Friday, March 25, 2011

Michelle Rahn Sample Sale

If you missed Michelle's moving sale, don't fret. She is having a sample sale next month. For more info, click here.

Saturday, April 2nd
11AM – 3PM
1920 Waukegan Road

To RSVP, email

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Told You So...

...last spring, when I was on television show, You and Me Chicago. Remember one of the trends that I mentioned? Cake Balls.

Guess what?

Starbucks is selling them under the name Cake Pops. They are delicious and so much more fun that cupcakes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shopbop Lovers rejoice

Shopbop has decided to join the trend and open a wedding shop. While many of the items are a bit unreasonable ($795 for a bridesmaid dress), I am so glad that people are opening their eyes to wearing dresses for bridal attire. The idea that you need to go and spend a fortune for a hideous dress just because it is deemed a bridesmaid dress is ridiculous. I love the idea of ordering off the rack and hope that this isn't a trend but changes the industry.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Win Tickets to The Wedding Salon in LA

The Wedding Salon is heading to LA on Monday, March 21st. Information about attending the event is below! However, if you would like a chance to win tickets, head to the Honey Bee Weddings Facebook page for more details.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I'm in love

...with this dress by Marchesa. Would you dare to wear a dress not in the ivory/champagne/cream family?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sneak Peak of an Elysian Wedding

This past December, I had the amazing opportunity to work with Karen Hill. Based out of NYC, she and her husband were a true pleasure to work with at the Elysian for the most elegant wedding. The wedding is going to be featured in a magazine. We can't do a full blog post until it's published but here's a quick snapshot from Karen's blog.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kristen + Scott: The Details

As mentioned earlier this week, Kristen and Scott were recently featured in Brides Magazine. My first post highlighted Kristen and Scott's ceremony. My last post showed their reception photos.

All photos by Olivia Leigh.

The flowers in Kristen's jewelry were complemented by her beautiful Oscar de la Renta shoes.

I love all things paper, and I definitely appreciate a cohesive stationery suite. Here are their programs.

The bridal bouquet incorporated hydrangeas and orchids.

They used a book from the Art Institute as a guest book. It was fun for out of town guests to flip through the colorful pages about Chicago.

Their modern centerpieces included moss, orchids, carnations and succulents. Here is the arrangement on the head table.

These books from the Art Institute doubled as favors and escort cards. I did the calligraphy on the belly bands, which matched the invitations.

Decor included letters from Anthropologie and framed family photos.

This was such a fun wedding. Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kristen + Scott, Part Two

As mentioned earlier this week, Kristen and Scott were recently featured in Brides Magazine. My last post highlighted Kristen and Scott's ceremony. Let's take a peek at their reception photos.

All photos by Olivia Leigh.

The bride and groom took photos in The Art Institute prior to cocktail hour.

Cutting into their delicious cake: red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and almond cake with creme brulee filling.

The couple shared their first dance to "This Year's Love" by David Gray.

Taking a spin with her dad on the dance floor.

Kristen removed the peplum from her dress, and wore her necklace as a belt for the reception. She also added bold earrings.

Kristen and Scott snuck away for a few private moments during the reception.

The next post will feature some details from their wedding.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kristen + Scott: Part One

I first met with Kristen about six months before her wedding. She and Scott are both from New Jersey but now live in Chicago. Since they had so many out of town guests, they selected a venue that was uniquely Chicago: Terzo Piano in the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Their wedding was also featured in Spring/Summer edition of Brides Chicago Magazine, on newsstands now. Read about it here.

Cake Sarah's Pastries and Candies
Caterer Bon Appetit
Ceremony St. Michael in Old Town
Cocktail Music Jacob Sweet
Hair and Makeup Sonia Roselli
Florist Hello Darling
Photographer Olivia Leigh Photographie
Reception Terzo Piano, The Art Institute of Chicago
Reception Music Style Matters

All photos by Olivia Leigh.

Getting beautiful before the ceremony. Sonia's brushes are so soft, having your makeup done is a rather relaxing experience.

Ready to go! Kristen's accessories were so fun and different. More on that later.

Walking down the aisle with her dad. This is a great shot of her dress, by Oscar de la Renta.

The deacon was the maid of honor's father, so the ceremony was very sweet and personal.

I loved these bridesmaid dresses by Vera Wang, and the girls did, too.

You have to laugh at the unexpected cameos you get when taking photos around the city!

Though we had some rain before the ceremony, I think the lighting is beautiful and dramatic.

Tomorrow, look for some photos from their fabulous reception.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Brides Chicago Magazine

Olivia beat us to the first post, but we are very excited to announce that one of our weddings has been published in Brides Chicago.

Marilyn will be posting about the wedding this week!
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