What’s New Around Chicagoland: Featured Winter 2021
Chef By Request Catering
5100 Academy Dr., Ste. 200 | Lisle, IL 630.493.4300 | chefbyrequest.com
Chef By Request Catering is celebrating 25 years of catering amazing eats and treats all around the Chicagoland area. The CBR team takes pride in delivering a full-service hospitality experience, including an on-site catering coordinator, full-service bar and culinary team, as well as a professional wait staff. For the last 25 years, CBR has been an industry leader in both classic and trendy catering. So, whether your wedding calls for rounds of tasty hors d’oeuvres, an organic buffet, a BBQ picnic or a plated, formal dinner, CBR has you covered.
Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
875 N. Rush St., 2nd Fl. | Chicago, IL 312.787.2388 | bellabianca.com
Bella Bianca Bridal Couture’s new location in the Gold Coast is more beautiful than ever with floor-to- ceiling windows spilling in natural light as well as plush, private viewing spaces for brides to gather with their entourage. The new storefront is bigger than their previous Chicago location and offers an expansive showroom with over 400 dress options. Specialized customer service is essential with a stylist helping each bride find the perfect gown. From a family of small business owners, co-owners and sisters Melissa Russell and Natalie Bauer work hard to ensure that the bride feels like a VIP the moment she walks through the door.
Phillip Christopher Filmmaker & Photographer
Volle’s Bridal & Boutique
53 S. Old Rand Rd. | Lake Zurich, IL 847.438.7603 | vollesbridal.com
Volle’s Bridal and Boutique is thrilled to announce an exclusive partnership with designer Victoria Sdoukos to offer brides the Atelier Experience that Volle’s started over 50 years ago. Sdoukos’s sophisticated and glamorous designs are paired with the finest fabrics, embellishments and construction. The new partnership offers brides a truly unique opportunity to have their dream dress crafted right here in Chicago. Volle’s is a full-service bridal salon also offering mother of the bride, bridesmaids and flower girl dresses, along with men’s formalwear. Make your appointment at Volle’s to meet the designer as well as see her dresses and customized accessory line.
Lori Sapio Photography
The Barn at Blackberry Farm
100 S. Barnes Rd. | Aurora, IL 630.892.1550 | blackberryfarm.info/weddings-at-the-farm
While Blackberry Farm might be half a century old, the barn has recently opened to host weddings. It offers all the rustic charm and modern appeal you could possibly ask for. The expansive barn seats 220 people comfortably with plenty of room for guests to roam around the outdoor patio and lawn. Hosting your wedding at The Barn at Blackberry Farm gives you full access to the park, a beautiful carousel and paddle boats — all of which make for great photo opportunities. With individualized service and careful customization, your dreams easily become a reality.