Preferred Partners

With elevated service standards and extraordinary attention-to-detail, our team is proud to partner with these hand-selected, curated artisans; talented collaborators that add the perfect complement to our exquisite event designs.

No one creates vibrant and colorful displays of festive balloon artistry like Balloons By Tommy, a preferred partner!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Judy Lynn of Mirabelle Studio combines her design aesthetics with papers and fabrics from around the world to create beautiful bespoke books and boxes for discerning clients.

Her custom art merges contemporary looks with traditional book art techniques to create pieces that are modern, useful, and unique. She designs with the client or event in mind which often includes designing custom patterns that coordinate with the special occasion or event.

Her work is made by hand with an eye to detail and quality whether it is an individual item or two hundred of the same. These exclusive offerings create memorable pieces for personal gift-giving, celebrations, and innovative event experiences.

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!

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 couture linen items needed to complete the perfect tablescape or room design for any special celebration.

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.

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.

Celebrate the timeless moments in your life with poignant document style photos.

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. 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 The Flower Studio for life’s momentous celebrations, special occasions, gracious gifts and little luxuries – just because!

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.

Preferred Charitable Partners

ConnectWe are passionate, committed and dedicated to our communities and giving back.

We selected Giving Circles to reflect our corporate social responsibilities of encircling the community to invest in others, give generously and “pay it forward”.

We are honored to partner with and sponsor these outstanding charitable organizations, with time, talent and resources.

Discovery Arts is magical + delivers the healing power of the arts to children with cancer and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment.

Arts Adventures are fun, creative interactive explorations of music, art, dance and drama, which strengthen the emotional health of critically ill children to help them better cope with the tremendous difficulties of critical illness. We are currently serving more than 3,500 + critically ill children each year.

View Discovery Arts in action!

Our team volunteers time to hand-pack three (3) dried, fortified meal formulas to Feed My StarvingChildren (FMSC) addressing the world’s main hunger needs, serve on their Speaker’s Bureau, and encourage clients and friends to be creative and innovative to give back by planning pre-wedding | pre-event packing events with wedding parties, hosting team-focused FMSC MobilePackTM events with corporations, etc.

Founded in 1987, FMSC is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people in nearly 70 countries. The prepackaged dry meals – costing less than a quarter each to make – are funded and assembled by volunteers in the United States.

The mission of Operation Shower is to ease the stress of deployment by hosting joyful baby showers for military families across the country. Baby showers provide expectant military families with high quality products for their babies while recognizing all that they do for our country. These wonderful shower events are a unique and special opportunity for military families to come together and celebrate. 

After all, the military moms who hold it all together at home deserve a party!

Celebrate with some happy moms in this special video + learn more about Operation Shower and all the good it does!