Win Tickets to An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury

Fabulous news, readers!  I am giving away one pair of tickets to the Modern Luxury Brides event, An Afternoon of Bridal Luxury.  The fabulous event is scheduled for Sunday, October 26th from 12- 4PM. Oak Street’s eigth annual charitable wedding walk is a highlight on the bridal calendar in Chicago.  And this year, Modern Luxury Brides have really out done themselves by giving every bride two goodie bags worth of swag.  

Let’s chat about the contest:
The tickets are for one bride and one guest, valued at $90!  
To enter, please leave a comment naming your top pick to visit from the Oak Street Council participants.  The Oak Street Council participants are listed below.  I’ll be selecting one comment at random on October 17th at 5PM CST. 


For details about the event and to purchase tickets, click here.

BHLDN Launches Dreamy Fall 2015 Collection

BHLDN recently launched their 2014 Fall Collection.  I am really inspired by the gowns especially the various lengths.  In the past few years, more brides are selecting a gown that is other than floor length. I am especially fond of tea length like the Bianca; I think it looks positively dreamy!



While many brides are not comfortable with wearing a short frock, they are a great option for the dancing portion of the evening.  Mermaid gowns make a statement but it is hard to get down on the dance floor when you are so constricted. Short dresses are also fun for an after party!

Click here to look at the 2014 Fall Collection here.

musings #11


Attending the Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion was not in my fortune.  Luckily, Harper’s Bazaar created a slideshow of the highlights from the week.  My favorites?  Temperly London, Oscar de la Renta, and Naeem Khan.


I adore this short wedding film by Chris + Oliver from Abbie and Mark’s Cafe Brauer wedding.



Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 collection is amazing.  When I say that Look 38 is my favorite, I mean the entire look.  It’s fabulous.




It was fun to look through this slideshow, 50 Wedding Dresses You’ll Remember From the Movies.  




Like the rest of the blogging world, I have started oil pulling.  I however, have not had any success.  My teeth started to hurt after four weeks and I really didn’t see my teeth getting any whiter. This trend is so not for me.


Untamed Petals Trunk Show at Bella Bleu Bridal


Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge is a beautiful collection of unique pieces for the bride and bridal party. Designed in Los Angeles, these fabulous accessories are perfect to complete your wedding day look. The collection includes a variety of tastes to appeal to every bride’s style!

Bella Bleu Bridal will be hosting this trunk show next weekend on Friday, May 30th from 11AM-6pm and on Saturday, May 31st from 10AM-5PM. Enjoy mimosas and sweet treats while you shop! 

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment call 847.696.7152 or click here for online appointment booking.



Untamed Petals Trunk Show
May 30th 11-6PM
+
May 31st 10-5PM
143 N. Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, Illinois

Best of Bridal Beauty’s Recap!

I have been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to blog about this fabulous bridal event.  In April, I planned the Best of Bridal Beauty Event hosted by Nicole Pearl of The Beauty Girl.com. The event was held at The James and was filled with an evening full of pampering. Nicole wrote about the event here.

All photos credit: Galina Shishakova








The services were over the top amazing and included manicures, massages, facial treatments, dry blowouts, airbrush tanning, makeup trials, and eyelash bar.




There were gift bags full of goodies valued over $100!


But that is not where the fun stopped… The ladies that attended had a chance to win fantastic prizes in the raffle that included: 



It was a great event and I am so excited to have had the opportunity to meet such fantastic ladies and be a part of the day!