Montefiori Event Center w/ Becky Brown Photography

Kate DiNardo & Greg Buikema
July 9th, 2011
Montefiori Events
Music By Design
Becky Brown Photography

Please enjoy their day in the midwest captured by the photo journalistic style of Becky Brown. Most images are on the beautiful grounds at Montefiori Events.






































































































































Featured Wedding – Jarvis/Markwell

Below are some inspiring wedding photos from the Jarvis/Markwell wedding reception.
All photos were taken by Z Photography in Chicago.

































































































































Featured Weddings: Jaye-Fernandez

Cara Jaye
& Fernando Fernandez

October 10, 2009

The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove, IL

First Dance Song:  Stay With You by John Legend

DJ: Music By Design

Photos: Schademann Studios

Honeymoon:  Holland America Cruise

Q:  Going into the wedding planning process, what was your biggest concern?

A:  Figuring out where to get all of the services. My cousin recommended The Knot.  I really like the way you could search for vendors and utilize the message board.

Q: How was The Knot’s message board useful?

A: I would post questions and check back and have at least 3 or 4 answers. I was having a difficult time finding invitations at a reasonable price, so I posted a question and within hours I had a suggestion for Invitation Consultants. They were great!

Q:  When planning your reception, what do you feel was a good use of your money?

A:  I think the best use of our money was the photographer and the DJ. Everyone got enjoyment out of both of them the most.

Q: If you had it to do all over again, is there anything you would change?

A: The flowers were the only thing that I would change. Even though we did not spend a lot of money on flowers, I felt it had the least amount of impact on our day.

Q: What was it that attracted you to Music By Design?

A:  The emphasis on no cheese. I hate weddings that feel like a kid’s party.  I had been saying that all along and when we went to MBD, it was exactly what we were looking for.

Q:  In terms of the reception, what did you like about Music By Design?

A:  We had the opportunity to make the evening really personalized. I really like how much input we got to have. It felt like us and I am really grateful.

Q: What was your favorite part of the reception?

A: We had a lot of people on the dance floor all night, but we had a big group in from New York so when we played Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York it got everyone on the dance floor!

Q: Where did you go on your honeymoon?

A: We went on a one week Caribbean cruise with Holland America Cruise line.  We were looking for a good deal so that we could splurge on things we really wanted to do.  I have always wanted to go horseback riding on the beach.  It turned out to be my favorite part of the honeymoon!

Q: Looking back, what advice would you give to engaged couples?

A: Have fun, chill out and enjoy the day.  By the time my wedding day came, I didn’t care about any little detail.  Everything was perfect.

Please enjoy the following pics from Schademann Studios