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Archive for June, 2012

Real Weddings by Elevage Events: Ambar and Mike

Elevage Events had SO much fun helping to plan the April 14, 2012 wedding of Ambar Mentor and Mike Truppa.  Ambar and Mike are not only a tremendously beautiful couple (as you can see from the photos) – but also just wonderfully nice people with awesome families.  It was a true joy to be part of their special day.

The magical day began with preparations at The Wit downtown.

Followed by an intimate ceremony at St.Benedict.

And finally, a spectacular party at Architectural Artifacts to close the night.

With LOTS of dancing and late night pizza…

Best Wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs. Truppa from Elevage Events.  We look forward to staying in touch.

Also, a huge thank you to Olivia at Olivia Leigh Weddings Photographie for photo credit.  The images are beautiful!

Additional Credits:

Chicago Wedding Day-of Planner: Elevage Events (us!)

Catering: Kitty Koster (Hearty Boys)

Floral: Zenia Ruiz (Flor del Monte)

Photography: Olivia Leigh (Olivia Leigh Photographie)

Video: Logan Futej (20K Films)

DJ: Dustin Harris (Style Matters)

Cake: Dinkel’s Bakery

Hair: Beth Allen (Sonia Roselli)

Makeup: Sue Striling (MAC)

Printed Materials: Amanda Eich (Spilled Ink Press)

Wedding Jewelry Trunk Show This Weekend

One of the best parts about being a bride is being able to outfit yourself with new and fun jewelry. Meg Jewelry is having a trunk show at one of our favorite bridal shops in Chicago, The Left Bank. This Thursday thru Sunday you can stop in and try on a lot of fun jewelry, and maybe even pick something up for your lovely bridesmaids.

The Left Bank is located at 1155 Webster Street in Chicago, Illinois. Their hours are

Don’t forget to stop for our FAVORITE cupcakes from Sweet Mandy B’s if you need a little sugar pick me up. Jewelry and cupcakes, sounds like a fun day out!


Vera Wang Perfume on your Wedding Day

Oh we love Vera Wang! And particularly we love her gorgeous bridal perfume! With scents of calla lilies, mandarin blossom, and rose and gardenia notes you are sure to not only look but smell like a blushing bride wearing her scent on her wedding day.

A quick note for some tips that we tell all of our Chicago wedding planning couples: Make sure to put your perfume on before you put on your dress so as not to stain your dress when you spray. Putting it on your neck, even your heels will ensure you smell  gorgeous during your wedding day.

You can purchase her bridal perfume at Perfume!  And you can read about all of Vera Wang fragrances and perfumes on their perfume dedicated website!