Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Although patent leather is the most popular, it is not the only option for men. My husband opted to wear a formal leather oxford like the shoe below. The shoe needs to be polished and sharp!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
67 E. Madison St.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
- Bride and Groom
- Bride and Groom, Mother of the Bride (Liz) , Stepfather of the Bride (Brad)
- Bride and Groom, Steve, Susan
- Bride and Groom, Steve, Susan, Nick
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This is one of my favorite events of the year. I wouldn't miss it!
CS Brides' Afternoon of Bridal Luxury
Oak Street and Michigan Ave.
For a day of shopping with a heart, please join CS Brides for the Afternoon of Bridal Luxury, the second-annual charitable wedding walk sponsored by the Oak Street Council and Chicago Social Brides. Shop to the sounds of Michael Lerich Productions as you feast your senses on couture gowns, breathtaking jewels, haute cuisine by Greg Christian Catering, delectable cakes and exquisite florals provided by Ronsley Special 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 American Heart Association.
To purchase tickets, click here. RSVP required.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I thought this tied in perfectly with the outdoor feel of the venue, Galleria Marchetti.
The centerpieces by Dilly Lilly tied in with the chandeliers.
The cookied were decorated to look like the cake.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I adore gift tags. Tags can be used on bridal party gifts, flip flops for guests, favors, or even as a substitute escort card. I totally want to steal the idea behind this adorable tags. They are perfect for a Fall wedding.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
A L'Amour presents
Mothers of the Wedding Fashion Show
Sunday, September 14th
236 West Northwest Highway
To make a reservations, call 847.381.5858
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Reverie by Melissa Sweet Trunk Show
September 4 – 8th
Priscilla of Boston
17 W. 170 22nd St., Oakbrook Terrace
To make a reservation, call 630.833.5000
Cymbeline Paris Trunk Show
September 5 – 7th
Dimitra's Bridal Couture
1011 N Rush St.
To make a reservation, call 312.787.0920
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
What is the easiest way to save money? Well, that is an easy question for me to answer- cut something. Now, the hard part comes, what do you want to cut?
If you are going to make a cut, it should be on something that comes lower on the priority list. Therefore, you and your fiance need to sit down and come up with the three most important details to you. The two of you should also come up with things that don't mean that much to you. Awhile ago, I posted a list of things that I did not want.
I can't tell you what to skip because I don't know you or your fiance. However, I can give you a list of some ideas.
- Videographer: If you want a video, then have one. If you aren't dead set on it, skip it.
- Centerpieces: Having a non-floral centerpiece is going to save you money. There are plenty of other beautiful options.
- Save the Dates: Unless you are having a destination wedding, these are not only necessary, they are a total waste.
- Bridal Shoes: Buy a metallic shoe that you can re-wear again. They are often cheaper than shoes aimed at brides.
- Bridal Party: Large bridal parties require more money (personal flowers, transportation, bridal party gifts). While I wouldn't recommend cutting siblings or best friends, do you really need to have your nine closest friends up at the alter?
- Transportation: While it is necessary to provide transportation for your bridal party to the ceremony and reception site, it is not necessary to blow the budget. There are many more reasonable options out there than expensive trolleys and stretch Hummer limos. No one is going to remember the transportation.
- Wedding Album: Buy the rights to your wedding photos and make your own album with one of the numerous online companies. I am actually doing this myself!
If you have a wedding related question, Ask the Bee.
- What: Wedding Photos in the City!
- Who: Who is going to be in the photos? Bridal Party? Family? I highly recommend that you take some photos without your bridal party. They don't need to be in every photo. If you are bringing your parents along, you might want to take only a few photos with them and then send them back to the hotel to freshen up.
- Where: This is the one area that I think couples tend to be a little over ambitious: if you are planning on taking photos in 5 locations, your bridal party is going to be exhausted! Limit the number of locations. I promise, you won't regret it later in the evening!
- When: Do you want to take photos before your ceremony? Or between the ceremony and reception?
- How: How are the people going to get from here to there? There are many options in the city (walking, taxis, limos, trolleys, and buses).