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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!

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Chicago Welcome Bags

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our clients are constantly asking for Welcome Bags that will await in their guest's hotel rooms with all the Chicago classics. So, I recently put together all the Classics that represent Chicago in all it's glory! Welcome Bags are a great way to show your appreciation to all your guests. The options are endless since Chicago has so many great locally made items, the trick is to personalize them with what means the most to you as a couple! Cookies from your favorite bakery, beer from your favorite local brewery, etc. Give your guests a glimpse into your fabulous Chicago life! Or...just follow our easy guide to Welcome Bags below! Bags: Following the green reusable tote trend is always a great option. Their are a ton of Chicago themed totes out their or you can always personalize them with your wedding date! Less costly but still as fabulous options include gables boxes and kraft paper shopping bags! [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="11211" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]

  1. Town Tote by Dharma Trading Co. // 2. Magnificent Milestones, Reusable Cotton Bags - 312 by Third Coast Collection, $16.50 // 3. Magnificent Milestones, Reusable Cotton Bags - I Heart Chicago by Third Coast Collection, $16.50 // 4. Chicago Grocery Tote, $17 // 5. Gable Box, 100 cases for  $39.90 // 6. CTA Rail Map Tote, $24 // 7. For shopping bags of all color and sizes go here

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The Items: 1. Vosges Chocolate (No Frango mints since they were bought out by Macys!!) // 2. Jays Chips // 3. Frontera Chips and Salsa // 4. H20 Products // 5.  Metropolis Coffee // 6. Fiji Water  // 7. Garrett Popcorn // 8. Tootsie Rolls, Wrigley Gum, Lemonheads // 9. Chicago Pint Glass // 10.  Goose Island, Chicago Root Beer // 11.  Goose Island, 312 Urban Wheat Beer Chicago cookies we love: Carol's Cookies & Damn Good Cookies- Popcorn vendors we love: Mother Butters Popcorn Confectionary & Nuts on Clark

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From the Desk of...

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From the Desk of Renny! Renny answers all our burning questions about herself, her go-to's and her Chicago favorites...

Hometown: Born in Dallas, Texas. Grew Up in Overland Park, Kansas. Has lived in Chicago for the past 15 Years.

Her Wedding Date: October 20, 2001.

What did you want to be when you grew up?  A Wedding Planner.

What is your favorite vacation spot? Hawaii.

What are your go-to Chicago boutiques? Jayson’s Home & Garden, Classic Remix, Curious Sofa, Nordstroms, Trina Turk, Tangerine, The Painted Lady, Marc Jacobs and P45.

Polka-Dots or Stripes?  Stripes.

What is your Favorite Color/ Color combo?  So many!  I love White and Green, Pink and Metallic Gold, Indigo Blues, Gray and Wood tones, Soft Gray and Soft Pinks.  Yellow and Gray. Pink and Tangerine

The Best spot for Drinks in the Chicago is… Anywhere with my girlfriends.  We love Pops for Champagne.

Macaron or Cupcake? New York, West Village, Magnolia Bakery Cupcakes all the way.

Your all time favorite Chicago venue:  Chicago Cultural Center and Tents in Backyard Gardens.

Do you have any hidden talents?  I went to Culinary School, So I hope I am a pretty good cook.

What is the best advice ever given to you?  Live in the moment and don’t sweat the small stuff.  And, Carpe Diem! (My mom has this saying in huge letters in her kitchen and I love it).

Three things you cannot live without…  My Family and Friends, Nice Sheets, Smart Technology, Design Books and Magazines, Ikat Pillows and curtains, Antiques, My Cappuccino Machine, Laughter, Sharpies, Bliss Weddings & Events and The Amazing Bliss Girls – Kara and Katie.

What are you currently reading?  Freakonomics and Sugar Shock.

Where does your Inspiration come from?  Everywhere: Interior Design.  Nature, Life.  Fashion.  Travel. Boutiques.  Personal Style from friends and other women and men I admire.

Your go to Karaoke song is…  No singing. Just dancing.

What is your favorite step in the wedding planning process?  Flowers and Design.

What is the one mistake you see Brides making all the time?  They get too caught up in doing everything they see in books and magazines and loose what they really want.

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