Bill + Augusto’s Festive Wedding at Salvage One

Bill and Augusto had a festive wedding at Salvage One, a vintage Chicago warehouse with salvageable architectural finds. The couple incorporated their love of music by having two bands perform during the reception. Everything made a statement from the venue to the splatter paint designed cake. As the night ended, guests left with Garrett Popcorn as a sweet treat.

Photography: Avant Garde
Venue: Salvage One 

The BAAZAR Bride Edit with GILT

Calling all brides-to-be and guests who are searching for those last-minute purchases, be sure to check out GILT. BAZAAR Bride is teaming up with GILT to create the ultimate designer deals online for dresses, bags, shoes, jewelry, beauty and more. 

Designer brands including Oscar de la Rentals, Dior, Valentino, Cartier, and more will be featured in the boutique. They have even categorized each wedding event from brunch looks to honeymoon necessities just for you.

Online you have the opportunity to make these fabulous purchases that you won’t want to miss. Along with free shipping for the 30 days!
Below are some of my favorite pieces from the website
Valentino Rockstud Caged 65 Leather Metallic Leather Ankle Strap Pump
Original $1,045 Now $839.99
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Halston Heritage Silk-Blend Cocktail Dress 
Original $495 Now $129.99
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Jimmy Choo Sweetie Deograde Glitter Acrylic Clutch
Original $995 Now $699.99
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Honeymoon Ideas
FindersKEEPERS Flamenco Jumpsuit 
Original $165 Now $29.99
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FENDI Women’s FFO289/S 55 mm Sunglasses
Original $390 Now $99
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Ariana Rabbani 14K 0.15 ct. tw, Diamond Solitaire Bracelet 
Original $525 Now $299.99
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Rebecca Taylor Striped Linen-Blend A-line Dress
Original $550 Now $149.99
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There are only 25 days left,  so don’t wait! 

13th Annual Bridal Luxury Afternoon

Modern Luxury Brides
Afternoon of Bridal Luxury 
October 20th 12-4pm
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile 

Experience a bridal dream of having a tour through the best boutiques, Venues and restaurants in the Gold Coast. Indulge in treats, champagne and shopping at the Modern Luxury 13th Annual Charitable Wedding Walk. 

The afternoon will begin at the Magnificent Mile and take you through the bridal luxuries that the Gold Coast has to offer. The day will Conclude with a champagne reception at the Viceroy Chicago and  will be an event you won’t want to miss. 

Brides will receive 2 Luxury Swag Bags. 

Click here to purchase tickets! A percentage of the proceeds will contribute to Bright Pink, to fight breast and ovarian cancer. 

Misse Daniel of Honey Bee Weddings Featured on The Chicago Hustle Podcast

Owner Misse Daniel talks about pursuing her passion, the realities of the wedding planning industry, her path as a small business owner, and more last week when she went on The Chicago Hustle. We are so excited for her podcast debut, and thank you to The Chicago Hustle for having her on the show!

You can hear Misse’s interview on Apple, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Google, Overcast, or Radio Public

Planning a Wedding Before Getting Engaged

Photo by Jenna Marie Photography

Pre-planning your wedding before even getting engaged is a recent trend that actually happens way more often than you would think.

It may raise an eyebrow, but it actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Venues and vendors often get booked twelve+ months our, and everyone is so busy these days that its nearly impossible to find a time to get all your friends and family in the same place at the same time. So, if you know you are going to get engaged soon, as most modern-day couples do, it makes a lot of sense to get all the details of your big day perfect. 

Cate Munro over at Refinery29 has written a great article about this move towards pre-planning, and it is definitely worth checking out.  

Timeline for Your Wedding Paper Suite

Photo by Jenna Marie Photography

Newly engaged couples can quickly find themselves in a whirlwind of deadlines once they pop the question. Between choosing vendors, signing contracts, and ironing out last minute details, there are a lot of things that need to be done between saying “yes” and “I do.” One topic I often get questions on is the timeline for everything to do with paper – invites, save the dates, programs, and more.

To make the process easier, I have put together a guideline of when you would typically want to do things like send out Save the Dates, order your Day of Paper Suite, and everything else involving the paper elements of your big day.

Order and Send Out Your Save the Dates
6-12 Months Before the Wedding

Order Invitations and Book Calligrapher
6 Months Before the Wedding

Order Invitations for Other Events (Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Reception, etc.)

6 Months Before the Wedding

Order Day of Paper Suite and Thank You Notes

2-4 Months Before the Wedding

Order Favors
2-4 Months Before the Wedding

Send Invitations
6-8 Weeks Before the Wedding

Send Invitations for Other Events (Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Reception, etc.)
1+ Week After Sending Invitations

Set RSVP Due Date

3-4 Weeks Before the wedding

Contact Anyone That Didn’t RSVP
Immediately after RSVP Due Date

Finalize Seating Chart, Escort Cards, and Favor Stationery

2 Weeks Before the Wedding

Send Thank You Notes
Within 6 Weeks After the Wedding
(Gifts received before the wedding should receive a thank you within 2 weeks)

Cafe Brauer Vendor Showcase

2nd Annual Vendor Showcase
July 17th, 4:00-7:00 pm
Café Brauer
2021 N Stockton Dr

We are so excited to have been invited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Vendor Showcase hosted by Tigerlily at Café Brauer. It is an honor to have the opportunity to have a display among these other great vendors.

This is also a great opportunity for you to meet some of the top vendors in Chicago for weddings and events! You can RSVP to if you are interested in attending. We hope to see you there!

Our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

Honey Bee Weddings is passionate about being environmentally responsible. We believe that you can have your dream wedding while practicing sustainability.

Photo by Caitlin Lisa Photography

Here are just some of the ways we have committed to keeping our ecological footprint small:

Minimizing Waste

Working with Responsible Vendors

  • Connects our clients with vendors that share our commitment to sustainability
  • Utilizes our membership of the Green Wedding Alliance

Keeping Green in the Office

  • Moving towards being completely paperless
  • Makes sure any paper that needs to be used is made of recycled materials
  • Uses eco-friendly cleaning supplies
  • Encourages the use of public transportation or riding bikes
  • Trains employees to utilize environmental initiatives