Wedding Recap @ The Crystal Gardens

One of the weddings we had this year was custom built for this couple.  We had everything from the lamp & candelabra centerpieces made to the linens.   Take a look at how Stefani’s Catering, Jesse with Event Creative, Maggie Speaks, Sarah & Ryan with Miller + Miller Photography and everyone else that made this… Continue reading Wedding Recap @ The Crystal Gardens

Tuesday’s Tip: Professional Wedding Photographers Know How to Bare the Elements

In Chicago, for those of you who know this, the weather is always unpredictable.  Last week, one of the weddings we had was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, or the MCA.  The day before, we had the rehearsal and we were outside in the sculpture garden.  It was gorgeous outside.  The wedding day,… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: Professional Wedding Photographers Know How to Bare the Elements

Wedding Recap @ The Chicago Botanic Gardens

This wedding recap is from one of the weddings we planned at The Chicago Botanic Gardens. This is a great venue nestled in the heart of The Gold Coast.  It happens to be one our preferred places to work.  The team at The Newberry is great to work with! The team that day consisted of… Continue reading Wedding Recap @ The Chicago Botanic Gardens

Just A Thought: A Hug

There is something to be said about a hug.  As a planner, I am used to hugging all the time, vendors, clients, friends, families, maids of honor, brides, grooms, sometimes, even the father of the bride!  I had one mother of the bride give me a run for more money this year on a hug.… Continue reading Just A Thought: A Hug

Tuesday’s Tip – The Royals Have Made Trees at Weddings All the Rage!

Thanks to The Royal Wedding last year, we have seen a trend pop up, more and more.  Utilizing trees!  Now, in other markets, it’s pretty common to use trees, but here in Chicago, it has not been so common until this year!  Take a look at some of the weddings we have produced where we… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – The Royals Have Made Trees at Weddings All the Rage!

Equality Friday’s, Become a Member of STAND UP

If you have not already heard, we are huge advocates of the new organization, STAND UP, Business Professionals for Marriage Equality.  Yes we know in part it’s because I, Anthony, am the Co-Founder of the movement, but I will tell you, I had my entire team of planners right there supporting me through the creation… Continue reading Equality Friday’s, Become a Member of STAND UP

Wedding Recap @ The Newberry Library

Our first wedding recap for the year is going to be one of the weddings we planned at The Newberry Library.  This is a great venue nestled in the heart of The Gold Coast.  It happens to be one our preferred places to work.  The team at The Newberry is great to work with! The… Continue reading Wedding Recap @ The Newberry Library

Just A Thought: The Four Mothers

It’s not best photograph that I have ever take, I will admit that.  But, when I saw this unfold, I could not resist taking this photo.  At this wedding, both the bride’s parents and the groom’s parents were divorced and remarried.  That can easily lead to disaster, feelings hurt, or some super drama at the… Continue reading Just A Thought: The Four Mothers

Tuesday’s Tip – Lighting Can Transform any Space for A Wedding

When you look at the venues that are available out there, sometimes, you see a space that you really love, but it is either dated or not formal enough for a wedding.  Well let me tell you.  All you need is a little lighting that can help transform that space for drab to fab!   Check… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Lighting Can Transform any Space for A Wedding

The Wedding Sessions, Why A Tasting?

In this final clip from, ‘The Wedding Sessions’, Wendy Pashman, owner of Entertaining Company, and Anthony Navarro, owner of Liven It Up Events, discuss why we have tastings for your wedding menu!  Watch the clip to learn the reasons why!!  Watch for what will be coming up on our blog in the coming weeks!  The… Continue reading The Wedding Sessions, Why A Tasting?