Bridal Event: Evening of Bridal Luxury

Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago
12th Annual Evening of Bridal Luxury
Sunday, March 4 3pm-6pm
Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Join Modern Luxury Weddings to preview the upcoming designs of wedding dresses, featuring the unveiling of Vera Wang’s Fall 2018 bridal collection. The event will also feature culinary creations from Chef Baasim Zafar of the Ritz Carlton, event décor by HMR Designs, and photography by Fig Weddings

Brides-to-be, don’t forget to grab a luxury “Oscar-style” goodie bag on your way out!

Tickets are $65 for a bride and a guest. For additional guests, tickets are $25. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bright Pink.

Honey Bee Weddings will be doing a social media giveaway for a pair of tickets! Details will be announced on our Instagram account.

Vera Wang Fall 2011

There aren’t any photos on the Vera Wang website, but if you want to see the latest gowns by Vera Wang, schedule an appointment for the preview.

Vera Wang
December 3rd-4th
To make an appointment, call 312.787.4696
34 East Oak Street

Vera Wang Trunk Show

“Women look to Vera Wang when dressing for the most important and memorable occasions in their lives.”

It’s true! Look no further than the Chicago Social Brides Vera Wang Chicago Trunk Show for the latest in luxury bridal. On May 14th & 15th, visit Vera Wang Chicago at 34 East Oak Street for discount vouchers, custom changes and more. By appointment only, call 312.751.2222 to schedule yours.

Vera Wang + David’s Bridal = Nirvana for Budget Brides

Who doesn’t want a Vera Wang gown for their wedding? I was thrilled to hear the news of the partnership between Vera Wang and David’s Bridal. Brides on a budget that cannot afford to spend thousands on a dress will be have the option next spring for her new collection. She will be offering 20 dresses all under $1,500!!!
After the bridal gown launch, Vera Wang will also be able to purchase bridesmaids dress collection! For more information, please click here.

Bridal Event: An Evening of Bridal Luxury

An Evening of Bridal Luxury
Thursday, March 25th
The Ritz Carlton Chicago
160 East Pearson Street
6-9 PM
$65 per bride

To purchase tickets, click here.

View a runway show by Vera Wang as well as gowns from Amsale, Anne Barge, Christos, Elizabeth Fillmore, Reem Acra and St. Pucchi. . Brides will receive luxe Oscar-style goodie bag filled with extraordinary gifts. Also, there will be a chance to win a honeymoon getaway at The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.

Proceeds benefit Bright Pink.

Personally, I cannot wait! I’ve already professed my recent rediscovery of my love of Vera Wang. Her latest collection is stunning. I am excited to see the dresses in person! We hope to see you there!

Vera Wang Trunk Show

Oh Vera, what were you thinking three years ago? More importantly, why weren’t you designing these fabulous dresses three years ago when I was looking for my perfect gown? I love bows. I own shoes with bows, a clutch with a massive bow, a coat with a bow, and skirts and dresses with bows. Oh, and my wedding gown had a bow made of Swarovski crystals. But if I was getting married in 2010, I would be wearing Dawn and then change into Daphne for the after party. Why?

Dawn oozes Drama. I mean, is it possible for a dress to be even more perfect? I love the asymmetrical design with the bows. When you walk down the aisle, it would be like your own personal runway. But once midnight strikes, you want a light weight gown that will allow you to move around. Daphne would be the perfect sort of frock for such an occasion.

Vera Wang Trunk Show
November 20th – 21st
34 East Oak Street
To make an appointment, call



Real Wedding: Colleen + Nathan, The Day

When I met Colleen for an initial consultation, we talked for almost two hours.  Seriously.  It was like finding a fellow kindred soul. After about an hour and a half, her fiance, Nathan, walked in.  It turns out that we used to work together! We have even more in common that that:  we were fellow bloggers.  Colleen writes The Everyday Bride.  The final tip that made me feel, without being too presumptuous, that I was destined to do this wedding was that the officiant that marrying the couple performed at my first wedding.  I’m happy to report that Colleen felt the same way.  She booked me almost immediately and then wrote this amazing review.

On her wedding day, Colleen was really calm and yet very excited.   When you walk into a hotel suite filled with a bridal party, you never know what to expect.  Her room, which was a fabulous suite at the W in the City Center, was filled with her bestest friends and sister, all of whom were in a wonderful mood.  It was so gorgeous and massive that the couple opted to have guests swing by the next day for a farewell brunch.

The day went perfectly.  There wasn’t one hiccup, even a tiny one.  I was relieved because I knew that a detailed bride like Colleen would have noticed.  She was able to concentrate on the most important thing of the day, her love for Nathan.

Colleen picked luxurious accessories that complimented her beautiful dress.  An embroidered ‘something blue’ hanker chief with some fabulous gold shoes and a simple veil.
 Colleen remembered her beautiful Mother by having a locket tied to her bouquet.
Colleen took some photos with her girls at the W before heading to the church.
There is something beautiful about an evening ceremony.  
Holy Family is a gorgeous gothic church especially in the evening.
One of the unique components of the ceremony was a candle lighting.  
Every guest received a candle when they walked into church.  

The entire church was filled with candlelight.  It was beautiful on a November early evening night.

Father Jerry performed the wedding ceremony of my very first wedding!  Rather than turn their backs to the crowd, Colleen and Nathan turned toward their guests so that they could witness the couple exchange vows.

The gorgeous alter.

There will be more photos tomorrow of the rest of Colleen and Nathan’s wedding day.