Melissa + Brendan

It was such a joy working with Brendan and Melissa and their amazing families as they planned their Chicago wedding while living in New York. The gorgeous pair got married at the breath taking St. James Chapel and had their reception at the chic and modern theWit Hotel. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the hotel’s rooftop… Read more »


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 »


“I Do” Hairdos

For some brides choosing a wedding day hairstyle can be the hardest decision of her wedding day look.  There are so many options and so many aspects to consider that the choice can seem overwhelming. When choosing the perfect “I Do” hairdo dress neckline, weather, and event atmosphere are all important things to consider. If… Read more »


…Something Blue

As the saying {from an Old English rhyme} goes, every bride should have; something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue {and a silver sixpence in her shoe!} while walking down the aisle.  Carrying all of these items is meant to bring good luck and happiness to the couple and their marriage. We love… Read more »


Stylish Scarves

Trend Alert: Stylish Scarves! Head scarves have become a new favorite accessory. From the runways to celebrities, in boutiques and on bold fashionistas everywhere, scarves are growing in popularity. In recent months, they have also made their debut in the bridal world.  Perhaps with a little help from the rising trend of 1920’s themed weddings,… Read more »


Fashion Love: Bows!

It’s no secret I love a good bow. I find them to be a perfect accessory and my closet is full of them. This weekend, my mom and I attended the incredible Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity exhibit at The Art Institute. The internationally acclaimed exhibition is the first to uncover the relationship between art and… Read more »


Event Styling on BBB

I am so honored to be featured on Brides, Bubbles and Bliss today! Commonly referred to as “BBB”, Brides, Bubbles and Bliss is an online blogazine that features high fashion, bridal and lifestyle inspiration. BBB first launched as an annual bridal event in 2009 and has grown to be one of the hottest events in the… Read more »



It’s hard to believe tonight will mark three years since my hubbie gave me the biggest surprise well, ever. A private Lake Michigan  sailboat ride and proposal was the last thing I expected on our Thursday night date and I will always remember the whirlwind of fun that ensued after I said YES! (Champs with… Read more »


Target Launches Wedding Dress Collection!

With amazing designer collabs on clothing, home decor and other stylish goodies, it was really only a matter of time before the superstore would offer wedding gowns. Well that day has come! Target just launched a four gown collection– all under $130. That’s right, $130. {Two are priced at $129.99 and two are priced at… Read more »


‘Tis the season!

For peonies of course! Those of you that know me, {or follow me on Instagram} know that I am obsessed with peonies. Obsessed. Something about these gorgeous blooms inspire, excite and uplift me every single time. During this season, my house overflows with fresh peonies each week, and the sweet aroma sends me back to… Read more »