The botanical fashion show of the century treats guests to a variety of artistic floral interpretations in wraps and clothing, hats, parasols, corsages and more, all made from flowers, plants and leaves.
The runway soiree is a collaborative event between the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance and Chicago-area florists, and students from the Millinery Department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Stunning floral arrays in Horticulture Hall, beautiful lighting, music, refreshments and professional photographers make it an affair to remember.
Friday, March 28
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue, at Fulton Boulevard
Tickets are $100 for general admission; $150 for runway seating. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 773-638-1766, extension 13.
Last week, I went to an event at the Chicago History Museum with a client, A, and her Maid of Honor, J. The event was co-hosted by Chicago Social Brides. One of my favorite museums in Chicago, I absolutely love this venue for a wedding.
While I forgot my camera, I did snap a few shots from my trusty Treo.
A Perfect Event, one of the premiere event design companies in Chicago, designed this table set-up. They incorporated bold black and white with light greens and silver. If I hadn’t seen it in person, I wouldn’t have thought that I would enjoy it so much!
The flowers from Botanicals blew me away. Fuchsia, Black , and White. What is not to love? I love the powerfulness of the décor. It was absolutely beautiful…. And something that I thought that would look great with my future weddings plans, as long as they were tweaked.
Crazy bride that I am, I decided to change elements of my event design weeks before my wedding. I may live to regret this…but right now, I’m enjoying living on the edge.
Recently, I attended the Paper Source Wedding event held in their Evanston location. It was a lot of fun and I really did get inspired. I participated in the interactive workshop where we made and decorated favor containers. While my favors are too large for the containers, I decided to take the idea and incorporate it into my wedding plans.
Also present at the event were a select number of vendors. One cute idea was cookies pre-printed with a personalized message. I was surprised at the price– it was very affordable!
The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party
March 6, 2008
6pm – 8pm
The (VERY) Social Registry and Brides Magazine invite you to The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party. Join us to meet a gathering of the most sought after wedding pros around. From invitations to photographers, china patterns and luggage, Bloomingdale’s is here to assist you with all your wedding details. To say I Do, please reply to 312.324.7651.
Sweet Spring Creations
March 8, 2008
2pm – 4pm
Meet the Executive Pastry Chef, Anthony Chavez, from Cafe des Architects at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, and see one of his stunning showpiece sugar creations. Learn from a master how to create your own French desserts and pastries. For more information, please 312.324.7678.
I went to the most amazing wedding event at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas! It was the best bridal event EVER. Each bride received free manicures, blow-outs, mini-massages, and facials. The quality of the services was excellent. Lenny did a fantastic job on my blow-out. My mani didn’t chip for a full six days!
In addition, there were a ton of vendors there to meet & check out their work. The vendors weren’t very pushy– I had an excellent time.
Alice Padrul Bridal Couture: Gorgreous dresses custom made here in Chicago.
Amy Beck Cake Design: Fabulous couture cake designs but I didn’t get to taste any.
- E3 Photography
- Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas: The quality was amazing. I will be coming back soon!
- FIG Catering: Fantastic food! If you are looking for a caterer for a small wedding or event, I would highly recommend them.
- Fragrant Design: I don’t care for aromatic items.
- Garrett’s Popcorn: Each bride received a tin of popcorn. It would be a super cute idea for a wedding favor.
- Manny B Jewelers: High end jeweler that had some gorgeous rings. I didn’t get to talk to him but I have heard good things about him.
- Paper Couture: I didn’t talk with the vendor but their work was all over the venue. It was very beautiful.
- Sam’s Wine & Spirits: Sam’s is known for brides that can bring in alcohol to their venue. Now, they also have a wine registry!