Archive for April 2012

Regal Romance - The Knot's Real Chicago Wedding

Big City Bride is thrilled to share another feature from this issue of The Knot. The big and beautiful bridal magazine has a special Chicago guide with Chicago trends from your favorite Chicago wedding planner and some absolutely fabulous Chicago weddings! Big City Bride is always honored to be included in the Knot and always... Read more »

Big City Bride Tells "The Knot" What Is Hot In Chicago Weddings

Big City Bride can NOT stop smiling about the KNOT! The Knot national magazine is out on news stands now and has a “Special Chicago Guide” insert for local brides. With Chicago wedding tips and real Chicago weddings the special edition has a few Big City Bride features. Later this week we’ll share our luxurious... Read more »

Planning a Wedding Budget with a Chicago Wedding Planner

Let’s talk budget because it’s a driving force behind any wedding. As a Chicago wedding planner, Big City Bride does not make up the cost of a Chicago wedding, but we certainly can help you know what costs to expect if you’re planning a wedding on a budget. Hiring a wedding planner from the beginning... Read more »

St. Teresa of Avila Church in Lincoln Park

The Big City Bride wedding planner search for the church continues! We love so many Chicago wedding churches and want to share with you options well known and lesser known. St. Teresa of Avila is a lovely modern Catholic church in Lincoln Park and could be the perfect spot for your Chicago wedding ceremony! St. Teresa... Read more »

Courtney + Nate = Style Me Pretty

As Big City Bride we tend to share our Chicago wedding planning expertise in Chicago, but we love when we get to plan for a new location. We’ve planned internationally … we’ve planned tropically…and we’ve planned all over the Midwest! We love this Champaign Illinois wedding currently on Style Me Pretty! It’s so exciting to have... Read more »

BHLDN Is Styling Support For Chicago Children's Charities!

Chicago wedding planner, Big City Bride would like to introduce you to the Anthropologie wedding line, BHLDN. Don’t let the name scare you…try pronouncing it “beholden.”  With their BHLDN Chicago location on Walton Street, it has entered the Chicago bridal world and has been turning heads since it opened in February! BHLDN has beautiful wedding... Read more »


Summer is coming quickly and that doesn’t only mean that Chicago wedding season is upon us but also that Chicago will soon be filled with the sound of music. One of the highlights of summer in Chicago is Lollapalooza, starting August 3rd and raging until August 5th. Enjoy a three day Chicago music festival with over... Read more »

Big City Bride Wins Designers Challenge!

Big City Bride is honored to be the Chicago wedding planner behind the winning Designer’s Challenge for Chicago Style Weddings Magazine. Working together with a Chicago wedding florist and a Chicago wedding cake designer we were able to bring our inspiration to life. A Chicago stationer added some pizazz with a fancy boxed wedding invite... Read more »

Chicago Cultural Center - A Closer Look Up

Chicago wedding planner Big City Bride adores the Chicago wedding venue that features two Tiffany’s domes and lots of city history. Across the street from the famous Millennium Park, the Chicago Cultural Center is a beloved Chicago wedding venue. Chicago wedding photographer Edenhurst Studio took this gorgeous photo of the Chicago Cultural Center Tiffany dome... Read more »