On January 17th, seven hundred event professionals attended The Wedding Event for The Special Event Show in Chicago that I Co-Chaired/Produced with Anthony Gowder of Gowder Designs. We featured all of the company names of the amazing sponsors on the blog last week and today I am sharing the wonderful wedding cakes that were baked by local Chicago wedding cake bakers. We told them we wanted them to do whatever they wanted for the design and to show off their amazing talents and that they did!! Not only were the cakes gorgeous to look at in the cocktail hour but also delicious to eat for dessert. Thank you to the amazing Chicago wedding cake bakers for their participation in the incredible Wedding Event in Chicago.
Last week I co-chaired with Anthony Gowder of Anthony Gowder Designs, The Wedding Event for The Special Event Show which was in Chicago for the first time in 25 years. I was flattered to be asked to chair this event and represent the city of Chicago and all that we have to offer for weddings and events. The evening seated dinner was for a sold out crowd of 700 and the guests were treated to a delight of design, awesome music by The Becca Kaufman Orchestraand Sasha Souza's Favorite Things presentation at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.
Well, I don't love the picture of me but here is a picture from Rick Aguilar from a wedding we shot on April 26th together at Old St Pat's Church.
He called it the "Ali In Action" shot!
Thanks Rick for sending!
Lauren and Brian's wedding at Cafe Brauer was a winter wonderland of hanging orchids and candelight. Sugared pears acted as the placecard as guests arrived in the Great Hall. Guests found their seats for the ceremony and then moved to the Loggia for martinis and hors d'houevres.