Happy Anniversary Nicole & Jeff!

Happy One Year Anniversary Nicole & Jeff!

We had so much fun working with this amazing couple. They tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Hotel Lincoln‘s rooftop restaurant, J. Parker last year, followed by a delicious dinner curated by Perennial’s resident chef, Paul Virant.  Carasco Photography was onsite to capture the day..

Here is a look back at some of the details!

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A total of 17 guests attended this meaningful and intimate affair.  We wanted the table to feel warm and inviting.  So we brought in two farm tables and added a glamorous element with tons of candles, glass chargers and a sequin table runner.  The farm tables complimented the rustic vibe of the restaurant, juxtaposed with the the crystal features and sequins, which represented some of Nicole’s personal style.

The gorgeous floral arrangements of blush peonies, roses and hydrangeas were designed by HMR Designs, and accented the pretty sequin runner from Nüage Designs.  All the rentals were from Halls Rentals.

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A piano and string and guitar trio from Rendezvous Music provided romantic dinner music.

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Nicole’s ultra chic 2-piece bridal gown skirt and corset were Monique Lhuillier from Ultimate Bride.  Black and white color-blocked wedding gown, unintentionally appropriate for a Black Friday wedding!

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Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 10.48.59 AMChicago wedding sweets tableChicago wedding sweets tableCustom doggie cake topperAlthough the Hotel Lincoln is a dog friendly hotel, Nicole and Jeff’s pups went off to camp that day so they could play all day.  Nicole really wanted them there with them in some way, so she had this custom cake topper created with replicas of their furry kids! (Etsy)

J Parker weddingJ Parker first dance weddingSuch a special wedding day for such a lovely couple.  Happy Anniversary, and wishing you many more happy and healthy years!

xo -tm

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Tiffany

Ever wonder about the glamorous life of a wedding planner? Today’s and this week’s blog features are all about “Inside The Life” of the Soirée Weddings & Events team. I’m here to share with you their daily loves and activities when they aren’t busy planning a one of a kind wedding. Each day I will introduce a new lady of the team and share with you her secrets to life, style and beauty.

Tiffany Munster, Owner, Sr. Event Planner 

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What is your signature scent? “Narcisso Rodriguez for perfume, but favorite lotion, candle and flower scent is lavender.”

Accessory/Accessories?  “I feel naked without my wedding rings.  I need to wear all 6 of them! Engagement ring, and stackable diamond bands.”

Favorite flower?  “Peony”

Your go to polish?  “I love essie polish…my colors are seasonal…reds, corals and pinks in the summer.  Taupe, wine and dark blue in the winter.”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding:  “Drinks with my fabulous team at a fabulous restaurant on Friday night.  Early morning jog or yoga class, then hit the farmer’s market with Bowie and my hubs.  Then we stop for brunch at a dog friendly restaurant patio.  I go to the beach or a friend’s roof pool.  Then come home to get dressed up for a date night or night out with friends.  Sunday starts with breakfast on the balcony, park with the doggie, then ending the day vegging out on the couch with some bad reality tv, online shopping and some wine!”

Sneakers of choice? “I wear Saucony running shoes”

Favorite Brands?  “Louis Vuitton, rayban, BCBGMax Azria”

Daily Reads?  “Wedding blogs”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “I wear tinted moisturizer (SPF 30) instead of make up and wash my face with Aveeno…Vitamin C serum for fine lines and dark circles! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

Can’t live without?  “Chanel lip gloss, my blackberry, my Macbook, and my lululemon groove pants.”

With love by Alyssa.

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.

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! 😉

xo-tm!

Happy One Year Anniversary!

Happy First Year Anniversary to our June of 2012 couples!!

SusanSusan & Frank! June 9, Morton Arborteum

0242Megan & Adam! June 23, Newberry Library

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I_0317aSami & Mike! June 23, Chicago History Museum

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I hope all of you have a fabulous anniversary!! Here’s to many more years of love and happiness!

xo- Soirée

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you Carasco!

How am I so lucky to always be receiving so many fabulous gifts?!  Perks of my job I guess – and that I know so many amazing people!  This little gem arrived to my door this week – amazing selection of Katherine Anne Confections…a gift from our friends at Carasco Photography!!

Carasco chocolates

Katherine Anne ConfectionsThank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

these will be enjoyed!!

xo-tm

Getting ready for Mardi Gras!

I am so excited I can’t contain myself!   We are prepping for a Mardi Gras inspired brunch tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicagojust for wedding planners!!  With and incredible menu created and perfected by none other than the amazing chefs at Wolfgang Puck Catering!

Mardi Gras Wedding Planner BrunchThe food and bevs are going to be out of this world!  We can’t wait to share the pictures- Carasco Photography will be capturing all the events of the day!

We look forward to seeing all our friends and colleagues 😀

Until then….

xo-tm

invitation by: BeUBrides