The owner will be available for personal fittings. There will be a 15% discount for shoes purchased during the Trunk Show. The Left Bank started a blog, Everything But The Dress, recently. The blog focuses on all of the fun bridal accessories.
One of my favorite photographers, Dennis Lee, is offering a wonderful opportunity! Get your photo taken by him for a donation.
Until June 22nd Erin Gallagher Jewelry is offering a 25% discount on custom jewelry. You can order the pieces online or at the West Loop studio at 1017 W. Lake Street. To order online, use the coupon code “bridalbling” to receive your 25% discount. To make an appointment, call 312.492.7548.
Although I never order online (not here, I just don’t shop online), I love Erin’s website. You can peruse the perfect jewelry by neckline, stone, or color. What more could you ask for? Instead of being overwhelming, the website is really fun and inspiring. I’m not even into jewelry and I just spent an hour designing some pieces for fun.
Here are my top three picks:
Something Blue. Olivia bracelet.
Yesterday, I posted about Liz and Calvin’s wedding day. Today, I am going to post about the rest of the evening.
Would it be cheeky of me to say that Liz has great taste? Probably so, but that is only because we had so many of the same vendors! Liz and Calvin were married at the Hotel Allegro, used the same fantastic band, linen company, as well as had their rehearsal dinner at the same place. We even wore the same color nail polish (Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. by OPI). And, we opted to incorporate our husband’s culture into the ceremony. But you know what? Their wedding was completely different and I loved theirs just as much as mine.
Liz’s wedding day, unfortunately, started off on the wrong foot. Liz had hung her dress on a billiard cue rack. While it probably would have made for an amazing gown shot, the dress ended up with blue chalk all over the back. A quick call to the gown experts, The Dress Doctor, and the stains were gone. If that wasn’t enough, Liz had purchased an antique brooch to pin to her bow. As soon as we went to pin it on, the brooch broke in half. When her bridesmaid tried to sow it together, the brooch crumbled. Luckily, we have the same (great) taste and I had a brooch very similar at home. My husband came with the brooch and some much needed Starbucks. Like me, Liz never broke a sweat. She stayed totally calm after two minor freak accidents. And after that, it was smooth sailing.
Band – High Society Orchestra
Cake – Rolf’s
Linens – Covered Affairs
Reception – Hotel Allegro
Rehearsal Dinner – Giordano’s