Christa + Nicholas’ University Club Wedding

Christa and Nicholas had a beautiful summer wedding that incorporated many of the best parts of the city. From their gorgeous ceremony to the lively reception at the University Club of Chicago, every part of the day showcased their love for each other. Their elegant celebration was full of fun and personal touches, all captured beautifully by Kassia Phoy Photography. 

Photographer: Kassia Phoy Photography 
Hair and Makeup: Pin Me Up Chicago
Lighting: Frost Lighting

I had such a wonderful time working with this lovely couple and am so happy that I was able to be a part of planning their special day. 

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

Mariana + Matt – The Details

My last post featured Mariana and Matt’s ceremony and reception. Now let’s look at the fun stuff: the details!

All photos by Rachel Owen of Modern Image Studios.

Mariana’s purse was so fun! And the perfect shade of purple.

She made these letters to hang on the church doors.

Unique ring bearer pillows and her flower girl’s basket.

These signs designated seating for the bride, groom and immediate family members.

The wedding cake matched their color scheme,
but Mariana had a surprise groom’s cake made for Matt.

Menu cards complemented the rest of the stationery, and were topped off with a purple orchid.

Their guest book contained photographs of Mariana and Matt over the years.

I did the calligraphy for their colorful escort card table.

Favors were Russian nesting dolls tucked into a purple organza bag.

Congratulations, Mariana and Matt! Thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding!


Is there really anything more gorgeous that these earrings?

Well, maybe this bracelet.

See Tejani’s gorgeous line next month.
Publish Post

March 20th
9 – 7PM
The Peninsula
Appointments are required and can be made on their website.
There will be a 15% discount for all purchases on the trunk show.

Target– I love you!

As you may or may not know, Isaac Mizrahi has come out with a bridal gown line for Target. The line received a lot of press. To be frank, I didn’t care for it that much. At best, I thought that the gowns would be perfect for someone looking for a second dress.

Much less publicized was the line of bridesmaid’s gowns and bridal accessories. It’s pure genius. I saw the gowns up close and in person at a wedding a few weeks ago. The bridesmaids looked lovely!

The true genius of the collection are the accessories!

Veils starting at $15!

Sashes for $30!

Pashimas starting at $15!

Now if only Target would get rid of their terrible registery policies!