If spring and summer is wedding season then fall and winter is wedding planning season! And as a newly minted bride-to-be myself, I’m more than ready to dive headfirst into planning mode! Luckily, there are more than enough opportunities in Chicago for those of us bridal novices to get schooled on wedding planning 101. One such event occurred earlier this week at Wedding Salon. Held at the lavish Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, this veritable expo of dresses, planners, flowers and favors was a perfect retreat from the pouring rain of a fall Chicago night. The two-story showcase featured gorgeous bridal designs from Fiancee Couture (above) as well bridesmaids options from Bella Bridesmaid and both from Jenny Yoo Chicago. A DJ from Red Weddings provided musical stylings, while opulent table settings from Yanni Design Studio, Tayler & Co., Classic Party Rentals Chicago and The Registry at Bloomingdale’s made a beautiful backdrop for navigating the vendors.
And while we had a great time entering sweepstakes (the best bridal hobby!) and meeting with collecting literature, there was also plenty of fun to be had! 360 Vodka/Tequila Rose provided sumptuous sips and provided sassy ideas for bachelorette and bridal shower cocktails while Spin Spun Chicago whipped up cool cotton candy favors that glowed on LED lit sticks! Foto Favors capped off the night with a fun photo opp, complete with wedding-inspired props. The Knot and Bloomingdale’s sent us on our way with enough wedding-themed information to keep us ripping out pages for months! Which is EXACTLY what the Wedding Salon got us geared up to do. Happy Planning, Chicago Brides!
– Alia Rajput
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