2011 was a wonderful year! We thank the wonderful couples who welcomed us into their lives as we helped them plan their weddings. Thank you to all those brides and grooms who selected Engaging Events by Ali as their wedding planner. Here is just a tiny little peek into our amazing 2011 year! And thank you to all the amazing photographers who provide the beautiful moments from the wedding days for our clients.
We LOVED Morgan and Mike's wedding last fall at the Holy Name Cathedral and River East Art Center. Elizabeth Anne Designs featured it on their wedding blog last week and we wanted to share on our own website too. Morgan and Mike's favorite season is Fall and they embraced that in their wedding day details. Who does not love a fall wedding in Chicago? Enjoy!
I LOVE Get Married Magazine and TV show and imagine my delight when they featured the wedding of Nicole and Aubrey, whose wedding I planned, at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Special thanks goes out to Becky Hill Photography for the gorgeous images. Flower Firm also handled the gorgeous flowers, Frost Lightingthe lighting and Peter Hennes Orchestra was the rocking band!
I love my job as a wedding planner in Chicago and working with clients like Jessica and Ryan make it that much better! Jessica and Ryan were married on July 11th, 2009 at Old St Patrick's church in Chicago. Old St Patrick's church, dedicated on Christmas morning in 1846, was one of the few buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It's survival makes it the oldest public building in Chicago. Jessica and Ryan's wedding was featured in Chicago Social Brides magazine and I decided this week to do a couple posts on their lovely wedding. Please enjoy some of their ceremony pictures today!
I was so excited when writer Natasha Gerber called me to interview me about Hotel Weddings for Special Events Magazine. I have been a long time reader of this magazine and look forward to its arrival in my mail box every month. Natasha asked me about how I help my clients make hotel weddings unique and how to best utilize the space. We also talked a bit about how independent wedding consultants can best work with the hotels in their area to make it a successful and positive relationship.
Becky Hill (one of my favorite photographers in Chicago) posted some pictures of a wedding we recently did together on May 10th, 2009. The ceremony was at Holy Family in Chicago followed by a "rocking" reception at Maggiano's which was DJ'ed by the 'oh so fabulous' DJ Toad.