Our Favorite Cake Servers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Here at Bliss we just love to swoon over even the smallest of wedding details (after all sometimes they can be the most fun to shop for!).  Don't let the serving set you use to cut the cake on your wedding day be an after thought especially since it is usually placed front and center in the photos of your cake!  Here is a little round up of some of favorite options:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="6073" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]1. This little set may look simple, but if you look closer you will see that the handles are engraved with "Mr & Mrs" 2. This gorgeous Sakura serving set BHLDN would be perfect for a garden inspired wedding.

3. Add a little glitz with these gold or silver glitter servers from Leif

4. Vera Wang can do no wrong and these simple grosgrain ribbon inspired servers are a chic partner for any cake!

5. While brand new servers are fabulous- it is always fun to find a one of kind vintage set from places like Etsy or even better- an heirloom from your own families!


4th of July inspiration shoot sneak peek

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week we put together a fabulous little party shoot inspired by one of our favorite holidays, the 4th of July! Shot on Katie's beautiful rooftop deck overlooking the city and filled with fun details in rose gold, navy & red this shoot is sure to inspire you, but for now we can only show you a few teaser snapshots....[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="5909" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

DIY Pumpkin Painting

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We think a pumpkin in our signature Blue Damask print is a must for our office decor this year! What do you think of these patterned pumpkins?

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A Very Happy Birthday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="6526" border_color="grey" img_link_target="_self" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]  We are wishing a very Happy Birthday to our very own Renny Pedersen today!! While she rings in her Birthday in style today from the Big Apple, we have rounded up some of our favorite MUST-HAVES for any birthday soiree!

  • Fancy shmancy garland like these featured on Blissful Fetes.
  • A showstopping tablescape like this chic and stylish 30th Birthday party thrown by coco & kelly.
  • Drink up with the adorable DIY drink umbrellas on Oh Happy Day.
  • Wow your guests with these DIY Fringe Balloons from the glitterguide.
  • Slurp in style with these striped paper straws from Birthday Express.
  • The option for these tiny tassles from Oh Happy Day are endless.
  • An irresistible cake like this yellow cake from Bakerella.
  • Who knew bubbly from a can could be so classy?


How do you celebrate?



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Real Wedding: Charlotte & William

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Last fall, Renny and Kara pulled off an amazing autumn engagement party at the Botanical Garden’s Pullman Barn. Their idea was to showcase a couple going through wedding related celebrations that every couple encounters  throughout their engagement. They named their faux couple William and Charlotte, and created an amazing celebration thrown my their "best friend" in their honor. The barn was transformed into a cozy, classic, with touches of preppy, presentation that called for a night of great fun with friends and family alike. The charming barn was detailed in coral and navy with plenty of eye-catching accents of gold. The outside is where the fun really began, with bobbing for bling in bubbly, golden apple croquet, customized mad libs about William and Charlotte and a muddling bar. The night ended around a romantic, cozy fire pit with custom pillows and throws for the guest to snuggle up with and take part in making s’mores while sipping their night caps.  Can’t wait to see what’s next for William and Charlotte’s engagement!


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The new Pullman Barn at Chicago's Botanical Garden was the perfect location for this couple!

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Golden foliage adorned the ceiling of the barn as well as the table.

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Customizable place mats where a hidden gem under guests plates.

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Guests were given baskets to take with them filled all the ingredients to make their perfect lazy Sunday morning!

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Muddle and cuddle!

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Golden apple croquet had guests entertained for hours.

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Guests were laughing while playing mad libs about the couple and bobbing for bling in bubbly!

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A s'more bar was the perfect touch to the fire pit.

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As Seen in Style Me Pretty!

All pictures taken by Matt and Stevi from averyhouse!



Thanksgiving Bliss!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We hope everyone had a very very Happy Thanksgiving with your families and friends. We absolutely adore Thanksgiving.  We certainly have a lot to be thankful for this year. First and foremost, our absolutely AMAZINGLY fabulous clients.  We love you all and love every day working with you planning your dreamy weddings.

I hosted my first big girl Thanksgiving meal for all 15 of us.  It was a Huge success.  Thought I would share a few photos of my table.

I am certainly no photographer, so please don't judge the photography skills. HA!

I wanted a glamorous table. I spray painted faux gourds, pumpkins and leaves gold. Used Coral Peonies,A White Hemstitch table runner and napkins, and my fabulous Asian inspired Wedgewood China.  I love my amber stemware, but I added in some vintage etched wine glasses for an eclectic chic look.

I only used Coral Peonies for the flowers. Can you believe these beauties in November??

Gold, Gold and More Gold!

I love my Wedgewood Oberon china with my Amazing Celerie Kimble Huge Floral Print I upholstered my dining room chairs with.

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