Archive for April 2011

Exclusive discount to Ciao Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event

  Happy Thursday, readers! I am excited to tell you about a fantastic event happening this Sunday from noon to four for brides-to-be (and the people who love and support them!). Cial Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event, co-sponsored by Taylor Made Invites and recent Refinery 29 obsession, bridal stylist Libby Salerno, will feature a fashion show with looks by Belle Vie Bridal... Read more »

inspired by unique bridal shower themes

inspired by unique bridal shower themes
On Monday, we talked about how to save money when planning a shower (or seven) during wedding season, but what about the actual shower details? While going with the traditional and straightforward route of brunch or a late lunch followed by gifts is always a tried and true choice, today’s world of blogging, facebook and... Read more »

attention fashionistas: intersection of style event

  One of my favorite ways to completely deny Chicago’s betrayal of the Spring weather is to go shopping for clothing I would have no business wearing in the daily conditions this city keeps spewing out. As in, shorts, mini dresses, and sandals. And although I am currently on a shopping hiatus, I am attending the... Read more »
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bridal showers on a budget

Happy Monday! This week on Always a Bridesmaid, we”ll be talking about all things shower–bridal and baby!–now that wedding season is officially upon us. Today’s focus is all about saving money. When your friends start marching down the aisle, the first showers seem exciting and novel, so the tendency to spend more is high, as... Read more »

always a bridesmaid: weekly themes

Happy Friday, lovelies! I hope you enjoyed the sunny, if somewhat cool Thursday we had. At this point, I will relish any warmth we can get until the tease is finally over and Spring arrives. As I mentioned earlier this week, there are some new updates to Always a Bridesmaid; namely, each week will kick... Read more »

new show for couples: happy endings

new show for couples: happy endings
Despite it’s questionable title, I found myself watching Happy Endings when it came on during my nightly work out and was pleasantly surprised. Liking a primetime sitcom on first viewing almost never happens to me–some of my favorite shows took weeks for me to even give a chance (Friends went through that forced awkward stage... Read more »
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wedding line: white house black market

Happy Monday readers! Let’s kick off the week by featuring another beloved line that has ventured into bridal and bridesmaid territory–this time, the reliable and stylish wedding stand-by, White House Black Market. Not only can guests go to this site to find classic and chic staples for their next cocktail hour, but brides and bridesmaids-to-be... Read more »

event recap: kate spade chicago-wedding belles and whistles

Last week, I attended a girly evening out at Kate Spade Chicago on Oak Street sponsored by Gilt City Chicago. As a way to launch their bridal line, Wedding Belles and Whistles allowed guests to nibble on delicious bite-sized cupcakes from Swirlz, sip on complimentary champagne, listen to the latest dance-worthy hits from DJ Megan... Read more »

romantic spring sleepwear

Happy Monday, readers! I hope you all enjoyed the unseasonably warm Sunday we had as much as I did. After a super productive day of running around our neighborhood and Spring cleaning our apartment in one of my favorite sundresses, I was closing up our place for the night and irrationally wished I could get... Read more »
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DIY shower dessert: homemade cake pops

DIY shower dessert: homemade cake pops
Truth be told, one of my favorite parts of attending or throwing bridal or baby showers is the food. Of course, I love spending time with my friends and anticipating the big life change ahead, and the bonding with them takes the cake, but man…speaking of the cake. Showers tend to have various forms of... Read more »