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Uber in Chicago for your Wedding

Uber in Chicago for your Wedding

There is a new car company in town and it is making lives way easier! Uber was launched six months ago in Chicago and people are loving using it. It will be great on the weekend of your wedding if you need a quick pick up for one to four people when leaving your hair salon and going back to the hotel or for parent’s who rode with you to the ceremony site but now need a ride back to the hotel or reception. Or use it for your bachelorette party as you zip around to different spots in Chicago. Have to move your groom to the church and don't want his tuxedo to get dirty and to have him arrive in style? Uber is your choice for all of your wedding VIP's. 

Bridal Market Christos Collection

Bridal Market Christos Collection

We are talking wedding dresses again today and the new collections that came out last week at Bridal Market in New York City. When we are talking our favorites one has to see the new collection from Christos. Many a client of mine has been sent down the aisle in a Christos dress. Looking to see one in person? Stop by Belle Vie Bridal Couture on Oak Street in Chicago. 

Ali Phillips, Wedding Consultant in Chicago, Attends Annual Association of Bridal Consultants Conference

Ali Phillips, Wedding Consultant in Chicago, Attends Annual Association of Bridal Consultants Conference

I "Fell in Love with Indy" last week when my assistant, Kristin Weis, (seen above in the picture) and I attended the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Business of Brides Conference. This is my sixth annual conference I have attended and was excited when they decided to host it in the Midwest this year. The Indianapolis wedding planners from ABC did a great job planning this event and event greater that they ordered up 60 degree weather in November! There were 40 wedding planner attendees from Chicago as well so it was so fun to spend time with people from my hometown.

Toppers with Glitz

Looking for a fun idea to add some "bling" to your wedding cake and customize it with a monogram? Toppers with Glitz is a great website to check out! They create custom designed cake topper initials for your wedding cake. You can even supply the font from your wedding program to be created into your new monogram! Or, you can even have your wedding date on the top of your cake. There are a variety of colored crystals to chose from!

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. 

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":http://stjames-lutheran.org in Chicago, Illinois. They later partied and danced the night away at the Winter Garden room at Harold Washington Library. 

Ali Attend Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Convention

I recently traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Conference. It was the 25th year anniversary of the conference and it was a wonderful couple days of education and entertainment. It was held at the Five Star, "Broadmoor Resort":http://broadmoor.com in Colorado Springs. 

Michele and Jeff Heftman

Ali gave us the best wedding present: peace of mind. We were so confident she would take care of the details. Jeff and I were able to focus on the most important thing – getting married. 
We sailed through the entire weekend, happy and carefree, knowing we had someone who cared about the success of our wedding as much as we did. And our carefree attitude was infectious; our guests caught the bug and partied well into the night. The wedding was flawless – like a wonderful dream we all shared together – I hope we can hold on to that feeling always. Words cannot express properly the fondness we feel towards Ali. She was a friend through the entire process, shared with us the most important day of our lives and forever carved out a place for herself in our family. Thanks again Ali for everything! Michele and Jeff

Monica and David Bonifield


Color and music took precedence at Monica and David's wedding at "Newberry Library.":http://newberry.org 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":http://www.stuphoto.net Catering by "Levy Events":http://leye.com Flowers by "Tina and Dollie, Ltd.":http://tinaanddollie.com Music by "Fum Times DJ"://funtimesdj.com

Leslie and Tyson Cornell

Leslie and Tyson Cornell's wedding was a windy and warm summer day at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. The library looked beautiful as the sun set and the twinkle on the 400 votives lit around the library started to shimmer. Leslie loved pink and orange flowers and even picked out a pink wedding cake. The guests dined on filet mignon andrelaxed to a flamenco guitar during dinner. They later rocked the night away to the tunes of the Jeff Stitely Orchestra! 
Photography by "Sarah Alair":http://www.sarahalair.com Catering by "Food For Thought Catering":http://foodforthought-chicago.com Flowers by "The Flower Firm":http://flowerfirm.com Music by "Jeff Stitely Orchestra"://jsqmusic.com