Saturday, September 5, 2015

Kelly Faetanini Trunk Show

Jenny Yoo is hosting a Kelly Faetanini Trunk Show from September 10th-12th.  It will be an amazing event as they are including Kate John Artistry Brides. Brides that book a complimentary appointment, will also get a 30 minute hair and make-up consultation.  To finish the look, stylists from Alexis Bittar will also be on hand to help accessorize!

Kelly Faetanini Trunk Show
September 10th to 12th
Jenny Yoo 
300 West Superior Street

Friday, September 4, 2015

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 4th
Oak Street and Michigan Ave.

For a day of shopping with a heart, please join CS Brides for the Afternoon of Bridal Luxury, 
the ninth-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 by Paramount Events, delectable cakes, and exquisite florals provided by The Flower Firm.

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. RSVP required.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Honey Bee Weddings was mentioned on CBS Saturday Morning

Alice Fay from the Fairmont Chicago was on CBS Saturday Morning to discuss upcoming wedding trends.  Click here to watch the short video!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Honey Bee Weddings Featured in Jewell Events Catering

I was lucky enough to be featured in the Planner Spotlight on the blog of Jewell Events Catering, and I couldn't be happier! To see the post, click here

Friday, April 24, 2015

Honey Bee Weddings in The Black Tie Bride

Mark and Abbie's wedding has been featured in The Black Tie Bride

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Minted Spring Event and Giveaway

From now until Monday, March 16th, Minted is having a sale! They are offering 15% off of the entire site - from invitations to save the dates, everything is on sale. 

But wait, it gets better: I am raffling off two fabulous prizes: one lucky winner will win $250 towards Minted and one runner up will receive $100 towards Minted! To enter, all you have to do is comment below with your name and tell us what you would buy from Minted. I will announce the two lucky winners on Monday, April 13th.

If you need some inspiration, check out these gorgeous designs, or click here to explore the site yourself!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Win Tickets to Martha Stewart Wedding Party

Martha Stewart's Wedding Party is headed back to Chicago on Sunday, March 22nd and you are cordially invited! Hosted at the Ritz-Carlton here in Chicago, this exclusive event will feature mini-demonstrations like crafting a boutonniere, creating the perfect mixology drink, designing floral arrangements, tying a bowtie, and more! 

Did I mention that Lauren Conrad will be there to showcase her bridesmaid line Paper Crown?  

I'm giving away two tickets (originally $65 each) to this fabulous event to two lucky readers! To enter, just comment with your name and what you're most looking forward to at this fab party! I will announce the winners on Friday, March 20th.

March 22nd 11-3PM
Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street
Water Tower Place

To buy tickets, click here.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lazaro Trunk Show at Bella Bianca Bridal Couture

Bella Bianca Bridal Couture is hosting a Lazaro Trunk Show right here in their Chicago salon! This Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, come out to see the gorgeous Spring 2015 Collection. Icing on the top? All Lazaro sales during the trunk show will receive 10% off!

To schedule an appointment, call 312.787.2377.

Friday and Saturday, February 27-28
Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
12 West Maple, 2nd Floor


Friday, February 20, 2015

Envelope Etiquette 101

Are you wondering what to do when addressing an invite to someone who kept their maiden name? Or if a couple is living together but unmarried? Addressing envelopes is probably one of the questions that I answer over and over again.

Married couple with the same last name
Outer: The husband’s full name (no nicknames), preceded by “Mr. and Mrs.”
Inner: Don’t use first names; in this case, it would read Mr. and Mrs. Harbin

Mr. and Mrs. William Harbin
9319 Oak Bluff
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Married couple with children under 18 living at home
Outer: Children’s names are left off the outer envelope
Inner: “Mr. and Mrs. Burleson” on the first line; children’s first names on a line below

Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Burleson
125 Magnolia Circle
Birmingham, Alabama 35213

Married couple in which the woman has kept her maiden name
Outer: The wife’s name appears first, on its own line; “and” indicated marital status
Inner: Place “Ms. Olsen” on the top line; “and Mr. Hayes” is written below

Ms. Olivia Olsen
and Mr. Ethan Hayes
62 Waterfront Road
Seattle, Washington 98118

Married couple in which the woman is a doctor
Outer: The woman's name is placed first, if the husband is also a doctor, the address is either "The Drs. Werner" or "Drs. Barbara and Robert Werner."
Inner: “Dr. Werner” is written first; “and Mr. Werner” appears second
Dr. Barbara and Mr. Robert Werner
3747 Valley View
San Francisco, California 94107

Unmarried couple living together
Outer: The guests’ names (ladies first) are written on two lines, without “and”
Inner: Write “Miss Stein” on the first line, with “Mr. Richmond” below

Miss Christine Stein
Mr. Joshua Richmond
43 East 92nd Street
Apartment 6D
New York, New York 10128

Single person with a date
Outer: Address this envelope to only the guest you know personally
Inner: The words “and guest” are added. For example, “Mr. Paris and guest”. And never capitalize Guest.

Mr. Matthew Paris
1686 Stanhope
Dallas, Texas 75225

Final Tips and Tricks:

  • Never use first names on the inner envelope, except for children’s
  • Spell out state names, plus words and terms such as “Street,” “Road,” “West,” “Place,” “Post Office Box” and “Apartment”
  • Whenever a woman’s name appears independently - no matter the reason - it always goes on the first line
  • Include titles such as “Doctor” or “Judge” only if guests use them both socially and professionally

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Introducing Anthropologie's Registry

One of our favorite stores, Anthropolgie, officially has a wedding registry! What's better than the convenience of shopping on your phone as well as being able to create your very own wedding registry, right from the same app!

We tested out this new app, and it's easy to use. Did we mention all of the options available - from bedroom accessories to bath goodies, classic dinnerware, or fun decor?  You will be sure to find something to obsess over.

Check out some of our favorites below, or click here to take a look for yourself!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Modern Luxury Brides

We are honored to be a member of Modern Luxury Brides for our eighth year in a row!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Evening of Bridal Luxury Giveaway!

Join us for the ninth annual Evening of Bridal Luxury hosted by Modern Luxury Brides at The Langham! It is always my favorite bridal event of the year. This year, there will be  a runway fashion show featuring the Vera Wang Fall 2015 Bridal Collection.  Did I mention the Luxury swag bags?

Honey Bee Weddings is giving away two pairs of tickets to two very lucky readers! All you need to do to enter is leave your name below in a comment along with what you're most looking forward to at the event. I'll announce the winners on Friday, February 13th. 

To purchase tickets, click hereA portion of the proceeds will benefit Bright Pink.

Evening of Bridal Luxury
March 8th 5-8PM
The Langham Chicago
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Honey Bee Weddings is featured in Refinery29!

We are so excited to find out that one of our very own Pinterest boards has been featured on Refinery29! To see the post, click here

Friday, January 16, 2015

All Things Marsala!

Last month, Pantone announced Marsala as the 2015 Color of the Year. We couldn't be more delighted! There are so many elegant ways to incorporate this stylish hue into your wedding, look below for just a few of our favorites.

Don't you love how creative you can be with Marsala colored flowers?

Whether a fun shoe accent, a killer bridesmaid dress, or even your wedding dress, marsala is a bold and elegant choice!

From candles to cakes to invites - you really can't go wrong with a color like marsala!

For more marsala inspiration, we have a couple of blogs to recommend. We love all of the fashion choices on CeciStyle and the whimsical floral centerpieces found on Xaazablog.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ticket Giveaway! Martha Stewart's Wedding Party

Honey Bee Weddings is thrilled to announce that we will be giving away two pairs of tickets (originally $75 each) to two lucky readers! Martha Stewart Weddings is hosting the event on Sunday, January 25th at Gotham Hall in New York. The six-hour event will feature over 100 of the finest wedding vendors plus the opportunity to seek advice from the experts and to see the latest in bridal fashion, it's an event you won't want to miss! 

To purchase tickets, click here, or for more information, click here

For a chance to win these two pairs of tickets leave a comment by January 21st below with your name! The winner will be announced on January 22nd.


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