Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoe Launch EventFebruary 26th – 28th
12 PM – 5 PM
James Ciccotti Bridal Shoes
2545 N. Clark Street
I really love shoes so I think this would be a fun event to attend if you are deciding on splurging. With prices starting at $200, I never thought I would say this but Badgley Mischka is affordable. No need to RSVP but there will be champagne + treats on hand.
Yesterday, I posted about Beata and Josh’s wedding. Here are some of the details from their celebration.
The bride’s heels had just enough sparkle yet did not compete with her intricate gown.
Beata’s bouquet included succulents, green hypernicum berries, ivory lisianthus and seeded eucalyptus berries.
Their rings were engraved with each other’s names.
The beautiful lace on the train of her dress.
Beata opted not to wear a veil and instead pinned beautiful orchids in her hair.
The leaf pattern was featured on all their paper items.
It’s usually best to work with your surroundings.
The brown and green color scheme perfectly complemented the space.
Beata is a Sox fan, while Josh is a Cubs fan. Their save the date featured a photo of the couple wearing their respective teams’ shirts. The same playful sentiment carried over into their favors, Cubs and Sox M&Ms.
The Ketubah featured an amazing photo from their engagement session.
The couple offered an extensive sweet table in lieu of wedding cake.
I admit chocolate covered strawberries are my own personal weakness.
The twinkling lights coupled with the moonlight make the space look magical.
All guests were invited outside to a private balcony for the fireworks.
What a fantastic view, especially for out of town guests.
Congratulations again, Beata and Josh!
Beata and Josh’s wedding had an international flair. Their ceremony and reception incorporated their respective traditions, and included the hora and Sto Lat, a traditional Polish toast sung by guests. The one unexpected element? The flamenco music they selected for their ceremony!
Caterer: Phil Stefani Signature Events
Ceremony + Reception Location: Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Photographer: Gerber & Scarpelli
Videographer: Orange Video Production
Ceremony Music: TransAcoustic Productions
Cocktail Music: Lesniki
Reception Music: Gentleman of Leisure
Chairs + Linens: Elegant Presentations
Hair: Beauty on Call
Makeup: Faces by Tracy
Their Chihuahua, Tiger, was at the hotel as Beata got ready. He dressed up for the occasion!
Josh sat in front of a mirror as he waited to see his bride for the first time.
The couple booked a suite at the W Hotel Lakeshore. We had a fabulous view of Navy Pier from the room. It’s exciting to be able to see your venue from the hotel!
Posing with their bridal party on one of the city’s bridges.
Practicing for their first dance later.
Heading up the ceremony site at Navy Pier. Tourists love spotting a bride and groom!
Couples sometimes hire coordinators to help with very specific items on the wedding day that are important to them. I was tasked with purchasing Ferris Wheel tickets for Beata and Josh the morning of the wedding, and working with the security staff to make sure they could skip the line.
They were able to steal a private moment up in the sky.
A sign of a fun reception? When the bride and groom hop up on stage and join the band!
This warm and welcoming wedding had a fabulous send off: fireworks!
Look for details tomorrow.
I love Google. I use many of their services to run my business. That said, I am a wee bit bored by their latest templates, “Simple Wedding Planning by Google Docs”. I’ve seen the same information at least a half dozen times and none of them are complete. Oh well, I guess that means job security for me. That said, I think that Google Docs is a great tool for everyone!
Photo by Amy Tripple Photography.
The groom trades corn, so it was the PERFECT cake and a huge hit.
Caterer: Jewell Catering
Ceremony: Forth Presbyterian
DJ: Toast and Jam
Florist: Flowers with Feeling
Hair: Sharon Daniel Salon
Hotel: Westin Michigan Avenue
Make-up: Andie Cumber
Photographer: Paul Yamashiro
Reception: School of the Art Institute Ballroom
Videographer: Andrew Gill
The girls, of course, got a lot more attention than the guys!
She found this gorgeous thick paper as the cover and then used ribbons to tie them together.
I’ll be back tomorrow to post photos of their reception.
One Wed just posted the Top 10 wedding trends for 2010. Here is my take — and unsolicited opinions — on the trends
Thursday, February 18th
6 – 8PM
Oak Brook Bath + Tennis
When a bride asks for a building with stunning architectural details, I can help but always think of The Rookery. Located in the loop, it makes for a stunning wedding. There a many dates available for 2010 but the following have a discounted venue rental: July 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th. For more information, contact Emily at Jewell Catering.