Monday, August 22, 2016

Jenny + Ron

Jenny and Ron were such a fun couple! I love doing Destination Weddings, and I'm so glad that I got a chance to share in their special day in Colorado. They chose breathtaking Spruce Mountain Ranch for their picturesque ceremony and rustic-inspired reception, and Angie Wilson Photography captured the lively colors and expansive sky like no one else could.





 







After the hustle and bustle of getting ready and taking photos, it was time for the serene ceremony. The weather could not have been more perfect for getting married under an unending sky, surrounded by the expanse of nature.


 


After the ceremony, everyone moved to the rustic lodge to top off the naturally-inspired celebration!








Jenny and Ron's big day went off without a hitch—filled with beauty, nature, family, friends, and above all, love. Everyone was thrilled with the wedding, and I am so glad that I got to be a part of it.



An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury


This is one of my favorite events of the year. I wouldn't miss it!

Modern Luxury Brides
Afternoon of Bridal Luxury
October 16th
Starting at Spiaggia

For a day of shopping with a heart, please join CS Brides for the Afternoon of Bridal Luxury, 
the tenth-annual charitable wedding walk sponsored by Modern Luxury Brides

Shop to the sounds of Cagen Music as you feast your senses on couture gowns, breathtaking jewels, haute cuisine, delectable cakes, and exquisite florals provided by Platinum Events.

Brides will receive a luxury tote bag filled with extraordinary gifts from Oak Street’s most exclusive bridal destinations. The walk begins at The Private Dining Rooms at Spiaggia. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

To purchase tickets, click here.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Minted Giveaway!

I am so excited to announce that I have teamed up with the absolutely wonderful Minted. Together, we are raffling off a $100 Minted gift certificate! To enter, all you have to do is comment below with your name and tell us what you would buy from Minted. I will select a winner by Wednesday, August 31st.

Minted specializes in personalizing... well, anything. So of course they do a fantastic job with any wedding-related items your little DIY-bridal heart desires! Personalized items are an especially great touch for your Day of Paper Suite, such as programs, escort cards, and menus. Some of our favorite designs are posted below.  Or you can click here to explore some more and get inspiration!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Unique, fun, AND sustainable? Sign me up!

I have recently fell in love with a really great website that I would like to share with the world! It's called UncommonGoods, and they are totally committed to a lot of issues that are important to me (sustainability, corporate responsibility, and just being an ethical company, in general). That's great and all but really keeps bringing me back is that they have really cool, unique products!

UncommonGoods prides itself on treating every living thing with which they have contact with dignity and respect—from providing a living wage to not offering products that contain leather, fur, or feathers. They're also big on sustainability, offer a wide array of recycled and organic products, and source their catalog paper from only sustainable forests. I think that supporting companies with beliefs and ethics such as these is incredibly important—then, if these companies succeed, maybe the rest of the world will take notice and move towards a more sustainable, compassionate lifestyle.

Their curated collections are a great resource if you're looking for specific types of gifts, but don't know exactly what to get. For example, their picks for groomsmen gifts are incredibly well thought-out and diverse. Check out that collection here. There are some real gems in there, like this beard maintenance kit (gotta have those groomsmen looking spiffy on your big day!)...


...and this necktie travel box (another way to ensure spiffiness)!


On the flip side, if you're looking for a little something something for yourself and your significant other—or even for a couple you know—their Personalized Wedding collection has a ton of cute, unique ways to commemorate togetherness. You can explore those here. Some of my favorite pieces are this cute tree trunk vase...


 and this unique thumbprint guestbook!


I admittedly have spent a lot of time browsing this site—what can I say, I love fun, responsibly-sourced home goods and gift items! I hope you enjoy one of the newest websites in my "shopping" bookmark folder. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Feyi + Ayo

Feyi and Ayo's wedding was breathtaking. From the gorgeous stairwell shots Alakija Studios shot at the Parents of the Bride's Hyde Park home, to the sweeping ceilings and opulence of St. James Cathedral and the Chicago Cultural Center. I had a great time helping this vivacious couple make their marriage celebration unlike any other.






After having finally tied the knot, Feyi and Ayo headed out to take photos outside in the beautiful budding greenery of spring. And then, of course, it was time for the party!





Feyi and Ayo were over the moon on their wedding day, and I'm so glad that I got to be a part of such a wonderful celebration. 



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