We have extraordinary high standards and are proud to partner with these distinctive artisans + exceptional small businesses to bring you the finest event experiences in the industry. We love their unique offerings, and we know you will too!
Founded in 2004 with the aspiration to bring never before seen quality and beauty to the world of artisanal chocolate, Anna Shea Chocolates combines an innovative combination of excellence, in both knowledge and technique, to the passion of an artist. As a preferred partner, their chocolates are simply divine!
Each jewel-like piece of chocolate is meticulously handcrafted and designed to represent the inspiration behind each flavor. Using only the freshest and finest ingredients, never artificial flavorings or preservatives, Anna Shea Chocolates are simply an indulgence not to be forgotten. Visit their website to learn more about their unique designs and flavor combinations which are certain to transport you to places no ordinary chocolate has ever taken you before.
No one creates vibrant and colorful displays of festive balloon artistry like Balloons By Tommy, a preferred partner! We love them – and – know you will too!
As multi-award winning decor artists, unique balloon design applications transform ordinary decor themes into extraordinary, stunning works of art. From elegant balloon bouquets for private parties, unique theme events featuring stunning special effects, and imaginative, colorful grand parade flairs, Balloons By Tommy turns visions and dreams into creative balloon reality. They are simply…The Best!
As a preferred partner, The Charm Studio offers custom design for weddings, occasions and special events.
Specializing in invitations, paper goods and over-all event branding, they are passionate about design, exquisite papers and provide an exclusive, personalized guest experience.
Located on Chicago’s North Shore, The Charm Studio talents are literally charming and delightful!
Chicago Majestic Limousine has a wide selection of exceptional vehicles for every special event and memorable occasion.
As a preferred transportation partner exclusively for our Spectacular Weddings, other offerings include corporate trips, airport arrivals/departures + meet/greet services, private parties and personal charters.
The outstanding team of professionals at Chicago Majestic Limousine are available 24/7 to assist in booking your safe and reliable ride.
Concentric Design is a Chicago-based graphic design firm that specializes in visual identity, digital, and print design projects for a variety of clients seeking to positively impact their customers and communities.
As a small firm, we’re able to really get to know our customers and understand their culture and vision in order to provide solutions that work.
Although we’re small, we’ve built relationships with creative partners that support us in providing quality results for diverse project types and sizes.
EIGHT21 Studios is exceptional in every way! Creating elegant, whimsical and one-of-a-kind, hand-painted invitations and distinctive, custom event stationery, this studio is where Art meets Stationery™.
As a preferred partner, a blank canvas awaits for discerning clients where high expectations + colorful visions mix and combine together with artistic talent [ and a bit of glitter and shimmer! ] to transform ordinary paper into extraordinary works of art.
For all types of celebrations and events, EIGHT21 Studios is exceptional in every way!
PS: Look for their secret signature #821 in every custom creation!
With spectacular, contemporary arrangements focusing on today’s latest floral designs and color trends, we are in love with Fleur de lis Florist!
As a preferred partner, together we share a collective desire for refined and elegant designs, modern aesthetics, but most importantly, exceptional quality and superb client services.
Located in a stylish century old coach house in the Gallery district of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, artisans Connie Rigas and Danielle Wisdom work floral magic for weddings, corporate events and private celebrations in a one-of-a-kind chic space.
Magical Moments. Magnificent Memories!
Images by Berit is a woman-owned/woman-run, full service boutique wedding and event photography studio, based in New Jersey with a broad clientele in Manhattan, the greater New York City Metropolitan area, and beyond.
Offering custom, individualized client services, that are truly exceptional in every way, Images by Berit features the artistry of Certified Professional Photographer, Berit Bizjak, an award winning fine art New York City wedding photographer. Using a unique a mix of traditional and modern photojournalism to capture magical moments, client bookings are strictly limited to single events on any given day.
Experience the masterful talents and magnificent beauty with endearing professional photography memories by choosing Images by Berit for your next special event. We think they are extraordinary!
Jan Lewis, Founder and CEO of Jan Lewis Designs studied design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has always been intrigued with shapes, patterns and textures.
Her lightweight bangle bracelets’ signature dot patterns are hand-painted in slight relief adding texture as an important element to each design. The multi-colored artisanal Fair Trade bangles can be worn singly or paired and stacked with other complimentary styles in the collection.
Many years ago while on the road with her husband, jazz great Ramsey Lewis, Ms. Lewis would occupy her time by hand painting bangle bracelets in her hotel room while her husband was performing. Eventually she had accumulated around 50 designs with her signature dot patterns that led to the founding of Jan Lewis Designs and its success.
Included in the 2013 and 2014 prestigious, “Everybody Wins at the Oscars®” Nominee Gift Bag, The Huestudio + Company collaborated with Ms. Lewis and Jan Lewis Designs to produce two new Circle of Colors hand-crafted, Fair Trade bangles in 2014!
Katherine Anne Confections has been creating local-focused sweets in Chicago since 2006. As a preferred partner, we highly recommend their artistry for events, weddings and all special occasions.
Their artisan confections are handmade completely from scratch with an intense focus on local, organic and fair-trade ingredients. Their hand-rolled and hand-dipped truffles, soft honey caramels and pillowy marshmallows are ridiculously good, partially due to their awesome ingredients. They grow their own herbs, purchase fruits from local farmers, use local wildflower honey to replace corn syrup, and purchase cream from a 500-cowherd of Jerseys in central Illinois.
Their adorable packaging is crafted from handmade, cream-colored paper + all packaging is completely sustainable, with boxes being fair-trade and tree-free. Bags are biodegradable cello and ribbons are double-faced satin and hand-tied.
With a focus on local and organic ingredients, their spectacular confections are unparalleled, elegant and always delicious + with such intense attention-to-detail, you can certainly see why Katherine Anne Confections is a preferred partner.
Kiku Handmade is Laurie Freivogel’s fused glass studio located in Oak Park, Illinois.
By combining two mediums – silkscreening and glass – Laurie is able to print her designs directly onto layers of colorful sheet glass before fusing in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. With her love of bold color and her knack for design, she creates fused glass goods from jewelry and accessories, to coasters and platters, even artwork and ornaments. Her imagery is primarily inspired by pop culture, pattern and nature, and while her work is very graphic, she’s a practical person so most of her pieces are as functional as they are pretty.
Kiku Handmade is a perfect [and oh, so colorful] artisan preferred partner of The Huestudio + Company!
Lindsay Brown of LBrown Design & Paperie pushes the envelope with her design, specializing in custom invitations suites for weddings and events.
Lindsay’s experience in events provides her with a unique perspective that her clients love; thinking outside the box to provide clients with one-of-a-kind paper suites. From spray painted wedding invitations to textural silk and lace menu embellishments, Lindsay personally works with every client on every little detail of your wedding or event, providing you with custom designed save the dates, invitations, escort cards, thank you notes and more.
Offering elegant, custom designed invitations, luxurious, coordinating day-of stationery offerings, along with hand assembled guest books and silk boxed invitations, Lucky Invitations elevates the art of paper, printing and embellishments to epic heights for event stationery and invitations.
Laura and Jerry, the creative wife/husband team behind Lucky Invitations, consider themselves ‘paper snobs’ and provide exceptional client service with letterpress, thermography and flat digital printing methods, along with an affinity and love for vintage letterpress equipment.
Located on the north shore of Lake Michigan, between Chicago and Milwaukee, their unique, special offerings and exemplary service are simply superb! With an invitation creating the first impression that heralds an event or special occasion, make it memorable!
We choose [ and love! ] Lucky Invitations and think you should, as well!
Maggie Louise Confections was founded in 2013 by Maggie Louise Callahan, a Harvard-educated lawyer turned chocolatier. Maggie fell in love with the art of chocolate while attending Le Cordon Bleu and set out to create her own line of unique, whimsically designed chocolates that are both delicious and packed with personality.
All chocolates are actual works of art, as each piece is hand-made and painted. Their chocolates tell a story while making an impact, and with an extensive library of chocolate molds, their artisans work with any color palette to paint, craft and create a chocolate collection that is uniquely special for your event or affair.
Featuring meticulously woven fabrics from the Far East and Italy, Mark Roscoe artfully transforms bolts of unusual fabrics, textures, colors and patterns into exquisite, wearable, hand-crafted men’s neckwear. As a preferred partner, we are in awe, and know you will be too!
The Mark Roscoe men’s neckwear line and women’s couture collection have appeared at some of the most prestigious events, including the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards and the Grammy Awards. Impeccably designed and tailored to reflect the true personality of the most discriminating clients, Mark Roscoe’s talent and vision are dedicated to those who wish to “make a statement without uttering a word.”
Michael Courier is a performance and event photographer who specializes in capturing unique moments that would otherwise pass by too quickly.
With a background in design, web development and marketing, Michael knows how to use photography to develop effective, meaningful and powerful content for theaters and other organizations.
We love the talents of artist Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio who utilizes the finest papers from around the world to create limited-edition works of art, boxes and books!
Her pieces are both beautiful and functional, yet open for the owner to complete with their own memories, dreams or drawings. Her craftsmanship and attention to detail are exquisitely evident in every book, box and print, but we especially love working with Judy to design and craft exceptionally unique, custom offerings for select clients for special occasions, celebrations and memorable events.
Located just south of the quaint train station in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois, Mitchell’s Jewelers does everything from custom design, repair and manufacturing with virtually every step and process being accomplished by expert artisans in-house.
As one of the largest jewelers in the area to perform their own casting, elegant and bespoke offerings are uniquely possible with rubber mold making, wax carvings and luxurious metals. Offering timely jewelry repairs, stone setting, creative custom design, and a varied variety of gifts and fine jewelry, Mitchell’s Jewelers is exceptional in every way!
In a time where many jewelry stores and other luxury shops are closing, we are honored and proud to support local artisans and businesses such as Mitchell’s Jewelers who offer exquisite products and exemplary customer service, all while performing to exceptionally high standards.
Inspired by the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, Nicolet Candle (pronounced Ni-co-LAY) blends quiet luxury with natural beauty. Owner, Gerri Brunner is motivated every day by the desire to create a quality product – not only for our customers, but also for the planet we live on.
Each candle is hand poured using 100% soy wax, exceptional scents, and lovingly packaged into Fair Trade boxes. Designed by Distant Village, each box is assembled by hand using recycled chip board, covered with tree free, hand-made paper.
We love Over The Top Rental Linens for their high-quality, luscious speciality fabrics!
As a nationally recognized event-linen rental company located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Over The Top, Inc. offers a vast array of exquisite tablecloths, overlays, chair covers, napkins, and unique linen items needed to complete the perfect tablescape or room design for any special celebration.
Additionally, offering personalized custom manufacturing and design, Over The Top, Inc. is an ideal and highly innovative preferred partner of The Huestudio + Company.
We love the amazing artistry of PhotoGabi, owned by the multi-talented, Gabriel “Gabi” Bucataru! Born in Timisoara, Romania, Gabi and his family now reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Gabi has the most amazing eye + captures the most stunning photographs of just about everything. His lens captures magical moments in time; moments that quietly tell stories of love, life, composition and elegant simplicity. As a preferred partner of The Huestudio + Company, PhotoGabi [and Gabi!] are simply amazing, in every way.
Maggie Rife Ponce is a storytelling wedding, portrait, and travel photographer looking to capture magical moments in time, like bottling lightning bugs in a jar.
Her subjects range from the father of the bride to indigenous natives on the other side of the world. Whatever she is photographing, her sensitive nature and desire to understand her subjects lead to still frames eternalizing the simple human exchanges and emotions of everyday life.
Established in 2006, Swirlz® is Chicago’s original Cupcake Shop, and is located in historic Lincoln Park just down the street from DePaul University.
Swirlz® began by creating fresh batters, butter creams, fillings and garnishes daily in true artisanal style, using all fresh and many local ingredients. This quality and integrity has never been compromised. Swirlz® classic buttermilk cakes are made using Grassland Farm’s European style butter in both their cakes and light whipped Italian butter creams. As of their 10th anniversary in September of 2016, Swirlz® had created more than 1500 unique flavors.
Swirlz® features cupcakes, mini cupcakes, mini custom cake items, gorgeous and delicious cakes, brownies and a full line of Gluten-Free cupcakes, offered daily. A line of 18 Vegan-Gluten-Free cupcake flavors may be found at 27 Illinois Whole Foods Market stores, as well as, purchased directly from Swirlz®.
Swirlz® delivers all over Illinois, but with a delightful and friendly staff, their store is cozy and always available to “make people happy”. Large catered events and DIY weddings are their specialties.
Swirlz® cupcakes has received national accolades for “#1 Best of” cupcakes – praise we know they’ve earned!
The Flower Studio is uniquely unexpected and we adore their artistry in flowers!
With solid relationships with flower vendors whose standards are extremely high, and with bi-weekly lists direct from the Dutch flower market, The Flower Studio’s creations and designs are progressive, exquisite and amazingly delightful!
Select + chooseThe Flower Studio for life’s momentous celebrations, special occasions, gracious gifts and little luxuries – just because! We do!
We simply adore the bridal gowns and accessories of VERONICA SHEAFFER, a preferred wedding partner!
With a nationwide reputation for classic, feminine gowns with thoughtful, unexpected details, her bridal gowns speak to a bygone era of true femininity and luxury.
Beginning as a self-taught designer and dressmaker, Veronica launched her brand of handmade bridal gowns and accessories in 2010. Since then, she’s become a favorite amongst fashion-forward brides, and her work has been featured in numerous well-known publications and blogs such as Bridal Guide Magazine, ELLE China, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Southern Weddings, among many others. Using only the finest fabrics, each piece is the utmost in quality and detailing. All designs continue to be made in the USA.