Archive for July 2012

Remembering The Great Times

As Chicago wedding planners, Big City Bride has the privilege of celebrating many weddings and endless anniversaries! Each year we think back on the wonderful Chicago weddings of the years past and remember the many touching toasts, beautiful Chicago wedding venues, first dances, late night parties, and happy married couples. Today is Ashley and Grant’s... Read more »

Making Your Chicago Wedding a Holiday

Have you ever noticed that we have the perfect weather to match the yearly holiday season? Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and even Valentine’s Day all fall in the colder months when Chicagoans need something to look forward to! We have Memorial Day and Labor Day to bookend our favorite hot months and 4th... Read more »

ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine Features Big City Bride

We’re so excited that the newest issue of ChicagoStyle Weddings is released! It’s such an honor to have a Big City Bride wedding featured in the Chicago Style Weddings magazine. Amie and Herve planned a really unique and very fun Chicago wedding at the Chicago Illuminating Company. One of our favorite Chicago wedding venues, the... Read more »
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Let's Talk Bridal Walk

This week is the week! Sunday, the 29th, Big City Bride will be at Derby Bar & Grill excited to greet you to start the Lincoln Park Bridal Walk. We’ve had so much fun talking to the local Chicago businesses who have something to offer Chicago brides and we’re excited to see it come together.... Read more »

I DO Love a Beach Wedding

Savana and Adam came to us with the ultimate wedding dream – a backyard wedding. When we talked more we found out that not only did they have the ultimate wedding dream, but the ultimate backyard! A home on Lake Michigan meant a Chicago tent wedding on the beach. The difficulties and logistics that went... Read more »

Perfection on NATO Wedding

You may remember a few months ago when Chicago was turned upside down by the NATO Summit. Chris and Mac had been planning their Chicago wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center, where the secret service decided to make their head quarters for their Chicago wedding weekend and Obama planned to host an event the following... Read more »
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Any Book Guest Book

So often brides think about a guest book near the end of the wedding planning. Chicago wedding planners see a lot of creative and unique ways for wedding guests to prove they were there for the exciting occasion. One of my favorite suggestions is to grab their favorite coffee table book and let their guests... Read more »

Lucky Friday the Thirteenth

Chicago wedding planners aren’t allowed to be superstitious. We spend our days planning for every scenario. Every timeline has a plan B of some kind and every problem has a solution. Big City Bride planners are pretty much professional problem solvers in pencil skirts…with a smile no matter what! And that said we don’t shy... Read more »

Happy Birthday Chrissy!

At Big City Bride we are lucky to have a team of Chicago wedding planners. All five planners at Big City Bride bring something different to the table. Everyone has their talents and unique personalities that they bring to their Chicago events, and the wedding planning process. Perhaps you’re trying to imagine what it’s like... Read more »
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Free Art! Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Free Contemporary Art! Well, at least a free visit to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art! Every Tuesday they offer free admission to Illinois residents. Located in downtown Chicago, the MCA is one of this nation’s largest museums dedicated to the art of our time. Big City Bride also loves it as one of our... Read more »