Franchesco’s Ristorante: A Top Notch Wedding Reception Location in Rockford

It was a great weekend for weddings in Rockford! For Kayla and Andres, they chose a beautiful, elegant, and relatively new location, Franchesco’s Ristorante in Rockford. While Franchesco’s has been around for almost 25 years, their new location on Spring Creek Road, is just over a year old.

The banquet room was grand, with tall ceilings, romantic lighting and beautiful and elegant table settings. With deep purple as the bride’s color of choice, tables caught attention with tall glass vases that had long stemmed purple and white cala lilies running the length of the vase and floating in water. Reflecting off the vases and flowers were tea lights that provided just enough glow and ambiance to the loving and romantic mood of the evening.

Family and bridal party introductions were anchored by Dewey Rothering of Celebrations DJ.  Dewey led the evenings introductions, speeches, special dances and kept guests on the dance floor with a mix of pop dance music and salsa, appealing to both families and guests.

 During the multi-course meal, a fun and heart-warming video montage was projected on the wall of the room. Images of the bride and groom from birth to date were shared alongside favorite songs of the bride and groom. In addition to the video montage, videography of the entire day was provided by husband and wife team, Jeff and Connie Kelly of Accurate Video Productions. They caught all live footage of the couples special day including “best wishes” from the wedding party and immediate family.

Guests were enthralled with the photo booth provided by Photo Booth Express out of Schaumburg. Beginning with the cocktail hour, guests utilized the photo booth taking pictures with friends, and signifcant others. The bride and groom were regulars as well, kissing and making funny faces to the camera. A scrapbook was provided and guests enjoyed placing a copy of their photo strips in the book and then signing a loving message next to it.  

Photography was provided by North Side Studio. A great job was done of capturing all important moments during the ceremony and reception.

Best of luck to Kayla and Andres! What a wonderful wedding and couple.

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