Cookies + Date

If you are a regular reader, then you know that I am not a fan of save the dates. That said, I saw this cookies and fell in love! They are so adorable! The Flour Pot will also make a cookie with your monogram on it for less than $4 per cookie. I think they would be perfect for an engagement party or to ask your bridal party to save the date!

Bridal Event: Anne Sportun

Not every bride wants a rock. No really. Anne Sportun is for the girl that marches to the beat of her own drum. To check out her gorgeous rings, head to her website. To see in person, head to Bucktown for a trunk show

Anne Sportun Trunk Show
Experimental JeweleryFriday, October 9th
4 PM – 8 PM
2034 N. Damen Avenue
To RSVP, email

Bridal Event: Brides Color School

It’s time to go back to school! Brides Magazine is hosting a bridal event featuring an event that will focus on the latest color trends for weddings. The soirée includes themed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, October 1st
213 W. Institute Place
To RSVP, email

Bridal Event: Jenny Yoo

Jenny Yoo Bridal Soirée
Thursday, October 8th
839 West Fulton Market

No one does bridesmaid dresses better than Jenny Yoo.

Preview the 2010 bridesmaid collection during a champagne cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. Other favorite vendors that will be there include Erin Gallagher Jewelry and Tipsy Cake.

To RSVP, please email

Omni Bride

Omni Bride is a very cool new website. Besides being able to join their community using that allows you to link your Facebook profile, it is a super search engine that looks at tons of blogs to find the latest information.

I did a search on Scottish handfasting and my post was the first to come up! You can do searches on everything from “escort cards” to “candy buffet”. Try it out!

DIY Flowers

Kristen Janes of Kio Kreations is teaching a six week class in floral design. The class covers everything from corsages to how to process and care for flowers, construction techniques and design rules. There will also be a field trip! Visit a wholesale florist to see where the professionals shop.

Starter supplies will be provided the first day of class. Supplies include specialty clippers, florist’s pocket knife, floral wire, floral tape, ribbon, corsage pins, floral foam, containers, and more. Please note that you get to keep everything you make during class and flowers and containers will be provided.

Oh and ladies, skip the mani before class. Flowers are a dirty business!

Naperville Art League

508 N Center St
Naperville, IL

Every Monday from January 11th through February 15th
7 – 8:30PM

Cost for the class and most supplies is only $189/resident and $209/non-residents

Register starting November 1st.

To register, contact Debbie at

Would you dare to make your own wedding cake?

When two chefs get married, the food at the reception has to be perfect — even if they have to make it themselves.

Here’s a link to the Washington Post article about two chefs that worked for Charlie Trotter. Although my cooking skills are limited to boiling eggs, I am inspired! It’s very impressive that the bride made the cake herself!

Luxury + Bridal Event = Fabulousness!

My favorite bridal event is just around the corner. If you are planning a wedding in Chicago in the next year, you won’t want to miss this event.

An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury by CS Brides
Sunday, October 4th
12 – 4PM
$65 per ticket
To order tickets, click

Brides will receive a luxury tote bag filled with extraordinary gifts from Oak Street’s most exclusive bridal destinations. The walk begins at The Private Dining Rooms at Spiaggia. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

PS. When CS Brides says luxury tote bag, what they mean to say is “the largest swag bag I have have received and so much stuff that my back actually hurt by the time I made it home.” Click here for a past year’s bag.

Bridal Event: 1154 Lill

The fun side of me would want to give my bridesmaids this cute little clutches for the day of the wedding, like this:

Regardless of the type of bridesmaids you have, Lill can make it happen. Join them for their Blissful Bride Week event coming up to enjoy a massive savings on your custom bag order.

Blissful Bride Week
Monday, September 14th – Sunday, September 20th
1154 LILL Studio

20% off their entire custom handbag bridal order of 5+ items.
To make an appointment, click here.