Stan Mansion’s open house featured a variety of top-tier wedding vendors from the Chicagoland area. All photos taken by Rudy Valentino Photo + Cinema. 

Guests were welcomed into the main ballroom with music from Yazz Jazz and Stand & Clap, and complimentary food from each caterer. Tablescapes, Juliet Tan Floral Design, and Lucky Invitations highlighted each display and the dance floor hosted a lounge created by Art of Imagination. Alongside the dance floor were dresses, baubles, and handbags from Rent the Runway.

In the bar lounge Bom Bon offering an amazing selection of miniature bites/desserts accompanied with appetizers from Jordan’s and Drinks from Spritzology. Angela Swan with Jumpshots took photos of guests in front of theVersailles fireplace and Oakmill Bakery displayed several cakes and small bites. Adrian Nastase took photos of guests as they mingled with the vendors and Michele Rose from Rose Lifecycle ceremonies highlighted images from their past events while Fairfield hotel discussed their room block options and Global Voyages highlighted their honeymoon options.

The lower level ballroom featured draping, lighting and an aisle runner by art of imagination, floral arch and aisle candles and florals from Juliet Tan. A mannequin featured a gorgeous gown from Jenny Yoo. Vendors included live hair and makeup on models (walking the event in Jenny Yoo dresses) from Matisse, champagne from Garfield’s, an interactive table display from both Pontarelli and Red Weddings. Red weddings had video and displayed their drone to highlight its capabilities for video for special events. Pontarelli had an interactive spinning wheel for guests to spin to win prizes.

At 1pm Anthony Navarro from Liven It Up Events had a one hour Q&A session with brides. There was also a raffle at the end of the event with some amazing prizes!


Catering: Cocina Fusion, D’absolute, Mantra by Indian Garden, Ovy Signature Catering, Jordans Food of Distinction

Beverage: Garfield’s & Spritzology

Hair/Makeup: Matisse a Hair Studio

Décor & Lighting: Art of Imagination

Band:  Yazz Jazz

DJ: Stand & Clap

Florals: Juliet Tan Floral Design

All Rentals: Tablescapes (tables, table settings, chairs etc.)

Linens: Classic Chair Covers

Invitations: Lucky Invitations

Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway

Bridal Gowns: Jenny Yoo

Officiant: Michelle Rose with Rose Lifecycle Ceremonies

Desserts/Cake: Oak Mill, BomBon

Photo: Rudy Valentino, Adrian Nastase, Jumpshots

Videography: Red Weddings

Transportation: Pontarelli

Hotel Accommodations: Fairfield Suites Chicago

Travel/Vacations: Global Voyages