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Vera Wang Arrives at David's Bridal

Vera Wang Arrives at David's Bridal

Great News for those in wedding dress shopping mode! Vera Wang has arrived at David's Bridal allowing more brides the luxury of wearing a dress designed by a couture designer. With five locations in the Chicago area, the White Line by Vera Wang has dresses ranging in price from $600 to $1400 and are featured in white, ivory, blush and chamgagne. In June, your bridesmaids will also be able to select Vera Wang dresses when she releases a line just for bridesmaids. 

Getting Ready With Your Bridesmaids

Getting Ready With Your Bridesmaids

One of my favorite parts of the wedding day is the time that the bride spends getting ready at her home or in the hotel suite with her bridesmaids, Mom and friends.  It is a fun time to bond and relax before the busy wedding day starts. Often times we will have hair and makeup artists come on-site to also make sure everyone looks gorgeous on the wedding day.

Happy Tape

Happy Tape

There’s a new tape hitting the United States, making it easier to decorate and seal than ever. It’s a Japanese product called Happytape-colored masking tape made of Japanese washi paper. I personally think whoever came up with the idea is genius. The tape is elegant and looks like ribbon but is really thin and easy to tear. The best part about it is that it comes in every color and pattern imaginable. Happytape works great on boxes, envelopes, bags, cards, basically anything you can think of. Wrap up your bridesmaids or groomsmen gifts with some fun tape that match your wedding colors. 

Engage!11 Luxury Wedding Business Summit-Part 1

As many of my followers know, I am a seven time attendee of the Engage!11, a luxury wedding business summit  produced by Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts. I met these two women attending my first conference way back in 2008 and it has forever changed my business and my life. So much more than a conference, it is an experience of amazing learning seminars, great networking and gorgeous parties and details to feast the eyes and provide inspiration to the best of the best in the wedding industry.

WGN TV Appearance on The Royal Wedding Trends

WGN TV Appearance on The Royal Wedding Trends

Last week on Friday I was excited to be invited back in to speak with Lourdes Duarte from WGN TV about the Royal Wedding. With my gorgeous fascinator on from The Left Bank and an adorable little bouquet by Exquisite Designs, I was there to talk all things Royal Wedding.

What I Loved about The Royal Wedding

What I Loved about The Royal Wedding

Friday I woke up at 3am to watch the World Series-Superbowl-NBA Finals-Stanley Cup of the wedding industry; Catherine and William's Royal Wedding. Everything about it was magical, perfect, timeless and classic. It was a return to traditional and in every way it was PERFECTION!

Kate's Second Dress

Kate's Second Dress

I have been so excited about all the pictures from the evening events surrounding The Royal Wedding. The Duchess of Cambridge (also known to all of us as Kate) wore an elegant evening dress, once again designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. The dress was satin with diamante detailing around the skirt. She wore a small white shrug in the pictures that were captured. It was a beautiful dress and Kate looked so elegant.The groom changed as well into a traditional tuxedo with a bow tie. Expect to see bow ties on the grooms and groomsmen as the whole wedding world and fashion world looks to what the Royal Wedding trends were. 

The Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Bouquet

The Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Bouquet

I loved Kate's bouquet. Small and understated, it complemented her dress but did not take away from her look. The flowers in the bouquet were lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth, myrtle, ivy and a wonderful nod to her new husband, sweet william.

The Royal Wedding and The GORGEOUS Dress

The Royal Wedding and The GORGEOUS Dress

And then they were married! I am in love with everything about the Royal Wedding today! The beautiful cars, the horse and carriages, the trumpeters, the beautiful hymns at the church, the wonderful reading by the bride's brother. I can go on and on about this but first thing is first.

Wedding Gift Registry Ideas

This week I got to talk with the WGN TV  5pm anchor news, Lourdes Duarte about non-traditional wedding gift registry items. Tuesday we looked at charity gift registries, like Kate and William are doing for their Royal Wedding. Today we look at some of the other ideas that I spoke of and are great ideas for couples to consider when registering.

Chicago Wedding at InterContinental Chicago on Every Last Detail Blog

We were so excited when Lauren Groves, the mastermind and Editor behind Every Last Detail Blog wanted to feature Shellane and Tom's wedding from October of last year which took place on a gorgeous day at Our Lady of Mt Carmel with the reception following at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. 

Kate Spade Wedding Collection

Kate Spade Wedding Collection

I have always been a fan of Kate Spade and their shop in Chicago is a must visit a couple of times a year. Purses, cute gifts for bridal party, amazing shoes, fun jewelry.....Well now, they have "gone bridal" and have released their new wedding collection. You will find adorable white dresses which are perfect for one of your bridal showers or at your rehearsal dinner and beautiful shoes for your wedding day. 

Magnificent Milestones, Chicago Stationer

Magnificent Milestones, Chicago Stationer

Hi there! It's Brittney blogging today!

It’s a special treat when Ali and I get to get outside of the office and check out a new store or vendor and the other day we did just that. We headed over to a new paperie boutique called Magnificent Milestones, located downtown on West Erie.

Spring Has Arrived in Chicago

Spring Has Arrived in Chicago

Happy Spring! Yesterday was the first day of Spring in Chicago (although it was a little chilly and rainy) and I for one am very much ready for the longer days and the popping of the green leaves, crocuses and daffodils. And Spring means the return of tulips and peonies to weddings. 

In honor of Spring, enjoy some spring themed wedding pictures! 

The New JW Marriott in Chicago

The New JW Marriott in Chicago

Last Monday the new JW Marriott Chicago celebrated with a Grand Opening Event. And wow was the event Grand! The hotel opened in November of last year and is a great addition to Chicago. Boasting two ballrooms, the JW Marriott is Chicago's newest luxury hotel to host weddings and corporate events. I am so excited to have a new venue to show to couples for consideration for their wedding.

Spring Weddings in Chicago

Spring Weddings in Chicago

If you are like me and live in Chicago, you miss the big yellow Sun in the sky. I love my Chicago Springs and know it is around the corner. I really also love Weddings in Chicago DURING the springtime. So, adding some sunshine and happiness to your day with some gorgeous details from a wedding that Kurt Gerber photographed and I planned  a couple of springs ago!

Meet Brittney Reecy, our Engaging Events Intern

Meet Brittney Reecy, our Engaging Events Intern

I am so excited to introduce to you our intern, Brittney Reecy. Brittney started with Engaging Events back in December and she will be working with us through the busy summer months to learn the Ins and Outs of Wedding Planning. 

Luscious Layers Chicago Wedding Cake Designer

Luscious Layers Chicago Wedding Cake Designer

Yesterday was one of those fun days and I got to get out of the office and attendLuscious Layers Open House and eat cake and sweets! Ashley moved to a storefront in Chicago in the Bucktown neighborhood in August of 2009 and has been baking up masterpiece cakes for weddings, showers, birthday parties and anniversaries.