Behind the Scenes at Bliss

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We had such a blast getting to shoot our fabby About Us video! It was an amazing day of working with some of our favorite vendors to create this video which we could not be more OBSESSED with!! We truly had as much fun making it as it looks like we did!

A special thank you to I Do Films and Studio This Is for capturing the day!

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Renny's Radio Interview for Game Changers


Check out Renny's recent radio interview with Game Changers Radio Show on AM560 WIND

The Game Changers radio show is centered around bringing experts & entrepreneurs to their listeners so we were definitely honored to be to be featured on their show alongside so many other talented individuals and companies!

With over 20 years in the business (14 of those years spent at Bliss!), Renny definitely has some great insight and stories to tell so plug in your headphones and enjoy!

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Our Mommy-to-be Model!

Did anyone catch our very own senior weddings & event design consultant, Katie Kozlowski, on Good Day Chicago today? Katie, who is due this New Year's Eve, modeled for FOX Chicago's segment with Bravo TV Star, Designer & Author, Rosie Pope.Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago News

Rosie Pope is the complete "Maternity Guru". She is the mom of three, star of Bravo's Pregnant in Heels, has a full clothing line for pregnant fashionistas with two store locations (New York & Santa Monica), and now the release of her new book Mommy IQ. So naturally, Katie didn't hesitate at the chance to not only meet Rosie but to wear one of Rosie's designs! Katie's first look was the Stella Dress, a black cocktail dress with removable sparkle belt,  and with Bliss' "uniform" being classy black attire when working our events, this look couldn't have been more fitting. Katie's second look was a sporty look for the mom-to-be in a 3/4 Sleeve Boat Neck top from A Pea in the Pod. This might have been the first time I have EVER seen Katie in a pair of sneakers, it counts even if it was through the TV, right?  Katie was all smiles and looked STUNNING! We can't wait to get the behind the scenes scoop from her!

You can meet Rosie too! She will be at A Pea in the Pod at the Water Tower Place this evening from 5 to 7pm signing her Mommy IQ book. Don't miss it!

Congrats to our already fashionable mom-to-be Katie!!

Bridal Beauty by BHLDN


The beauty of all our Bliss Brides never cease to amaze us!

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Photographs taken by Studio This Is

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Photograph by Olivia Leigh Photographie

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And although a smile is the ultimate must-have on your big day, BHLDN has come up with a few how-to videos for a few unique bridal looks; The Romantic, The Lady, La Bohemienne and The Muse. Download their free printables here!



Feature: Danielle on The Knot Live

The love between "The Knot" and Danielle & Eric's backyard tent wedding in Evanston, IL grows even more strong with Danielle's segment on "The Knot Live". Who can blame them? Their wedding was already featured in The Knot, Special Chicago Guide with a fancy three-page spread and now they are back for more darling details of their rustic chic tent wedding. Watch Danielle as she talks about how she was able to incorporate several personal and meaningful details into her big day, details on the bridal party's attire, her AMAZING gown, the color story and a certain piece of advice that has us blushing! (Pressed for time? Skip to Danielle's segment at 21:15)

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The CBS comedy, The Big Bang Theory, originally shed light on the phenomenon known as the “Relationship Agreement”. Where the character Sheldon Cooper, draws up a 31 page document outlining  his new relationship with girlfriend, Amy Fowler.

While the CBS comedy poked fun of the novel size agreement Sheldon drew up, a relationship agreement is gaining popularity between the everyday couple. Take for instance the recently married Mark Zuckerberg (facebook founder) to long time girlfriend, Priscilla Chan. The couple made a relationship agreement in which Chan demanded, one date night and 100 minutes with Zuckerberg a week outside of his apartment and the Facebook offices. The couple has been dating since 2003, so this leaves us wondering about the importance of such an agreement.

Last Friday, the New York Times ran an article, “Just Call It a Pre-Prenup” reporting on the publicity the relationship agreement is receiving (through the example above) while getting the opinion of professionals on the matter. A marriage and family therapist stated, “It’s not based on economic earnings but on relationship capital”. They describe the agreement as acting as a “wish list” or “business plan for a successful romance” that forces couples to address issues or areas of improvement that might otherwise grow into larger problems down the road.

We understand how busy one’s life can get, and how romance might take the back burner at times. A relationship agreement might not be for everyone, but we see it as a mutual contract that is constructive and allows what is important to one another to never be overlooked or forgotten. Whether it’s assigning chores, a certain amount of time dedicated to spending with one another each week, a pledge to take vacations, or at least one kiss before bed, try out a relationship agreement by talking to your partner and listening to what he or she see’s important to sustaining or regaining your successful partnership.

Let Dr. McDreamy’s vows to Meredith Grey on a post-it be some inspiration to you!

What is the one thing you don’t want to lose or give-up with your partner in the many years to come?