chicagoland wedding accessories

Bridesmaids Totes

A get a lot of requests from my brides asking for ideas for bridesmaids gifts! I LOVE Lands End's Lighthouse Bag which comes in 7 different colors and could be custom monogrammed with your bridemsaids initials! And make it even more special by including monogrammed towels for their trips to the beach!

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Wedding Pashmina's For Your Bridesmaids

With the onset of winter arriving this week in Chicago, your lovely ladies may need a little pashmina wrap to keep them warm on your wedding day. I recently found this GREAT website for "Pashminas": that you can search for colors that match of complement your bridesmaids dresses. They are offered in cashmere and viscose ranging in price from $18 to $40 and is a great present (and also useful) for your bridesmaids! 
They also offer white and white pashminas which will match your dress and can be used for a little added warmth while you exit your limousine! 

Seating Scrolls

I love the use of seating scrolls in lieu of placecards for wedding guests to let them know where they are seated. Here is one we did for Lena and Chris's reception at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, May 11th. Baltic Studios took a picture of the Newberry Library's arches on the front of the building and recreated it on the bottom of the seating scroll. 
After the wedding it can be framed and placed in your dining room or living room to remember all the great friends that were present on your wedding day!

Ali Phillips to Offer My Jean M Invitations and Accessories

Ali Phillips is pleased to announce she is now offering My Jean M invitations and accessories. Brides are able to chose invitations from the Jean M Exclusive Line or Dreaming Up Designs line. They offer 20 different colored papers to chose from and 20 different inks at no additional charge. My Jean M also offers all accessories for wedding, showers and wedding parties. 
Please call Ali today to set up an invitation consultation at 773-777-2299. For a preview of the accessories and invitations please visit "My Jean M":