Trendy Nail Styles

In the midst of all the wedding planning chaos, don’t forget to spend the time to pamper yourself!   While you will probably do a more natural look for your wedding day, there are a ton of new styles that would be fun for your Bachelorette Party!  Here are a few of our favorite nail trends…what are some of yours?

A Twist on the French
If you love the idea of a french manicure but want to be a bit more unique, try out a reverse french manicure with color or glitter or a bright neon instead of classic white on the tips.

Matte Manicure
Just like most trendy manicure styles, matte nails can look horrible if they are not done the right way. Make sure to try out a few different colors and brands to find one that you like best. This is OPI La Paz-Itvely Hot Matte.
Textured Nails
I like the thought of adding texture to your nails. The caviar manicure trend was hot for a while, but here is another idea. If you have small lace details incorporated into your wedding, I think this manicure is totally fun and worth the time and effort. 

Nail Art + Design
There are so many options for nail designs these days. I’ve seen animal print, flowers, logos, stripes, polka dots…the list goes on and on! Here is a tip: if there is a color or theme running through your wedding that would be fun to incorporate into your nail design…have fun and go for it! 

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Chrome “Mirror” Nails

The chrome manicure is simple, modern, clean, and chic, but will still make your nails stand out from the rest. Kits for these types of manicures are available in stores like Sephora. 

What are some of your favorite nail trends? Comment below and let us know!

Get to Know Us: Misse

We thought it was about time that our readers get to know the ladies of Honey Bee Weddings! Once a week, the blog will be profiling a planner from Honey Bee Weddings. Here are some fun facts about owner and planner, Misse Daniel!

Brunch or Dinner? Brunch
I can’t leave my house without… accessories 
Favorite Vacation Spot? 
When I’m not wedding planning, I’m… planning a vacation
China pattern? Vera Wang Grosgrain
Best wedding favor… Girl Scout cookies 
Summer or Winter? Summer
Favorite Chicago Landmark? Water Tower
When I need inspiration, I… read fashion magazines 
Style Icon? Chloe Sevigny and Sarah Jessica Parker
Wedding Dress Designer? Lazaro

Ti Adoro Trunk Show at Bella Bleu


With all the April rain, May couldn’t come any sooner. We all know May will bring flowers, but it is also bringing major fashion must-haves for brides! We are looking forward to Bella Bleu welcoming the Ti Adoro Collection on May 3rd and 4th in Park Ridge. “Ti Adoro” means “I adore you” in Italian, and we adore Ti Adoro’s classic yet unique jewelry designs! Not only will attendees sip wine and eat sweet treats throughout their visit, but there are special initiatives for all purchasers! 

Bella Bleu
143 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068To make an appointment, please call 847.696.7152 Bi-Annual Bridal Event TODAY! is having their bi-annual bridal sale TODAY, Friday, April 19th! Including gowns by designers like Zac Posen, BHLDN, and Marchesa and bags by Judith Leiber and Badgley Mischka, this is will be a one-stop shop for everything you need for your big day.  Don’t miss out! Here is a sneak peek:

Like what you see? Visit the bridal event here. Not a member of gilt?  Sign up through my invitation here.

Flower Girls

Every bride should be treated like a queen on the day of her wedding; the “princess spot” is reserved for the flower girl! Don’t you agree? If you are still looking for a dress to make your flower girl standout (without making her into a “mini-bride”!), check out a few of our favorite picks below. 

This dress is from the Dessy Group. The spaghetti straps, ribbon on the empire waist and tulle screams classic flower girl!  
So romantic! Simply love the flower detailing on the skirt of this dress by Jordan
Look at the lace pattern on this dress from the Seahorse collection by Watters! The a-line cut is cute, casual, and perfect for a flower girl to feel comfortable in. 

Who designs your favorite flower girl dresses? Comment and let us know! 

Dimitra’s Bridal Sample Sale

Still looking for the dress of your dreams? Don’t worry, Dimitra’s Bridal is having a sample sale on Sunday, April 28th, where you can pick from beautiful gowns by designers such as Ines Di Santo, Pronovias, and San Patrick. Dresses will be anywhere from 30% to 70% off! You don’t want to miss this amazing deal! 

1011 N. Rush Street
Third Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Sneak Preview Tickets for The Big Wedding

Looking for something fun to do with your girlfriends this month? Plan a “Ladies Night Out” by enjoying an advance screening of the upcoming film THE BIG WEDDING on Tuesday, April 23rd in Chicago!  Watch the trailer below; this movie looks hilarious!

To redeem a free admit-two pass for the screening, log onto and enter the code GENALQD. Arrive early to guarantee your seat, because seats are first come, first serve!

Poladora, a Wedding Registry for the Chicago Bride

I’m a firm believer that Chicago is one of the best cities to plan your wedding in as it has something for every bride. Poladora has just reconfirmed my belief with their newly released wedding registry designed, specifically, for the Chicago bride-to-be and local retailers in mind. Poladora’s online registry allows couples to register for single or multiple products from local Chicago and niche retailers, so it’s a one stop shop for everything amazing in the city from Northwestern Cutlery, Katherine Anne Confections, Urban Oasis, Smitten Boutique, and Eva Ho just to name a few. Here’s how it works:

1. Select your gifts and add them to your registry.
2. Link your registry to either your personal wedding website or send it out via email.
3. Spend your Poladora credit from purchased gifts in any way you want at any participating retailer.

Use the code “HoneyBeeW” and register here!