Susan + Dave, the wedding

Yesterday, I posted about the morning of Susan and Dave’s wedding. Here is the rest of their lovely day. Besides a spot of rain in the morning, the day couldn’t have been more perfect.

All photos by Peter Thurin.

The pillars at Union Station make for a gorgeous wedding photo.
I love that the couple’s chose a unique Signature Drink, Martini’s. The drink had a significant meaning to the couple as you can read below.

Some of the delicious Martini’s that were offered to guests at the cocktail hour.

Not quite a martini… but an enjoyable kiddie cocktail for an adorable little girl.

Not that there was any doubt, but the couple had their seats decorated.

Isn’t this photo make your heart swoon a bit? It was taken before the guests arrived.
They are such a sweet couple!

Susan wanted to keep the room decor understated with her choice of white linens and soft pastels for her flowers.

The centerpieces were all slightly different but romantic full roses were at every table.

A centerpiece at another table shows that although they were different, there was the same feel creating a cohesive look.

Right before the couple was about to be introduced!

There was another couple that was having their anniversary the same day. Dave and Susan ordered them a cake.
It was a lovely way to share the day!

Cafe Brauer is pretty during the day but it is gorgeous at night once the lights are dimmed.

Rather than serve dessert, the couple had a gorgeous cupcake buffet from Sweet Mandy B’s.

Susan + Dave

Susan is nice. As in, I don’t know if she even has a mean bone in her body. Full of graciousness, I knew that she would be an absolute delight on her wedding day. Although I didn’t meet Dave until the rehearsal, he was just as nice. I thought that they were the perfect match! Although there was a bit of rain on their wedding day, Susan was full of smiles. It was one of those weddings where I just walked away loving my job.

DJ: Toast N Jam
Sweet Mandy B’s
St. Rita
Zuzu’s Petals
Sonia Roselli
Ambassador East
Sonia Roselli
Peter Thurin
Cafe Brauer
All photos by Peter Thurin.

Super cute card + note that Dave gave to Susan on the morning of her wedding.

Susan had many lovely family heirlooms in her wedding suite.

The wedding photo with the bouquets were gorgeous!

Susan is putting on her wedding jewelry before the 1st meet with Dave.

Peter took some amazing detail shots.
All brides should remember to bring a copy of their wedding invitation on their wedding day for the photos.

Rain on your wedding day is lucky.
As I wrote in the earlier post, Susan didn’t even think to complain. She had a smile ear to ear the entire day.

The super cute ring bearer. He walked the entire aisle by himself.

OK, I realize that I am obsessed with this shot as I include it is almost every real wedding post. I can’t help it; LOVE IT. And, I love that you can see Susan’s shoes.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a post about their gorgeous reception!

Sonia Roselli Make-up Class

So did you get a big wad of cash for the holidays? Or maybe one of those Visa gift cards? If you did, well, come on over my new Bestie! Just kidding. But if you do need a great way to spend your money, why not head over to Sonia Roselli? Book a private make-up lesson class with one of Sonia’s fabulous make-up artists and receive a free set of amazing professional make-up air brushes. Air? The brushes are made of some uber-soft hair creating an airbrush look.

The $375 luxe brushes are gifted with the purchase of a class for $95. Tres chic and a very good deal indeed. Email for scheduling!

Magnificent Milestones Fantastic Invitation Giveaway!

Magnificent Milestones is teaming up with Honey Bee Weddings for a fantastic invitation giveaway. Located inside the Smitten Boutique, Magnificent Milestones is a gorgeous invitation design studio. Their selection is fantastic. Both Kara and I agree, the invitation sets the tone for the wedding.

Here is a small sampling of their fabulous wedding invitations:

To enter the contest:

Get Married

My, aren’t we special?

Get Married has added us to their Blog Roll! Their extensive list tracks a ton of bride bloggers as well as vendors and others in the industry. Get Married in an amazing website that helps brides plan for their big day. There is articles about every possible aspect of planning to links to the latest bridal fashion shows. Besides the website and magazine, Get Married is also on We TV!

Thank you Get Married!!

Sample Sale!

Can you get up early this Sunday? Dimitra’s is having their Annual Sample Clearance sale. Dresses are 50% off. Expect to find designers such as Pronovias, Ines Di Santo, and San Patrick. No appointments are necessary.

Sunday, December 6th
10 AM – 2 PM
Dimitra’s Bridal
1009-11 Rush Street
Third Floor

Bridal Event: Michelle Rahn Couture Dressing Event

Ladies of luxury including mothers of the bride and groom are invited to a glamorous afternoon of couture dressing for their special occasion. Sip champagne and sample delectable sweets while indulging in the luxury of the Parisian couture dressmaking process with designer Michelle Gertzman as you create your one-of-a-kind gown.

Michelle Rahn Couture Dressing Event

December 16th + 17th

211 N. Green Street
To make an appointment, email