Friday Vendor Spotlight – WedTexts, Brambila Salon, McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream, & More…

Check out some of our ‘I Do’ Crew to help you get ready for your big day!

Occidental at Xcaret Destination


In the heart of the Riviera maya, bathed by the coast of the Mexican Caribbean, the Occidental at Xcaret Destination pulsates as an example of a balanced combination of nature, culture and Mexican tradition in a setting of great beauty and ecological value. Alongside these attributes, this magnificent and complete resort offers infinite possibilities for holding an unforgettable wedding.

If you’ve ever dreamed about celebrating your wedding on the seashore in a setting of vibrant natural beauty and ancestral ruins, the Occidental at Xcaret Destination can make it possible. This resort provides the opportunity to discover fantastic sites, like the Mayan archaeological area, gardens, and terraces, in which to hold an unforgettable ceremony and to celebrate a banquet, cocktail party, and wedding dance.


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McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams offers over 15 flavors available year-round, and two seasonal flavors.  McConnell’s refuses to make their ice cream with anything other than locally-sourced ingredients.  The milk used in their ice creams is hormone and antibiotic free- so you can be sure you are getting the purest form of your favorite frozen treat. Many feel McConnell’s Ice Cream should be considered its own food group, given its healing power to cure a broken heart, cool off a sunburn, or curb a mini meltdown. You name it…they’ll fix it.

 Essa Dora Salon & Spa

Essa Dora is Chicago’s best boutique salon & spa located in the heart of Old Town. Services range from cut, color, styling, makeup, and bridal.  A luxurious spa menu is also available from a Full Day of Beauty to numerous a la cart options, including hand and feet treatments, facial services, body treatments, and everything to make you feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and sparkling. Don’t forget about Essa Dora’s Bridal Services for full updos, makeup and eyelash application, and blow-outs and styling.

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CLY by Chung was established in 2004 and has grown in size and popularity over the past 10 years. Based in the heart of New York’s fashion district, their photographers are a collection of artists who have experienced more than just the Empire State. While some had been studying and shooting fashion photography on the West Coast, others were based in North India, shooting human rights and social documentary work. This combination of fashion photography and photojournalism brings together an amazing eye for beauty, light and composition. Additionally, it creates and the ability to shoot the moments in between, like the wide-eyed smiles of guests or stolen kisses between a bride and groom.

These diverse backgrounds are what have shaped the studio into what it is today: a modern, photojournalistic wedding photography company. Cly By Chung Photography follows a non-intrusive photojournalistic style for weddings, which clients (and their guests) very much appreciate. They concentrate not only on the big picture, but also take pride in capturing the sincere fleeting moments that evoke the senses – the very essence of photography.


cassie-jones--photographyRelying solely on the outdated forms of communication for your wedding will cause unwanted logistical stress at some point in the planning process. Depending only on paper information (such as paper RSVPs, paper invitations and paper weekend itineraries) along with your wedding website puts a level of burden on your guests, and it will create more work for you down the home stretch. Whether that is reminding your guests of your hotel room blocks ending, corralling any outstanding RSVPs or answering questions directly related to your wedding weekend, the information that you spend hours creating and good money printing will get lost or misplaced. But don’t worry WedTexts has you covered.  Text messages can be sent to all your guests or groups of your guests to make sure they have the timely information they need. Using this service drastically reduces the logistical stress for any couple or wedding planner who is planning a wedding, and your guests will be WOWed by the thoughtfulness and convenience of receiving your information directly on their phone.

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Indulge in a blow out while gazing at an ocean view from the Beachy yet modern bungalow at Brambila salon in Santa Monica. The salon offers everything from color, cut, scalp & shoulders massages, gloss treatments and extensions and blow outs. Enjoy wine, lattes, and fresh pastries while the zen like atmosphere sweeps you into complete relaxation mode. Start off your weekend with girlfriends and enjoy our Sangria Saturday’s and get pampered by our stylist today. Wedding Party Packages Available.

Each Wedding Party has a special need – be sure to ask them about tailor-made packages!

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