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Friday, July 29, 2011

WEDDING VENUES: Chicago's Sepia Restaurant Debuts Private Space

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Chicago's Michelin star-rated Sepia restaurant now has a fab new private event venue, Private Dining by Sepia. Located next door to the restaurant in the space that previously housed fashion designer Maria Pinto's eponymous boutique (123 N. Jefferson St., Chicago, IL 60661), Private Dining by Sepia offers a warm, inviting, stylish space for hosting events of all sizes. Designed to cater to any occasion, it serves as the perfect backdrop to the inventive seasonal American cuisine created by Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman. The product-driven menus showcase the quality and purity of the ingredients, highlighting the best of the season. The same care carries through the wine and libation programs, emphasizing artisan winemakers and hand-crafted cocktails. Looks amazing. Chicago Brides, for more information or to plan an event, please call Martha Sarno at 312.441.1920.


Love the look of this gorgeous necklace by Rosena Sammi. The Shahzadi Necklace adds that perfect pop of color, especially if your girls are wearing kelly green bridesmaids dresses.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Gorgeous. That's all I can say about the Shannon pumps by BCBG. Just gorgeous.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

VEGAS WEDDINGS: 5 Vegas Wedding Dresses Under $450

I know some of you gals are just not doing the formal wedding thing. You and your groomie are hopping on that plane and headed to Vegas to tie the knot. You go girl! But you will still need a fabulous dress. So here are a few stylish and glamourous options that will surely leave you with enough money to party like a rockstar while you are in Vegas.

Kate Spade, $425.00

J.Crew, $425.00

Galina, David's Bridal, $399.00

BCBG, $295.00

Alice + Olivia, Shopbop, $295.00

Monday, July 25, 2011

WEDDING DRESSES: Victoria Nicole Fall 2011

This fab dress is from the Fall 2011 line of Victoria Nicole. I love that it is very modern on top and very Scarlett O'Hara on the bottom. A great mix of modern and classic. See the entire collection at Victoria Nicole.

WHERE THERE IS LOVE: Gay Marriage in NYC, A Celebration of LOVE


Same-Sex Brides, Rainbow Aisle Runners, LGBT Certified Vendors, Kleinfeld Bridal, Kleinfeld MEN, Matthew Williamson, Sylvia Weinstock, Shawn Rabideau from the hit TV Show, Bethenny Getting Married, Pinkberry & More Joined Forces for One Night to Celebrate this Historic Occasion

The Bridal Wishlist supports the right of all persons to be joined together in holy matrimony. LOVE is LOVE!!! So we are proud to highlight this fabulous event. The Wedding Salon celebrated this historic occasion with the bridal event of the summer on July 20th at Capitale. Working in collaboration with key gay wedding websites including and numerous LGBT Certified Vendors, The Wedding Salon made wedding dreams come to life for all couples alike.

The biggest names in the weddings industry exceeded expectations at this one-night event. Kleinfeld MEN showcased their classic tuxedos for the traditional groom and modern designs for the more fashion-forward groom. Showcasing peak lapels, Swarovski accents, morning tails, silk ties, pocket ties and diamond studded cuff-links, Kleinfeld MEN showed that “It’s not all about the bride” especially with the new horizon of gay marriage. Matthew Williamson additionally showed their support for gay marriage by dressing a lesbian couple in couture wedding gowns underneath a crystal canopy. This canopy became the focal point for the celebration of gay marriage at The Wedding Salon, as the two brides stood on a rainbow aisle runner constructed by Jerry Sibal Design Fusion.

Other trends seen at The Wedding Salon include the use of bright colors, from emerald green to purple reception tables, coral wedding cakes, the colors of the rainbow! Another must-have at weddings will be mini-mini cupcakes as shown by Baked by Melissa, mini-skewered Hors D’Ouevres as displayed by LGBT certified Cocktail Caterers, and LED lighting from cake tables to glow bars. Engaged couples will also look to elements of fun to truly celebrate their weddings in the season ahead by hiring caricature artists to sketch favors and Photo Book Flip Books for guests, another must, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


When it comes to headpieces, sometimes a girl has to go big or go home. If you have the confidence to pull one of these amazing headpieces off, then I say "GO FOR IT!" These gorgeous designs are the work of Arturo Rios and he is not playing. He wants you to make a grand entrance. So if you don't fancy one of these designs, check out his entire collection.

Monday, July 18, 2011

GARDEN WEDDINGS: Cherry Blossom Bags @ Acme Party Box

I love these adorable cherry blossom bags by Acme Party Box. Not only are the bags fabulous but are made with 100% cotton and is a totally reusable favor bag. Love it.


Something special for your "ride or die" chick that says that you love and appreciate her. Available at Madre de Olivia.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

BRIDAL JEWELRY: The Beautiful Revival of Vintage

There is something so incredibly special about vintage jewelry. But I love when a designer takes vintage jewelry and re-purposes it into something even more spectacular. You are assured to have own something unique that will add the perfect finishing touch to your wedding dress.

Kolton J Jewelry will add that finishing perfection to your bridal ensemble. I met with jewelry designer Jenny Schretter yesterday to view these gorgeous pieces up close and personal. Not only is Jenny a very talented designer, but she is fabulous.

Jenny has two lines, Harriet Kingston (named for her grandmother and in honor of her memories of Boston) which boasts one-of-a-kind designs. She also designs a general collection that has a little more modern spin. I adore both collections. I love how she painstakingly searches for vintage jewelry and is committed to sourcing the most amazing gems including agate, prehnite, coral, amethyst and freshwater pearls (to name a few) in order to bring her clients the best of the best. Everything is made here in the U.S.

From her sketches, she carefully constructs jewelry by hand in order to create pieces that not only will last but could easily begin your heirloom collections. Jewelry that you can pass down to your daughters, sisters, or nieces on their wedding day. She also makes custom bridal jewelry. So if you don't see something that is perfect for you, she can design something very special for your and your bridesmaids.

Here are some of my favorite pieces. See her entire collection at Kolton J.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


red purses, red wedding clutch, wedding clutches

Get it while it is hot! You have to be a little bold to carry a red clutch on your wedding day. I say go for it!!! This lovely little red number is available at Nina Shoes.


travel bags, bridesmaids gifts

Now we all know that there are times when you have to pack that special overnight bag when you hope a date turns into an overnight. So grab this fab travel handbag/backpack and go. You could pack all kinds of goodies in here. Plus it is super stylish. The Annie Convertible Tote is made by Ellington and has the perfect price, $54.00. Grab a few for your girls.

Monday, July 11, 2011

CELEBRITY LOVE: David Beckham Is Husband-of-the-Year

This is why unequivocally David Beckham is the man. He posted this gorgeous picture of Victoria on his Facebook page. I love him. Congrats to the Beckhams on the birth of the new addition to their fabulous family.

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SHORT WEDDING DRESSES: Channeling The 80's

vintage wedding dresses, vintage sequin wedding dresses

This fab vintage white sequin wedding dress is a total flashback to the 80's. If you have the gams to pull this dress off, go for it! Availalble at Aiseirigh Vintage.


vintage engagement rings, vintage rings

I gasped when I saw this vintage aquamarine ring. So gorgeous. I love vintage rings. There is something so special about a vintage engagement ring. Available at Random Jewels.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


We are taking a much needed break! We will return on Monday, July 11th. In the meantime, visit our posts from May and June!

Friday, July 01, 2011

CELEBRITY BRIDES: Kate Moss Wears Galliano

Model Kate Moss ties the knot with her rocker boyfriend, Jamie Hince today. She wore a beautiful gown by John Galliano.

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