Hello Renee

Roby and I have finally recuperated from our week of activities with our families and the wedding and we just wanted to let you know how EXTREMELY HAPPY we were with your services.  The décor was PHENOMENOMAL. It was beyond even what we had imaged. I was a little concerned about how the colors would come together but you made it work The rooms were so colorful and beautiful. The vibrance was amazing. Many of our guests commented on how beautifully breathtaking the rooms were. The lighting, the draping, the flowers and votive centerpieces……OMG!!! Everything was on point. I am BEYOND HAPPY with how our décor turned out and I am so glad we went with Sanimar décor studio.  Roby and I will be giving you an awesome review on the knot and wedding wire. If there’s anywhere else you would like us to review your services, please let us know. I can’t thank you enough for what you imagined and what you and your crew were able to bring together on our wedding day.

Many many many thanks

PS: We haven’t received our official wedding photos as yet, but here are a few pics the photographer posted on his blog from the day. I took the ones that showcase the room décor. Looks like they came straight from a magazine!!! 

Fiona and Roby Douilly

Fiona and Roby Douilly

You have us a celebrity wedding. Photos of our wedding are being shared around on Pinterest and that's probably the biggest complement. You are so direct and fair. Catering to our wildest dreams as well as our strict budget. Thank you from our hearts for making it such a dream come true.

William Khury

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so memorable ..you made flowers and decorations so perfect my guest cant stop talking about it ..sanimar highly recommended 5 stars not enough to rate you

Meliza Apolinar Liwanay

Hi Renee & Oleg,

Just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you for setting up the two most beautiful events for Nimran & Sonia's wedding!  The guest enjoyed it so much, and everything turned out perfectly!!!  A lot of people asked who are decor company was, and we referred them to you :)

We definitely keep you in my mind for future events, but just wanted to let you know that it was an absolute pleasure working with you, and we definitely be recommending you to our family and friends.

Thanks so much!!!

Nimran & Sonia

Hi Renee,

Mike and I would like to thank you for all of your hard work and beautiful work that you did for our wedding.  Everything turned out gorgeous and we just loved all of it. The flowers were amazing and everyone raved about them!!!!

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day extra special!!!

We will defiantly be recommending you to all of our friends and family!!!


Jenny and Mike Dubin

Jenny and Mike Dubin

Renee has alot of experience and many options for event decorations. I already know she will do a good job from the many pictures of examples of the events she did but when I saw my bouquets and the room where I am having my ceremony, I was still VERY impressed. The bouquets were amazing and the floral centerpieces, the flowers were really fresh, and blooming beautifully (even the bundle of roses we had for the rose presentation were great too!). We had a back drop and a fabric arch (for the ceremony), they were done with great quality, definitely worth every penny. We got so many good compliments on our flowers and everything that we are very happy with everything.


Renee is amazing!!!! Words can't explain how great she is. She is so knowledgable and creative - she could have been my wedding planner if I had one! I never met someone in a business with so much passion and heart! She not only made my day go smoothly but she turned my vision into reality with just a few words! She not only was our florist but made sure everything went smoothly at the church and made sure I was calm and that my husband and I didn't see eachother until I was walking down the aisle. Thank you Renee!!! We got so many compliments on our tables and center pieces and everything in between!

Olivia May , 2015 Chicago , IL

Sanimar made my wedding the most memorable day of my life. They were extremely accommodating and listened to my ideas to help bring them to life and then some. They were able to work with my union operated venue without any issues. My flowers were out of this world amazing!

Katie August 15, 2015 North Pole, AK

I wish I could give Renee & Sanimar 20 stars. They were awesome! To be honest at first I was a bit nervous the studio is just that a studio/workshop nestled in a small business district. I didnt know anything about them and I am only the 2nd reviewer on here so I had no reviews other then they were recommended by La Mirage where we were having our reception. 

We met with Renee and one of my big things was I wanted to make my own arrangement's for the ceremony (I used to be a florist at a craft store years ago) so I wanted to be able to do some of it myself but of course would need help transporting and setting it all up the day of. I had contacted a few other florist  prior to meeting with Renee and when I brought all of this up they quickly tried to talk me out of it or flat out said there would be a huge fee. Not Renee! she thought it was cool and told me she can help me make it happen, and she delivered on that promise :) 

Renee knows her stuff, you just tell her what your theme is what you like and shes got it figured out you don't need to worry.  What Renee did for our ceremony and reception far exceeded what I even imagined when I walked into the studio to meet with her. When we met with Renee the first time we talked a bit about our vision she showed us ideas for the chuppa for the ceremony and talked about the layout of everything. We wanted something very modern and different for the guest tables and again she delivered big time. Our wedding was in October its now March and I still have people talking to me about my table arrangements they were out of this world beautiful and unique. I think all of this took 30 min, we were there for two hours talking to Renee, talking about family and pretty much nothing related to the wedding she is just a great person and hilarious! Once we got to know her we were laughing the whole time she is just awesome. 

A few days before the wedding Renee had me drop of my 6 large hand painted columns and 6 pretty large arraignments. I was nervous a lot could have gone wrong but they were handled with care and looked beautiful. Everything Renee and Sanimar touched was perfect! and just what we wanted even down to the up-lighting and linens. 

I also liked how they worked within YOUR budget. We told Renee what we had to spend and she told us what that would get us plain and simple. She didn't try to sell us on added stuff or push anything. It was SO nice. Every other business we had dealt with other then La Mirage was constantly trying to up-sell us and it didn't stop throughout the whole wedding process. Not Renee. It was nice to just deal with someone that knows there stuff and isn't trying to push you into a different direction or get you to spend more money then you had to work with. 

I highly recommend Sanimar and Renee they will truly make your vision come to life and make it even better then you even envisioned your day to be. I cant thank them enough!

Jenna B. Buffalo Grove, IL

I used Sanimar for my September wedding and I was very pleased. Renee provided affordable pricing and her service was very professional and on time. She worked well with my budget and made my experience on my wedding day stress free. The centerpieces and bouquets were beautiful and exactly what I asked for. I would recommend her to any future bride!

K.A. Chicago IL

Sanimar did our daughters wedding a couple weeks ago and The flowers were absolutely gorgeous. Renee is so creative and  did an amazing job with everything! It was exactly what we envisioned. I would highly recommend Sanimar!!!

Julie G. Buffalo Grove, IL

We used Sanimar Decor Studio for our wedding this past August, and we were very happy with how great everything turned out. We found them through our friends who used them when they got married two years before us. 

Renee was really easy to work with, and throughout the whole process I felt like she really understood how I envisioned the centerpieces, the bouquets, and everything else. She also did a great job of accommodating our budget. 

Sanimar provided a fixed price for up-lighting for the whole venue. Other places we spoke with charged by the light, which can tend to get pretty expensive depending on the size of the wedding hall. 

We decided to go with three different styles of centerpieces: a high centerpiece, a glass fusion centerpiece, and a short centerpiece. All three looked great, and I really loved the variety. The tall centerpieces were tall enough to where it didn't block the views of our guests. 

For our ceremony, we didn't need a lot of decorations, since we got married in a garden. However, I asked Renee to put some crystals and roses to connect the chairs on the side of the aisle, and it turned out great. 

I would highly recommend going with Sanimar for your wedding florist. They were extremely easy to work with, and had a great understanding of exactly what we wanted for our wedding.

Plamena G.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the incredible job at the wedding.  It was truly spectacular.
I really appreciate everything!
I hope you had a great new year!

Thanks again!

Brittany Friedman

Hi Renee and Oleg

There are no words that can appropriately describe how i feel about the floral arrangements and decor for my wedding.  Breath taking only mildly captures my true feelings.  I nearly passed out when i saw my bouquet.  You and your husband are amazingly gifted people and you deserve all the success in world! 

Raquel Daley

Good Morning Renee!

I just wanted to take the time to thank you and your team for all of your hard work.  Everything you created for our wedding was absolutely stunning.  I have received so many compliments on the centerpieces and bouquets and I owe it all to you.  You really took my vision and made it a reality.  You went above and beyond my expectations and I am very grateful for that.  It was truly a joy and an honor to work with you.  

Since my father worked at Cafe La Cave for so many years I have seen my fair share of beautiful weddings there, but the weddings that you have created for myself and for my friend Sandra were by far the best.  I am sure that you will do the same for Maria's wedding in April.  

I also wanted to let you know that I will be submitting photos from the wedding to the Knot magazine and website.  I hope that this will help to exhibit the wonderful work that you and your team at Sanimar provided us on our special day.  

I look forward to working with you again in the future.  

Thank You,

Lizzette Elizalde & Nelson Flores, Jr.

Lizzette Elizalde & Nelson Flores, Jr Cafe La Cave

Renee,  I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful job all of you did.  The flowers were amazing!!  Everyone loved them.  The backdrop and lighting were perfect!  You transformed a beautiful room into a masterpiece.  Nobody could believe how beautiful it was when they walked though the doors.  Thank you again, you made my daughters dreams come true! 

Warmest regards,



I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous job on the flowers, at church, and at the center. It was like a magical wonderland! Honestly surpassed everything I had hoped for. There were many compliments on your job...the center has never looked so beautiful before. People already started asking for your number:) So let's hope you get some more business:) Again thank you and your entire staff for a job extremely well done! 


Diana Skukan

Diana Skukan

Sanimar Studio staff and Renee were wonderful to work with and we can't be happier with the final product – the beautiful wedding.  Renee was incredibly accommodating and easy to work with.  Renee answered all our questions and was very prompt with email responses and return phone calls.  We brought in some pictures, and explained what we liked or didn't like about each one. She took our idea and turned it into exactly the vision we had for the wedding. The bouquets were stunning and the arrangements for the reception were just perfect.  We got a lot of compliments from our family and friends on just how beautiful the Huppah and the table centerpieces were. 

Thank you so much Renee and Sanimar Studio for your great customer service! 

Yulia & Lev (July 2008)

Hi Renee,

The backdrop that we used for our wedding was beautiful.  The ballroom looked elegant and the backdrop was exactly what I had hoped.  I used white fabric with soft lighting behind it which created a romantic setting perfect for our ceremony.  Renee was wonderful to work with,  She is very personal and listened to my wants and needs.  I enjoyed my experience with the company very much.

Thank you!


For our June 27, 2008 wedding, we worked with Renee, the owner of SaniMar Studios. From day 1 she has been there for us any time and day we needed her. She not only was there to hear our ideas out, but she gave us advice on how to perfect our day. The hard work she put in to make our wedding day as beautiful as it was is tremenduos. From the huppah, to the flowers, to the bouquets, to the chairs, to the lighting, etc. was gorgeous. Our guests were calling even a week after our wedding telling us how beutiful the decorations and flowers were at our wedding. I was VERY pleased with the work both Renee and her crew did. Out of all the things I had to worry about, flowers and decorations weren't one of them. Renee and her crew took care of everything; they set everything up, and they took everything apart. They were all on time, and very professional. 

She was more of a friend throughout our tough journey than just someone who was doing our wedding. I wouldn't change this company for anything!! They are great!! 

Working with Renee was one the best choices we made for our wedding. 

Thank you Renee for everything,

Vladimir & Anna Gutmanovich

We loved our wedding!  Renee at Sanimar studios and the staff at the Peninsula hotel made a great team.  The aisle and room drapery decorations by Sanimar studio created a magical and romantic feel of the room.  The entry floor-to-ceiling entrance drapery was inviting and provided the most beautiful elegant entrance.  Renee worked with us on every detail of the decorations with ease and professionalism.  She listened to all of our requests for the day and every request was executed efficiently and exactly as we had envisioned.  

We feel that the day went smoothly and Renee was efficient at working with each vendor. 

It is a pleasure to recommend her as a coordinator. She will definitely bring any brides vision to life! 

Thank you Renee 

Yana & Leonard Cohen

"I was very impressed with Renee's work at my friend's wedding last year so I got Renee's number from my friend, once again, I am very thrilled with everything she did for my wedding.  I received so many compliments about the bouquets and the centerpieces.  Thanks Renee."

Maggie / Renaissance O'Hare, Chicago

I would highly recommend SaniMar Decor Studio. I worked with Renee and her she is amazing. She did my flowers and decor. I thought was a little pricey at first, but after comparing her with others I realized that she gave me a pretty good deal. Then after seeing what my wedding decor looked like on the wedding day, I was SO pleased and happy. Again, I definitely recommend Renee at SaniMar Decor. :)

Kelly& Remy Venuti's Banquethall

Thank you and your team for the amazing mandap you did for us.. everyone, including us, loved the decor! We got compliments throughout the night..

Parita Doshi