OUR COMPANY’S WEB SITES

Wedding Creativo Photography - our wedding photography main web site

Creativo Loft - our 3000 s.f. studio loft space is available for weddings, civil unions, corporate and private events

Our albums and display services site Creativo Couture
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Giorgio Ventola Film Inc. corporate and advertising photography

WE CARE
An organization that is close to our hearts personally, and also like us, has a mission to preserve memories, is the Chicago-based Alzheimer's Association.  We give annually and hope you will consider donating too.

PLANNING WEDDING BUDGET / ORGANIZING
Costofwedding.com
Partypop.com Budget Calculator
Wedding Planning Software

The following are unsolicited recommendations for professionals that we believe do exceptionally good work. In our opinion, these are the best wedding vendors in Chicago (and surrounding suburbs) that consistently provide competent and reliable services along with courteous attitudes and professional decorum.

CHICAGO WEDDING VENUES

Creativo Loft - our very own 3000 s.f. studio loft space
Galleria Marchetti
Union League Club
University Club of Chicago
Germania Place
Blackstone Hotel
Chicago Mart Plaza
Spiaggia
Fultons
Maggianos
Salvatores
The Rookery Building
Driehaus Museum
The Murphy Auditorium
Venue Six10 - Spertus Institute
Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
InterContinental Chicago
The Wit Hotel
A New Leaf
Greenhouse Loft
Salvage One
Chicago Cultural Center Weddings
International Museum of Surgical Science
Harold Washington Library
Chicago Park District Wedding Locations
Chicago Architecture Foundation

SUBURBAN CHICAGO WEDDING VENUES

Cuneo Mansion and Gardens
Chicago Botanic Garden
Michigan Shores Club
Woman's Club of Evanston
Lake Shore Country Club
Glen Flora Country Club
Meson Sabika
Hotel Arista
Abbington
Riverside Receptions
Cantigny Park
Cooper's Hawk Winery
Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Midlothian Country Club

REHEARSAL DINNER RESTAURANTS (also host small weddings)
Piccolo Sogno
Vivo
Chicago Cut Steakhouse
Signature Room on the 95th
Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula
Francesca's Restaurants

CATERING
FIG Catering
True Cuisine
J and L Catering
Hearty Boys
Phil Stefani Signature Events
Cork Catering
Entertaining Company
Blue Plate
Wolfgang Puck Catering
Food For Thought
Big Delicious Planet Catering

CAKES AND SWEETS
Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Amy Beck Cake Design
Swedish Bakery
Elysia Root Cakes
Oak Mill
Cake
Panna Dolce
TipsyCake
Luscious Layers Bakery
Sweet Mandy B's
Lovely A Bake Shop
D'amato's Bakery
Katherine Anne Confections
FIG Catering - Molly Schemper

CEREMONY OFFICIANTS
Anita Weds
Marian Hale
Perry J. Gulbrandsen

MUSIC
Great Life Music
Arlen Music Productions
Orchestra 33
Gold Coast All Stars
Peter Hennes Orchestra
Stitely Entertainment
Toast and Jam DJs
Okyne Media Lab DJs
Style Matters DJs
Something 2 Dance 2
Live Band Karaoke
Mehran - Flamenco & Classical Guitar
Hector Fernandez Music - Spanish Guitar
Janelle Lake - Harpist

MAKEUP /  HAIR
Nika Vaughan Makeup Artist
Livia Caporale Hair Stylist
Antje Kastner Vintage Inspired Hair Stylist
Traci Fine Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Robyn Tornabeni Hair Stylist
Sara Jean Stevens Hair Stylist
Holly Kasprisin Airbrush Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist
Starlight Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists
Sonia Roselli (& associates) Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists
Bridal Beauty Chicago (makeup & hair duo team)
Beauty on Call (pool of makeup artists & hair stylists)
Che Sguardo (professional makeup studio)
Tigerlilie Salon (vintage styling specialty)
Art and Science Salon (multi-neighborhood local salon chain)
Mario Tricoci Salons (large Chicago and suburban salon chain)
Misano Salon and Spa (west suburban independent salon)
Edit Salon (West Town local independent salon)
Em's Chair Salon (Wicker Park local independent salon)
Unnati'Z Art - Mehndi Henna Tattoo Artist

BRIDAL
Alice Padrul
VWIDON
Dame Couture
Elaya Vaughn
Ultimate Bride
Weddings 826
Dimitras Bridal
Here Comes the Bride
Wedding Bells
Davis Imperial Cleaners

MENS FORMAL
Formally Modern Tuxedo
Balani Cutom Clothiers
Montopoli Custom Clothiers
Optimo Fine Hats

TRANSPORTATION
Classic Wedding Car
Elegant Motoring
A Dynasty Limo
Windy City Limousine
Limo Chicago
Chicago Royal Limousine
Chicago Rolls Royce Limo and Trolley
Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co
Chicago Trolley Rentals
Trolley Car and Bus Company
Special Needs Chicago (transportation for people with mobility challenges)

PAPERIES / GIFTS
Wedding Creativo - save-the-dates, thank-you, guestbooks, albums
The Blooming Quill - traditional hand calligraphy
Sarah Drake Design
Clementine Ink + Paper
Spilled Ink Press
Starshaped Press
Paper Doll
Elizabeth Grace
Smitten Boutique
Magnificent Milestones
Judith Joseph - Ketubah Artist  - illustration & calligraphy
Danny Azoulay - Ketubah Artist - lace cut paper giclee

FLORAL / EVENT DESIGN / DECOR RENTAL
Simply Flowers by Toni Lenzi
Steve's Flower Market
Heffernan Morgan
Stem
Fleur
Dilly Lily
Kehoe Designs
Botanicals
Zuzu's Petals
Scarlet Petal
Blumen
Pollen
Ashland-Addison Florist
BBJ Linen Rental
Tablescapes
LKEvents
Oliveaire

LIGHTING
Frost Chicago
Chicago Lighting Design
Precision Sound & Lighting

DESTINATION WEDDING LOCATIONS
Casale Antonietta - Sorrento, Italy
Relais Blu - Massa Lubrense (Sorrento/Almalfi Coast), Italy
Villa Cimbrone - Ravello (Amalfi Coast), Italy
Hotel Paradiso - Portovenere, Italy
Hotel Metropole - Venice, Italy
Tunupa - Cusco/Sacred Valley, Peru
Monasterio de la Recoleta San Agustin - Urubamba, Peru
Decapolis Miraflores - Lima, Peru
Alvear Palace - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cavas Wine Lodge - Mendoza, Argentina
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort - Kauai, Hawaii
Arizona Biltmore - Phoenix, Arizona
Field of Flowers Farm - Lake Leelanau, Michigan
Willow Harbor Vineyards - Three Oaks, Michigan
County Line Orchard - Hobart, Indiana
Kickapoo Creek Winery - Edwards, Illinois
The Farmers Museum - Cooperstown, New York

ONLINE AND MAGAZINE PLANNING
Chicago Style Weddings
Real Simple Weddings
Martha Stewart Weddings
Offbeat Bride
Wedding Wire
Weddingbee Forum
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons