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Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving Table Decor

Thanksgiving was so late in the month this year that I almost felt like we’d missed it! So thankful to have spent a wonderful morning cooking with my mother and husband, and a wonderful afternoon feasting with some of my favorite people. This year’s table was a true...

MDE Destinations: Four Seasons Nevis, West Indies

MDE Destinations: Four Seasons Nevis, West Indies

As the holiday season is vast approaching, a little tropical sunshine is a welcomed thing! Thanks to the Four Seasons in Nevis, I had the opportunity to get a little vitamin "sea" in one of the most beautiful places on earth! In the 18th century, the island was known...

Michelle on Essential Wedding Podcast

Michelle on Essential Wedding Podcast

Exciting news! Michelle was recently invited to talk on Essential Wedding Podcast, hosted by Whitney Drake.  The Essential Wedding Podcast is centered around having conversations that will “encourage mindfulness and intention during your engagement season.” With...

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veterans Day. For me, this is a day where I remember my Dad who served in the Army after being drafted in the 1960s. He speaks of it often and remembers vividly how fortunate he was to have served because it shaped him into the man he became. He has told me...

Treats, Tips, and Tricks for a most stylish Halloween 🎃

Treats, Tips, and Tricks for a most stylish Halloween 🎃

Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year! I so enjoy fall, and really love going to pumpkin patches and decorating! I am a believer in magic all year long, and what I love about this time of the year is that it can really allow the imagination to run a...

Danae & Chris: A Gold Coast Wedding

Danae & Chris: A Gold Coast Wedding

We had the BEST time working with this gorgeous couple on their classic Chicago wedding this July! Danae and Chris have been together for ten years, and the synergy that they have is something you feel the moment you meet them. They match each other with work ethic,...

Gianna & Tony’s Winter Wedding Featured on Lakeshore In Love

Gianna & Tony’s Winter Wedding Featured on Lakeshore In Love

MDE couple Gianna and Tony had an absolutely gorgeous winter wedding at The Carlisle; we are so excited to see it featured on Lakeshore In Love. "Gianna always dreamed of a romantic winter wedding, so it was a dream to receive a soft blanket of snow the evening before...

New York Bridal Fashion Week, Fall 2019

New York Bridal Fashion Week, Fall 2019

With fall comes cooler temperatures, changing foliage, and one of our favorite moments of the year, New York Bridal Fashion Week! This season we saw a common thread of floral details, bold pops of color and chic short dresses to take brides from formal to reception...

NOI Firenze is coming to Chicago!

NOI Firenze is coming to Chicago!

NOI Firenze - leather goods and leatherwear bring over 100 years of craftsmanship from Florence, Italy to Chicago! We're excited to support our longtime friends, direct from Florence, Italy! The fine leather garment artisans of NOI Firenze will showcase their new...

Equestrian-Themed Bridal Shower Featured on Inside Weddings

Equestrian-Themed Bridal Shower Featured on Inside Weddings

Take us back to this gorgeous bridal shower inspired by The Kentucky Derby! We love all things equestrian and were delighted to bring this beautiful shower to life!Equestrian-Themed Bridal Shower Inspired by the Kentucky Derby Southern Charm & Italian Renaissance...

Gene & Georgetti Classic Cocktails Series-Martinis

Gene & Georgetti Classic Cocktails Series-Martinis

In August, our team worked with Gene & Georgetti to host their second class in the Classic Cocktails Series. This time, we explored the quintessential martini. Whether shaken or stirred, a great martini is a matter of personal taste.   [gallery columns="2"...

Timeless Love: Samantha & Michael

Timeless Love: Samantha & Michael

These two were so wonderful to work with! Not only are they gorgeous, but they have the warmest hearts and the biggest senses of humor. They are also so close to their families and wanted to make sure that there was something for everyone at the wedding that we were...

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