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Wedding Planning RECAP @ The Firehouse
June 28, 2016

Let’s take a look at a wedding at one of our favorite weddings held at The Firehouse. This simple yet chic wedding was truly magnificent.  Continue reading




Event RECAP @ The Hilton Chicago
June 16, 2014

Liven It Up Events was so excited to take part in the Spring Gala for The Joffrey Ballet. This amazing event took place at the end of April. The guests were first welcomed to view a spectacular performance in the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University by the outstanding Joffrey Ballet performers. Continue reading




What the Team at Liven It Up Events is Thankful for this Thanksgiving
November 26, 2013

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
-John F. Kennedy

As we come to the day that we give thanks, we reflect on what the team at Liven It Up Events has to be grateful for. Continue reading




Wedding RECAP @ The Newberry Library
September 17, 2013

Today, the Liven It Up Events team is excited to share our Wedding RECAP @ The Newberry Library. This has always been a treasured wedding venue in Chicago not only for the library’s historical significance as well as the gorgeous use of Ruggles Hall. Continue reading




7 Secrets to Working with Your Wedding Caterer
June 4, 2013

We have been asking our colleagues in different areas that pertain to weddings an events.  This week, we spoke with the team at J&L Catering and asked them, what they thought were the 7 secrets to successfully working with a caterer.  Here is what the team had to say! Continue reading




Watch Liven It Up Events Founder, Anthony Navarro, Prep for a Wedding Challenge
May 13, 2013

A couple of years back, founder of Liven It Up Events, Anthony Navarro, took part in a wedding challenge.  The purpose of the challenge was to create an upscale wedding with a couple with a limited budget and had some big “must haves” on their list! Continue reading




Getting Fit for Your Wedding by Jackie Belzone, Liven It Up Events, Event Planner
March 26, 2013

By Jackie Belzone, Event Planner, Liven It Up Events

Its seems like yesterday that I was just a bride myself…. O.K. I guess I have only been married for 6 months…being a bride was truly one of the best periods of my life! There are a lot of responsibilities that come with being a bride and sometimes the stress of it all wears on you. I personally found an amazing stress outlet in fitness and working out.  Continue reading




Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Loft on Lake
March 13, 2013

Today’s venue we are looking at is Loft on Lake.  Loft on Lake is a gorgeous loft venue in the heart of the west loop neighborhood in Chicago.  Continue reading




Fashion Inspiration from Project Runway Contestant, Katelyn Pankoke
March 7, 2013

Fashion Inspiration

By Vanessa LeWinter, Event Planner, Liven It Up Events

To quote one of my favorite sartorialists, Tim Gunn, the members of the team here at Liven It Up always “Make it work”.

So naturally, I could not have been more excited to see one of our local wedding designing authorities make the cut for Project Runway’s Season 11.  Continue reading




Happy 4th!
July 3, 2012

In celebration of the 4th of July, I want to wish you a safe and happy week! We will be back next week with a look at Traditional and Modern wedding ceremonies we have planned!

Until then…happy planning!




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