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Nail Polish Color for your Bridesmaids

Nail Polish Color for your Bridesmaids

You picked out the perfect dress, shoes and jewelry for their bridesmaids and even may have helped them pick out their hair style. But did you let them know what color nail polish you prefer them to wear? It is a good idea to let your lovely bridesmaids know if you want them to maybe have french nails or soft and neutral pink nails on the weekend of your wedding. Have a bridesmaids that is prone to wearing bright yellow or lavendar and it does not match your color scheme? Then it is okay to let them know what you are hoping them to have on their nails and toes that weekend. 

Grooms Cakes

Grooms Cakes

We have noticed a new found love for an old time tradition, the Groom’s Cake. A Groom’s Cake is a manlier version of the wedding cake that used to be highly popular in southern states. However, lately the cake is making a huge comeback nationwide.

Wendy Nicholson, Mother of the Bride

My daughter got engaged in the fall of 2004. With my daughter living out of state and with some very strong ideas of how she wanted her wedding, I knew I would need help! I interviewed many wedding planners but when I met Ali, I knew she was the one. 

Ali appears in Wedding Bells Magazine

I was recently quoted in Chicago's Wedding Bells Magazine in the Summer 2005 issue. 
Mike Killingsworth, a writer for Wedding Bells and Wedding Channel, was interested in hearing more about unique outdoor ceremony locations in Chicago. Please click the pdf link to see the article!Download file Another great location in Chicago to host an outdoor ceremony is Washington Square Park, across from the Newberry Library, at Clark and Walton. It is a three acre plot of land with a grassy lawn area, diagonal walkways and a gorgeous fountain in the center of the park. This area provides a beautiful shaded backdrop for a wedding ceremony and a great location for pictures. When chosing to have an outdoor ceremony, it is important to have a Plan B in case of rain or inclement weather. Speak with your wedding coordinator and catering manager at your reception location well in advance of the wedding day to talk about where you will have the ceremony in case of rain.

Testimonial from Monica and David Bonifield

We loved working with Ali! My Husband and I agreed that she was worth every penny! We both have very busy schedules and she made our whole planning experience a breeze. She scheduled (and recommended) all of our vendor appointments, sent monthly/weekly updated "to do" lists, offered unique suggestions and kept us on track to avoid potential disaster and stress. Hiring her was definitely the best decision we made overall!