Yes, the wedding dress is one of the most exciting purchases in your life, but what about the Shoes??? A website we love and recommend often to our clients is My Glass Slipper. They offer a variety of wedding shoe designers, including one of our favorites, Badgley Mischka and Kate Spade. And looking for something a little more fun? They have a colored wedding shoes section where you can custom die shoes to match your wedding colors or just browse the existing selection they have. And if you order $10 worth of foot cushions (much needed on a long wedding day) they will ship your order for free.
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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.
Located on the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower, The Metropolitan Club of Chicago offers the perfect setting for couples to celebrate their big day. The magnificent views overlooking the city complement each couple’s individual style. Different event spaces allow couples to host a cocktail reception in one area and dinner and dancing in another. What would be better than getting married in Chicago “on top” of Chicago in the tallest building in Chicago.
For more information regarding The Metropolitan Club of Chicago go to their website.
30 December 2011
Posted By: Colleen
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Another year has come and gone. 2011 was a year we won’t forget. From the fairy-tale wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to the 72 day marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries here is a list of some of the best and worst celebrity weddings of 2011.
Prince William and Kate Middleton: Fairy Tale Wedding
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth: Country-Chic Wedding
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo: Destination Wedding
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert: Down Home Country Wedding
Kate Moss and Jamie Hince: “Great Gatsby” Style Wedding
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries: Black and White Wedding
Sinead O’Connor and Barry Herridge: Non-traditional Wedding
It’s Christmas time! Green and red colored decorations are all around us. Where ever you may venture this holiday season it will be hard not to notice these Christmas colors. When it comes to picking a color scheme for your wedding it’s easiest to start with a base and then pick accent colors. In my opinion, green is a color that goes with every season.
Check out The Knot for more green wedding ideas and different color combos.
Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. With the turkey and stuffing now behind us it’s time to kick-off a weekend full of savings, saving, and savings! And so we begin with Black Friday. What better time than now to start thinking of wedding attendant gifts. If you are someone who dreads the lines and crowds, no worries…many retailers are extending their deep discounts to online sites plus offering free shipping. Here are just a couple gift ideas.
Kodak- Playfull 32MB HD Flash Memory Camcorder: This mini camcorder is the perfect gift for anyone. Have your attendants take fun recorders of your big day and send to you.
Worried about your groomsmen being on time for your wedding? Try giving them a watch!
Located across the street from beautiful Washington Square Park and just minutes away from Michigan Ave, the Newberry Library offers a picture perfect scene for a Chicago wedding. The building itself was constructed in the 1890’s but has gone through several renovations since. The Lobby which features a grand staircase has been restored to its original look and offers the perfect location for cocktails. This area can also be used as a reception space allowing up to 150 people for a sit-down dinner. Ruggles Hall is a larger space and can accommodate up to 200 people for a sit-down reception.
“For the perfect combination of restored elegance and history, this architectural wonder is both ‘unique and beautiful.’ From the winding marble staircase in the lobby to the outdoor lawn, the Newberry Library provides excellent service while allowing brides to choose outside vendors that suit their needs.”
To learn more about the Newberry Library and renting space please visit http://www.newberry.org/event-spaces.
As the leaves continue to fall and the daylight hours seem to fade earlier and earlier, it’s hard not to think about winter. When it comes to winter weddings and unique details, winter does not have to be outdone by spring, summer or fall! To add some winter flare to your upcoming wedding try offering guests one of these fun specialty drinks.
1 oz. PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Orange Juice
3 oz. Champagne
Instructions: Mix first three liquids in a tumbler of ice. Slowly add champagne stirring gently. Rim a flute glass with orange zest. Strain into the champagne flute.
Source: Bar None Drinks
Peppermint Froth Cocktail
1 ½ parts Grey Goose Vodka
1 part peppermint schnapps
½ part simple syrup
½ part cream
candy cane or peppermint patty for garnish
Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with candy cane or peppermint patty.
Source: About.com Cocktails
The ladies at Elevage Events are all so excited to attend the Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball which is taking place on Tuesday, November 1st at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel. “Last year’s event was spectacular,” said chapter president Ali Phillips, owner of Engaging Events by Ali. “We’re looking forward to another beautiful evening and raising support for this very deserving cause.”
With sold out attendance, the 2010 Blissful Wishes Ball raised $25,000 toward Wish Upon a Wedding.
About Wish Upon a Wedding
Wish Upon a Wedding, a 501c3, is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and seriously life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation. By celebrating the courage & spirit of these couples, we help create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. It is our hope that others facing similar situations will find hope, strength, and the promise of eternal love.
Our Mission: Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation.
Current Sponsors are:
Bull and The Bear-hosts of the After Party
If you are interested in sponsorship or have any questions please contact:
Alison Phillips at 773-777-2299 or email@example.com
If you have items for our auction or want to join our fundraising team please contact:
David Halsey at 217-254-7686 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast, Germania Place offers a unique architectural setting for weddings of all sizes. This historic Chicago landmark building was first designed in 1888 and fully restored in 1994. With thirty-five foot ceilings and hardwood floors, creating a one of a kind wedding in this elegant space is easy to do.
Germania Place offers two ballrooms. The Royal Ballroom seats up to 230 guests and the Grand Ballroom can seat up to 400 guests. The nice thing about these two unique rooms is that they can be combined via a set of double doors. A great way to incorporate both is to use the Royal Ballroom for cocktails and appetizers and the Grand Ballroom for dinner and dancing. For smaller weddings, a balcony which overlooks the Grand Ballroom can accommodate 175 guests for cocktails.
To learn more about this venue visit http://www.germaniaplace.com/