Month Of," "Partial" or "Premium, Full-Service" planning, they provide professional, expert advice combined with detailed planning and design. Schedule your complimentary consultation today. More: McHenry, 847.350.9330,, Facebook. Photo: Jordan Imhoff Photography.  


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BridalWedding Guide 

CrownNewCrowning Touch Fascinators

Make a stunning statement on your wedding day with an elegant fascinator or veil by Crowning Touch Fascinators. Designer, Janice Stretch, uses distinctive elements to fashion one-of-a-kind bridal headpieces and veils to help you express your unique bridal style. Your bridesmaids, flower girls and mothers will also feel elegant with a dazzling fascinator designed by Crowning Touch Fascinators. Mention “MCL’s Wedding Planner” and receive 10 percent off of your total order. More: McHenry, 815.355.7890,, Facebook. Photo: Tonya Pro Photography





bellabridal1Bella Bridal Hair & Makeup Artistry

Bella Bridal is McHenry County's premier on-location bridal beauty company. With more than a decade of experience, the award-winning team of Bella artists are ready to make you look and feel your very best. It's your special day, so don't worry about having to rush to get to the salon on time, let the salon come to you! Bella Bridal offers a wide range of services such as hair design, airbrush makeup, airbrush tanning, massage and no-chip maicures. Bella Bridal even recently launched its own line of exclusive bridal lipsticks. Mention "MCL's Wedding Planner" for 10 percent off your bridal package! More: Woodstock, 815.276.6342,, Facebook



Bride2014Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa

It’s your day to be beautiful, and for more than 30 years, the staff at Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa has been creating elegant bridal hair styles, makeup (including airbrush foundation), skincare and beautiful nail designs for McHenry County brides. Whether your bridal party is large or small, our experienced staff is dedicated to making your day special. We offer hair and makeup practice sessions for the bride. More: 318 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, 815.455.0780,, Facebook. Find more updos on Pinterest



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