Wish Upon a Wedding Presents: All That Jazz – Blissful Wishes Ball

Tickets are on sale now for the 5th Annual Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball! The event will take place on Monday, November 3rd at The Chicago History Museum.

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Black tie optional or dress in your favorite Speakeasy Chicago Flapper Flair!

Click here to purchase your tickets!  Can’t wait to see you all there!

-Tiffany Munster, Chicago PR/Media Chair for Wish Upon a Wedding

Happy One Year: Rachel+Owen and Carlee+Dan!

We would like to wish a Happy One Year Anniversary to two Soirée couples –  Rachel+Owen and Carlee+Dan!

We had one team in Chicago for Rachel and Owen’s wedding at the MCA.MCA Chicago WeddingRachel Walked down the aisle with a gorgeous bouquet designed by Exquisite Designs.

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Orange 2 Photography was onsite to capture every moment -the ceremony was held outside in the Sculpture Garden and then guests enjoyed dinner in the Museum of Contemporary Art atrium.

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Exquisite Designs also aided in reception decor with clean, modern centerpieces.

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Guests danced late into the night with music from Rhythm City.

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Happy one year anniversary to Carlee +Dan!

On June 8th, 2013, this lovely couple took the Soirée team south of the border for a gorgeous destination wedding in Cancun!

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An absolutely stunning shot of Carlee’s wedding dress by Cage and Aquarium!

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Carlee and her bridesmaids all carried bouquets with corral hues by Euforia.

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Euforia also lent a hand with centerpieces for the reception.

We loved this wedding so much we’ve already blogged about it! For more pictures check out the original post: Carlee & Dan Destination Cancun!

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Cheers to both of our Soirée couples, and to many more happy years of marriage!

Doug+Diana: The Museum of Contemporary Art

As wedding season comes to a close, we are now embarking on “planning season.”  The weekends slow down a bit, but pick back up in Spring.  During this off-season, and as we start to get the photos back from photographers, we would like to take a look back at the events we did in 2013.  We will feature a few every month, for your viewing and planning pleasure!

We were so happy to be a part of Diana and Doug’s big day this past July at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  It was the perfect setting for a stunning couple!  Here are a few of their beautiful photos by Diana Lupu:Chicago Weddings View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachweddingView More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding View More: http://dianalupu.pass.us/wagenbachwedding

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xo- tm

Coordinator: Soirée Weddings & Events

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Cater: Wolfgang Puck Catering

Photographer: Diana Lupu Photography

DJ: Cage & Aquarium

Floral: Sweet Petal

Lighting: MDM Entertainment

Cake: Magnolia Bakery

Dress: Nicole Miller

Accommodations: W Lakeshore – Chicago

Brilliant, Bold and Bright Pink!!

We are so excited to be partnering with Bright Pink for FabFest this month!

Bright Pink is an organization focused on early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. They are trying to empower women to take a proactive approach to their health by having an early detection strategy while lifting up and supporting other women.

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Beautiful ladies with a beautiful cause!!

This is such an important cause and such a wonderful company that is really helping to increase cancer awareness and overall self awareness. We at Soirée are proud to stand with them and their cause and we can’t wait to be a part of their mission!

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This is a special year for Soirée and our support for Bright Pink!  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be the official Event Design Planners for the “Be Bright and Beautiful Ballroom” at this year’s Fab Fest!
Soirée is teaming up with HMR Designs to bring the participants an elegant, chic and luxurious space for them to enjoy while receiving their beauty treatments!  Participants will have the opportunity to sweat it out with some of their favorite Chicago fitness instructors, enjoy some snacks and then pamper themselves with complimentary hair, make-up and skin care consultations in the “Be Bright and Beautiful Ballroom.”
The event will be held at the Westin River North on September 29th and we are expecting over 500 bright, bold and beautiful participants!
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We can’t wait!  Hope to see all your bright and beautiful faces there!
xo-tm!

Making Dollars and Sense of Your Wedding Budget

Tiffany Munster of Soirée Weddings & Events shares with you great tips on managing your wedding budget. She takes you through the step-by-step process for your ideal one of a kind wedding.

A very special and loved Thank You to Brides, Bubbles and Bliss and Carasco Photography for making this a production on BBB TV!! 

With love by Alyssa.

Field Museum Picnic

What a perfect day for a museum picnic! Today we were tickled to be invited to Food For Thought’s Picnic at The Field Museum. All done on the terrace, we were wined and dined with an amazing menu of Pomegranate Glazed Poussin, Grilled Soft Shell Crab, Grilled Pork Belly, Roasted Veggie Ratatouille, and for dessert: Peach Cobbler, Cherry Clafouts, and FFT Churros.  Picture 11 Picture 12

Picture 14The apple and berry pie to-go were delish!

It was a gorgeous way to spend a Thursday afternoon in the sun!

With love by Alyssa.

Breakfast and Tiffany’s…

Today, I was lucky enough to start off my day with an early morning tour of the Tiffany Exhibition at the Driehaus Museum, followed by a light breakfast at The Murphy, catered by Blue Plate.

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Colorful Tiffany Lamps, a beautiful colored glass dome and lovely architecture greeted us, then we passed through the connected hallways over to the main ballroom of The Murphy.

Parfaits, french toast bites, berries and biscotti graced the beautiful spread by Blue Plate!

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A great start to a gorgeous summer day!

xo-tm

Chicago Style Weddings Magazine, New Edition!

Last night we celebrated the launch of Chicago Style Weddings September/October 2013 Magazine issue! We could not be happier about our “British Invasion” Designer’s Challenge Feature! It was all about “bold colors, hard lines and the iconic Union Jack.”

photo photo-1 photo-2The party was hosted at The Hyatt Chicago, Magnificent Mile.  All of Chicago’s best wedding vendors were there – such a treat!  Great mingling with friends and enjoying the newest edition of the magazine.  Check out pages 254 and 255! 😉

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Last Night Was Hot!

Last night our team was thrilled to attend the 3rd annual Lettuce Entertain You wedding planner dinner at Nacional 27. Hosted jointly by LEYE and Revel Decor, we welcomed in the first hot, hot, HOT day of 2013 with some true Latin flair.

The mojito bar mixed up 3 different flavors of mojito, your traditional, a spicy habanero Lillet number and a mojito made with ginger beer and whiskey (not your run of the mill cocktail options at all!), while delicious appetizers were passed. (With one hand gripping my mojito and another snagging the fabulous apps, I entirely forgot to snap a picture!)

As we took our seats we snacked on chips with salsa, guacamole and roasted corn fundido before digging into the main eats. The decor from Revel was stunning, and the conversations flowed as smoothly as the mojitos and margaritas. For dessert, the tres leches cake and chocolate mousse were truly divine.

LEYE really knows how to host a party, and this was no different. Need to host a bachelorette, shower, rehearsal dinner or even wedding anytime soon? I guarantee you they’ve got a space that’s just perfect for your needs. How do I know? Easy — because last night was absolutely the perfect way to welcome in this spring/summer hybrid that’s coming Chicago’s way.

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Field trip to the Field Museum

The Soirée team recently met up with Katie Knox, special events account manager at the Field Museum for an eye-opening walk-through at this historic and breath-taking Chicago venue. The quintessential space for the adventurous couple who loves to travel and is constantly exploring everything the world has to offer, there are many aspects about the museum that many are unaware of as a wedding or event venue.

Upon setting foot inside the enormous Stanley Hall with its gleaming white 300 million year-old limestone floors, higher-than-high ceilings and the surrounding upper balcony, it is apparent that any wedding here would be absolutely jaw-dropping. However, not every couple needs this much space for their wedding.

Luckily, Field offers multiple smaller event spaces with price tags and guest capacities to match, making it a venue for almost any couple’s budget and design aesthetic.

Stanley Hall can seat up to 1,500 guests for a seated dinner and 7,500 for a reception. The museum’s smaller spaces can contain anywhere from 50 to 500 guests. Some of these smaller spaces provide a more intimate setting where your guests can sit amongst some of the museum’s famous exhibits. But others, such as the East Atrium and Pavilion provide a more traditional venue feel but with the same grace and opulence of Stanley Hall.

The museum also allows ceremonies to be held outside on the beautiful outdoor patio area where guests will enjoy views of the city skyline and the lake.

Not only does the museum provide a variety of space options, it is also a venue where a variety of design options can be brought to life. Especially in Stanley Hall, as Katie related to us, a multitude of different ideas can be played out design-wise. “We are ready to customize anything,” Katie says.

The Field has their own list of approved vendor options for couples to choose from, including Hall’s Rental Company and Frost Lighting.

Walking through the different rooms of the museum with Katie, we couldn’t help but think about the endless potential that this venue has to offer. We hope to be planning a wedding here in the near future!

Check out some of the shots we took on our tour with Katie below!

Not getting married but want to check out the exhibits at the museum?  The Field Museum is open every day except Christmas, 9am-5pm.

Basic Admission for Adults is $15, Children (3-11) are $10 and Seniors/Students are $12.  City passes are available here

Post by Soirée Intern, Melanie Enright