From East to West, Two Unique Engagement Sessions

by Azure

Your engagement session photos can be so amazing if you hire the right photographer, think outside the box and have fun with it. These two engagement sessions, one by Chicago photographer Jason Kaczorowski, the other by New York/Arizona photog Photography by Verdi, will give you two totally different perspectives on what your e-session could look like. Let's start with Sam and Alishya's hip engagement shoot at an old pool hall in Chicago's River North neighborhood. The couple first...

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Unique New Registry Item: Food!

by Azure

I'm a big fan of wedding registries. I think people want to get you a gift, and they want to get you a gift that you'll like. If you're in Chicago, you've got a new way to register! Thanks to Foodie Registry if you're in Chicago you can register for gift certificates for local restaurants! One of my favorite things about this registry is that unlike other cash-based registries, Foodie Registry does not take fees out of the amount you give or get. With most cash-based registries, if...

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Luxe Downtown Chicago Winter Wedding: How To Get The Look!

by Azure

Today's Featured Wedding is a little bit different! As much as we love pouring over gorgeous wedding photos, wouldn't you love to know how the look of the wedding was achieved? This luxe, modern downtown Chicago wedding was planning by Paulette Wolf Events & Entertainment, and they gave us the inside scoop on how the fab look was achieved! 1. Venue Style. Without ever stepping into the actual ballroom of The Elysian, we knew this was the perfect venue for this small, intimate...

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Bubbly Bride: Local Wedding News- Fire Destroys Cakegirls Bakery in Lakeview

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Within the wedding business you see many new vendors starting from scratch with a clear passion for their trade. Not everyone is able to survive in the highly competitive market, but if you are able to position yourself with a unique twist or simply just be that good to stand out, then you will be on the path for success. Brenda and Mary Maher are two sisters who have the talent to survive, and started Cakegirls from their Chicago apartment that grew to a...

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Calling Chicago Brides & Newlyweds: Fight Cancer with Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

Is your wedding gown hanging in the closet or taking up space underneath your bed? Find a home for your beloved gown and support a worthy cause at the same time! Throughout the month of March, whiteCHICAGO is dedicating the month to collecting gowns for donation to Brides Against Breast Cancer. For the “dress drive,”WhiteXchange and Brides Against Breast Cancer are in need of contemporary style gowns, slips and veils that are less than 7 years old. Also, a copy of a tag or a...

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Featured Wedding: Mikaela and Joel

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Bella Pictures Mikaela and Joel tied the knot Saturday, Oct. 11th on the rooftop of The Grand Piazza, overlooking the beautiful city skyline of Chicago. They were such a pleasure to work with, and their special day was picture perfect! Mikaela's Sex In The City style, right down to the big flowered broach on her wedding dress, really came through, and made this wedding a true downtown fairytale! Other Vendors: Venue - roof of the Grand Piazza in Chicago Brides...

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Calling Chicago Brides: Two Great Bridal Events This Month

by Azure

For those of us in Chicago, the weather somehow makes February into the LONGEST month. But, there are two great events coming up that will keep you warm and toasty inside! 1) The Field Museum is having a special “Bridal Party” to promote their unique proposal service (featured on Savvy Scoop last month) and fabulous wedding venue. On February 13, wear a wedding dress – or wedding day tuxedo – and enter the Museum free of charge from 11am to 3pm. To toast these past,...

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Indie Wed Wrap Up: An Edgy, Unique Bridal Event Done Right!

by Azure

I had the pleasure of attending Indie Wed this weekend, a fabulously unique wedding show for couples taking a modern, edgy, or eco-friendly approach to their special day! If you are a Chicago hipster planning your wedding, you were probably there! And for our non-Chicago gals who love the Etsy-Anthropology-Green wedding thing, I wanted to share some highlights from this rad event! Fashion... - Love Damask? Check out the adorable cocktail frock (for your 'maids or for you- a...

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Chicago Brides—Check Out the Indie Wed Market Next Weekend!

by Azure

For all you lovely ladies in the Chicagoland area, don't forget to check out Indie Wed next Saturday, January 30th. We'll be there, will you?

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Unique Proposal Idea

by Azure

How cute a proposal idea is this? Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History is equally well known for Sue, it’s pet Tyrannosaurus Rex, and it’s beautiful Hall of Gems. Now would-be grooms can arrange to rent a case in the Hall of Gems, slip the engagement ring into it and then surprise their girlfriend by pulling the ring out of the case during what’s supposed to be a simple museum trip! For a $350 fee the museum will make all the arrangements, including a champagne toast!...

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