Bridal Event: Afternoon of Bridal Luxury

This is my favorite bridal event of the year!

Modern Luxury Brides
Afternoon of Bridal Luxury
October 22nd
Oak Street and Michigan Ave.

For a day of shopping with a heart, please join CS Brides for the Afternoon of Bridal Luxury, 
the 11th annual charitable wedding walk sponsored by Modern Luxury Brides. 

Shop to the sounds of Cagen Music as you feast your senses on couture gowns, breathtaking jewels, haute cuisine by Food for Thought, delectable cakes and exquisite florals provided by Platinum Events.

Brides will receive a luxury tote bag filled with extraordinary gifts from Oak Street’s most 
exclusive bridal destinations. The walk begins at The Private Dining Rooms at Spiaggia. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Bright Pink.

To purchase tickets, click here.   I’m giving away a pair of tickets on my Instagram account

Paige + Kyle’s Gorgeous White Wedding at the JW Marriott

Paige and Kyle tied the knot on a beautiful July afternoon. From the ceremony to the reception, their wedding was elegant and classic. This wedding was also published in Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago magazine! Click here to look at the feature.
Photography: Rebekah Albaugh

After a very lovely ceremony, the couple joined their family and friends for a reception and danced the night away!

I had a wonderful time working with this couple. It was an honor to help plan their special day. 

Register for Artwork with Mishkalo!

Today, many couples struggle to fill out a traditional registry. New options for gifts are more and more appealing to many brides and grooms. One exciting new option in the Chicago area is Mishkalo Wedding Registries. Mishkalo allows couples to create custom registries for original sculptures, paintings, and furniture. 

Mishkalo was conceived by husband-wife team Kishore and Charu Swaminathan. They wanted to create an opportunity to give a memorable, unique gift to couples who may already have a home full of goods and don’t need a traditional registry. 

Couples can browse the extensive Mishkalo collection online and add items to their registry. From their, Mishkalo designs a gorgeous registry and allows guests to pay for all or part of the artwork of their choosing. 

Couples can also commission Mishkalo’s artists to design custom work from personal portraits to abstract visuals. This is a unique and interesting opportunity to own one-of-a-kind artwork and ask your guests to be part of building your perfect home together. 

Mishkalo hopes to be a valuable part of your home after your wedding and throughout your marriage. Check out their website to browse their artwork and create a registry and follow their blog to stay up to date as Mishkalo continues to grow!

Lauren and Lucas’ Hyatt Lodge wedding

I had such a wonderful experience planning Lauren and Lucas’ wedding. The couple’s summer celebration incorporated some of the most beautiful aspects of the Hyatt  Lodge, which is an urban oasis with some of the most gorgeous hidden outdoor spaces.  Caitlin Lisa did a fantastic job capturing the day and this couple’s fun personalities as well!

Photo Booth: ShutterBooth
Venue: Hyatt Lodge

The day began with a romantic first look and bridal portraits surrounded by lush forest scenery. After their gorgeous outdoor ceremony, the wedding moved indoors for a night of fun and dancing.

Lauren and Lucas were such a fun couple to work with and I loved working with them to plan the perfect celebration of their love for each other. 

Samantha Sleeper Trunk Show at Honey Bridal

Honey Bee Weddings had a fantastic time last week at the Samantha Sleeper Trunk Show at Honey Bridal in Chicago. The event gave guests an opportunity to view the romantic and sleek collection and to meet the designer. 

The intimate store was lined with these gorgeous gowns and a delicious dessert table by CAKE Chicago. A pop-up nail bar from Lady Legs and a tasting station from Koval Distillery transformed the space into a luxurious and fun party. 

Guests mingled with the designer, sampled the desserts, and browsed the dresses in the beautiful space which opened earlier this year (check out our visit to their grand opening party back in June!). Honey Bridal gives brides the chance to shop for their dresses in a quiet and personalized setting. 

The Samantha Sleeper Collection will be available at Honey Bridal until August 6th. Appointments can be made at their website. Thank you to Honey Bridal for a great night and a chance to view some beautiful dresses!  

Kaitlyn + Craig’s Germania Place Wedding

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Kaitlyn and Craig joined their friends and family for a lovely wedding ceremony. From the stunning church to the elegant reception, the day was absolutely beautiful.
Reception: Germania Place

After a beautiful ceremony, everybody gathered at the reception for dinner and dancing!

 I absolutely adored working with this wonderful couple. It was a pleasure to help plan their special day.