Category: romance

For the Gentlemen: Six Ways to Meet Your Next Girlfriend

For the Gentlemen: Six Ways to Meet Your Next Girlfriend
That’s right, friends, it’s Gentleman’s Week on AAB,  and the focus is all about letting guys know what the girls want…and today, where we’re hanging out. (Don’t worry, although style week was cut short last week, I’ll make it up to you soon, I promise!) After getting requests from the guy followers of Always a... Read more »

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 »

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 »

WIN a FREE pass to the Chicago Makeup Show!

    Beauty and makeup fanatics, take note! This Sunday and Monday, Chicago welcomes the Makeup Show to Venue One (located at 1044 W. Randolph St), showcasing the beauty industry elite to share the latest tips and trends, as well as hands-on tutorials, question/answer sessions, and product launches. Brands such as Make Up For Ever, Stila, and... Read more »

there's an app for that: bridal planning

Brides-to-be know that one of the best ways to get a meeting with their planner started is to bring a mood board. Some show up with folders filled with images printed from websites, ripped out of magazines, or taken at their friends weddings, others have been keeping a photo album if their dream day for... 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 »

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 »

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 »