The Business of Being A Wedding Planner, By Anthony V. Navarro
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April 15, 2014

After a year of working on this, Anthony Navarro, Founder of Liven It Up Events is excited to release his second book, The Business of Being A Wedding Planner:  How to Build a Lucrative Wedding Planning Business By Designing The Most Incredible Weddings for Your Clients.  The book is written to guide those who want to become wedding planners or enhance their own wedding planning business! (more…)




Wedding Planning Tip: How to Ask Someone to be in Your Wedding Party
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April 9, 2014

You asked, and here we are giving you our wedding planning tips from the team at Liven It Up Events!  Not sure how to ask someone to be in your wedding party?  Here’s what Founder and Senior Planner, Anthony Navarro, of Liven It Up  Events has to say!   (more…)




All This Talk About Gay Weddings
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April 3, 2014

From Anthony Navarro

Lately, I have been noticing so much chatter about gay weddings, gay weddings, gay weddings and it got me thinking. What is the difference between a gay wedding and a wedding? After giving this some thought, here is what I came up with! (more…)




Wedding RECAP @ Spiaggia
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March 18, 2014

Today, we are looking back at a wedding we had at Spiaggia.  Nestled in the Gold Coast, across from the historic Drake Hotel, Spiaggia has some of the best views of Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue and Chicago’s famed Oak Street.  (more…)




Guest Designer Challenge @ Tablescapes
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March 3, 2014

Recently, Liven It Up Events was asked to be the guest designer at Tablescapes Party Rentals.  The challenge is all about using the equipment that Tablescapes has for rent and design what we think is on trend for Weddings in 2014.  (more…)




How to Plan a Vintage Romantic Wedding During the #MonthOfLove
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February 25, 2014

This week during the #MonthOfLove Jackie Belzone with Liven It Up Events and Kenny Woodman with Entertaining Company put their thoughts together on how to create a Vintage Romantic wedding.  You might ask, what is the definition to a Vintage Romantic wedding? (more…)




How to Plan a Modern Chic Wedding During the #MonthOfLove
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February 19, 2014

This week during the #MonthOfLove Vanessa LeWinter with Liven It Up Events and Regan Tate with Entertaining Company put their thoughts together on how to create a Modern Chic Wedding.  You might ask, what is the definition of a Modern Chic wedding?  Vanessa and Regan consider a Modern Wedding to be linear, white, smooth, airy, and hip. (more…)




How To Plan an Urban Rustic Wedding During the #MonthOfLove
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February 12, 2014

This week during the #MonthOfLove Misha Newgren with Liven It Up Events and Julie Fitzgerald with Entertaining Company and put their thoughts together on how to create a Urban .  You might ask, what is the definition to a Rustic Urban wedding? (more…)




How to Plan a Classic Formal Wedding in Chicago During the #MonthOfLove
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February 5, 2014

Wendy Pashman from Entertaining Company and I (Anthony Navarro) got together and realized that one of the top styles that our brides seem to gravitate to is what we are calling “Classic Formal”.  You might ask, what is the definition to a Classic Formal wedding? (more…)




#MonthOfLove with Liven It Up Events & Entertaining Company
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January 29, 2014

At our recent end of year wrap up and holiday get together, Wendy of Entertaining Company and I, started discussing how the  wedding couples that choose us as wedding vendors are really focusing on the desire to up the ante on the “uniqueness” of their wedding. (more…)




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