Bridal Events, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows

It’s going to be a busy weekend for brides.  Need to get inspired?  Attend one of these fabulous events, sample sales or trunk shows.



Sunday, January 18th
The Ritz-Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street
$40 per person

Preview 2009 Bridal Collections from Christian Lacroix, Christos, Reem Arca, and other world-class couture designers during the Ritz-Carlton Chicago Bridal Lunch. Brides-to-be with their family and friends will enjoy an elegant three-course lunch prepared by Ritz-Carlton Chicago Executive Chef Mark Payne.

One lucky bride will win a five-night honeymoon stay at the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay, Hawaii or a luxurious weekend stay at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Brides also have a chance to win giveaways from Belle Vie Bridal Couture along with additional prizes from the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.

 Luxury Bridal Expo Event

January 18th
323 E. Wacker Dr.

Geneva Wedding Walk
January 18th


Sample Sales 

A L’Amour 

Sample Sale
Sunday, January 18th

This one day only event will feature selections from the fabulous collections of: Lazaro, Reem Acra, Romona Keveza and many more.   Many gowns are under $1000 and in nearly new condition.  Call 847.381.5858 for an appointment.

Alice Padrul Sample Sale

January 16 – 17th 10-5PM
Alice Padrul
1338 W. Madison St.
For an appointment, call 312.455.8094

 Select gowns will be marked 50-70 percent off at this sample sale.


 Trunk Shows

Ines Di Santo Trunk Show

January 16 – 17th

Dimitra’s Couture
1011 N. Rush St. #3
For an appointment, call 312.787.0920


Amsale Fall 2009 Trunk Show
January 16 – 19th
Belle Vie Bridal Couture
34 E. Oak St.
For an appointment, call 312.751.2222

Receive 10% off bridal gowns, 25% off accessories and 15% off attendant’s gowns when purchased together. 


Perils of Dress Shopping

After another full day of dress shopping, I came home empty handed. After 8 hours of dress shopping, my dear MOH and best friend went on the computer to find some dresses I might like. She’s such a sweetheart!

One of the contenders. It is pretty…but the neckline isn’t exactly what I want! We all agree- the sweetheart neckline is the best look for me.

My requirements: sweetheart neckline, mermaid bodice, and rhinestones! They are very similar to Mrs. Eggplant’s requirements. What is even more ironic is that we have the same dress dress- ML Swan Lake– but we both feel that it won’t look right on our petite frame.

My MOH found some dresses– but not are quite it.

I don’t like the seperate bustier from dress look.

Not sexy enough!

Fabulous but I don’t think it will elongate me.

We’re going dress shopping again in a few weeks. If I cannot find any other dress, then I plan to go back to White Chicago to buy this Amsale dress.