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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Labor Day Celebration

Labor Day is just around the corner and the long weekend is the perfect time for hosting a fabulous get together with close friends and family. This holiday marks a day devoted to resting after a year of hard work; however it also marks the date which was once considered the seasonal cut off for… Read more »



My sweet and beyond adorable nephew, Will turned one and we celebrated this weekend with a precious nautical themed birthday “sailebration.” It is a perfect theme for this time of year and it was such a blast working on all the darling details with my sister in law. From cutie red and blue striped straws,… Read more »


Sips of Summer

Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a stylish soiree, the beverage being served can be the extra flare to make any party that much more memorable. Summer specifically lends itself to tons of fabulous beverage options, both alcoholic and non, and a cold drink never seems more refreshing than it does at the end of… Read more »


Fabulous Florals

One of the summer fashion trends that has caught my eye is the floral prints that seem to be everywhere you go. The prints are both soft and bold but each style is beautiful. Whether you prefer the sweet and feminine florals or the bold statement patterns both can be integrated easily into your ever… Read more »


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 »