A guide to help you plan the perfect wedding

Weddings are meant to be fun, memorable affairs, but without the right planning, they can become a chaotic and grueling experience. The following directory will aid you in this challenging, but rewarding process.

All of the businesses listed can be found in the local phone book and are in Rockford unless otherwise noted. Every phone number is located within the 815 area code. This is, however, not a complete, all-inclusive listing. The following stores and facilities are included because we were able to find contact information for them. If a business is not listed, the omission was not intentional, nor an indication of The Rock River Times’ personal preference.

Best of luck to all future brides and grooms!


u Anger’s Jewelry—1645 N. Alpine Rd., Edgebrook Center, 229-1997

u B Sanfield—6505 N. Alpine Rd., 633-3100

u Balfour—4145 Brookwood Drive, Loves Park, 637-7815

u Bolender’s Jewelers—2589 N. Mulford Rd., 877-7870

u Busch Jewelers—1960 Pawlisch Drive, 332-2222

u Clodius & Co. Jewelers—252 S. Mulford Rd., 227-1200

u Design Force Jewelry Studio—398-4343

u Fred Meyer Jewelers—Cherry Vale Mall, 332-5650

u Glamour Jewelry & Bridal—408 E. State St., 961-1567

u Gruno’s—801 N. Perryville Rd., 399-1525

u Helzberg Diamonds—6270 E. State St., 397-4730

u J Kamin Jewelers—250 N. Mulford Rd., 226-0898

u Jewelry Art—1724 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 636-2777

u Jewelry Concepts—940 W. Riverside Blvd., 877-2220

u Kay Jewelers—Cherry Vale Mall, 332-5711

u Mincemoyer Jewelry—3504 E. State St., 397-7227

u PD Jewelers—1252 S. Alpine Rd., 484-4726

u Rogers & Holland Jewelers—7200 Harrison Ave., 332-3400

u Sims Jewelers—412 E. State St., 963-2958

u Zales Jewelers—7200 Harrison Ave., 332-4925

u Zavius Jewelers—2636 McFarland Rd., 654-4000


u Baymont Inn—662 N. Lyford Rd., 229-8200

u Best Western Clock Tower Resort—7801 E. State St., 398-6000

u Cliffbreakers River Restaurant Hotel—700 W. Riverside Blvd., 282-3033

u Comfort Inn—7392 Argus Drive, 398-7061

u Courtyard By Marriott—7676 E. State St., 397-6222

u Exel Inn—220 S. Lyford Rd., 332-4915

u Holiday Inn—7550 E. State St., 398-2200

u Ramada Hotel Plaza—200 S. Bell School Rd., 226-2100

u Red Roof Inn—7434 E. State St., 398-9750

u Sweden House Lodge—4605 E. State St., 398-4130


u Al-Mar The Florist—1904 S. Main St., 965-9543

u Alpha Floral Company—513 Toner Ave., 968-1878

u Arrangements By Melanie—6935 11th St., 873-1471

u B Sanfield—6505 N. Alpine Rd., 633-3100

u Bouquets By Sue Ann—2174 New Milford School Rd., 874-8044

u Barr’s Flowers & Greenhouse—420 Fairview St., Belvidere, 544-3141

u Belfiori Flowers & Gifts—3505 N. Main St., 282-0088

u Broadway Florists—1010 Broadway, 968-0825

u Cherry Blossom Flowers & Gifts—3304 N. Main St., 654-1188

u Crimson Ridge Florist—735 N. Perryville Rd., 399-9000

u Elephant’s Ear—2820 22nd, 397-2593

u Enders Flowers—1631 N. Alpine Rd., 229-1290

u Eternal Spring Flowers & Gifts—5415 N. 2nd St., Loves Park, 633-7752

u Event Floral—8181 Starwood Drive, Loves Park, 885-3900

u Fiori Di Amore—1318 Auburn Rd., 962-3000

u Flower Four—4795 Bluestem Rd., Roscoe, 623-1333

u The Flowering Vine—1107 S. Mulford Rd, 226-3924

u 4th Street Greenhouse—7295 Harrison Ave., 968-1605

u Jensen’s Flowers—2617 Broadway, 398-6260

u King’s Flowers—3600 E. State St., 399-3557

u Nelson’s Flowers—430 River Park Rd., 633-8323

u O’Fallon’s Fine Flowers—1605 N. Bell School Rd., 395-8320

u Pepper Creek—7295 Harrison Ave., 332-2103

u Treasure Shop Florists—2202 Rural St., 397-6930

u Whispering Willow—7975 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, 877-1599

u Xandra’s Floral—5301 E. State St. Ste. 114, 229-8401

Formal Wear

u Classic Formal Wear—Colonial Village Shopping Center, 397-2889

u Castronovo Bridal Shop—722 N. Main St., 962-4731

u Desmonds Formal Wear—Cherry Vale Mall, 332-9567

u Nedrebo’s Formal Wear—6156 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 877-8770

u Seno Formal Wear—6520 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 654-3818 and Cherry Vale Mall, 332-2444

u Vera’s House of Bridals—1781 S. Bell School Rd., Cherry Valley, 332-5585

Wedding Supplies

u Best Printing Service—5032 Welsh Ct., 877-8656

u Event Art—8181 Starwood Drive, Loves Park, 633-0100

u GE Video Productions—2405 Devon Ave., 633-6455

u Partyland Inc.—4315 Charles St., 399-1873

u Passion Parties Plus—2421 Midway Drive, 966-8966

u Rock River Printers—3837 Broadway, 399-3837

u Silk Expressions—874-6401

u Sweet Pans Shoppe—4020 11th St., 229-5590


u Amer Studios Inc.—3849 Northridge Drive, 877-1809

u Better Image Photography—2703 N. Alpine Rd., 282-8880

u BJB Photography—7123 Cherryvale North Blvd. Ste. 4, 332-8808

u Braun Photography—409 W. Main St., 569-2585

u Bremer Photography—5540 Forest Hills Ave., 229-3034

u Brian Thomas Photography Inc.—4230 Charles St., 395-1105

u Bruce & Deb Solko Photography & Video—5178 Oak Hill Rd., 874-0120

u Collins Photography—101 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 877-8884

u Girard Photography—6478 S. Meridian Rd., 963-4617

u Jann Photography—7315 N. Alpine Rd. Ste. F, Loves Park, 633-3281

u Kane Photography—1540 N. Bell School Rd., 399-5504

u Kathleen’s Photography—489-1758

u Ken Ring Photography—6392 Linden Rd., 874-5292

u Krist Photography—654-1268

u Martin Joseph Photography—399-6122

u Photography By Harvey—398-5323

u RB Photography & Video—547-0999

u Wedding Day Photography—1740 S. Bell School Rd., Cherry Valley, 332-9474


u By The Dozen—8324 N. 2nd St., 636-0668

u Designer Cake Studio—9957 N. Alpine Rd., Loves Park, 877-5500

u Patricia’s Patisserie—2262 Lancaster Rd., Cherry Valley, 332-5911

u Piper Bakery & Donut Shop—129 S. Phelps Ave., 398-5655

u Roma Bakeries—525 Marchesano Drive, 964-6737

u Simply Cakes—1409 Apache Drive, 394-1490


u AAA Quality Limousines—1021 E. State St., Rockford, 964-2964

u A Fantasy Limousine—624-6555

u Anderson Limousine—8414 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park, 654-1155

u Black Cadillac Limousine Service—2424 Bypass, Rte. 20, 547-4328

u Classic Limousine—5024 Willow Creek Rd., Machesney Park, 282-1868

u D & E Limousine—Polo, 946-3933

u Majestic Limousine Service—1617 Pierce Ave., 637-4658

u Park Avenue Limousine of Rockford—2230 7th Ave., 299-5466

u Relaxations—243-9715

u Star Line Transportation Service—306 Grand Ave., Loves Park, 877-1315

u William Limousine—4210 Flaxseed Trl., Cherry Valley, 332-7824

u Yellow Line Limousine—962-5511

u Catering—A Movable Feast, Edgebrook Centre, 227-0102

u Chiles Catering Co.—502 Buckbee St., 964-8647

u LaMere’s Special Occasion & Banquet Center—2 Airport Cir., 967-0377

u Penguin Foods—1614 Christina, 965-8604

u River District Café—308 W. State St., 964-8365

Disc Jockeys

u All The Right Grooves—800-842-8933

u The Beat Goes On—637-4824

u Big King DJs—712-0229

u Celebrations DJ Service—624-8816

u DJ Digital D—540-6957

u D & J Mobile DJs—623-5797

u Flipside DJ Service—394-4806

u Fun Times—229-3535

u Harmony Music—633-3292

u Jeti Entertainment—395-0415

u J & J Mobile DJ & Karaoke Service—389-1487

u Music Express With Jim & Kathy—2100 Harlem Rd., Loves Park, 654-7550

u Music Man DJ Service—4215 Brendenwood Rd., 299-3995

u 97 ZOK’s Roger Peters—965-0835, Rockin Good Times, Machesney Park, 633-9718

u Sound Express Mobile Disc Jockeys—633-3928

u Sound Image Mobile Music—871-7179

u Sound Productions—484-2424

u The Time Machine Mobile Music—3151 Talbot Trail, 637-4695

u Unlimited Entertainment—398-6517

u Zebra Enterprises—3530 Freemont St., 654-8400

Reception Halls

u Cannova’s Restaurant—200 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park, 633-4802

Cliffbreakers—700 W. Riverside Blvd., 282-3033

u Clock Tower Resort—7801 E. State St., 398-6000

u Forest Hills Lodge—9572 Forest Hills Drive, 633-1500

u Francesco’s Restaurant P

izzeria & Lounge—2404 Perryville Rd., 332-4992

u Giovanni’s—610 N. Bell School Rd., 398-6411

u Guiseppe Verdi Club—782 N. Madison St., 968-8119

u Grazie Amici—7801 E. State St., 387-9000

u Hoffman House—7550 E. State St., 397-5800

u Holiday Inn—7550 E. State St., 398-2200

u LaMere’s Special Occasion & Banquet Center—2 Airport Cir., 967-0377

u Lino’s—5611 E. State St., 397-2077

u Lucerne’s Fondue & Spirits—845 N. Church St., 968-2665

u Midway Village & Museum Center—6799 Guilford Rd., 397-9112

u Nunzio’s Restaurant & Lounge—5800 N. 2nd St., Loves Park, 633-5000

u Paragon on State—205 W. State St., 963-1660

u Ramada Hotel Plaza—200 S. Bell School Rd., 226-2100

u Rockford Area Teamsters—5533 11th St., 874-9988

u Sam’s Restaurante & Pizzeria—6075 E. Riverside Blvd., 877-2127

u Tebala Shrine—7910 Newburg Rd., 332-2010

u UAW Building & Affiliated Local Unions—112 N. 2nd St., 962-0601

u Venetian Club—2180 Elmwood Rd., 282-6037

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