I had my senior pictures done with Jim Orlando, and he did an OK job. I saw what he had done with a friend of mine, and hers were adorable. Mine, however, didn't turn out as well. I wouldn't say it's world class, but he does a nice job. Nothing fancy, just classic.
Jann photography is very professional. They are good at what they do, but you will pay a reasonable price. They did my friends wedding, and I really enjoyed her photos. Very clean, and memorable.
Alvarez is one of the best places for Mexican cuisine in town. The original Alvarez is the best in my opinion, but they are all great, and have the same recpies and options.
I had only one meeting with the man who did the flowers for my wedding because I was from out of town. He did an incredible job, and went above and beyond. He didn't add things I didn't want, or take away things I did want. He did a perfect job.
This place is absolutely beautiful! I am originally from Rockford, and and my dad was at a wedding there. It was so beautiful that he called me and said we should move our wedding a half our north because it was so gorgeous. I am SO glad I did! Polly was so helpful, and gave us a great deal. The gardens were perfect, and the reception area has incredible views, and it's clean and modern. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding.
I went to a reception here, and it was very large and spacious... but very strange. There was nothing particularly fancy about it that made me want to have a fine event there. It was very much like a large "moose club."
This place is pretty out of date, but somehow, is still a popular destination for receptions. It's very peacemeal... and oddly arranged. But, the good thing about it is that it is very spacious, so if you've got a large reception, you are sure to be able to utilize the room. It's also pretty expensive.
Journeys has the most original and unique selection of shoes. They have range from punk, to athletic, to dressy. I love that when they have sales, you can get a great deal on a name brand pair of shoes. Journey's is my personal favorite.
They did a great job replacing my window. I didn't know much about it, but they were very knowledable, and didn't make me feel dumb for not knowing car terminology. My window was better than new.
Lots of options and good prices are just the start. You can find quality rugs for so cheap, it's pretty shocking. This is the first place to check when remodling your floors.