Category Archives: Anthony Navarro

Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Prairie Productions
March 6, 2013

Today we are looking at Prairie Productions.  This is a unique venue in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.  This venue has a unique layout where you can host your ceremony and reception in the same space.  Continue reading

Get Fit For The Big Day!
January 30, 2013

Getting in shape for your wedding day is a must for most brides! It can be an overwhelming task to some who do not know where to begin the process. Well we have good news! Last week a new episode of The Wedding Planners debuted at and it is all about getting fit for the big day! Anthony, Desiree, and Claudia met with several different people in the fitness world in hopes to give brides their best advice for fitness! If you don’t have time to watch the full episode, we have broken it down into segments here on the blog.

In this first segment, Desiree Dent meets with Kerry Knee, the owner of Flirty Girl Fitness to learn about getting in shape by taking pole dancing classes. Whether it’s to surprise your man or get in shape, these classes are a great workout!

The second part of the show features fitness coach Michael Harris with 1 On 1 Heath Fitness. During this episode, Coach Mike gives his best advice for brides wanting to feel confident on their wedding day. He also demonstrates simple exercises that are a great workout for the big day!

During the third segment of this episode, The Wedding Planners interview an upcoming bride who is trying to get fit for her wedding day. What she doesn’t know is that The Wedding Planners and Coach Mike from 1 On 1 Health Fitness have a surprise for her!

The last segment of episode 4 features different questions that brides and grooms have about weddings. This week The Wedding Planners answer questions about toasts, average cost of weddings, and cocktail music. Be sure to follow The Wedding Planners as they get ready for their next episode!

All Things Cake!
January 10, 2013

Anthony and Desiree visit Cake Chicago to discuss wedding cakes and learn a thing or two about cake decorating! From having a vision for your cake to tasting all the different flavors, couples have many different options. Cake Chicago gives The Wedding Planners a behind-the-scene look at their bakery. To watch full episodes of The Wedding Planners, please visit

The Wedding Planners Tip Of The Day: Planning A Non-Traditional Ceremony
January 8, 2013

Tuesday’s tip of the day comes from Anthony Navarro about non-traditional ceremonies, There are many different ways a non-traditional ceremony can be done. Selecting different music options is an important part of the ceremony planning process. Anthony gives his tip on his web show The Wedding Planners. To watch full episodes, go to

The Wedding Planner’s Tip: How to Enjoy Your Wedding Day!
December 11, 2012
Tuesday’s tip comes from The Wedding Planners’ Claudia Anony Zompa talks about how to enjoy your wedding day!  For more tips and to watch full episodes of The Wedding Planners, visit

Tuesday’s Tip: How To Have Happy Feet On Your Wedding Day
December 4, 2012

Tuesday’s tip comes from The Wedding Planners’ Desiree Dent talks about how to have comfortable shoes for your wedding day. For more tips and to watch full episodes of The Wedding Planners, visit

The Wedding Planners Returns 11/28!
November 27, 2012

A new episode of The Wedding Planners will debut tomorrow, Wednesday, November 28th at 9am CST.  You can watch full episodes at  Still don’t know what The Wedding Planners is a web series starring Anthony Navarro with Liven It Up Events & STAND UP, Desiree Dent with Dejanae Events & WEDology Notebook, and Claudia Antony Zompa with The Bride Scoop and As You Wish Events.

Each episode The Wedding Planners talk about trends, tips and tricks, have guests on from different aspects of planning a wedding and sometimes even real brides! 

Next episode we are talking about unique Save-the-Dates, unique Food Service, and unique ways to dazzle your guests at your wedding!

Tune in Wednesday to to watch the next episode of The Wedding Planners!!!

Sneak Peak at Episode 2 of The Wedding Planners!
November 8, 2012

The next episode of The Wedding Planners is coming, Wednesday, November 28th!  Here’s a sneak peak of what we have been up too!

To watch full episodes, visit!

From The Left, Anthony Navarro with Liven It Up Events, Wendy Pashman with Entertaining Company, Desiree Dent with Dejanae Events, Hareder McDowell, former Bride, and Claudia Antony Zompa with TheBrideScoop!

‘The Wedding Planners’ Co-Stars, Liven It Up Events’, Anthony Navarro
October 25, 2012

‘The Wedding Planners’ debuted Wednesday, October 24th at  This is a monthly installment of a web based talk show, where the co-hosts, all wedding planners, talk about all things wedding!  The show co-stars Claudia Antony Zompa with As You Wish Events & theBrideScoop, Desiree Dent with Dejanae Events & WEDology Toolkit (coming January 2013) and our own, Anthony Navarro with Liven It Up Events and STAND UP, Business Professionals for Marriage Equality.  The series is being produced by Rush Productions.

There was a family & friends viewing party on Tuesday, October 23rd at Loft on Lake in the West Loop in Chicago.  The show has received rave reviews and people are loving the tips and tricks for planning weddings!!  Below is a clip from the episode for you to watch featuring our first guest, Deborah Weisenhaus with Art of Imagination!

To watch more of ‘The Wedding Planners’, visit the website at  Episode 2 will debut at the end of November!

‘The Wedding Planners’ Debuts Wednesday, October 24th
October 23, 2012

Some of you may know that I am working with a great team of folks, to co-produce and co-host, the new web based talk show series, ‘The Wedding Planners’. 

Just imagine any day time talk show with a paneled cast, and that is what you have, except we are all wedding planners.  I am excited to share the stage with my co-hosts, Claudia Antony Zompa with As You Wish Events and theBrideScoop & Desiree Dent with Dejanae Events & WEDology Toolkit.  And of course, ‘The Wedding Planners’ is co-sponsored by Liven It Up Events and STAND UP, Business Professionals for Marriage Equality!

The show is being produced by Rush Darwish with Rush Productions!

Watch sneak peak of the show below and visit, starting 
Wednesday, October 24th for full episodes of THE WEDDING PLANNERS!

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