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Midwest Wedding & Event Professionals Charity Golf Outing

Midwest Wedding & Event Professionals Charity Golf Outing

In case you missed it, last Wednesday we held our third annual Midwest Wedding & Event Professionals Charity Golf Outing. What first looked like might be a dreary day actually turned out to be a lovely fall afternoon filled with some good golf, great food, and lots of laughter as wedding and event professionals came together for a good cause.  Keith Jorgensen of Poetic Productions and Kurt Gerber of Gerber Scarpelli Weddings co-planned this event with me and they did an amazing job! 

Great Opportunity for Wedding Professionals in Chicago

Since I have a lot of Chicago wedding vendor readers and aspiring wedding planner reading my blog I wanted to let you know of an event that may be of interest to you. My friend Katy Carrier of Carrier & Associates and hosting a great event in Chicago on Monday, October 17th. Law School for Wedding Professionals is a day-long educational workshop covering the legalities of owning, protecting and growing your wedding business.

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.

Winter Engagement Pictures in Chicago

Winter Engagement Pictures in Chicago

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you today!!! Rather than a typical pink and red "valentine's" post today,  I am posting a gorgeous winter engagement shoot of Liz and Brian shot by the very talented YazyJo back in January. It was a cold day in Chicago but as you can see, you can capture some of the most romantic shots even in the middle of winter.

Ask Ali: Where can I get Indie Wed tickets in Chicago?

Ask Ali: Where can I get Indie Wed tickets in Chicago?

This question came from a reader to my blog. She was interested in finding out more about the Indie Wed show in Chicago and where she could get tickets.

Engagement Sessions on Ice

Looking to do something this weekend? Want a fun "outdoor" activity but it is just too cold for you? What a FUN new idea for your Engagement Session? How about grab your skates and head to the top of the John Hancock Observatory. What you may ask? Well today thru March 31st, the John Hancock Observatory will have an ice skating rink, made from a synthetic substance called XTRAICE, inside called "Skating in the Sky". What a fun outing with your fiance. Don't forget the camera.  

Summer is not over, enjoy the outdoors this Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

I woke up this morning and it feels like fall a little bit, but this quick cool weather will be replaced Sunday with warm and sunny yet again for the Labor Day Weekend in Chicago. Needs ideas for what to do this weekend? Take a break from wedding planning, get out there and enjoy all the city has to offer. 

Christina and John Martin

We knew of Ali's work a few years prior to our wedding through a friend that got married in Chicago. She was very highly recommended and we could understand why when we met with Ali. Ali is very personable and is extremely well thought of in the industry and with vendors. After meeting her for the first time, John and I were sure she would help us create a perfect party to celebrate our wedding.