Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Cafe Brauer

Liven It Up Events is featuring a new blog series called “Different Venues, Different Ways!” Every Wednesday, we are going to show different ways a venue can capture the style and vision for your wedding. Any space can be transformed into something new and different! Today we are looking at one of our favorite locations,… Continue reading Chicago Wedding Venues, Different Couples, Different Ways: Cafe Brauer

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!

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

Ceremonies of All Sorts (Loft Weddings, Part 1)

One of my favorite things to do after sending the bride down the aisle is to watch the ceremony.  Now I do not always get to do that, but when I have the chance too, I just love watching!    Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to share with you some photos… Continue reading Ceremonies of All Sorts (Loft Weddings, Part 1)

Top 5 Questions to Ask YOURSELF Before Hiring A Wedding Planner

There are so many questions that you can ask a wedding planner before hiring.  Have you ever thought about the questions you should ask YOURSELF before you hire a wedding planner.  Here is what I think! 5.  Do I believe that this planner has the same aesthetic and taste as I in food, decor, music,… Continue reading Top 5 Questions to Ask YOURSELF Before Hiring A Wedding Planner

Even More Unique Chicago Weddings!!

If you have not been following our Unique Chicago Wedding Venues blog series, you have to take a look as this is Part 3!  These are some of the full service wedding venues that we have worked with and really enjoyed the service and execution of some of the most memorable weddings we have been… Continue reading Even More Unique Chicago Weddings!!

More Ways on How to Become a Wedding Planner

  Another tip of the week on how to become a wedding planner.  Look for a course that you can take.  Not just any course, either online or in person in your local area, that is taught by a professional wedding planner.  Learning from someone who knows from first hand experience is really a great… Continue reading More Ways on How to Become a Wedding Planner

How To Become A Wedding Planner

  This week’s blog post is answering the question that I have been getting so much over the last couple of weeks, “How do I become a wedding planner?”  My response to this and always has been is to look for a job opportunity within the hospitality industry, specifically in a food and beverage environment. … Continue reading How To Become A Wedding Planner