Dec
20

Gold Leaf Ornaments

It’s no secret I love gold. From jewelry to home decor and everything in between, I love it for an accent of glam. There is endless inspiration online of furniture re-dos, gold spray paint makeovers and gold leaf projects…After my pretty pearl wreath, I decided to try out a little gold leaf love and made… Read more »

Dec
19

Gold and Gifted

You may have seen some of my favorite gold goodies on The CHICago Life Blog earlier this week. I’ve added to my list of favorites– just in time for some last minute holiday shopping! It’s not too late to grab one of these golden gifts before Christmas! And BONUS: Not a thing here costs more than… Read more »

Dec
12

CS Brides Spring 2014

The new Modern Luxury Brides Chicago Social Magazine has just been released. I am so happy to see two of So Dressed Up’s couples featured in the issue. I just posted about the darling Lauren and Brandon and their July wedding at VIVO…you can see their feature on page 224-225. Check out Graham and Fran’s… Read more »

Dec
11

Pretty Pearl Wreath

My latest DIY is this pretty pearl wreath.  I love it so much and think this easy project is gorgeous and perfect for the holidays, so I had to share. All you need is a styrofoam ring in the size of your choice, pretty ribbon (I used soft white satin from Paper Source) and a… Read more »

Dec
10

Lauren + Brandon

We’ve all heard couples describe their first meeting “as love at first sight,” and such is the case with Lauren and Brandon. For me.  From the instant I met with them I was in awe of them. Their kindness, their love, their demeanor..I was hooked. They are so sweet, {insanely gorgeous!} and so madly in… Read more »

Dec
5

Pantone’s 2014 Color of The Year

As with every December, Pantone has just released it’s color of the year for 2014. Drum roll please… Radiant Orchid! This sweet and relaxing shade is a soft and inviting, calm and joyful and if I do say so myself, a nice change of pace from it’s recent predecessors; Tangerine Tango and Emerald respectively. I… Read more »

Nov
27

So grateful.

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow. It’s been a fabulous, whirlwind of a year and it feels like the holiday season snuck up on me. Thanksgiving is my all time favorite holiday. Getting to spend quality time with loved ones and reflecting on all of the amazing things we have to be thankful for…. Read more »

Nov
21

Ruth + Charlie

Ruth and Charlie are so in love. Their happiness together is contagious and I am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with them on their wedding day. Their June affair at the Chicago Botanic Garden was incredible. I absolutely love this venue– it is such a magical and romantic place; full of lush… Read more »

Nov
19

Toss the Bouquet

Yesterday I attended the inaugural Toss The Bouquet: Educate, Exchange, Elevate event. Hosted by Beth Bernstein of SQN Events at The W Chicago City Center, this wonderful day of inspiration and education included advice, ideas, dreams, and encouragement from some of the wedding industry’s finest ladies: Wendy Dahl, Chic Productions Beth Chapman, The White Dress… Read more »

Nov
7

Jenni + Shawn

It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since Jenni and Shawn’s amazing wedding day. Jenni is a girl after my own heart- totally organized, a list lover, and has impeccable taste. {A dream bride would be an understatement!} Shawn is also a total sweetheart,  relaxed and totally fun. They are a perfect match– so… Read more »