Bridal Shows and Events


Calling Chicago Brides in Search of a Great Deal on a Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Here's a great opportunity for you to save money on a Caroline De Villo dress.

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Playboy Mansion, Pinup, Player and Platinum: Kendra Wilkinson to Wed This Saturday!

by Azure

Kendra Wilkinson is expected to wed Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion this Saturday, and she will be dripping in platinum and diamonds- over $100,000 dollars worth! For her big day, Kendra will be wearing... - Platinum drop earrings with 4.25 carats of diamonds ($47,000) - Platinum pendant with 2.50 carats of diamonds ($33,700) - Platinum bracelet with 4.50 carats of diamonds ($21,000) All personally selected by Kendra, and designed by jeweler Michael Barin. Celebrities...

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Pre-Wedding Party Idea: A Wine Tasting

by Azure

Are you looking for a way to make some of your wedding planning decisions a little more fun? Why not involve your friends? When my friends Michael and Matthew were getting married they were lucky enough to have a venue (Chicago’s Newberry Library) that allowed them to provide their own bar. We’ve written about this idea before, because it’s a great way to save money. Michael and Matthew both like a nice glass of wine, but neither of them are exactly Alpana Singh. So, to...

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OneWed’s DIY Wedding Make-up Application Session at Bluemercury

by Azure

We already did a quick re-cap of our fabulous Bridal Board event at Bluemercury. But, the talented guys at Fred Fox Photography & Video put together this fun video with some of the highlights of the night. Enjoy!

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OneWed’s Bridal Board gets Beautiful at Bluemercury!

by Azure

On Tuesday, we partnered with our friends at Bluemercury to throw an event to celebrate the kickoff of wedding season. The event was a huge success, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this a fabulous soiree! The talented make-up artists and skin-care consultants from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, Skinceuticals, and CAUDALIE offered up their skills to beautify our engaged gals, their bridesmaids, and our Chicago Wedding Bloggers. And Anthos...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Retro Bridal Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife! Sure, times have changed. Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window. Poof, gone! Just like that. However, nothing says we can't bring a little bit of it back, right? I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too? If you're planning a bridal shower, this retro theme might just bring out the pinup housewife in all of you.... Consider serving cherry pie...

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Hey Chicago Brides!  You don’t want to miss this bridal show!

by Azure

If you don't have plans for this coming Tuesday (04.28.2009), how would you like to scoop up discounted designer wedding dresses before enjoying a yummy fondue dinner? The Melting Pot will be hosting the 1st Annual Bridal Show on Tuesday, with Macy's Bridal Salon and other fabulous wedding vendors. This will be a fantastic one-stop-shop, and the $35 ticket includes a three course fondue dinner! If you've ever had dinner at The Melting Pot, you know this is an amazing steal! To...

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Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Wedding Caterer

by Azure

Getting ready to choose your caterer? We talked to some wedding reception catering veterans to get their very best advice. Check out our Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Caterer for a wedding reception that's as effortless as it is delicious.

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Add some zing to your wedding party table

by Azure

You may have a few Swarovski crystals glittering away on your gown or in your hair, but don't you want to spread the sparkle? These Swarovski crystal tea lights will have your head table glowing. ...And it's not like anybody would exactly complain if these also showed up at your engagement party or future soirées. They're a bit of an investment, but when does shine go out of style?

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“New York Fashion Week: Front Row To Priscilla of Boston Spring 2010!”

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing Hot Trends, Interviews & Dresses Galore... New York Fashion Week is in full swing! If you're not in New York to see the new styles hit the runway, fear not ~ the Priscilla of Boston Group Runway Shows can be watched on video, as they streamed live this year for the very first time! I was so thrilled to attend the fabulous show...even if it was from that "VIP" seat in front of my computer - ha! Hey, it's all good. I still got to see some of the hottest...

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Sitting pretty at your reception

by Azure

Your wedding reception will be a feast for the eyes, and of course a feast for the stomach... But your guests need to sit comfortably too! The Chameleon Chair Collection offers beauty and comfort. The chairs are stackable so they can be easily loaded in and out, and the clever design allows for you to easily customize them with a variety of fabrics. Not a bad way to make sure you feel elegant all over!

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Calling all New York Nearlyweds!

by Azure

If you are in the NYC area tomorrow (April 2nd), don’t miss the opening of Modern Trousseau’s New York showroom! During this 5-day event, Modern Trousseau will unveil the 2009 Spring Collection, so boogie on down to 7th Ave. and be one of the first to feast your eyes on these gorgeous gowns!

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Barbeque or banquet—planning your rehearsal dinner

by Azure

Barbeque or banquet—planning your rehearsal dinner Special feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding The wedding rehearsal and subsequent dinner kick off the entire series of wedding events. What better way to introduce members of the wedding party and key family members than with warm introductions and a celebratory meal? Depending on the type of wedding, the number of guests at the rehearsal dinner is sometimes nearly as large as the guest list for the actual wedding. In...

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Bridesmaids’ Luncheon: Giving Back to the Girls Who Give to You

by Azure

It’s an occupational hazard that I look at almost everything in terms of weddings! A friend was showing me these dishes at Rosanna Inc the other day and I said “They would be perfect for a bridesmaid’s luncheon.” She had zero idea what I was talking about. So, if you’re similarly baffled, here’s the scoop: A bridesmaid’s lunch is a bridal shower in reverse. You take your bridesmaids (and any other important women in the wedding party) out to a nice old-fashioned...

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Bridal Shower Games: Think outside the Toilet Paper Roll

by Azure

As you may have noticed, I’ve been thinking about bridal showers lately. Maybe it’s because I recently co-hosted a baby shower. Much to my chagrin, the other hostesses insisted on a game involving adult men, diapers, and baby bottles filled with beer. Luckily, the canapés needed restocking at just that moment. I don’t like games. I’m not a good sport. If anyone had come near me with a roll of toilet paper at my bridal shower I would have run screaming from the room. But, I...

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Bridal Showers vs. Man Showers: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

by Azure

Last week The Man Registry wrote about “The Man Shower". I’m all for single-sex parties and showers. I have lots of male friends, but I really value the times when I can just hang out with the girls. I know plenty of guys feel the same way. When you’re planning a wedding, those events can be extra special. BUT, what’s with this line “A man shower is the perfect opportunity to grab some of the gifts that you care about! The bride usually has several showers and brings home...

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The Man Registry: What in the World is a “Man Shower?”

by Azure

About The Man Registry One of the hottest trends in the wedding industry is the growing popularity of man showers. Sounds funny right? It did to us too. But, as funny as “man shower” sounds – trust us grooms, this is something you’re going to want to be aware of. Surely, you’re aware of the traditional bridal showers that your fiancé gets so excited about. You know, the ones that involve lots of giggling women, wedding talk and a plethora of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom...

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Custom invitations to show off your inner designer

by Azure

Whether it's because you like things just so or just plain gorgeous, sometimes a girl's gotta design her own. Better yet, you can let a talented designer do the crafting to suit your exquisite taste while you sit back and approve. This custom-designed wedding stationery from Ink Umbrella comes in a zillion varieties of fantastic. Designer Jane Tomlinson works with you to make a beautiful, unified suite of wedding stationery - everything from save-the-date cards to parking...

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Insider Tips for Creating a Green Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Brian Worley of YourBASH! and host of Party Monsters Cabo. These days, throwing green weddings and events is much easier than in the past and doesn't have to cost you much more, if anything, than a traditional wedding. The three key words to throwing a "green" or eco-friendly wedding are “recycle,”“reuse,” and “reduce”! 1. Rent the dress Grooms and groomsmen have been wearing rented tuxedos forever, so why not rent a wedding dress? I know it sounds...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Fabulous Event Inspiration from Artfool Events

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’ve got a wedding to plan and love looking at gorgeous design to pull inspiration for your big day, professional event design portfolios are a great place to start! To gather ideas for floral design and color palettes, check out artfool events’ online portfolio! Artfool Events brings style and grace to each of its planning endeavors- for a website full of amazing inspiration Click Here! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here...

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Depth of Focus: A Wedding Film from My Point of View

by Azure

Special feature from Nathan Maulorico of Unknown Films Depth of focus: The range of image distances corresponding to the range of object distances. Depth of focus is an important part in what filmmakers and videographers do. Without depth of focus, it would be impossible to place objects or people where you want them in the frame. It would be impossible to make your vision clear to the viewer. There’s also another type of depth of focus, the type filmmakers must have inside...

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