A Night of Luxury for One Lucky Reader

So this is maj. Last month I posted about Modern Luxury Bride’s Evening of Bridal Luxury to be hosted at the Ritz-Carlton on Sunday, March 17th. Think champagne, Chicago’s finest, and oh yeah, an exclusive Vera Wang runway show featuring her 2013 Bridal Collection. Well, ladies, hold on to your heels because I’ve decided to give away one ticket to this amazing event! 

Leave a comment below telling me which gown, from the participating designer’s collections, you’re currently obsessed with and one lucky winner will be off to the Ritz to enjoy a night of true luxury. Brands featured include Christos, Amsale, J. Mendel, and Vera Wang. The gowns below are presently making me swoon, maybe some of my faves will be yours too!

The winner will be selected on March 5th!



 J. Mendel 

Brideside + Bonobos Wedding Party

Brideside and Bonobos are teaming up this Sunday, February 17th, to help Chicago brides take the stress out of wedding party shopping. From 12 to 3PM brides, grooms, and their wedding parties can browse 120+ different designer bridesmaid dresses with over 80 color options, courtesy of Brideside, while simultaneously sizing and fitting grooms to match. I honestly cannot think of anything more ideal! 

Bonobos Guideshop 
Sunday, February 17th
840 W. Armitage

Bridal Accessory Sample Sale at Bella Bleu

“Shop ’till you drop” is a phrase I do not take lightly and, evidently, neither does Bella Bleu Bridal Couture. Mark your calendars, friends, because their semi-annual sample sale featuring bridal jewelry, headpieces, sashes, shoes, handbags, garters and gifts at up to 70% off, is upon us from February 15-28th.  Hurry over to get the best of designers like Cheryl King Couture, Sara Gabriel, Ti Adoro Jewelry, and Sondra Roberts Handbags just to name a few.

Bella Bleu Bridal Couture & Specialty Accessories
143 North Northwest Highway
Park Ridge 

Appointments are preferred but walk ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 847.696.7152. 

AHHH-mazing Bridal Sale at Erin Gallagher

When it comes to jewelry, Erin Gallagher has it covered. From necklaces to bracelets to rings, you’ll find amazing pieces all in one location. In February, the store is having a fabulous AHHH-mazing Bridal Sale with 30% off jewelry, custom orders included!  The only exclusion is fine custom orders (read diamonds or engagement rings).

AHHH-mazing Bridal Sale 
February 15-17th
Erin Gallagher 
1013 W. Webster Street
online using code BRIDE30

I love the lady-like look of these dark blue teardrop earrings designed specifically for brides!


musing #2

Has anyone been indulging in Restaurant Week?  We have reservations at Prosecco and Farmhouse Tavern.  I’m excited to try them out as they have both been on my Must Try list. The Chicago Tribune says that Naha has the best menu.  

I’m not sure why I’m thinking about food.  This week has included three parties, a tasting and a cake tasting. Next week, I’m going out for drinks with a friend, one party, a date for Valentine’s Day, and two children’s birthday parties.  

Be my Valentine!  Or, like Honey Bee Weddings on Facebook.  Thanks.  You are my fave. Here is another compliment, too, if you need it.

It is only a month into the new year and this is my inspiration for February, courtesy of The Atelier Blog.

Glam Night…I Mean Date Night

Having a signature go-to scent is a must. Whether you’re into something fruity, flowery or airy fresh, you need that one perfume bottle that stands the test of time! I recently received a bottle of Reem Acra Eau de Parfume and have fallen head over heels. Think of a lush, warm, woody fragrance, that will be perfect from running errands to the evening out.

I was so inspired I even created an entire date night look around my new bottle! I can’t get enough of the jewel tones in this look. Complete with a pulled back sock-bun, all I can say is TGIF!

Glam Night...I Mean Date Night

Custom Wedding Gown Portraits by Diane Bronstein

I’ve seen many different ways brides remember their big day, from framing and mounting their wedding dresses to printing vows onto canvas. But if you’re looking for another super sweet option to commemorate your day, Custom Wedding Gown Portraits by Diane Brontein is the perfect option.

All Diane requires is a photo of the bride in her gown, (camera phone quality allowed!) and she can create beautiful keepsakes, like the one above. I love the softness of these paintings, they just seem so timeless. Click here to see more images. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Fabulous February Trunk Shows at Bella Bianca

Bella Bianca Bridal Couture is so on point with their New Year designer Trunk Show events! Last month they hosted Lazaro and Victor Harper at their Chicago location. Not to be out done, this month, their Oakbrook location is showcasing Ines Di Santo on February 7-9th, Lazaro and Tara Keely on February 14-16th, and Simon Carvalli February 21-23rd. To schedule an appointment, please call 630.627.4027.

Ines Di Santo
February 7-9th


February 14-16th

February 14-16th

February 21-23rd

If this is any indication of what’s in store, March could not come any sooner!

Bella Bianca Bridal Couture 

17 W527 Roosevelt Road
Oakbrook Terrace