Friday, December 30, 2011

Jan 6th, 2012 - Jan 7th, 2012
630.627.4027 |
Bella Bianca Bridal Couture 17W527 Roosevelt Road Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

08 Jan 2012
815.459.7234 |
D'Andrea Banquets & Conference Center 4419 Northwest Hwy Crystal Lake, IL 60017
We're bringing together premier wedding vendors from throughout Chicagoland and the Northern Illinois region for a spectacular bridal show at our facility in Crystal Lake.

Brides, register today — the D'Andrea Premier Bridal Show is free for you and your guests. Don't miss our Trunk Show featuring Christina Wu, Jacquelyn Exclusives and Pretty Maids.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Team:
Planner/Stylist: SQN Events
Floral: Topiarius
Cake: Delish Cakes
Invitations: Kari Kileen Custom Invitations & Stationery
Lighting: Precision Sound & Lighting
Linen/Drapery: Private Label Linens
Chairs: Classic Party Rentals

Photography: Fig Media
Wedding Consultant: Bliss Weddings and Events

Monday, December 26, 2011

Photography: Modern Image Photography

Friday, December 23, 2011

The Complete Wedding Expo invites you to attend their bridal show:

Sunday, January 8th
Doubletree Esplanade Lakes
3500 Lacey Rd. Downers Grove, IL 60515

Offering every bride that pre-registers and attends this show gets a FREE 5 DAY, 4 NIGHT CANCUN STAY!* *

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

As I keep seeing the same commercial over and over for The Hangover 2 telling me to buy it for the holidays and that it's also available on Blue-Ray, I realize that I haven't seen it.  Like everyone else, I saw the first one and loved it- but I'm not one for sequels.  Trilogies, Series, Sagas, yes- but just a comedy sequel... ehhh.  First question to you, is it worth it?  Thoughts?

But this also made me think that as wedding season is winding down so is bachelor/bachelorette party season.  On the plus side, the bars are not as crowded.  But I won't lie, I always miss the trolleys in the winter not only as a patron but as well as a witness to the dancing bachelorettes and shouting bachelors as they drive down Lincoln Ave.  I always say when riding a trolley, don't forget that you probably paid for the city crawl and could BYOB, so don't spend too much time at your pit stops because then you miss out on the party ride. 

When we think of b-parties, I feel like we think of games, gifts, bar crawls and Vegas!  But my second question is, what's your favorite thing you've ever done at a bachelor/bachelorette party?  What's the best place to go?

I look forward to hearing from you and HAPPY PLANNING!

Venue: Park Hyatt Chicago
Photography: Dennis Lee Photography  
Floral: The Flower Firm
Music: Chicago Groove Collective of Stitely Entertainment

Monday, December 19, 2011

Venue: Holiday Inn-Mart Plaza, Chicago                 
Photography:  Luke Kypr
Floral: Gardeenia Floral Design
Music: Okyne Media Lab