Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We challenged six local event planners to come up with two, up-to-the-minute themes. Then we teamed them up with a group of vendors to help them create their vision. Here are the finished designs and wow, are they amazing.

From the designers: Our design was inspired by the glitz and glam of the roaring ’20s and proving that the color pink can be modern and elegant. It features a cohesive combination of various shades of pink and warm gold elements. Soft pink lighting shines against a backdrop of shimmering hanging crystals and floral arrangements suspended from tall glass vessels in modern elegance. The conversational seating area for champagne and sweets creates a socially inviting and festive mood.

For the Love of Pink! Team:

Planner/Stylist: Beso Weddings & Events
Floral: Jazzy Flowers
Stationery Design: Invitations by Design
Cake/Sweets: La La Li Patisserie
Linens/Chair Caps: N√ľage Designs
Furniture/Accessories: Event Creative
Draping/Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting
Rentals: Hall's Rentals
Photography by: Furla Studio

Originally published in ChicagoStyle Weddings' 2015 Spring Supplement Magazine
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Monday, March 23, 2015

In addition to being one of the sweetest people we've met in the industry, Charlotte Mills is paving a way through the wedding market with her amazing collection of bridal footwear. Each pair of her adorable shoes contains an original sixpence built right in -- completing the old adage, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a sixpence in her shoe." If you go for an adorable colored pair, like the Ana Blues, you can knock out "new," "old," "blue," and your sixpence all in one! Talk about a win. 

Which pairs do you love? Let us know in the comments! :] 

Be sure to visit the Charlotte Mills website for more amazing wedding shoes and bridal looks! 


Recently we had a truly memorable military wedding that occurred at Grand Geneva Resort & Spalocated in Lake Geneva, WI. It was so touching, I just had to share.

Zachary and Samantha Schnabl were married in a last-minute ceremony on December 27, 2014 - six months earlier than their original wedding date due to Zachary’s rescheduled deployment date. Left with just days to plan an entire wedding, the couple rushed to book a location, find a dress and still enjoy their short time together. 

When all was said and done, Zachary and Samantha had decided upon an intimate wedding in the lobby of Grand Geneva surrounded by their closest friends and family, officiated by Zachary's father. 

But what truly makes this memory one for the books occurred after there big moment. When the couple went to pay the bill, they were told there was no charge! During the public ceremony, a bystander was so moved that she quietly paid for the entire ceremony and reception. The “fairy godmother” of the Schanbl wedding is a frequent guest of the resort and requested to remain anonymous - however, she sends her best wishes to the happy couple.

Isn't that amazing? Faith in humanity restored.

Friday, March 20, 2015

This gorgeous bridal photo shoot was submitted to us by hair and makeup artist Edra Wilson of Edra Couture Beauty Brides. We are so in love with these styles! Talk about glamour! Talk about inspiration!

Check out the video for Edra's explanation of how to get the look. And be sure to check out more of the final images from the photo shoot below! 


Ashyana Banquets


Puneet Walia


Edra Wilson for Edra Couture Beauty Brides


Neel's Firdous


Cynthia Breski for Sweet Minerals


Lauren Schieler

Edra Wilson describes her inspiration for this shoot: 

"A Desi Bride is a young woman of mainly Indian descent, but can also be Pakistani or Bangladeshi. Respect, glamour, power, sincerity, love, honesty, compassion, creativity, dedication, hard work, brilliancy, beauty, pride flows in their veins. 
"What inspired me to create the Desi Bride look was  that I wanted to capture the beauty of the bridal tradition from the South Asian, Eastern-side Indian, Pakistani, all those countries that are similar but different. 
"Today, brides are not always marrying from their own heritages or countries, many wonderful mixed marriages of race and religion are happening everyday. I wanted to create a look that any bride could connect to, even if she was from the western-side or the Caribbean-side. 
"My inspiration was about connecting the east to the west, and showcasing that bridal cultures and traditions are beautiful."


Thank you so much to Edra Wilson of Edra Couture Beauty Brides for sending us this amazing video and wonderful images! We are so loving this look! 

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