Bliss Weddings & Events

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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Studio 1610

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We all boogied down BLISS style at this year’s holiday party!

After careful planning we were psyched to see that HMR had decked out our fab studio with dozens of disco balls and tons of glitter, even a groovy selfie mirror!  Food For Thought created a customized menu of far out bites from Bliss Campbell’s Soup to a North Pole Disco Floor dessert. Great Life Music provided some funky tunes while Laine Too gave all of our guests some killer glitter tattoos! We have to thank all of our primo vendors, Cheree Berry, V.I.P. Valet, BBJ Linen, Rebecca Marie Photography, and Glazed & Infused for making this party out of sight!

We’re stoked to share the night with you!

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Real Wedding: Kristen & Charlie

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Being in this business, we get the true honor of getting to work with gorgeous decor, 5-star cuisine, dreamy details and, most importantly, we get to meet so many amazing people. And wow... does this wedding capture all of these honors and so much more. Kristen and Charlie look straight out of Hollywood... Kristen's a stunning, tall blonde with the most infectious smile and impeccable style. Charlie is dapper and dashing and loves Kristen (and golf!) in the ways that you see in the movies. But on top of it all, they are a thoughtful, incredibly fun couple who wanted their wedding weekend to celebrate their families coming together in a chic and personal manor. Kristen and Charlie were married at Kenilworth Union Church - a church that was a big part of both of their childhood's, followed by drinks, feasting and a wild dance party at the {gorgeous!} Peninsula Hotel. The inspiration for the day was elegant but cozy and the palette of ivory, cream and gold complemented the perfect fall day. To celebrate Charlie's love of golf, we (Jesse Deckard and the Event Creative team) transformed the cocktail party in to a smart little golf party - with a custom mini-golf set up and personalized golf balls, golf-flag drink stirrers and green and white custom fabrics for the pillows. The playful golf details were left behind as guests entered the ballroom for dinner {to the incredibly talented and lively tunes from Colby Bessera!} where white orchids draped down long feasting tables, thoughtful details by Cheree Berry Paper graced the tables and thousands of candles flickered around the room. After a surf and turf dinner, guests twirled on the dance floor, enjoyed the terrace at the Peninsula (where we arranged for a cigar bar in light of Kristen's dad's love for them!) and even enjoyed a surprise performance from the groom's brother. It was a night of beauty and love and we were honored to be a part of it all!

 

 

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Real Wedding: Carey & Matt

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]  Take a look at the stunning Fall wedding of Carey & Matt planned by Renny on October 13th.  The Chicago Illuminating Company served as the venue for both the dramatic and modern ceremony as well as the glamorous reception that had guests celebrating well into the night!  Jeffrey & Julia Woods Photography was on hand to capture every beautiful moment from the stunning couple to all the little personal touches sprinkled throughout the event in the couple's color scheme of rich navy, bright pink, grey and white.  The vibrant colors of Fall were also in full force to set the backdrop for some breathtaking bridal party shots in the courtyard of the Illuminating Company.  Even though it may have sprinkled a little earlier in the day, the weather cleared up just in time for the emotional ceremony set under a dramatic Chuppah created by Event Creative.  Guests were whisked to the cocktail hour in the cozy bar off of the courtyard  and greeted with a pink hued signature cocktail.  Dinner was served under the 40 foot ceilings of the main dining room complete with lucite candelabras and seemingly floating white hydrangea centerpieces adorning the tables.   The beaming couple and their guests then danced the night away only stopping for quick breaks to sit in the glossy white modern victorian lounge set up bordering the dancefloor!   Congrats to Matt & Carey!

 

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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!!

DIY Wedding Wands

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Now that our thumbs have recovered from the hot glue, we are proud to share how you can get the charming send-off that's an easy and affordable way to tie in your day's colors! Follow our DIY steps and enjoy the smiles and waving wands as you enter your get-a-way car!  

 

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Materials:

1. Any 12" wooden sticks (we use Woodsies)

2. Glue Gun & Glue

3. Your choice of Ribbon (add in sequins for extra glam)

4. Scissors

Step One: Cut your Ribbon's into your desired length.

Step Two: Tie a knot or wrap the ribbon around the wooden stick.

Step Three: Secure the knot or wrapped ribbon with a drop of hot glue.

Step Four: Press firmly so the ribbon will be able to withstand any overly excited guests or ribbon wand amateurs.

Step Five: Have someone handing them out to the guests following the ceremony or place them on each guest's seat along with their program! Enjoy!

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Au Revoir!

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The Grand Unveiling

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Pop the champs and cut the cake!! Today marks our smashing new website's grand unveiling! We are shouting from the top of the Hancock to take a peak at all the glitz and glam of our weddings and events. So here is your official invitation from us Bliss Belles!    

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Oh, We Fancy!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are so incredibly thrilled to be unveiling our new website with you all today! It has been so fun to work on something that can convey our style and look to everyone who visits with one simple click. The classic Bliss damask, the floating butterflies and of course, the fun, and dare we say preppy, combo of our signature pink, green & blue! A mecca for all our new brides to visit and be inspired by and a place to showcase all our past events like the proud parents we are. So without further delay, sit back and relax while enjoying all the new "belles" and whistles of our site! Enjoy!!  [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="7598" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_single_image image="7599" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Feature: CS Brides Ad

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Check out our FAB new ad in CS Brides in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue. We had soooo much fun putting this together. This is so Bliss!!!!

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