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

‘The Wedding Planners’ debuted Wednesday, October 24th at www.thewedplanners.com.  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)… Continue reading ‘The Wedding Planners’ Co-Stars, Liven It Up Events’, Anthony Navarro

‘The Wedding Planners’ Debuts Wednesday, October 24th

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… Continue reading ‘The Wedding Planners’ Debuts Wednesday, October 24th

Wedding Recap by Caterer!

We found ourselves working quite a few weddings this year with our colleagues at Blue Plate Catering.  Not only was their food phenomenal every time, their service to the brides, grooms, and their families was fantastic.  Helping behind the scenes, working hard to make every event be a wonderful experience for our couples. Take a… Continue reading Wedding Recap by Caterer!

Tuesday’s Tip: It’s Your Wedding, Put Your Stamp on It!

I see so many weddings a year and every wedding seems to always have the same if not similar elements at each one.  There is always some sort of ceremony (which that is what makes it a wedding and not just a party!), some sort of cocktail reception or at least cocktails, a dinner of… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: It’s Your Wedding, Put Your Stamp on It!

Wedding Recap @ Harold Washington Library with Harry Caray’s

One of the most recent weddings we had took place at the infamous, Harold Washington Library.  This a grand and historic venue that we at Liven It Up Events love to work at!  Our team had the pleasure of working with Gabi from Harry Caray’s who was the caterer and created a great menu for… Continue reading Wedding Recap @ Harold Washington Library with Harry Caray’s

Tuesday’s Tip: Having a Sushi Station at a Party Can be Fun!

Fun Sushi Station One of my favorite things to do at any event is a sushi station.  This is still a fun way for your guests to interact with each other, and it’s always a huge hit!  There are so many variations on how to create a sushi station, but the key is to hire… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: Having a Sushi Station at a Party Can be Fun!

Wedding Recap @ A New Leaf

One of my favorite wedding venues in Chicago is A New Leaf.  Those longing for a wedding there in 2013, keep watching.  We have our fingers crossed they they will start booking soon! This wedding just happened to be one that we did there this year.  It was so great to work with Briana there,… Continue reading Wedding Recap @ A New Leaf

Tuesday’s Tip: Hire a Professional, Experienced & Personable Photographer!

Over this past weekend, I had the privilege working with Ingrid Bonne-Goggine with Ingrid Bonne Photography, a local photographer in Chicago. Here’s why I am writing this post.  Ingrid came right into the room, got herself organized, started shooting some details as well as some candid shots.  When the bride came into the room, you… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip: Hire a Professional, Experienced & Personable Photographer!