Company 251 Geneva Wedding Photographer bridal portraits under the veil

Your venue is invited to participate in a friendly styled shoot contest in the Fox Valley hosted by The Crystal Bride and Mary Rose Photography!

CHI thee WED will be promoting the competition, and we are in touch with a few more media companies who are interested as well!

Each venue will select their planner, model, florist, hair stylist, makeup artist, stationary, and any other details to create a styled “scene” that best represents their venue.

The venue may then select a dress from the Crystal Bride for the shoot, and schedule a date  with Mary Rose Photography in late January/early February for their styled shoot!




After all the shoots are completed, each venue will receive a downloadable gallery of edited images. They may then select the images to enter into a friendly “contest” where brides may vote on the following categories:

Best Overall
Most Original Design
Best Floral Design
Best Bridal Styling
Best Color Scheme
Best Hair
Best Makeup
Best Dress
Best Details
Best Ring
Best Stationary
Best Dessert


Chicago Illinois Wedding Photography Dress Hanging in The Robey Hotel

We encourage you ask some of your favorite vendors to get involved, including:

  • Planners
  • Stylists
  • Florist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Stationary Designer
  • Jeweler
  • Rental Companies
  • A Model!

We hope this is a fun way to connect with other vendors, promote each other, and have some fun in the winter months.

If you are intested in participating, please fill out the following form. We will be in touch to request a list of your vendors. If you need any recommendations for vendors, please reach out! We have a lot of great vendors in mind, but wanted each venue to have the chance to own their style/design. 

If you know of a venue that would be interested in participating, let us know! We are limiting the number of participants, but are open to your suggestions!

If you have any questions, feel free to email Mary Rose at

Our hope is that this is a fun way to promote our favorite vendors and venues with a friendly competition!