Speaking of contests, have you entered ours for a veil or bridal jewelry?
I know it doesn’t feel like it when you step outside, but Spring is upon us, and that means we can soon welcome back our pretty frocks, gladiator sandals and sleeveless blouses with open arms! Bloomingdale’s has the right idea with their “Get Fest Ready” fashion show, on March 21st, styled by celebrity stylist Jacqueline Rezak of Rad and Refined. Inspired by music festival chic, get the low-down on the trends that are bringing the heat this Summer so you can steal the show at the hottest festivals like Bonaroo, Coachella and Chicago’s very own Lollapalooza. I mean, who cares about the performers when you’re strutting around in your studded high-waisted white denim shorts?!
I don’t know about you, but HBO’s Girls holds a coveted spot on my Sunday night schedule. I. Am. Ob-sessed. Earlier this season, one of the characters, Jessa, had an incredibly quirky, eclectic wedding in NYC, think ethereal lace, exposed brick, lofty ceilings, and bohemian decor. This got me to thinking: if Jessa’s wedding took place in Chicago, where would it be? Below are three local venues that immediately came to mind!
With a mix of classic, vintage and eclectic inspired styles, Justine M Couture‘s collections are designed with every bride in mind! Make a trip to Bella Bleu March 22nd and 23rd to shop this trunk show and enjoy an afternoon of wine and tea, not to mention special incentives for all attendees. Appointments are preferred but walk ins are welcome.
Forget basketball! We’re talking all things beauty here. Everything about what I am going to share with you is beyond fabulous, so take a good moment to brace yourselves. This month THE Sonia Roselli is introducing her series of Makeup Master Classes for women who want to take their beauty regime to the next level.
Check out the March lineup below for a closer look at what’s in store:
It’s always a pleasure to introduce new brands and companies doing fabulous things in the wedding world, so say a big hello to SimplyBridal.com! Launched in 2011, SimplyBridal has an AH-MAZING array of wedding fashion including gowns, veils and accessories for every type of bride.
Saying that, I am beyond excited to announce that I will be picking one very lucky reader to win a veil or jewelry item, of their choosing*, from SimplyBridal!! Here’s what to do: visit their website to peruse their products, comment below on your very favorite veil or jewelry item, and it just might end up at your doorstep!
The winner will be selected on April 1st. Below are some of my accessory obsessions from the site, and if you weren’t already dying for this giveaway before, I know you are now.
*giveaways exclude jewelry by May Yeung
Always a source of amazing bridal fashion, Dimitra’s Bridal welcomes Alvina Valenta’s Spring 2013 Collection to their boutique March 7-10th. From delicate lace to lady-like tulle, Valenta’s gowns cater to the ultra feminine bride. A combination of traditional and modern, these innovative designs are truly fabulous. One weekend not enough for you?
Head back to Dimitra’s March 21-24th as Ersa Atelier presents her bridal gowns for the first time in America! These French inspired gowns combine various silhouettes, fabrics, and shapes to create truly one-of-a-kind designs. These bridal gowns were surely worth the wait! Dimitra’s will be offering special incentives to attendees purchasing gowns at the trunk shows.
So many fabulous events, just one weekend. Here’s another to add to your list! The Left Bank Jewelry welcomes Chicago brides to their Haute Bride Wedding Accessory Trunk Show this weekend. The trunk show will feature a special limited edition collection of wedding belts and sashes.
From the experts at Left Bank, here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for wedding accessories:
1. Bring a photo of your wedding dress.
2. Wear a white/ivory shirt.
3. Special orders can take up to 8 weeks to deliver, so don’t necessarily go by your wedding date but when you want everything in you hands.
4. Have fun!
To make an appointment, email or call 773.929.7422.
The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery