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 »


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 »


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 »


Bridal Trends of 2014

New York’s Bridal Market for 2014 has come to an end and we wanted to share what brides for next season have to look forward to! From traditional appliques, to fashion forward backs and peplums, ivory alternatives, and even some new hemlines, the aisles of 2014 are going to be fabulous!


“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 »


Seasonal Statement Bar

As we make our way into the colder months of the year consider trading a candy bar for a cocoa bar! This statement bar will wow your guests in addition to giving them a warm and delicious treat. Hot chocolate bars are versatile. They can be fun for a casual affair or can be made… Read more »


Cheers to Fall!

I love fall. The crisp air, the gorgeous colors, the amazing flavors– it’s my favorite time of year.  Fall introduces a variety of delicious flavor options for food and beverages that I always can’t wait to enjoy. Richer and fuller tastes are more popular as opposed to the light and refreshing choices of the hot… Read more »