Archive for January 2011

"The Knot" Magazine Features a Big City Bride!

We’re so excited for “The Knot” to feature a Big City Bride in the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 issue! Look at this beautiful spread highlighting the fun, fresh details that made Nina and Anson’s wedding so unique and special. Look for this on news stands later this month!

The "Best of" the Knot!

The Knot has released their most recent picks for Chicago’s 2011 “Best of Weddings!” Take a look at some for The Knot’s favorite wedding vendors: “The Best Of” and their full list of all the vendors Chicago has to offer!   To celebrate, here are a few cute ideas for “tying the knot”! Have fun with the... Read more »

Let Your Letters Show!

Place your letters around for a fun and personal touch! Whether your style is industrial, crafty, or organic, find a way to add unique elements that represent you! Place these on your guest table, hanging on your chairs, near the sweets, or anywhere you want to add a special detail.

They Don't Have To Match!

Have you ever discovered that you and a friend own the same piece of clothing? As soon as you see her wearing it you have to let her know you own it as well, just so she knows she didn’t necessarily own it first. You absolutely cannot risk her thinking you copied her! And, from... Read more »


I just stumbled upon a really fun Big City Bride wedding from this past summer. I’ll share more pictures soon. But, as for now, I think I’ll leave you with some shots of the amazing meal…hoping you enjoy a wonderful meal this weekend! Treat yourself to something delicious. I’m suggesting cupcakes because our office devoured... Read more »

Creative Cake Toppers

Traditionally, people celebrate with cakes. Every year since you were a child you most likely expected a cake to commemorate the big day. And so, it is no surprise that weddings hold true the same tradition; a cake marks the celebration! It becomes a focal point of the wedding until it deliciously disappears! Consider making... Read more »

Golden Globes 2011: Take Inspiration!

The Golden Globes are definitely an event each year where excitement and fun become the driving force of a glamorous Hollywood evening. Last night the stars owned the red carpet and enjoyed themselves throughout the award show that is less of a production and more of an event. Stars sit at tables rather than in... Read more »

Rehearsal Dinner Bowling Party

If a fun and unique rehearsal dinner is right up your alley, then think “bowling alley!” This is a more casual approach to a prenuptial dinner, but is a great ice-breaker and guaranteed good time for all! Chicago’s Lucky Strike and 10 Pin have packages geared toward groups and rehearsal dinners. Guests can dine on... Read more »

Snow is to the City as Icing is to a Cake

The city is perfectly covered in fresh snow. It’s beautiful and quiet and delicate for a rare moment. It’s special and I appreciate it completely after the hectic holidays in the sludgy city. I embrace the cold and the slipping and choose to focus on the magic of floating flakes. The parks are covered smooth... Read more »

"People Magazine" Features Chicago's Kyle Busch Wedding

This week’s People Magazine features Chicago’s NYE celebrity wedding between Kyle Busch and Samantha Sarcinella. Chicago’s favorite wedding planner, Susan Cordogan of Big City Bride, is quoted along with Samantha herself. Pick up an issue today! Look out Chicago, this is the place for glamorous weddings and now People knows it!