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Great in Green

This design grew from Miami and Irish roots into an urban yet organic affair. Big City Bride loves to take inspiration from couple’s tastes and backgrounds to design them a truly unique Chicago wedding. The crisp and urban backdrop of the Chicago Illuminating Company was accentuated with the modern and clean design of lucite tables... Read more »

Sweet Tips & Tricks Regarding Treats

Happy Halloween to you all! After the fun October anticipation of costumes and candy, it’s time to welcome November and be thankful for all that lies ahead. That said, we still have the remnants of Halloween to clean up and possibly to consume. Are you left with a basket full of candy? If so I imagine... Read more »

When Wedding Guests Can't Make It

With devastation on the East Coast, Big City Bride is sending all of our good thoughts and prayers to the people whose lives have been blown around. Although Chicago has remained dry and safe, Big City Bride has brides, grooms, friends, and families whose front doors are underwater. In light of the Frankenstorm we are... Read more »


Greenhouse Lofts recently hosted the annual Knot Chicago networking event, planned by Big City Bride. Kim Gapinski planned the Chicago event directly with the team of wonderful ladies at The Knot magazine. With a “green” theme the party embraced the ethics behind the Greenhouse Lofts Chicago wedding venue. Pure Kitchen provided delicious, local, and environmentally... Read more »

Voting For Fun Details

It’s a political season! With a presidential election right around the corner, Big City Bride has a few suggestions to sneak the election into your Chicago wedding or Chicago rehearsal dinner! Since it happens only once every four years it’s definitely something special and timely and a great way to make your Chicago wedding stand... Read more »

Mallory & Matthew on Style Me Pretty

Mallory and Matthew had the most elegant and sophisticated Chicago wedding at St. Michael’s church in Old Town and the Drake hotel. Big City Bride is honored to have the beautiful wedding featured today on the Style Me Pretty wedding blog. It’s so fun when brides and grooms can have their wedding shared to inspire couples... Read more »

Listen At Noon - Susan Cordogan on the Wedding 101 Radio Show

Two of the Chicago wedding industries biggest names are sitting down to chat today…and you can listen in for their insight and knowledge of weddings in Chicago. David Rothstein of David Rothstein Music hosts a weekly radio show featuring experts in all areas of the Chicago wedding world. David chats with Chicago wedding photographers, Chicago... Read more »

Big City Bride on Style Me Pretty Today

Big City Bride is thrilled to have Sarah and David’s Chicago wedding featured on the Style Me Pretty blog today. They chose the Columbus Park Refectory as the Chicago wedding venue for their vintage garden party. Gerber + Scarpelli were the Chicago wedding photographers who captured every detail so beautifully, and there were so many to document!... Read more »

Happy Birthday Kim

Happy Birthday to Kim Gapinski! This weekend we celebrate all that she is and all that she does. We celebrate the blondest and curliest Chicago wedding planner you’ll ever find. We celebrate her incredible ability to tell stories; appreciating simple life moments as fully dramatic and hilarious stories. We celebrate her ability to make you... Read more »

A Visit From The Slide Ride

Our friends at Slide Ride visited the Big City Bride office yesterday, and oh man what a treat! We became fans of the pink truck last Fall when we first spotted them on the Lincoln Park streets near our Chicago wedding planning studio. Hearing about their business on wheels and tasting a few of their... Read more »