The Wedding Sessions, Variety & Options

In this episode of “The Wedding Sessions” you will hear Wendy Pashman with Entertaining Company & myself, Anthony Navarro with Liven It Up Events chat about variety and options of food for a wedding!  Watch and learn more about how to customize your wedding menu! Watch next month for new wedding sessions!

The Wedding Sessions, Plated vs Buffet Dinner

Now that you have selected your wedding venue, we need to decide which way you should serve your guests their dinner.  Should you go with a traditional plated, seated meal or something more modern by having a variety of food stations where guests get up and help themselves to a variety of foods?  Hear it… Continue reading The Wedding Sessions, Plated vs Buffet Dinner

The Wedding Sessions, Selecting A Wedding Venue

Since it is booking season all over again, and couples are getting to get engaged and planning their wedding, I thought it would be a great idea to re-run “The Wedding Sessions.”  This is a short series of tips and tricks for people who are planning their weddings.  The videos feature myself and Wendy Pashman,… Continue reading The Wedding Sessions, Selecting A Wedding Venue

Sally, Senior Planner at Liven It Up Events

Liven It Up Events is truly lucky to have the planning talents of Sally Collar on the team!  Sally has been working in the event world for about 15 years!  She is knowledgeable, has an eye for design, and is a calming voice on wedding day!  See how Sally can help make your wedding day… Continue reading Sally, Senior Planner at Liven It Up Events

Receptions of all Sorts, Modern Weddings Part 4

In our final recap of wedding receptions of all sorts, we are looking at some modern weddings!  Take a look at some of our favorites! This first wedding, you can see was at The Rookery.  This was an intimate wedding, with Art of Imagination & Flora who both made this wedding show it’s modern, elegant… Continue reading Receptions of all Sorts, Modern Weddings Part 4

Wedding Professionals STAND UP for Marriage Equality

I have to share this story.  After President Obama came out and supported Gay Marriage, I had this little idea that the Chicago Wedding Industry should do something.  I had this vision of mobilizing the masses and create a viral video that would show our support.  We are the ones who make weddings happen every… Continue reading Wedding Professionals STAND UP for Marriage Equality

Receptions of All Sorts, Traditional Weddings Part 3

In this post, we are looking back at wedding receptions where the ceremonies were in religious institutions.  One was at KAM Isreal Temple in Hyde Park where the reception followed at Cafe Brauer.  The other wedding took place in a church and the reception was to follow at The Palmer House Hilton.  Take a look!… Continue reading Receptions of All Sorts, Traditional Weddings Part 3

Receptions of All Sorts, Garden Weddings Part 2

Many times when you have an outdoor wedding ceremony, at least here in Chicago, the reception will be held inside.  See some of the outdoor weddings that we have done and then moved the guests, indoors, or almost indoors for the wedding reception!  The first look at a garden wedding to the interior is from… Continue reading Receptions of All Sorts, Garden Weddings Part 2