It's Peony Season!!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We look forward to the short springtime peony season every year like it is Christmas!!  We just love seeing those beautiful shades of pink and fuschia peonies pop up at the flower mart (not to mention the luxe look of white peonies!).   These fluffy flowers add such a beautiful touch to a bridal bouquet or a feminine addition to a centerpiece.  Here are few images of peonies that are inspiring us right now - including a little snapshot of the massive peony bouquet we have brightening up the Bliss Weddings Studio currently!  


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{gorgeous peony bridal bouquet from our wedding at The Chicago Cultural Center}

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{escort table adorned with peonies at one of our weddings at Avery House}

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Happy Valentine's Day!


We are so lucky that our jobs here at Bliss Weddings allow us to be surrounded by love every single day of the year!

 We hope you that you get to spend your Valentine's day with the ones you love.

Wishing you a very happy Valentine's day!


the team at Bliss Weddings & Events

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Valentine's Gift Guide for the last minute shoppers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today we have a little gift guide for all the last minute guys out there.  Of course we know most of you have purchased a fabulous gift for the belle in your life far in advance, but just in case this holiday slipped by you this year this gift guide has some wonderful options you can scoop up on way home!  

1.  Roses candle from Diptyque on North Damon

2. Delicious macarons from Vanille Patisserie

3. grab a Bottle of Moet that you can write a custom love note on from Binny's

4. Forget about a boring bouquet of roses- swing by Fleur for a chic Valentine's arrangement

5/6/7  You may think your lady's closet is full enough, but trust us when we say one more dress in a festive valentine's color

isn't going to hurt! Pick up any one of these beauties from Neiman Marus- five, six & seven.

If you are reading this post after Valentine's day and you forgot the holiday completely then you will probably need to purchase one of everything! 

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Feature: CS Brides Ad 2009

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Happy Weekend! I am in love with my new ad in the Spring/Summer 09 CS Brides.  The picture is from a gorgeous wedding i did in September at Northmoor Country Club on the North Shore.  The ad was pulled together by Jessica Jones.  She is a very talented graphic designer and has a wonderful blog on DIY and design called What About Orange.

She also used Bliss Weddings & Events in a promotional contest last summer for AD Pack USA and won the top prize!  Nicely done!  They just uploaded the pictures to their website. Look under applications then contest. It was a clever project to market facial tissue packs in a different way.  The front of the tissue pack said  "Cry for all the right reasons" and featured a bride crying using a tissue.  The back said "Bliss Weddings & Events can help make sure nothing goes wrong on your special day.  So, the only reason to cry is how blissfully happy you are!"  Maybe i should get some of these tissues printed for my brides.



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Obama Bliss

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hi Friends- I had to share this with you. This is a gorgeous couple I worked with over the summer. Their wedding ceremony was at the Bond Chapel and their reception was at Garfield Park Conservatory.  It was a fabulous day.

Their wedding ceremony was at 10:30am because it was a hot day.  In between the ceremony and reception they went around Chicago for pictures.

They were able to stop at President Barack Obama's house in Chicago for a picture. It was a VERY quick stop as you can imagine. They were bound and determined to get this shot.  This was clearly before the election, but isn't this so cool!  The photographer was the great Doug McGoldrick.   More to come on this wedding in a later post.

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