Archive for March 2010

Spring Wedding Flowers

Are you having a spring wedding and not sure what flowers are in season?  Well, here is a list of flowers that are in season and will help to make your special day beautiful! Peonies Orchids Daffodils Tulips Lilacs Iris Stay tuned for more from Big City Bride!

Easter Brunch Ideas

Easter is coming a little early this year and will be here before you know it.  Whether you participated in the 40 days of Lent and restrained yourself from indulging, or you want to celebrate the holiday; there are a number of restaurants offering a special menu.  If you want to enjoy some of the... Read more »

Fun Wedding Cake Toppers

You spend so much time picking out the right cake for your wedding.  With all the tastings and design options, you will probably just end up putting a simple cake topper on.  But why be ordinary?  Try something a little more unique and fun!  These days there are so many different creative wedding topper ideas... Read more »

Creative Wedding Favors

Finding the right wedding favor to give your guests can be somewhat of a challenge.  You want to be personable, but it might be hard when you have 150 or more guests!  You also want to show your guests how much you appreciate them coming to celebrate your special day.  So how about giving them... Read more »

St. Patty's Day Party Ideas

Planning a party for St. Patty’s Day?  Well, first you can wow your guests with a little trivia about the day.   You can even make it into a game and the winner gets a prize…possibly a 4 leaf clover? FACTS: St. Patrick’s Day is an annual feast that celebrates the most patron saint of... Read more »

Alternatives to Having a Veil

Are you a modern bride who wants to do some unveiling without the veil?  Well, lucky for you, there are great alternatives out there! Some alternatives are hairpins, feathers, tiaras, headbands, an earthy wreath for outdoor weddings, or even a short 50’s inspired netted veil.  To help get your creativity flowing, we have found some... Read more »

Looking for Something A Little Different?

Are you interested in having cupcakes in place of the traditional wedding cake?  Well, we say go for it!  It is a fun alternative and you can get even more creative with your cupcake designs! You can stack your cupcakes in the shape of a traditional wedding cake, or scatter them around a centerpiece.  Oh,... Read more »

What's Happening In Chicago This Weekend

Fleurotica Are you into fashion or flowers and plants?  Yes, the combination may seem strange, but Fleurotica is a runway fashions show that features clothing and accessories fashioned out of flowers, plants and leaves by local florists.  The show will be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory and will include passed appetizers and beer, wine... Read more »

What's Happening In Chicago This Weekend

Billy Elliot the Musical If you are in Chicago then you can not miss this musical playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theater!  The touring production of the Tony QAwqard-winning Broadway musical by Elton John and Lee Hall, directed by Stephen Daldry (who also directed the 2000 film of the same... Read more »

This Weekend Chicago is Going Green!!!

St Patrick’s Day Parade 2010Saturday, March 13, 2010 It’s that time of year again to celebrate being Irish!  Chicago has a rich Irish background, and to celebrqate the city dyes the river green and has the largest parade in the city!  The river will be dyed at 11:45am and the parade will begin at noon... Read more »