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The Daily Bride

The Daily Bride is a new wedding TV show that was recently launched in Chicago. And, I am so excited as I have been asked to be the "resident" expert on the new and amazing wedding tv show, "The Daily Bride": It is Chicago's first online wedding show and a great place for new brides and grooms to look for vendors and get some great wedding tips. There is also a forum section where you can chat with other brides in Chicago! 

The Intercontinental Chicago Wedding of Katie and Michael

Katie and Mike exchanged their vows at the historic St Joseph's Catholic church in Old Town. I LOVED working with Katie and Mike Cunningham on their November 3rd Wedding at St Joseph's Church and the Renaissance Ballroom at the Intercontiental Hotel. Everything about Katie and Mike's wedding was wonderfully elegant and sophisicated. Katie chose a black and white color scheme for her modern wedding style with an accent of green in some of the flowers. 
"See Kurt Gurber's FABULOUS pictures": Photography by "Kurt Gerber":// Flowers by "A Stem Above":// Entertainment by "Fun Times DJ":// Linens by "Carousel Linens"://


From the moment we sat down to meet Ali, we felt completely at ease with her and knew we would enjoy working with her in planning our wedding. She was involved with all aspects of our wedding from the beginning to the day of and we couldn’t be happier that we chose this option. Ali kept us on task from our first meeting—letting us know what details we should be completing at present and what we should be thinking of next at all points in the planning process. Wedding planning is stereotypically known to be stressful due to the sheer amount of time and effort put into planning every little detail to make a wedding the special, magical day that the bride and groom envision. However, I can honestly say that planning your wedding does not have to be stressful! With Ali’s help, we actually had a lot of fun planning our big day and I surprised myself as well as my family and friends with how calm I remained throughout the entire planning process. We really appreciated Ali’s vendor suggestions and absolutely LOVED the vendors we chose for our wedding. 
Thanks to Ali, our wedding day played out without a hitch and we got to focus on each other, our family and friends rather than worry about the many details that go into having such an event run smoothly. We highly recommend Ali and are so thankful for all of the work she put into making our wedding day “perfect.” 

Lora and Tim's Cinco Di Mayo Wedding Celebration at Harold Washington Library

Lora and Tim Powers were married on a gorgeous spring day, May 5th, 2007 at "St James Lutheran Church": in Chicago, Illinois. They later partied and danced the night away at the Winter Garden room at Harold Washington Library. 

Ali Phillips Presents at Bridal Showcase

I recently was asked to present at the Bridal Showcase on Sunday, January 28th, 2007 at the Highland Park Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois. I was one of four wedding consultants from The Association of Bridal Consultants that was asked to present. I chose to speak about "Quality on a Quarter" and offer the brides who attended some fun and new ideas that are both affordable and easy to make at home. 

Christina and Dave's Winter Wedding at Chicago Cultural Center

What a wonderful winter wonderland we created for Christina and Dave's wedding on December 9th, 2006 at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Jennifer and Matt's Suburban Wedding at Valley Lo

Jennifer and Matt celebrated their wedding ceremony and reception at "Valley Lo Sports Club": in Glenview, Illinois. The skies were gray but no rain fell during their outside ceremony on the patio facing the little lake. Guests enjoyed cocktails in the lounge area and patio. Then moved to the ballroom overlooking the golf course and lake for dinner and dancing. 

Alex and Jon Buck

There is only one word to describe Ali's professionalism, organization and spirit: perfection! We truly had our dream wedding in every sense of the word and we could not have done it without Ali. She is unbelievably knowledgeable with all the vendors and she coordinated the many pieces of our ceremony and reception so that it all flowed flawlessly. We literally did not have any worries on the wedding day - we knew Ali would take care of everything. I recommend Ali to everyone getting married in the Chicagoland area. 

Monica and David Bonifield

Color and music took precedence at Monica and David's wedding at "Newberry Library.": The Mariachis serenaded Monica down the grand staircase in the lobby for the ceremony. Now THAT is a way to make an entrance!!! 
And they chose to make an grand exit too! We handed out sparklers to their guests to light as they departed their reception in a horse and carriage! 
Photography by "Stu Mullenberg": Catering by "Levy Events": Flowers by "Tina and Dollie, Ltd.": Music by "Fum Times DJ"://