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Chicago Wedding Planner Internship Available

Chicago Wedding Planner Internship Available

Want to learn about the event industry from one of the best wedding planners in Chicago? Ali Phillips of Engaging Events is looking for a great intern for the winter season. Intern should be available one business day a week and available on some weekends. Please send resume, 2 references and cover letter to info@engagingeventsbyali.com. 

Spring Wedding Bouquets with Peonies and Sweet Pea

Spring Wedding Bouquets with Peonies and Sweet Pea

I know that we all felt spring a little closer yesterday with the warm up of the temperature. This made me think of spring weddings! I love these bridesmaids bouquets from a spring wedding. The flower color complements the bridesmaids light green dresses so well. The florals are a mix of sweat pea and light pink peonies which are so readily available in the spring months for bouquets!

Ali Phillips, Chicago and Destination Wedding Planner

Ali Phillips, Chicago and Destination Wedding Planner

So excited that Sarah Alair was able to do my new head shots on a gorgeous day in Chicago (albeit windy). She is such an amazing photographer and good friend! And she is available to shoot your wedding, engagement  pictures or even your kids and dog pictures! She has photographed some incredible weddings for me. She has a calming effect on nervous brides and grooms and really is able to capture their love in their engagement pictures or on the wedding day! Thank you Sarah for taking me out in Chicago and having some fun for my new head shots!

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. 

Bridal Market Monique Lhuiller Collection

Bridal Market Monique Lhuiller Collection

I just love Monique Lhuillier's wedding dresses. So much that one of these days I am going to make my husband marry me again so I can wear one of Monique's dresses. She is such an elegant lady and it shows in her always gorgeous wedding dresses that she produces. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Engage Conference back in June where she spoke to the audience. Her designs are feminine, elegant, often times fun and always dramatic. 

Vera Wang at Bridal Market in New York City 2011

Vera Wang at Bridal Market in New York City 2011

et took place the last couple of days in New York City. This is when the wedding dress designers get to show their new lines for all of us to see. Last year I got to attend the Bridal Market in New York City for the first time and attend the Martha Steward show. So, I was so excited to go back again this year.