My daughter's wedding was last spring. During the past several months friends have asked me for information about our flowers since they now have events to plan. We enjoyed working with Richard and Brandt at Richard Remard Event Design from the first meeting to the beautiful end results. My daughter lives out of state and we thought it would be a bit difficult but they were very accommodating for meetings and seemed to always find a way to fit us into their schedule. At our first meeting we were asked what we thought our vision was for the wedding and my daughter had a few ideas. We discussed flowers and designs, Richard caught on immediately and gave us a few great suggestions and arrangement ideas. We told him our budget, the things we did not want to do and he came up with innovative suggestions that were very beautiful and unique. We left after the first meeting thinking "he nailed it" and knew then we had found our florist. Over the next several months we had a couple of meetings and several phone calls. We changed a few things just about 2 months before the wedding and it was not an issue for the guys. Our placecard table was so outstanding a friend of my daughter asked if her florist in another state could use the same idea. My friends still talk about the beautiful flowers and different ideas Richard and Brandt achieved. We loved the entire experience and highly recommend them.
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I got married this past September and, after meeting with many florists, my mother and I hit florist-heaven! When we left Richard's studio, we knew - without any doubt - that we'd found the florist who could enhance the ambiance and create the atmosphere we wanted for my wedding. Richard and his team LISTENED to what I wanted - and then LISTENED to what my mother wanted (which weren't exactly the same thing), he asked though-provoking questions and MOST IMPORTANTLY: He HEARD OUR BUDGET. You could see the "wheels turning" in his head as he ran about pulling ideas and checking prices BEFORE presenting them to us. This was HUGE. He did not show me anything I couldn't afford, nor anything I wouldn't love. In fact, when all was said and done, my wedding was EXQUISITE. The room was stunning, my flowers beautiful, lively, aromatic and WE CAME IN UNDER BUDGET!!!!!!!! That rarely happens. But, because Richard and his team LISTENED to what I said and presented options that met our requirements - pushing the envelope if necessary - my guests were blown away but my pocket-book was not. I would recommend Richard to anyone hostsing an event of mid- to large caliber, regardless of the budget. He will listen and present honest, thoughtful design ideas. They are the best!
If you like Prime Rib, this is the place. Although they have expanded their menu over the years to now include Salmon, and even a fish of the day, the Specialty of the house is Prime Rib, and it lives up to its billing. When the waiter or waitress comes to take your order, unless you want one of the fish dishes, the only questions you will be asked are whether you would like a drink, an appetizer, and whether you want the spinning bowl salad. After you finish your salad, and any appetizer you may have ordered, they will come around with a cart holding the Prime Rib, along with the mashed potatos and optional sides. It is then you will be asked whether you want the English Cut, the Lawry's cut, or the "Diamond Jim Brady" cut. If you chooose the latter, you better have brought your appetite! When you ask for a particular temperature, you can be sure you will get what you want. You will also be given mashed potatoes and gravy, and Yorkshire pudding, and you may order options such as creamed spinach, peas, corn, or mushrooms. If you like Prime Rib, you cannot go wrong at Lawry's, if you don't like Prime Rib, you are at the wrong place!
Richard Remiard exceeded my expectations in every way. Each person we worked with was beyond wonderful and only added to the excitement of the wedding planning experience. I found the team at Richard Remiard to be extremely patient, professional, and exceptionally creative. Richard Remiard's team took the time to listen to my vision and made it a reality. Their outstanding collection of vases and candle holders is spectacular. This combined with the inspired artists at Richard Remiard simplifies the planning process – irrespective of whether you have a detailed concept for your event or no idea where to begin. I was made to feel a top priority at all times and believe that this is the standard of service provided at Richard Remiard. I can’t thank Taylor and Brandt enough for putting together the most exquisite arrangements for my special day. I am still overwhelmed by how seamlessly everything came together, your flawless work and the stunning end result. Thank you for all of your hard work and for helping to make such an important day perfection down to the last rose peddle.
My husband and I were married May 14, 2016. We hired Nasarus for full wedding planning, including weekend events. Both of us couldn't be happier with our choice. Every aspect of our wedding was attended to with great care and detail. Staff: Susan Hailey was our wedding planner and she was a blessing to us, along with her assistants Lynn and Ann. We had weekly meetings, updates and emails as far as progress and additions. Most of all, the attention I received made me feel at ease through the whole planning process. I wanted a Downton Abbey style wedding and Nasarus delivered what seemed a replica of the Downton Mannor. During our contract signing, we were given Seven Steps of Perfection, which outlined everything we needed, including updates on food, florists, wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, venue, gifts, travel and expenses. Each time I email Susan or Lynn, I received immediate attention. I would recommend Nasarus 100 times over, they made everything perfect for our wedding!
When I got married May, 8, 2010, I did a lot of searching and meeting of florists and other vendors AND finding RIchard Remiard Event Design was like finding a rainbow and a pot of gold! My experience with Richard, Brandt and Taylor was the BEST EVER. They really got to know ME by just sitting and listening to my likes and dislikes and then came up with the MOST AMAZING wedding/event ever! Every detail from flowers, lighting, dance floor, funky dance boxes, changing an old historic room into a funky night club! I GUARANTEE, no matter what your desire they can make it happen. They are simply awesome. Once they get your personality and desires, you come back and see a mini mock up of what your event would look like! I PROMISE, if you use Richard and his wonderful team they won't only make every dream come true, they end up becoming your confidant and friends! BEST OF LUCK!
We had the most amazing wedding and the vision came together thanks to Richard Remiard Event Design. From the moment my mom and I met them, they got it right away. When I brought my now husband in to see the sample, he was not too excited until he walked into the room. He, like me, was blown away! The day of the wedding was even more spectacular. We were fortunate enough to have found them and booked early allowing us to use the crystal candleabras which made the room. Brandt and Richard were a pleasure to work with. Always very responsive and even suggested our wedding planner for the day of who worked out perfectly as well! I highly recommend Richard Remmiard Event Design-I could go on and on but the bottom line is they are creative, professional, and all in all leave a bride without a worry in the world on the day of their wedding.
From the first email, Susan was not only responsive but helpful before I even hired her as my wedding planner. My wedding was absolutely amazing and I couldn't have done it without her. Susan impressed me with her organization with our first meeting. I loved her sense of humor and overall kindness. She has been absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the entire wedding. Any questions or concerns I had, Susan responded immediately and put my mind at ease. The entire process was entirely stress-free for my Mom and I ; Susan attended to everything with patience and grace. Our wedding was really the best day of our lives and we owe Susan so much! Our families highly recommend Susan Hailey and Nasarus Event Planning and Management, you and your entire family will be cared for and cared about. Thank you Susan and staff!
Great steak place in Chicago history-- and that's saying a lot! While many others have "chained out", G&G's has stayed real. Family feel, with appropriate elegance, this is the steak place for those who want the REAL thing and not the highly marketed, franchised cliche. Great pasta and fish but it is the gigantic steaks you really want. They KNOW what rare actually is. They have a robust if not extensive wine selection and great old-school service. If you are lucky enough to be seated downstairs in the front room, you'll know what it feels like to be a big wheel in the City of Big Shoulders.
Simply the best! Richard, Brandt & the rest of the crew made my daughter's wedding magnificent. She wanted alot of lighting, warmth, not alot of flowers and they came throught in a big way. Two people from the wedding hired Richard for their event and the hotel asked our photographer for a picture of the room to display in their offices as they said, "the room has never looked better." I can't think of a better compliment. From the start the experience was wonderful and fun. Even my husband enjoyed it! Great guys & great ideas. It was pleasure working with them.