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Kate and Steven were one of our sweetest couples! Their love for each other was evident through their interactions and romantic gestures. Most notably, was Steven’s swoon-worthy proposal when they went for a picnic at the Midway Plaisance Park and read poems together. Steven asked Kate to grab drinks out of their bag and it […]

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Guest post written by Cindy Chang of The Hustling Heart Wedding invitations are both a functional and aesthetic part of your special day, and they play an important role in two ways: Invitations are the ONLY way many of your guests will connect with you before your event Invitations are a place to commemorate your […]

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Elated joy followed by intense panic. It happens to many couples following a proposal, for a number of reasons, but I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way and it’s really quite simple. All you need to do is take a deep breath and follow the advice below! Before Jumping into Wedding Planning […]

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With so many great entertainment options in the Chicago market, it’s hard to decide between hiring a live band or a DJ. Many couples know right away which direction they want to go in, but many more are often torn and ask me for my professional opinion. So, here is a compilation of things to […]

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Guest post written by Alex Marquardt from Alexandra Lee Photography Being engaged is a fun, once in a lifetime event! This is a time in your life that should be celebrated and remembered, which is exactly what an engagement session is for. Your engagement session is a chance for you and your partner to have […]

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If you don’t already know Joanna Bastermajian of Joanna B Artistry, I highly recommend you check out her services and follow her on Instagram ASAP! Not only is Joanna an incredibly talented makeup artist, but she also cares deeply about skincare. You can find her frequently providing beauty tips and sharing product recommendations on social […]

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Like many brides, when I got married the thought of hiring a wedding planner never crossed my mind. I figured all I had to do was research my venue and vendors, tell them what I wanted, make final decisions, and then coordinate the details with everyone. How hard could that be? What I didn’t realize […]

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Flowers are such an essential part of weddings. I mean, can you even picture a wedding without them? I certainly cannot. And while not all weddings will include a whole roomful, or several, of flower arrangements, at the very least, the bride will have a bouquet. Considering how important and meaningful—not to mention, expensive—wedding flowers […]

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You can feel it. That proposal is right around the corner. Maybe you have already started looking at rings online or maybe you’ve done some casual window shopping admiring the brilliance of diamonds IRL. Selecting and receiving diamonds is thrilling! But, amidst all of the happiness surrounding proposals, there are some questions we should be […]