Monday, October 14, 2019

Bill + Augusto's Festive Wedding at Salvage One

Bill and Augusto had a festive wedding at Salvage One, a vintage Chicago warehouse with salvageable architectural finds. The couple incorporated their love of music by having two bands perform during the reception. Everything made a statement from the venue to the splatter paint designed cake. As the night ended, guests left with Garrett Popcorn as a sweet treat.

Photography: Avant Garde
Venue: Salvage One 
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design
Party Favors: Garrett's Popcorn 

Monday, September 30, 2019

The BAAZAR Bride Edit with GILT

Calling all brides-to-be and guests who are searching for those last-minute purchases, be sure to check out GILT. BAZAAR Bride is teaming up with GILT to create the ultimate designer deals online for dresses, bags, shoes, jewelry, beauty and more. 

Designer brands including Oscar de la Rentals, Dior, Valentino, Cartier, and more will be featured in the boutique. They have even categorized each wedding event from brunch looks to honeymoon necessities just for you.

Online you have the opportunity to make these fabulous purchases that you won't want to miss. Along with free shipping for the 30 days!

Below are some of my favorite pieces from the website

Valentino Rockstud Caged 65 Leather Metallic Leather Ankle Strap Pump
Original $1,045 Now $839.99
Click Here 

Halston Heritage Silk-Blend Cocktail Dress 
Original $495 Now $129.99
Click Here
Jimmy Choo Sweetie Deograde Glitter Acrylic Clutch
Original $995 Now $699.99
Click Here

Honeymoon Ideas

FindersKEEPERS Flamenco Jumpsuit 
Original $165 Now $29.99
Click Here

FENDI Women's FFO289/S 55 mm Sunglasses
Original $390 Now $99
Click Here

Ariana Rabbani 14K 0.15 ct. tw, Diamond Solitaire Bracelet 
Original $525 Now $299.99
Click Here

Rebecca Taylor Striped Linen-Blend A-line Dress
Original $550 Now $149.99
Click Here

There are only 25 days left,  so don't wait! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

13th Annual Bridal Luxury Afternoon

Modern Luxury Brides
Afternoon of Bridal Luxury 
October 20th 12-4pm
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile 

Experience a bridal dream of having a tour through the best boutiques, Venues and restaurants in the Gold Coast. Indulge in treats, champagne and shopping at the Modern Luxury 13th Annual Charitable Wedding Walk. 

The afternoon will begin at the Magnificent Mile and take you through the bridal luxuries that the Gold Coast has to offer. The day will Conclude with a champagne reception at the Viceroy Chicago and  will be an event you won’t want to miss. 

Brides will receive 2 Luxury Swag Bags. 

Click here to purchase tickets! A percentage of the proceeds will contribute to Bright Pink, to fight breast and ovarian cancer. 

Friday, August 2, 2019

Misse Daniel of Honey Bee Weddings Featured on The Chicago Hustle Podcast

Owner Misse Daniel talks about pursuing her passion, the realities of the wedding planning industry, her path as a small business owner, and more last week when she went on The Chicago Hustle. We are so excited for her podcast debut, and thank you to The Chicago Hustle for having her on the show!

You can hear Misse's interview on Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Google, Overcast, or Radio Public

Monday, July 29, 2019

Planning a Wedding Before Getting Engaged

Photo by Jenna Marie Photography

Pre-planning your wedding before even getting engaged is a recent trend that actually happens way more often than you would think.

It may raise an eyebrow, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Venues and vendors often get booked twelve+ months our, and everyone is so busy these days that its nearly impossible to find a time to get all your friends and family in the same place at the same time. So, if you know you are going to get engaged soon, as most modern-day couples do, it makes a lot of sense to get all the details of your big day perfect. 

Cate Munro over at Refinery29 has written a great article about this move towards pre-planning, and it is definitely worth checking out.  

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Honey Bee Weddings is Published in Modern Luxury!

We are so excited to be included in the latest issue of Modern Luxury Weddings!

Every detail of this classic wedding, from the impressive table settings to the scenic venue of the Palmer House Hilton, was absolutely gorgeous. A huge thank you to Modern Luxury Weddings for recognizing how amazing this wedding was!

You can read all about Maggie and Henry's big day here.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Timeline for Your Wedding Paper Suite

Photo by Jenna Marie Photography

Newly engaged couples can quickly find themselves in a whirlwind of deadlines once they pop the question. Between choosing vendors, signing contracts, and ironing out last minute details, there are a lot of things that need to be done between saying "yes" and "I do." One topic I often get questions on is the timeline for everything to do with paper - invites, save the dates, programs, and more.

To make the process easier, I have put together a guideline of when you would typically want to do things like send out Save the Dates, order your Day of Paper Suite, and everything else involving the paper elements of your big day.

Order and Send Out Your Save the Dates
6-12 Months Before the Wedding

Order Invitations and Book Calligrapher
6 Months Before the Wedding

Order Invitations for Other Events (Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Reception, etc.)

6 Months Before the Wedding

Order Day of Paper Suite and Thank You Notes
2-4 Months Before the Wedding

Order Favors
2-4 Months Before the Wedding

Send Invitations
6-8 Weeks Before the Wedding

Send Invitations for Other Events (Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Reception, etc.)
1+ Week After Sending Invitations

Set RSVP Due Date

3-4 Weeks Before the wedding

Contact Anyone That Didn't RSVP
Immediately after RSVP Due Date

Finalize Seating Chart, Escort Cards, and Favor Stationery

2 Weeks Before the Wedding

Send Thank You Notes
Within 6 Weeks After the Wedding
(Gifts received before the wedding should receive a thank you within 2 weeks)

Monday, July 8, 2019

Cafe Brauer Vendor Showcase

2nd Annual Vendor Showcase
July 17th, 4:00-7:00 pm
Café Brauer
2021 N Stockton Dr

We are so excited to have been invited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Vendor Showcase hosted by Tigerlily at Café Brauer. It is an honor to have the opportunity to have a display among these other great vendors.

This is also a great opportunity for you to meet some of the top vendors in Chicago for weddings and events! You can RSVP to if you are interested in attending. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

Honey Bee Weddings is passionate about being environmentally responsible. We believe that you can have your dream wedding while practicing sustainability.

Photo by Caitlin Lisa Photography

Here are just some of the ways we have committed to keeping our ecological footprint small:

Minimizing Waste

Working with Responsible Vendors

  • Connects our clients with vendors that share our commitment to sustainability
  • Utilizes our membership of the Green Wedding Alliance

Keeping Green in the Office

  • Moving towards being completely paperless
  • Makes sure any paper that needs to be used is made of recycled materials
  • Uses eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • Encourages the use of public transportation or riding bikes
  • Trains employees to utilize environmental initiatives

Friday, June 28, 2019

Refinery 29 on Millennial Wedding Culture

Even though the title of this article is clickbait about etiquette, Amelia Harnish at Refinery29 still has some interesting things to say about millennial wedding culture. Whether you are a guest or it's your big day, this article can give you some tips and insight on how to handle a wedding, and all of the financial and mental burdens it comes with.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Upcoming Event: DIY Summer Flower Arrangements

DIY Summer Flower Arrangements
July 17th, 9 am - 10:30 am
Green City Market Lincoln Park
1817 North Clark Street

Green City Market is hosting a DIY Summer Flower Arrangement class with Louise Soucie from The Flower Garden, a local MPS-ECAS sustainably certified flower farm. Louise will teach you how to make your very own handheld flower bouquets, and share her experience as a sustainable farmer.

Tickets are $60, and the proceeds will benefit Green City Market, a nonprofit organization that aims to support small farmers and make local, healthy, and sustainable food more available.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Honey Bee Weddings has Moved!

Honey Bee Weddings is excited to announce we have moved to a new location! Consultations will still take place at the Soho House, but our new permanent address is 935 North Ashland Ave.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Honey Bee Weddings is Published in the Knot!

We are honored to be a part of the Spring 2019 national issue of the Knot!

Zak and Kevin's beautiful modern wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art was featured in the latest issue of the Knot's magazine, and we couldn't be more excited. With its unique touches and gorgeous design, we knew this wedding was something special!

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