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.

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.

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!

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.com
T'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

Custom Invitations from The Dubuque Advertiser
issuu.com/dubuqueadvertiser/docs/custom_invitation_sample_book?mode=window

This may give you some ideas!  Let us create a custom invitation for your wedding!

The Dubuque Advertiser Birchcraft Line
www.yourinvitationplace.com/dbqadv

Click on the link to see our Birchcraft Selections! Call if you have any questions or visit us in person to look at albums or design a completely custom invitation for your wedding!

The Dubuque Advertiser Carlson Craft Line
www.dubuqueadvertiser.cceasy.com

Click on the link to see our Carlson Craft Selections! Call if you have any questions or visit us in person to look at albums or design a completely custom invitation for your wedding!

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

Freeze Frame Photography

Ashley Melchert
563-920-6649
ashleymelchert@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/AshleyRaePhotos
www.facebook.com/FreezeFrameDubuque
www.freezeframedubuque.weebly.com

www.freezeframedubuque.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!