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Hello September! We welcome you with open arms and have awaited your arrival! The fall season is filled with such great things. Pumpkin patches, apple cider, halloween, flannels, bonfires, and many people’s new favorite wedding season. We are here for all of the above. With fall being a more new favorite time for a wedding […]

How to Make Your Fall Chicago Wedding Stand Out

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Lets face it, getting all our wedding day visions into one place is a task! Not only getting them into one place but ensuring they are all inspirational and realistic for what will be accomplished on the big day. Today I wanted to talk about our process and how we get our couples vision on […]

How We Create Vision Boards & Inspire Design

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If you are anything like me and probably most of the female population, you have imagined walking down an aisle to greet your person on your wedding day. You may have thought about your partner standing at the end of that aisle tearing up seeing you for the first time. Maybe you picture your partner […]

Pros & Cons to Doing a First Look

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It is complete craziness that it’s the middle of July already but here we are! I have always felt that after the Fourth of July, the summer just goes by so quick.When it comes to summer there’s nothing better than a pool day, watermelon, grilling out! But our ideal summer weekend honestly consists of a […]

Monarch Recap – Our June Weddings

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So you just got engaged?! Congratulations! This is truly one of the most exciting times of your life, live it up and savor every moment! Celebrate and enjoy but also don’t forget about the next event in the lineup… the wedding! In case you haven’t realized this, there is a huge wedding boom right now. […]

Where To Begin Planning a Wedding

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Being in the wedding industry and especially being a planner, people are always curious about exactly what we do. Well well well, you have come to the right place! We wanted to dive into some of the very important things that we do on a daily basis but more importantly what we do on your […]

A Peek Into Our Process: What We Do As Wedding Planners

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There’s no doubt about the fact that we want our wedding guests to enjoy the evening and especially their meal on your big day. Peanuts, gluten, seafood, eggs, and dairy are just a few of the many common food allergies. When serving a large group, the chances of someone having one of these allergies increases, […]

Creating a Menu that Works with Common Dietary Needs

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Following up on “World Cocktail Day” we wanted to do a rundown of the ever-important vessel that holds all our favorite beverages! Cut crystal, fine long-stemmed wine glasses, hand-friendly goblets — glassware is a beautiful topic to get lost in. The glassware you choose for every drink, from beer and wine to cocktails, is a […]

Your Quick Guide to Bar Glassware & Drinkware

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