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

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