A big city would just be any old city without it’s recognizable features; New York has Times Square, London has Big Ben, and so on. It’s the iconic places of Chicago that truly make it feel like home to those who grew up in the area. If home is where the heart is, then Windy […]

Our guest blog on Fall wedding cakes comes from Alexandra Solak, Marketing & General Manager at Oak Mill Bakery. Oak Mill Bakery opened its doors in 1986, and Alexandra has happily been working there since 2008. If she had to decide, her favorite cake flavor is the devil’s chocolate ganache, although she lives for the french macarons. […]

This week’s guest blog comes from Laura Wrasman, owner and publisher of Wedding Guide Chicago Magazine. Laura has been in the wedding business over two decades and has seen a lot of what works and what doesn’t for most Chicago brides. One thing she is a big proponent of is keeping yourself opted IN for […]

This week’s guest blog comes from Beata Orwat of Paradise Flowers. A floral designer for 15 years, Beata’s passion for wedding flowers began in 1996 when her family  opened up their first shop in Des Plaines, IL. She started taking various courses including the International Academy of Floral Design in Chicago. She started creating wedding […]

This week’s guest blog comes to us from Mary Botros, Chicago Wedding Planner at M.B. Classics Events. What once started out as a simple hobby, Mary has progressed into a stunning career with over 13 years of experience. Mary’s main objective is to plan and create an event that you can cherish for a lifetime. With such memorable designs, it would be hard not to!

  Cynthia Sally, owner of Lombard-based Blend Beauty Studio, brings us this week’s guest blog focused on airbrush make-up. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Cynthia shares some tips to ensure you are picture perfect from every angle, no matter if it’s the moment you step into the aisle or the last […]

This week, your guest blog comes from Jena from An Affair to Remember, a wedding consultant. You said “Yes”…now what?? Below is a snapshot of what to do next! Agree Upon a Budget Sit down with all pertinent family members, discuss who will pay for what then find a number that is realistic for everyone. […]

Planning the wedding reception usually takes several months to over a year for some couples. Starting the process can be overwhelming as there are so many options to choose from. Do we have our reception in a banquet hall, a hotel, a historic landmark? Do we hire a catering company or does the venue include everything? The options are almost endless. However, every couple should have a budget and there are many creative ways to stay within your budget and still have the most beautiful wedding day!