About Our Event

FOR ENGAGED COUPLES ~

Are you recently engaged and wondering where to start Wedding Planning?
Come be a wedding crasher at the “Mock’s” Wedding!

Come and see what really goes on at a successful wedding in a sped-up version of the BIG DAY. We will take you through every step of a wedding day, sometimes it will be a view from the back of the house, sometimes a view as a guest and also through the eyes of the couple getting married.

5:30pm to 6:00pm – Registration and Drinks
6:00pm – 9:00pm – We are going to fast forward through an entire wedding day starting with makeup and venue set up and ending at your first dance.
6:30pm – Beer, Wine, Appetizers and Desserts
9pm – 11pm – Dance Floor Opens

Followed by a night full of dancing and fun!

$10 Admission Fee // up to 4 guests per group
(Additional guests may crash this event after 7pm without an admission fee or table reservations.)

Seats are limited!

To qualify you must not have a venue under contract and need most wedding services for your event. (example you still need one or more of the following… photo, florist, DJ, cake, makeup…etc)
To start registration process please follow the link below to secure your admission.
https://theweddingpartychicago.com/RSVP/

Price of Admission includes table wine and beer from 5pm to approx 7:30pm.
Cash Bar will be after 7:30

Appetizers provided by Catered Productions
Desserts provided by Sweet Discoveries

Event is hosted by The Wedding Party Chicago:
Valen Studios
Valen Boutique
The Shores of Turtle Creek
I Wed Solutions
Embrace Your Face Artistry
Trellis

The Wedding Party Team

We are an elite group of wedding professionals
providing time & money saving tips & tricks.
Let us help you achieve the Dream Wedding
you have always dreamed of!

Our Area’s of Expertise Include:

Wedding Planning, Venues,
Photography/Videography,
Flowers, Bridal Attire,
Hair + Makeup, and more

Anna Niklarz
The Shores of Turtle Creek

Beautiful and Rustic yet Elegant Venue located in Spring Grove, Illinois. Family owned and operated, priding itself on providing excellent service for the past 13 years. The Shores of Turtle Creek offers a private 30+ acre estate for wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours and rehearsal dinners. The grounds are equipped to impress any and all guests. And, best of all, the couples get to work with their talented staff and list of preferred vendors with whom the venue is proud to partner.

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Steve Neilson
Valen Studios

Established in business since 2003, Valen Studios has prided itself on strong relationships with their clients. Valen Studios is compiled of a team of 10 all trained by the owner who is a internationally acclaimed photographer and speaker, teaching new photographers and amateurs basics in camera knowledge as well as very advanced levels of high fashion photography and Photoshop at numerous seminars around the country. Steve's charismatic personality comes alive at weddings, always making full bridal parties and families feel at ease. Steve is recognized for producing beautiful pieces of wedding and engagement photography art. Steve's style is colorful, artistic, edgy and humorous. Steve prides himself on the fact that he studied under the top six photographers in the world to bring his craft to the highest level.

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Dan Neilson
I Wed Solutions - DJ Service & More

With 20+ years of Wedding DJ service, we DJ with Pride, Passion and Integrity! Our past brides say it best... Tons of 5 star reviews, Couple's Choice award winner and always Wedding Wire rated. Dan's unique style comes from the old school. Reading the crowd and choosing the perfect song for that moment is what he does best! Someone once said "Dan somehow knew our favorite songs and played them all, best wedding ever!" Getting compliments from people of all ages, shows you are doing it right! Sure, the fun part of the night is picking out some dank dance tunes but Dan takes it to another level by running the perfect wedding day for you. Just like magic! A big smile and a nice guy attitude is one of Dan's best qualities. Plus he can slice like a ninja and cut like a razor blade, so fast...All the other DJ's say Damn! Like Kid Rock says... It ain't braggin if you can back it up.

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Stephanie Sewruk
Style-Lash Studio
We are a team of licensed beauty professionals that have come together to specialize in our crafts with the utmost love and passion for our industry! With over 90 years combine experience, rest assure we will provide the best services with the best products to treat your needs!

We offer semi-permeant eye lash extensions, lash lifts/tints, stress relief massage, brow services and full body waxing.
As well as haircut, color services, Manicures and pedicures on an independent service provider basis. Contact the salon directly to book with that staff. Individual pricing and hours may vary.
We can’t wait to meet you and service all your beauty needs.
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Dina Kloss
Embrace Your Face Artistry

My name is Dina Kloss, business owner of Embrace Your Face Artistry. I am a professional licensed Esthetician, beauty spa owner. and a freelance makeup artist specializing in picture perfect bridal, special occasion, and fashion makeup application. Using top of the line quality products, I offer both airbrush and traditional services.

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Some Questions ?

What is Date Night?

Date Night is a fun, interactive, entertaining and educational event for recently engaged couples.

It’s designed with you in mind and we hope that by the end of the event you are better connected and inspired as a couple!

Plan on lots of laughing, fun personal growth and inspiration!

How much does it cost to attend?

This event costs $10 person, up to 4 people total! (The couple and 2 Guests) To qualify you must be a recently engaged couple. All we ask is that you RSVP above so we know how many couples plan on attending the event!

What should I expect at Date Night?

There is a variety of well respected wedding professionals answering questions. Learn about the industry – Gain access to exclusive insider tips and tricks! Lots of things to see and plenty of fun and excitement to be had!

What & Who should I bring?

Bring your fiance and a friendly attitude. Food , drinks and materials will be provided.

The Shores of Turtle Creek

Beautiful Chicagoland Indoor and Outdoor Event Venue

Created to enhance the beauty that is Turtle Creek, the Shores estate has captured all the elegance of the spacious outdoors in a series of urban chic buildings throughout the grounds. Today, our guests can enjoy the charmingly-crafted oasis that melds natural splendor with comfortable accommodations for events of all shapes and sizes—both indoors and out. We proudly present to you the Shores of Turtle Creek, our beautiful, natural picnic, wedding and special events venue.

The Shores of Turtle Creek
7908 Winn Rd, Spring Grove, IL 60081