For the 10th year, Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning Show broadcast live from Treetime Christmas Creations on Pepper Road in Lake Barrington for the annual Treetime spectacular on November 5.

Treetime was even transformed into a ‘Chapel of Love.’ Donned in a full tuxedo, Dean led vow renewals for a handful of couples and officiated a real wedding!

Guests included Dr. Kevin Most, chief medical officer at Northwestern Medicine’s Central DuPage Hospital, performances by the cast of Marriott Theatre’s “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” and more. The crowd enjoyed Lou Malnati’s for lunch, chocolates from Anderson’s Candy Shop, music by the Canterbury Carollers and DJ Emily of Toast & Jam.

The show moved to Facebook Live for an hour where online viewers across the country (and the in-store audience) were treated to the magic of The Magic Parlour’s Dennis Watkins and learned that Chicago has an official tartan.

Check out the photos from the morning with Dean, “Elton” Jim Turano and Dave Schwan and their standing room only audience at Treetime.

Photo gallery #1:

  • WGN Radio's Dave Schwan, Elton Jim Turano, Dean Richards at Treetime
  • Treetime owners Laurie and Joe Kane with Dean Richards
  • DJ Emily of Toast & Jam
  • The Canterbury Carollers
  • L to R: Dave Schwan, Elton Jim Turano, Northwestern Medicine's Dr. Kevin Most, Dean Richards at Treetime
  • Kaitlyn Davis performs at Treetime
  • Dean talks with actor Kaitlyn Davis
  • Actors cast as The Drifters in Marriott Theatre's product of 'Beautiful' perform at Treetime.
  • The Drifters and Dean Richards
  • Dean walks through the Treetime crowd.
  • Magician Dennis Watkins awes during the Facebook Live hour
  • The Magic Parlour's Dennis Watkins and Dean Richards
  • Gus Noble of the Chicago Scots and Dean Richards
  • Standing room only crowd at Treetime
  • Dean and WGN Radio's sales and promotions coordinator Marlene Wells
  • Live broadcast audience
  • Singing reindeer at Treetime!

Photo gallery #2:

  • Lunch for the audience courtesy of Lou Malnati's
  • The Treetime audience enjoys pizza from Lou Malnati's
  • Anderson's Candy Shop passes out sweets to the audience
  • Anderson's Candy Shop passes out chocolates
  • Audience has chocolates from Anderson's Candy Shop
  • Elton Jim Turano and Dean Richards with the special wedding tree made by Treetime
  • Couples who had vow renewals wave in the crowd
  • Couples walk down the aisle
  • Two of The Canterbury Carollers participate in the vow renewals at Treetime
  • Vow renewals at Treetime
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus at the vow renewal
  • Vow renewals at Treetime
  • Dean Richards live at Treetime
  • Time for a wedding at Treetime!
  • Elton Jim Turano walks Melissa Weber down the aisle at Treetime
  • Groom Bruce Backe with Dave Schwan serving as Best Man
  • Dean officiates the wedding of Bruce and Melissa at Treetime
  • Dean marries Melissa and Bruce
  • The newlyweds Melissa and Bruce Backe with Dave Schwan, Dean Richards and Elton Jim Turano
  • Dean Richards with the newlyweds Melissa and Bruce Backe

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