Bridal Section: A guide to help you plan the perfect wedding

The season for weddings is fast upon us, and no groom or bride-to-be wants to worry about all those little details for their ceremony and reception as the big day approaches. That’s why TRRT has compiled a list of everything from DJs to caterers to help all you couples out there plan the “perfect wedding” with as little hassle as possible.

A live band adds the perfect ambience to any reception, which is why we’re once again printing our Web-only Musician’s Directory in on page V4 of this week’s issue. With as many talented musicians as we have listed, there’s no way you won’t find a great band to please the mother-in-law.

Peruse the list of photographers, reception halls and formal-wear retailers and renters to expedite the completion of all those things a wedding planner is supposed to do. With this list, you don’t need one.


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

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

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

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

Busch Jewelers—1960 Pawlisch Drive, 332-2222

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

Design Force Jewelry Studio—398-4343

Fred Meyer Jewelers—CherryVale Mall, 332-5650

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kay Jewelers—CherryVale Mall, 332-5711

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

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

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

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

Zales Jewelers—7200 Harrison Ave., 332-4925

Zavius Jewelers—2636 McFarland Rd., 654-4000


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

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

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

Comfort Inn—7392 Argus Drive, 398-7061

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

Exel Inn—220 S. Lyford Rd., 332-4915

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elephant’s Ear—2820 22nd, 397-2593

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jensen’s Flowers—2617 Broadway, 398-6260

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

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

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

Pepper Creek—7295 Harrison Ave., 332-2103

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

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

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

Formal Wear

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

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

Desmonds Formal Wear—CherryVale Mall, 332-9567

Men’s Wearhouse—6250 Mulford Village Drive, 3977949

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

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

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

Wedding Supplies

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

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

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

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

Passion Parties Plus—2421 Midway Drive, 966-8966

u Rock River Printers—3837 Broadway, 399-3837

Silk Expressions—874-6401

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kathleen’s Photography—489-1758

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

u Krist Photography—654-1268

Martin Joseph Photography—399-6122

Photography By Harvey—398-5323

RB Photography & Video—547-0999

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


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

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

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

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

Roma Bakeries—525 Marchesano Drive, 964-6737

Simply Cakes—1409 Apache Drive, 394-1490


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

A Fantasy Limousine—624-6555

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

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

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

D & E Limousine—Polo, 946-3933

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

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


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

William Limousine—4210 Flaxseed Trail, Cherry Valley, 332-7824

Yellow Line Limousine—962-5511


A Movable Feast—Edgebrook Centre, 227-0102

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

King’s Table—308 W. State St. in Stewart Square, 986-0921

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

Penguin Foods—1614 Christina, 965-8604

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

Disc Jockeys

All The Right Grooves—800-842-8933

The Beat Goes On—637-4824

Big King DJs—712-0229

Celebrations DJ Service—624-8816

DJ Digital D—540-6957

D & J Mobile DJs—623-5797

Flipside DJ Service—394-4806

Fun Times—229-3535

Harmony Music—633-3292

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

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

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

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

Sound Express Mobile Disc Jockeys—633-3928

Sound Image Mobile Music—871-7179

Sound Productions—484-2424

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

Unlimited Entertainment—398-6517

Zebra Enterprises—3530 Freemont St., 654-8400

Reception Halls

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

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

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

Francesco’s Restaurant Pizzeria & Lounge—2404 Perryville Rd., 332-4992


0 N. Bell School Rd., 398-6411

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

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

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

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

LaMere’s Special Occasion & Banquet Center—2 Airport Circle, 967-0377

Lino’s—5611 E. State St., 397-2077

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tebala Shrine—7910 Newburg Rd., 332-2010

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

Venetian Club—2180 Elmwood Rd., 282-6037

From the April 27-May 3, 2005, issue

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