About Our Event

Are you recently engaged and wondering where to start Wedding Planning?
Come be a Wedding Crasher at 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 bride and groom.

ONE LUCKY COUPLE will WIN A $2,500 CERTIFICATE from The Shores of Turtle Creek to be applied towards the Venue Rental for any open date in 2024.
…and MORE GIVEAWAYS from all Hosts!

5:30pm to 6pm – Registration and Cocktails
6pm – 7pm – We are going to fast forward through an entire Wedding Day starting with makeup and venue set up and ending at your last dance.
7-7:30pm – Cocktails, Appetizers and Desserts
7:30pm – 11pm – Dance Floor Opens
Followed by a night full of dancing and fun! Including Bouquet Toss, Shoe Game and Drawing of the Grand Prize!

$10 Admission Fee // up to 4 guests per group
(Additional guests may crash this mock wedding after 7:30pm without an admission fee or table reservations.)

Seats are limited!

Price of Admission includes table wine from 5:30pm to 7pm and Open Bar from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Cash Bar from 7:30pm to end of event.

Appetizers provided by Catered Productions
Desserts provided by Sweet Discoveries

* This event is designed for Newly Engaged couples at the very beginning stage of Wedding Planning and to assist with the right vendor choices for one of the most beautiful days of your life.

Event is hosted by The Wedding Party Chicago:
Valen Studios
I Wed Solutions
The Shores of Turtle Creek

and their co-hosts:
Vixen Beauty
Catered Productions
Sweet Discoveries

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,
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.

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.

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.

Courtney Pilman
Trellis Weddings Floral

With over 20 years’ experience, and thousands of weddings designed, Trellis prides itself in providing creative style, elegance, and professionalism to your big day! 

When you start a relationship with Trellis, we call it a “working friendship.” Our clients mean the world to us, and we take great joy in making the biggest day of your lives special and memorable.

We work hand in hand with our clients to make sure nothing is overwhelming or difficult. In these uncertain times we approach every event with creativity, flexibility, and collaboration to help in any way we can!

Trellis combines years of experience with state-of-the-art technology to put together an inspiration board, color schemes, and itemized costs to make your dreams a reality. Now you can visualize how your décor can accent your venue, what your dress or suits will look like with floral added, and how romantic your ceremony space will be. And if you don’t know where to start, we can help with that too!

Don't let floral planning overwhelm you. Let Trellis help make the dream of your big day into a reality!

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.


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 you NOTHING.  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