Suit Up: Groom & Groomsmen Attire

Suit Up: Groom & Groomsmen Attire

In the wedding world, it's often all about the ladies, specifically when it comes to what they'll be wearing. Saying "Yes" the the dress has become almost as important as saying "I do!" But what about the gentlemen? Fear no more! Chicago is now home to some who pride themselves on some serious style and custom-made suits. The guys are no longer tied to the big-box tux rental shops!

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Interview: Karen's Custom-Made Wedding Gown

Interview: Karen's Custom-Made Wedding Gown

Last week, we featured the beautiful wedding of my friends Karen and Boris. What I didn't explain was that Karen had a custom-made wedding gown... as in, from scratch! Since she is the only bride I've ever worked with who went the custom route, I knew I had to ask her to share a bit about her experience with Dame Couture!

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Accessorizing Your Gents

Accessorizing Your Gents

For far too long, the Groom and his Groomsmen have been ignored when it comes to wedding fashion! We've seen a major comeback of tie bars (aka tie "clips") and pocket squares, so now the guys can take their wedding day apparel to a new level.

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Translating Royal Wedding Trends to Today’s Brides

Translating Royal Wedding Trends to Today’s Brides

Did I wake up at 4AM CT to watch the Royal Wedding? YOU BET I DID!! Thanks Prince William and Kate, for choosing to get married on my 31st Birthday! And as a Wedding Planner, the question I heard most often on Friday April 29th was, “So what did you think about the Royal Wedding?” I loved it. Loved, loved, loved it. Will and Kate were just so regal, so beautiful, and so happy!

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Wedding Stylist & Bridal Valet Services

Wedding Stylist & Bridal Valet Services

I recently met Libby Salerno, a fabulous stylist who has found the perfect niche in the wedding industry. Brides, let me tell you… you need to meet Libby too! What exactly does a wedding “stylist” do? Well, first of all, she will work with you to help you figure out your wedding day look from head to toe… wedding gown, veil, accessories, shoes, your whole ensemble.

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Chicago Bridal Fashion Spotlight: Jess Audey

Chicago Bridal Fashion Spotlight: Jess Audey

One of my favorite local bridal shows is Indie Wed, which I go to every year with my equally wedding-obsessed mother. Within the first 10 minutes of Indie Wed’s inaugural show last year, my mom nearly dislocated my arm thanks to a display by a local fashion designer.

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Chicago Bridal Fashion Spotlight: Elise Bergman

Chicago Bridal Fashion Spotlight: Elise Bergman

I was lucky enough to meet this week’s local fashion designer, Elise Bergman, when I was a fashion intern at a Chicago PR firm. Amid running typical intern-like errands (such as fetching more bags of ice than I could possibly carry—in heels—from a convenience store multiple blocks away), I got to mix and mingle with some well-to-do-Chicagoans at Elise’s trunk show at Roslyn in Bucktown.

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Chicago Bridal Fashion Spotlight: Amanda Archer

Chicago Bridal Fashion Spotlight: Amanda Archer

With all the hype surrounding the upcoming wedding season and new bridal fashion lines (and, of course, the granddaddy fashion event of the year being the always-inspirational-no-matter-where-you-live New York Fashion Week), we thought it would be fun to take it all back to the place Sweetchic Events calls home: CHICAGO!

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