Things you need to know about getting married in Elgin

Wedding planning is a full-time process, but with our help, you can get your cake and eat it too! Wedding Venues Holiday Inn: Their ballroom accommodates up to 300 guests for dinner, making them the perfect Elgin Wedding Venue. From intimate affairs to grand events, their 10,000 sq. ft. of banquet space can accommodate all…


The rustic lovers wedding in the Elgin area

  Did you get engaged this past Valentine’s day? Let the Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau help plan your wedding! Here are a few places in the Elgin area to make the process effortless: The Haight-  Located in the heart of Elgin and less than a mile from the metra station, The Haight is…


Forgot that it was Valentine’s Day?

We get it. Valentine’s Day sneaks up on us sometimes and around 5 pm, you get an excited text from your sweetheart asking, “What are we doing for Valentine’s Day??” Save yourself from another hurried trip to Walgreen’s for the last box of packaged chocolates, let us help you make this year the best Valentine’s…


Getting married in the Elgin Area: The Artist(s) in love

It’s that time of year again, engagements everywhere. With each engagement, more and more couples are trying to plan their dream wedding without having to pay an arm and a leg. Elgin is known for the arts and the power it has in the community and on individuals. If you are getting married to an…


How to Plan the Best Main Course-Elgin Wedding Season

Planning your dream wedding can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! We have done the hard work for you, so all you have to do is show up. Food can be the make or break of the reception and honestly one of the most important decisions to make. Weddings are a merging of…


It’s wedding planning season! So you want an outside wedding…

  I don’t know about you, but everyone and their brother got engaged over the holidays. Now begins the frenzy of finding a venue/church/cater/photographer etc. Welcome to the wedding season! Good thing the Elgin area has a TON of options for the newly engaged! Whether you are a newly engaged couple or helping someone plan their wedding we’re here…


Happy National Popcorn Day!

“Do the Popcorn Dance…” Happy National Popcorn Day! The Popcorn song has been on repeat in our office, take a listen and make sure you grab a bag of Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn! Have a POPtastic day!   Mama Lee’s Gourmet Popcorn 20 S. Spring Street, Elgin or Located in Spring Hill Mall 1072…


THE NEW GIRL’S GUIDE TO ELGIN: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 10 Lords a-Leaping 11 Pipers Piping 12 Drummers Drumming

Tomorrow is the day! Where can you get last minute Christmas gifts? The Souful Sparrow- Soulful Sparrow is a unique gift and decor shop inspired by artistic, industrial, romantic and re-purposed imagination.  We offer a mix of gifts, jewelry and home decor combined with the time worn warmth of vintage charm.  Many items are handmade or…


THE NEW GIRL’S GUIDE TO ELGIN: 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: 8 Maids a-Milking, 9 Ladies Dancing

We are getting down to the wire for Christmas shopping folks so here are a few more ideas for you in your neighborhood! For the skateboarding champion in your life, visit Yeah Boardshop at Bartlett Plaza Shopping Center, 148 Bartlett Plaza, Bartlett, IL. They have everything you can think of from skateboards to skateboard equipment! Yeah, Boardshop…


The New Girl’s Guide to Elgin: 12 Days of Christmas: 6 Geese a-Laying 7 Swans a-Swimming

Christmas will be here before we know it and if you are anything like me, I still don’t have all my gift shopping done. This week we are looking for gifts for the beer lover(s) in your life, Emmett’s Brewing Co. and Plank Road Tap Room have you covered. Emmett’s Brewing Co is located at 128 West…