Posts in category "good weddings"

if this invitation were a person, i would marry it: viewmaster wedding invites

Bold statement for a gal who has seen a bajillion and one invites that take her breath away. But as a child of the 80’s and someone who is obsessed with pictures, these invites are straight up my alley. Soon-to-be couples can now either purchase these radical  invites from Etsy or attempt the do-it-yourself version found on... Read more »

surprise weddings

In my experience of writing this blog, I’ve come across an incredibly wide range of approaches to weddings–from extravagant affairs to small courthouse nuptials–but one type of wedding story that always makes me a little weepy is that of the surprise wedding. Not a surprise as in “Remember that guy from the bar we ran into... Read more »

perfect gift for newly engaged friends: wedding planner in a boxls

perfect gift for newly engaged friends: wedding planner in a boxls
My dear friend Bella just got engaged, and the event just happened to fall on the date of her 30th birthday. And this weekend, while I was browsing a gift shop in Madison (and subsequently delaying my exit into the 99-degree heat), I stumbled upon this gem of an engagement gift–The Knot’s Wedding Planner in... Read more »

fashion advice from a dry cleaner: the davis imperial difference

fashion advice from a dry cleaner: the davis imperial difference
After my fifth bridesmaid fitting at various dry cleaning facilities around Chicago, I finally started to build somewhat of a loyalty to the family that worked at the location just down the block from my latest apartment. The guy who worked the desk was friendly, he always remembered me, and they stayed open late on... Read more »

always a bridesmaid is back...and in transition

Hello again, friends! For some reason, every year around this time, I seem to take about a month hiatus from my beloved AAB, usually because I am away at the summer camp I volunteer at, and also because the weather gets warmer, my attention span gets shorter, and wedding season kicks into full gear. Last... Read more »

get almost all your wedding planning done with one click

  When it comes to getting married, there’s the engagement, there’s the big day, and then there’s all of that time–sometimes loads of it, sometimes not enough–in between, in which what seems like a lifetime of things can happen. While some brides relish the hours spent confirming every little detail–from the color and type of flowers on... Read more »

what's the best wedding reception entrance you've seen?

  Happy Tuesday, readers! Today, my friend and I were discussing an upcoming wedding in which she is a bridesmaid. The bride and groom are high school sweethearts–a cheerleader and football player, no less–so we were trying to brainstorm the best entrances for her and her groomsman to perform when being announced at the reception. As you... Read more »

a classic first dance song for your wedding

my heart. it swoons. 

are you going to see bridesmaids?

  Happy Friday, friends! Are you going to see the movie Bridesmaids this weekend? My boyfriend was reluctant (and by reluctant, I mean he was completely refusing) to see it, but after Dean Richards’ glowing review this morning on WGN News, in which he called it a “fantastic date movie” and gave it an A-, my... Read more »

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 »