wedding accessories

Pantone Color of the Year announced for 2013

Pantone Color of the Year announced for 2013

We were tickled, um, GREEN, when Pantone announced their color of 2013 as Emerald Green. I love the color green and am so excited to see this appear in Chicago weddings and all things fashion, weddings, beauty and home. So today I pay homage to Emerald Green with some great finds! 

BHLDN Opens in Chicago on Valentine's Day

BHLDN Opens in Chicago on Valentine's Day

We are less than two weeks away from the much anticipated February 14th opening of the BHLDN Store in Chicago, Anthropologie's answer to all things bridal. We fell in love with BHLDN when they launched last year on Valentine's Day online and how appropriate that the Windy City gets their own store for brides, grooms and party planners alike one year later on the same holiday, (one that celebrates love); Valentine's Day. 

How to Clean your Diamond Engagement Ring

How to Clean your Diamond Engagement Ring

It is "engagement season"! That time of year where many couple are getting engaged while they celebrate the holidays with their family and friends. For many people, this may be the first time they have worn diamonds or a fine gemstone. Their ring is all sparkly, new and gorgeous. But as time goes on, your ring needs to be cleaned. What is the best way to clean a diamond? Diamond experts agree that running a little warm water in a small bowl with a little mild liquid detergent and allowing your diamond engagement ring to soak for three to four minutes and using a soft brush will get lose debris and oils off your diamonds. And it is a good idea every year to get your rings polished and cleaned and for your jeweler to check for any lose prongs.

Breaking Dawn Part I Wedding Details

Breaking Dawn Part I Wedding Details

I am an admitted Twilight fan! I was so excited to see the new Breaking Dawn Part I movie this past weekend. Not only because I love the books, but also the first twenty minutes of the movie focused on the wedding of Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Below are some beautiful details and information about the wedding and how you can get Bella and Edward's wedding look. 

Chicago Wedding at River East Art Center and Holy Name Cathedral

Chicago Wedding at River East Art Center and Holy Name Cathedral

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!

Spring Weddings in Chicago

Spring Weddings in Chicago

If you are like me and live in Chicago, you miss the big yellow Sun in the sky. I love my Chicago Springs and know it is around the corner. I really also love Weddings in Chicago DURING the springtime. So, adding some sunshine and happiness to your day with some gorgeous details from a wedding that Kurt Gerber photographed and I planned  a couple of springs ago!

Veils and Vino Truck Show in Chicago

Don't miss out on The Left Bank's Veils and Vino Trunk Show in Chicago on March 28th and March 29th. Laura Jayne Bridal from Toronto will be in town to show her couture veils, headpieces and bridal hair jewelry. And Sommelier Jocelyn Pinsler will be serving wine tastings. The trunk show hours are Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th from 11am-5pm. Appointments are recommended.  You can call to schedule a time to view some of the latest in veil trends at 773-929-7422. 

Address 1155 West Webster, Chicago, Illinois.

White Chicago Offering 10% off Veils

Still looking for the perfect veil for your wedding day? White Chicago is offering 10% off veils in the month of January! 

Located at 222 West Huron in Chicago, White Chicago offers wedding dresses at 30%-70% off retail costs by offering new, sample and once wed designer wedding gowns. 

Alyssa and Ali

I adored my bride Alyssa last Saturday. She and Jeff got married at Newberry Library. Stay tuned for pictures of their amazing wedding which I will post next week. You HAVE to see her bridal shoes. (Think Carrie in Sex in the City Movie).

Jenna and Henry

I had nothing to do with this wedding but I loved Jenna Bush and Henry Hager's wedding day! It was so cute, so down to earth and her wedding dress was so perfect for the setting! Oscar De La Renta was quite the master in designing the perfect dress for her.