May
19

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 »

Mar
31

Bryan + Sarah

It’s hard to believe how many months have passed since Bryan and Sarah’s wedding day and I am so excited to share a few pics from their big day. Working with the two of them was an absolute pleasure. They planned their Chicago wedding while living out East and when I finally had the opportunity… Read more »

Feb
4

Graham + Fran

It’s hard to put into words how full of love and life Graham and Fran are. They are two of the most adorable and most thoughtful people I have ever met. Their energy is contagious; the kind you just can’t wait to be around again. Their souls are so inspired, so creative; and overflowing with… 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
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 »

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 »

Sep
16

Happy 1st Anniversary Stacie + Ryan!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year (and a day!) since Stacie and Ryan’s amazing wedding day. The cuties tied the knot at Assumption Church with a festive reception following at Carnivale. Guests enjoyed gorgeous blooms from Forget Me Knodt, rockin’ tunes from Toast and Jam, a photobooth from Shutterbooth and delicious treats from… Read more »

Aug
23

Fall Fete

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since BHLDN Chicago’s Fall Fete. What a dream collaboration with the amazing Pistil and Vine.  And those amazing menus on plates from Magnificent Milestones? Obsessed does not even begin to describe my love. I am just dying to host this cozy affair and am re-inspired all over again looking a few… Read more »

Aug
9

Summer Sizzle

Free Saturday night in the calendar? While you still can,  head out to Navy Pier to see the fireworks! Every Wednesday and Saturday night through Labor Day a free fireworks display is shown at Navy Pier. Whether you’re with friends or family it’s an awesome way to end a summer day! If you can’t make it out to… Read more »

Jun
3

Engaged!

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 »