#3 | Farm to Table
Heritage Prairie Farm, Elburn
Mother nature sets the perfect backdrop on a beautiful Certified Organic
Farm. This all-inclusive venue specializes in completely original outdoor
weddings through Farm to Table Cuisine. Throughout the planning process,
they keep a very close eye on the Farm’s natural bounty. Then, the crew
harvests when possible from their USDA Certified Organic Farm what can
be interwoven into the personal taste of your menu. Then a customized
menu is created from scratch to create a unique wedding.
#4 | Sustainability
Green Wedding Alliance, Chicago Area
Chicago's Green Wedding Alliance is a growing community of environmen-
tally & socially responsible event vendors. They connect with conscious
consumers for mindful weddings, commitment ceremonies & social events.
The Alliance is a collaborative network of over 40 member vendors who
strive to grow & inform others of their responsible business practices.
#5 | Warehouses
Warehouse 109, Plainfield • www.warehouse109.com
A new venue in an old warehouse. Featuring a spacious and flexible event
space, meeting the need for an interesting venue to host your next event.
WAREHOUSE: 109 provides many unique vignettes; including a gallery of
antique motorcycles, a vintage bar, and a 1958 Airstream turned into a
lounge. Over 4,000 square feet of interior space with an additional 2,000
square feet of courtyard space Create your own unique indoor/outdoor
event for seated dinners of up to 150 guests, receptions for up to 200 guests
and wedding ceremonies.
#6 | Sweet Tables
Vanilla Sugar Bakery, Glen Ellyn • www.vanillasugarbakery.com
Vanilla Sugar Bakery is a sister owned scratch bakery. All of their recipes
have been crafted and tweaked for many years using only the finest and
freshest ingredients. Which means there are no preservatives, fillers or ad-
ditives in any of the products baked in the VSB Kitchen. Each and every
morning they begin baking in the early morning hours so that you are always
guaranteed the most incredible gourmet sweet eats. Unique treats.
#7 | Music Twist
Jim Perona, Classical Guitarist, Wheaton • www.jimperona.com
With a repertoire that consisted of traditional wedding music, classical guitar
staples and his growing list of contemporary arrangements, Jim has now ar-
ranged over 200 songs for solo guitar and features them prominently in his
performances. The classical guitar performance technique combined with
the familiarity of the repertoire has made for exciting performances and
highly acclaimed awards. Jim has also been personally invited by John
McDonough (Chicago Blackhawks President & CEO) to perform on multiple
occasions for the Chicago Blackhawks organization at the United Center.
Jim was also invited to perform for the United Center Concert Club, serving
as the pre-concert act to headliners Fleetwood Mac.
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#8 | Floral Photo Backdrops
Floral Wonders, Geneva/Batavia
Founder and creative force behind Floral Wonders, Eva Kamieniak's life has
always been driven by her love of design. From those first drawing classes
as a five-year-old to making clothes and furniture for her Barbies, she knew
she loved the creative process. The journey that culminated in the opening
of Floral Wonders includes interning at a milliner's shop, graduating from
Harrington College of Interior Design in Chicago and hands-on experience
in the world of interior design, photography and fashion. She specializes in
Floral Backdrops for weddings and is passionate about flowers - all of them!
From the lushest peonies to the most delicate ranunculus, with all the roses,
lilies, tulips, and greens in between.
#9 | A Touch of History
Naper Settlement, Naperville
Naper Settlement was built in 1864, the charm and elegance of Century Me-
morial Chapel comes through in its original stained-glass windows and dec-
orative hand stenciling. The curved buttresses, carved pews and globe
lighting highlight the Gothic Revival style of architecture. Make some mem-
ories in one of Chicagoland’s only historic wedding chapels!
#10 | Bling In the Barn
Bling in the Barn, Geneva • www.blinginthebarn.com
Creative innovation is the heart and soul of providing a direct source to wed-
ding props, customized wedding decor, and centerpieces for them to create
inspirational designs for every client and to execute the vision flawlessly.
They bring an innovative approach to each couples’ style. If you can dream
it, they can build it, and believe in making the impossible possible. Their
specialty is authentic and memorable celebrations, paired with unparalleled
attention to detail, bespoke design, and flawless execution.