Wednesday, February 29, 2012



GOWN: Embroidered asymmetrically gathered silky organza bodice with exaggerated mermaid skirt of fluttering silky organza tiers. “L0•VE•LA” by Liz Fields.
Shelley’s Bridal Couture

Headpiece: Teardrop Juliet cap adorned with white and peacock feathers, French netting with scattered Swarovski rhinestones and freshwater pearls all tied together with an antique rhinestone brooch. Shelley’s Bridal Couture

Earrings: Crystal and rhinestone chandelier earrings.
Macy’s Bridal Salon, State Street, 312.781.3545

GOWN: Strapless gown made of soft shimmer satin with asymmetrical pleating across the bodice that overlaps a magnificent jewel encrusted band at the waist. The A-line skirt has gathered pick-ups for volume. “Calista” by Maggie Sottero. Shelley’s Bridal Couture

Headpiece: A pleated satin pillbox encrusted with Swarovski rhinestone and complimented with a bubble veil with French netting. Shelley’s Bridal Couture 

Necklace and Earrings: Both are by Susan G. Allen, exclusively at Macy’s Bridal Salon, State Street, 312.781.3545.



GOWN: Embroidered asymmetrically gathered silky organza bodice with exaggerated mermaid skirt of fluttering silky organza tiers. “L0•VE•LA” by Liz Fields.
Shelley’s Bridal Couture

Headpiece: Teardrop Juliet cap adorned with white and peacock feathers, French netting with scattered Swarovski rhinestones and freshwater pearls all tied together with an antique rhinestone brooch. Shelley’s Bridal Couture 

Earrings: Crystal and rhinestone chandelier earrings. Macy’s Bridal Salon, State Street


GOWN: Silk chiffon strapless slim gown with draped bodice and two overlapping fabric flowers on the front, from Melissa Sweet Reverie collection. Macy’s Bridal Salon, State Street, 312.781.3545 

Earrings and Hairpiece: Custom designs by Victoria Sdoukos Couture. Exclusively at Boutique Victoria,



 
The Team
Photography: Scott Nava Carasco Photography

Venue: Murphy Auditorium

Lighting: Automated Lighting Design

Musicians: Symphony Sounds

Hair & Makeup:
Makeup First LLC

Monday, February 27, 2012


The first of its kind in the city, PUBLIC Chicago’s 8,600 square foot versatile Wedding and Special Event space is truly breathtaking. Friendly, personalized and attentive service with special, custom-designed banquet menus by award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten create an experience like no other.

PUBLIC Chicago is a transformation of the fabled 285 room Chicago institution, Ambassador East. Ian Schrager maintained the existing structure and architectural details and infused what he felt was new and modern aspects to evoke a warm, personal style.




PUBLIC Chicago

1301 North State Parkway  | Chicago, IL | 312 229 6796




These appetizers are not only delicious but beautiful too. Your guests will be duly impressed by these innovative, bite-sized portions of soups, salads, even Asian favorites like Mu Shu crepes. The biggest challenge of cocktail hour will be saving room for dinner!



Chilled Smoked Yellow Tomato Soup Shooter with a Grilled Summer Squash Terrin
Created by Cork Catering



Mu Shu Duck Crepes with Hoisin Dipping sauce
 Created by Jewell Events Catering



Vietnamese Pork Bundles
Created by Entertaining Company



Lettuce Poached Lobster Parfait with Arugala Gelee and a Pomelo Espuma
Created by Kenmare Catering and Events


Zucchini Carpaccio Salad, Sliced Zucchini with Dill, Chives, Goat Cheese, Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Candied Kumquats, Drizzled with a Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
Created by Phil Stefani Signature Events





Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012









The Team:
Event Planner/Floral: Imperial Event Design
Photography: Photography by Slava Shykhert
Venue: The Drake Hotel
Rentals/Lighting/Linens: Precision Sound and Lighting


Monday, February 20, 2012









Vendors:
Venue: Goebbert Family Farm
Photography:  Essence Photo & Video
Floral: Stemline Creative
Draping/Lighting: Partytime Productions
Paper Products: DBY invitations

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012







 
 
Vendors:
 

Venue: Blackstone Hotel                                                 

Floral: Blooming City Flowers                         


Photography & Video: 3 line 9 Productions                                   

Lighting: MGM Entertainment                              



The pleasure of your company is requested at Committed, an avant-garde, green wedding show sponsored by the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance on Sunday, February 26th from 12:00 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the newest LEED-certified venue space in Chicago--Greenhouse Loft. This isn’t going to be your typical bridal show. “This show is going to be geared towards couples--committed couples = men + women, women + women, men + men,” Jamie Davis from Greenhouse Loft says. Couples who are committed to each other, committed to the environment, and committed to throwing the best party Chicago has ever seen.



The show consists exclusively of members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, a thoughtful group of local Chicago vendors that make “being green” an important part of their business models. The Committed show will feature sustainable and organic food tastings, local beer, wine and cocktail demonstrations, wedding dress and tux models, DJs and bands, photographers, venues, invitation makers, salon nail and make-up demonstrations, sustainable and organic confections and cake samplings, and much more. Interested in making your reception a zero waste event? Find out how at the Committed show. “Your wedding is really just the biggest party you’ll ever throw. Might as well make it green, and make it amazing,” says Amanda Eich from Spilled Ink Press.


Tickets for the show are $10 for singles and $15 for couples. For more information, and to buy your tickets, visit http://www.committedlovechicago.com/



Monday, February 13, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Amazing ideas from our friends at DeAwna McGinley Photography:

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Happen to catch the finale episodes of TLC’s show, Four Weddings, last season? If so, then you may have noticed the beautiful backdrop of Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, a property located thirty miles north of Chicago with a rich history going back almost a century.

Completed in 1918 in the town of Vernon Hills, IL, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens was built as the home of Samuel Insull, one of the original founders of General Electric Company. Furnished in an Italianate style with its gardens and landscaping designed by Jens Jensen, a world-renowned landscape architect, the mansion also features an extensive collection of fine antiques, paintings by world-famous artists, tapestries, sculptures, silver, and porcelain. In 1937, John Cuneo Sr. purchased the home and lived there with his wife and two children, John Jr. and Consuela. In 2009, John Jr. and his wife, Herta, donated the 100-acre estate to Loyola University Chicago along with the collection of art and furnishings. It has since been used as a venue for weddings, special occasions and corporate events.

Recently, TLC filmed its finale episodes of the show, Four Weddings, at Cuneo Mansion and Gardens. The show follows four separate brides as they plan their own weddings but also prepare to have their weddings attended and scored by the other brides in the categories of dress, venue, food, and experience. At the end, whichever bride has the most points out of the four wins a fabulous honeymoon vacation.

Loyola University Chicago is grateful to TLC for choosing Cuneo Mansion and Gardens as a setting for one of its shows and cannot thank the Cuneo family enough for its wonderful donation. The university plans to continually improve the space in order to accommodate a wide variety of events and looks forward to all future weddings and special occasions that will be held on the property.



To learn more about the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens, visit http://cuneomansion.org/. Information on Four Weddings can be seen at http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/tv/four-weddings.



Monday, February 6, 2012