Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The bride’s family provided the cross, cup and plate used during the wedding ceremony.
Julia’s calla lily bouquet was simple yet stunning. It really complemented her dramatic gown. All flowers by Julia Rosa.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Looks like they are having a great time!
Look for another post tomorrow highlighting personal touches.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Preview Elizabeth Fillmore’s fall 2009 collection of modern and sophisticated gowns. Receive 10% off bridal gowns, 25% off accessories and 15% off attendant’s gowns when purchased at your appointment.
Amy Michelson Trunk Show
February 27 – 28th
1011 N. Rush St. #3
To make an appointment, call 312.787.0920
For a individualistic bride, Amy Michelson has the most amazing gowns.
Visit the Peninsula Hotel to view Tejani's exquisite bridal jewelry collection. when purchased at your appointment.
when purchased at your appointment.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
- heat gun
- embossing powder
- ink pad
The manager was kind enough to show me how to heat emboss. My husband and I practiced later that week. It really is pretty simple.
- Wet your stamp with the ink pad.
- Stamp the item.
- Pour embossing powder over the item.
- Shake off excess powder.
- Apply heat from heat gun to powder.
- Admire your crafty self!
My first adventure in embossing was our candy buffet. A bride gave me her 40 leftover white chinese boxes. I also had about some glassine envelopes that were sold along with the candy buffet. Since that wasn’t enough containers, I bought 40 petite red chinese boxes.
Heat Embossed chinese cartons
Since I did red on red, it doesn't photograph as well but looks cool in person.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Left Bank
1155 W. Webster
One of my favorite wedding accessory designers, Haute Bride is coming to Chicago. There will be a champagne & chocolate bar by Vanille.
Meet the fabulous wedding gown designer Anne Barge. Limited discounts will be available. There will be trunk shows on February 20-21st as well.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
The fan programs were designed to hang off the back of each chivari chair during the ceremony.
Chic black and white lounge furniture was set up near one of the bars. Valerie bought a variety of books including "How to Make Love: Secrets of Wooing From the 1930s". They were a huge hit among the guests!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
All photos by Brian Kinyon.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
- Ceremony décor
- Two dresses
- Late-night snack
- Personalized napkins
- Elaborate centerpieces
- Engraved Stationary/save-the-date cards
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
- guest count
- proximity to hotels
- proximity to church/ceremony location
- personal constraints (outside space, bring in your own alcohol, etc.)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 15th
12- 3 PM
51 W. Hubbard
Complimentary admission and valet provided.
At Lettuce Entertain You's 1st Annual Bridal Fair, looking for venues has never been easier. Guests can peruse venues for wedding events including rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers, brunches & more--all brought together for you in one room.
Sample cocktails & cuisine from 20 restaurants, and find the latest in wedding gowns, music, floral, invitations, hair, makeup & more.
Fashion will be provided by Ultimate Bride and Jenny Yoo.
Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier and Lettuce Entertain You Beverage Director, will dispense wine advice for guests. Not sure what to pour on the big day? Join us and get one-on-one advice from Alpana.