Category: Lifestyle

What Fragrance Will Best Describe You on Your Wedding Day?

What Fragrance Will Best Describe You on Your Wedding Day?
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Day Fragrance that Compliments You Perfume is an important part of your wedding day. According to Martha Stewart Weddings, a lovely perfume can evoke the feelings of your wedding day. “Scents are processed in the emotional part of the brain,” says Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., founder of the Smell & Taste... Read more »

Montage of Chicago Venues to Host Weddings & More in 2013

Architectural Artifacts, Inc. | Atrium Events. Atrium Events is the most unique event space in the Chicago area! Their 80,000-square-foot complex includes our majestic atrium, outdoor courtyard and showroom galleries.  So many artifacts, a MUST SEE!!! (photo source: ChicagoStyle Weddings Magazine) - For more info about this venue, visit
Gallery 1028, located on Goose Island, borrows a unique aesthetic and flair from the island’s heritage. Loft-like, with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, skylights, as well as wood beams and floors, Gallery 1028 occupies 4,000 sq. ft and offers two- separate rooms plus two-separate foyers attached to each of the two rooms. (photo source: I... Read more »

Vera Wang 2013 Fall Bridal Collection

Vera Wang 2013 Fall Bridal Collection (photo credit:
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Vera Wang.  Yesterday was the start of Bridal Fashion Week in New York City and what better way to start it off than with Vera Wang’s gorgeous Fall 2013 Bridal Collection. She dazzled the audience with beautiful white and ivory bridal gowns.  No dark colors for... Read more »

The Fear of Commitment. P.S. It's okay to say "I Do"

After perusing on Facebook, I came across a status of someone that was attending a wedding and one of the things that stood out to me was, “I especially love the exchanging of vows. It’s a mystery how two become one…” I immediately thought of Genesis wherein God stated, “It is not good for the... Read more »

Online Wedding Gift Registry -- Chicago Style

Register for your wedding gifts at local stores and get what you want with Poladora.
Poladora is a flexible gift online registry which represents local Chicago stores and their products on our site.  They currently have 16 retailers in the Chicago area ranging from traditional items such as dinnerware and home accents to experiences such as spa treatments and yoga classes and even include food and wine. Couples can register... Read more »

The PhotoBooth Experience

Collage of PhotoBooth Pictures I have taken (photo credit: Shutterbooth, SnapFiesta and Smilebooth -- in that order.)
At every event that I attend whether it is a networking event or an event I’m producing, there is always a photo booth present. Photo booths are always a huge hit at a wedding reception especially when there are fun props involved. Guests of any age always have a good time acting silly while posing... Read more »

Wedding Industry Experts 2012 Awards -- Chicago

Vanessa Kiely, an Aussie Wedding Photographer, founded Wedding Industry Experts.  It is her love of weddings and photography that has been the driving force behind this site. Panels of experts in a number of fields have been set up and every week the driving forces behind Wedding Industry Experts ask them a question related to... Read more »

4 Tips on Getting In Shape for Your Wedding Day!

Getting In Shape for Your Big Day! Contributing Guest Correspondent:  Jim Rollince, Gym Source The wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, so naturally you want to look and feel your best. The joy that comes along with finding the love of your life is something that cannot be described.... Read more »

CareXtend Offers Affordable Services Perfect for Brides-to-Be

A few ladies enjoying stretching exercises in Pilates class.
On July 16th CareXtend, an easy one-stop online health and wellness marketplace where consumers can purchase affordable products and services not typically covered by traditional health plans, launched in Illinois. CareXtend features a variety of beauty, fitness and wellness offers that are perfect for brides-to-be.  Unlike “deal of the day” sites, CareXtend’s offers remain active for... Read more »

Color is the Expression of Love

Cream roses in this centerpiece are to fill the atmosphere with peace, innocence and harmony. The blue tint roses are merely a fabrication of the eager, dreaming mind. Tint of Gold symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and also reminds of 1920’s influence of Victorian era. With aqua blue light base, it neutralizes the overall tone and creates a subtle yet traditional look. In the end, the Bride’s dream is the reflection of the projected colors displayed throughout. ~Navjot Kaur, Silverleaf Events & Wedding Design, Inc.
Picking colors for any event can be a difficult process especially when choosing colors for your wedding day. In this article, I will be sharing tips from Chicago Event Designer Navjot Kaur, owner of Silverleaf Event & Wedding Design. Navjot’s Tips on Color: Color is a way of expression & fills our life with joy.... Read more »