Weddings

Bridal Directory

ACCESSORIES

Jewels By Park Lane
Jennifer Maki – Fashion Director
jmaki@myparklane.com
563-564-6733
tinyurl.com/ptrfuoq
Jennifer Maki has been a Fashion Director with Jewels by Park Lane since 2010. The company has been doing business since 1955. She is available for in-home parties, catalog parties, fundraisers for any cause dear to you, vendor shows, and virtual parties on my web site. The jewelry is lifetime guaranteed. There is fantastic variety of styles to fit anyone’s personality and budget.

ALTERATIONS

The Threaded Needle – Custom Sewing & Alterations
Heather Schuster
Dubuque, Iowa
563-543-6930
thethreadedneedledubuque@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/thethreadedneedledubuque/
20+ years of sewing and alteration experience. Specializing in bridal and formal gowns.  Call or text for a consult appointment.

BANQUET FACILITIES

Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Highway Road
Dubuque, Iowa
563-588-1406
www.dbqfair.com
Complete Year-Round Event Facility!  The Dubuque County Fairgrounds and Event Center has several facilities to accommodate your event needs.

Happy’s Place
2323 Rockdale Road
Dubuque, IA 52003
563-556-9734
email:happysplacedubuque@yahoo.com
www.happysplacedubuque.com
At Happy’s Place we specialize in; wedding receptions, banquets, anniversaries, reunions, business meetings, Christmas parties, funeral dinners and many more. They have large facilities to accommodate large parties. A room divider is available if a smaller more intimate party is wished. Three full size bars and large dance floor with stage area for music equipment.

Hillside Event Center
Peosta, IA
563-581-1030
https://www.facebook.com/HillsideEventCenter
www.PeostaHall.com
The Hillside Events Center is the perfect backdrop to your perfect day. One of the many benefits of having your event at Hillside is that we allow the flexibility to have the event of your dreams based on your personal tastes and budget.
The upstairs features a large open space with plenty of room to dance. It has a full wrap around bar. There is an area designed elevated which can be used for a DJ, band, or head table. The upper area can serve up to 300 guests.

Holiday Inn Dubuque
450 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-556-2000
www.holidayinn.com/dubuqueia
The Holiday Inn Dubuque is conveniently located in historic downtown Dubuque and offers two newly renovated ballrooms, each accommodating up to 250 guests.  On-site catering services, customizable menus, and professional sales staff are available to help you plan your event of a lifetime.

Joliet Event Center
781 Locust
Dubuque, IA
563-588-2011
Formerly known as the KC Hall. A great place to have your wedding reception with a convenient downtown Dubuque location! Three floors provide layout and capacity options for your private event.

Steeple Square Community Event Center
105 E. 15th St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
events@steeeplesquare.com 563-235-3584
www.steeplesquare.com
If you are looking for a unique, versatile and private venue for your big day, look no further than Steeple Square Community Event Center. With towering steeples, classic pillars and majestic stained glass windows, Steeple Square Community Event Center is an icon in downtown Dubuque, available for wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners up to 300 people.

Stone Cliff Winery
600 Star Brewery Drive
Dubuque, Iowa
563-583-6100 ext. 201
jodi@stonecliffwinery.com
www.stonecliffwinery.com
Stone Cliff Winery is quickly becoming Dubuque’s premier event venue. The unique, historic atmosphere and river-front location offers an elegant venue for your special event such as: weddings, receptions, corporate events, private parties, wedding showers, baby showers, birthday parties, retirement & graduation celebrations and more.

The Grand River Center
500 Bell Street
Dubuque, Iowa
563-690-4500
www.grandrivercenter.com
The Grand River Center is the premier Midwest wedding reception venue, centrally located between Des Moines, Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee & Chicago. The 30 foot walls of windows magnify the spleandor of every season, providing a picturesque setting for your wedding photography. Elegance surrounds you from the blue lit ceiling clouds to the lavish floral landscaping of our natural stone patio and river walkway.

BRIDAL GOWN PRESERVATION

Courtesy Cleaners
3398 Kennedy Circle
& 535 Hill Street
Dubuque, Iowa
563-583-3999
cleanthings@aol.com
www.courtesylaundrydubuque.findalaundry.org
Wedding Gown Preservation for only $99!

Holiday Inn Dubuque
Holiday Inn Dubuque
450 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-556-2000
www.holidayinn.com/dubuque
The Holiday Inn Dubuque is conveniently located in historic downtown Dubuque and offers two newly renovated ballrooms, each accommodating up to 250 guests.  On-site catering services, customizable menus, and professional sales staff are available to help you plan your event of a lifetime.

BRIDAL GOWNS

Cheryl-Ann Bridals and Tuxedos
980 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
563-582-6930
www.cherylannbridals.net
Cheryl-Ann Bridals and Tuxedos has been a cornerstone, not only of Dubuque’s historic Main Street, but of the tri-states area bridal and special event needs for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our beautiful selection of gowns and our high level of service.

Forever More Bridal Rentals
2448 Meinen Court
Dubuque, Iowa 52002
563-231-6831
www.facebook.com/forevermorebridalrentals/
Forever More Bridal Rentals is a Bridal, Prom, Special Occasion Consignment Rental Boutique. The cost to rent the wedding gowns range from $200 to $500.  Forever More Bridal Rentals also has veils, bridesmaid’s gowns, flower girl and first communion gowns, mother’s gowns, prom dresses, homecoming dresses and other special occasion gowns available for rent.  The inventory is constantly changing, so stop in often!
Consigning your gowns with Forever More Bridal Rentals is a great way to earn $$$ on your wedding, prom, or special occasion dresses while still owning them!  Stop in today or call for more details!

Zazou’s Bridal Boutique & Tuxedos
955 Washington St., Suite 104
Dubuque, Iowa
563-213-2049
www.zazousbridalandtuxedos.com
Zazou’s Bridal Boutique is a vintage inspired boutique at prices any bride can afford. They have a chic and modern atmosphere within the historically renovated Schmid Innovation Center (the former CARADCO building). They feature a custom stage, large mirrors, spacious fitting rooms, and comfortable seating areas which add to the experience and makes every visit memorable!

BRIDAL SHOWER / BACHELORETTE PARTY

1515 Traveling Hands, Mobile Massage Services
563-484-0694
Email: 1515TravelingHands@gmail.com
www.1515TravelingHands.com
Offering massage therapy services onsite for your bachelorette party, bridal shower, bridal party (on the wedding day), or even the wedding reception. Your family & friends will love the relaxation provided at any of these special events!

Old School Marketing & Screen Printing
Dubuque, IA
563-451-2685
tony@oldschoolmns.com
www.etsy.com/shop/wizeazzts
Add some fun to the event and personalize your party with custom printed tanks and tees! Old School Marketing & Screen Printing can print customized shirts for the Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Destination Wedding, Reception and Post Party, or any special event!  Call today!

Passion Parties
Natasha Sanchez – Independent Consultant
713-256-7244
pleasurespathway@yahoo.com
www.pleasurespathway.com
Bringing Passion to Life
Book a FREE party, Shop Online, or join my TEAM!

Pinot’s Palette
955 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa
563-587-8466
dubuque@pinotspalette.com
www.PinotsPalette.com/Dubuque
Create an unforgettable evening with friends & family! Paint. Drink. Have Fun.
Bachelorette Parties, Showers, Birthdays, Girls’ Night Out, Corporate Events, Family Gatherings

CAKES

Candle Ready Cakes
197 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
563-845-0794
candlereadycakes@gmail.com
www.candlereadycakes.com
Candle Ready Cakes has at least eight different flavors of cupcakes daily! We always have classic white and chocolate with butter cream frosting. Our other six flavors change daily.
Specialty cakes are made to order and are offered in unlimited colors, shapes, and sizes. We specialize in making your wildest dreams come true! Candle Ready Cakes does request that you call to make sure the date that you need your specialty cake will be available. Our cakes do require at least 1-2 weeks notice to create.
We look forward to speaking with you about your cake or cupcake needs, and we can’t wait to start crafting an inventive and beautiful creation made specially for you!

Galena Main Street Cheesecakes, Inc.
116A S. Bench Street
Galena, Illinois
815-777-8511
mainstreetcheesecakes@hotmail.com
www.galenamainstreetcheesecakes.com

Koppes Kreations
Cascade, Iowa
563-852-3297
or koppeskreations@yahoo.com
www.koppeskreations.com
Cakes for all occassions!

CATERING

Catfish Charlie’s
1630 East 16th Street
Dubuque, Iowa
563-582-8600
catfishcharliesdubuque.com/catering/
Catfish Charlie’s Catering specializes in:
• Private Parties
• Weddings
• Rehearsal Dinners
• Company Functions
• Picnics
• Graduations
• Special Events
Ask Charlie about the FREE BANQUET ROOM! The Julien Dubuque Room can accommodate 60 people for a sit-down dinner and 55 for a buffet dinner. Have your next event overlooking the water! Charlie will work with you to customize the menu to your liking.

Creative Catering
Call Craig at 563-582-5100
Catering for Weddings, Funeral Dinners, and Any Occasion

J & D Catering
Jeff and Diane Knepper
Hwy. 136, New Vienna, IA
563-921-2935
www.jdcateringservice.com

Poor Man’s
17487 Hwy. 52 North
Durango, IA
563-552-1881
poormanscatering@hotmail.com

CEREMONY

Immanuael Congregational United Church of Christ
1795 Jackson Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
563-582-5168
www.cgim.org/immanueluccdbq/index.html
Immanuel Congregational United Church of Christ is a vibrant and active faith community united in seeking the will of God as revealed in scripture, in tradition and in Jesus Christ. We are a welcoming, caring and serving congregation, inviting everyone regardless of race, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender or age to join us in exploring Christian faith through worship, Communion, education and service.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Pony Parties
for your Special Occasion
Weddings, Birthdays, Festivals
Ponies entertain children guests at outdoor weddings!
608-966-PONY
608-293-1629
www.mmponyrides.com

DJ

Absolute Music
563-581-1030
info@absolutemusicdjs.com
www.absolutemusicdjs.com
User friendly DJ’s & Photo Booth. Serving the Tri-States since 1993!

Alexxus Entertainment
563-590-5815
www.Alexxus.com
Professional Emcees, Entertainers and Disc Jockeys for wedding receptions, ceremony music, and corporate events.  Alexxus Entertainment also offers custom lighting.
All of their weddings are preceded with a personal consultation so they can assure you that they are giving you exactly what you wish for on your wedding day.
Working on a budget? Ask us about their Friday night/off season discount.

Music with Styles
Mobile Entertainment Productions
563-599-9964
www.musicwithstyles.com
“The Lighting of the Future NOW!”

Premier Entertainment
563-588-4488
www.premier-djs.com
The perfect choice for your perfect reception. Professional disc jockey since 1977!

Riniker Rhythm, LLC
www.rinikerrhythm.com
Mobile DJ Services. Music for all occasions! Photo booth available. 608-732-7464. info@rinikerrhythm.comT’s n J’s Disc Jockey Productions
563-599-0197
email: Tsnjsdj@mchsi.com
www.TsandJsDJproductions.com
We Like to Party…How about you?

FLORISTS

Butt’s Florist and Greenhouse
2300 University Avenue
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-583-3551
buttsflorist@firecracker.com
www.buttsflorist.com
You have a story, a style, and a dream.  Express those with flowers.  Butt’s Florist takes your vision and makes it a reality.  There is a lot to do before the big day, so don’t delay – call and schedule a consultation today!  Or visit their website and request a consultation by filling out their convenient on-line request form.

Flora Bella
Vicki Ben
563-542-6197
florabelladubuque@yahoo.com
www.florabelladubuque.com
Beautiful Wedding Flowers

Forever Wedding Bouquets
Alison Julson
563-451-7648
foreverweddingbouquets@yahoo.com
alisonjulson.wix.com/foreverwedbouquets
facebook.com/foreverweddingblooms

Hand Picked (Just for You)
Mari Sterr: 563-580-8727
Hillary Koetz:  563-590-6546
fresh@handpickd4u.com
www.handpickd4u.com
Wedding & Event Specialists designing for the Dubuque Tri-State area!

GIFTS

Fig Leaf Intimates
101 Main Street, Dubuque
563-588-3160
Bath, Beauty, Gifts and Intimates. Sizes from XS to 4XL.

Quilt This!
563-580-9833
quiltthisdbq@gmail.com
Longarm machine quilting service.

Thirty-One
Karen Meyer – Independent Consultant
31withkarenmeyer@gmail.com
www.mythirtyone.com/karenmeyer
563-599-7998
Molly Hein – Independent Consultant
chloekh@yahoo.com
www.mythirtyone.com/chloek
563-543-7248
Amy Helmke – Independent Consultant
akhelmke@gmail.com
317-696-2705
www.mythirtyone.com
Personalized bags & accessories! Great bridal party gifts!

INVITATIONS

The Dubuque Advertiser / DA Printing
www.dubuquetoday.com
Custom Printed Invitations or Order From Our Albums. Already have a design and just need them printed, we can do that too! Reasonable rates. We have been selling invitations for over 40 years!

JEWELERS

Doland Jewelers
1735 JFK Road, Dubuque
563-583-7936
www.DolandJewelers.com

McCoy Jewelers
261 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa
563-556-5325
www.mccoyjeweler.com
“Where Dubuque gets engaged!”

MARRIAGE MINISTERS

Linda VanNatta
563-556-6087 or 563-543-8219
Duly ordained marriage minister. Licensed in IA, IL and WI.

MUSICIANS

Studio Strings
Cherie Dirks, Violinist
Dubuque, IA
507-215-1902
email: cheriedirks@gmail.com
www.cheriedirks.com
Adding that extra “touch of class” to your special occasion: Weddings, Dinners, Receptions

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Rae Photography
Ashley Melchert
563-920-6649
ashleymelchert@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/AshleyRaePhotosDBQ
www.ashleyraephotos.weebly.com
Photography with a touch of class!

Images by Kate
121 Driftwood Circle, Palo, IA
319-322-0000
www.yourimagesbykate.com
Creatively Individualized Photography

MG Photography
919-971-2085
Dubuque, IA
www.facebook.com/merritgammage
Weddings and portraits. Competitive pricing. Professional work.

Nathan J. Gruber Photography
info@njgphotography.com
https://www.facebook.com/njgruberphotography
563-451-6068
www.njgphotography.com

Picture Perfect Portraits & Design
1095 University Ave., Dubuque
563-543-8848
www.perfectportraitsonline.com

Studio D Photography
563-690-8064
www.studiodphotography.biz

RSVP SERVICE

Twenty4Seven RSVP Service
866-972-7787 or 715-848-7787
email: twenty4seven@prestocall.com
www.24x7rsvp.com

SALON & SPA

Fringe Salon
113 Main St., Dubuque
563-582-4377
www.fringesalondbq.com

La Belle Boutique & Beauty Lounge
Monticello, Iowa
319-465-3076
labelle52033@gmail.com
facebook.com/shoplabelleboutique
Salon & Spa
Women’s & Girl’s Clothing, Tanning, & Accessories

Potosa Spa
200 Main Street
Dubuque, Iowa
563-588-5577
www.potosaspa.com

TRANSPORTATION

Tipsy Trolley Party Bus
608-732-9099
tipsytrolley@gmail.com
Four Party buses ready to take your wedding party on a bachelor/bachelorette tour or wedding day transportation.

VIDEOGRAPHY

DreamCatcher Productions
469 Bluff St., Dubuque, IA
312-806-7888
DreamCatcherIowa@gmail.com
www.DreamCatcherProduction.biz
Professional Wedding Videography

First Kiss Videography LLC
Office: 319-373-4444
Cell: 319-573-5525
meghan@firstkissvideo.com
www.firstkissvideo.com
Capturing the True Essence of Life, Laughter & Love!

Wedding Videos by Deb Schulte
563-542-1704
Capture that Special Day on Video!

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