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Erin & Josh – June 18, 2011

Erin & Josh – June 18, 2011

Erin and Josh shared a magical wedding day at Cafe Brauer on June 18, 2011. The venue was truly enchanting as the ceremony took place within the zoo (both Erin and Josh are animal lovers). The couple exchanged their vows right next to the Flamingos, which we recently...

Dana & Mike – May 29, 2011

Dana & Mike – May 29, 2011

Dana and Mike's wedding took place at Galleria Marchetti on May 29, 2011. The event was beautiful, the bride and groom looked radiant, and the bridal party was exceptionally warm and friendly to the MDE team. The ceremony was set to take place in the venue's outdoor...

Bridal Expo!

Bridal Expo!

Bridal Expo! The country's largest couture bridal show where brides and grooms-to-be have the opportunity to walk aisles and aisles of the best wedding retailers and merchants, getting up close and personal with all of the necessary details to make your wedding dreams...

Gene & Georgetti Celebrates Milestone 70th Birthday

Gene & Georgetti Celebrates Milestone 70th Birthday

Chicago Institution Gene & Georgetti Celebrates Milestone 70th Birthday With Three “Throwback” Nights, July 14-16, 2011 . The city’s oldest steakhouse marks 70 years with entertainment, cuisine, cocktails, and prices straight out of the 1940’s   Gene &...

Heather & Mark

Heather & Mark

Heather and Mark had a truly memorable wedding day at A New Leaf on May 21! The venue was the perfect setting for a romantic evening as it offers a rare combination of a beautiful outdoor courtyard with an award-winning multi-level interior of exposed brick,...

Brannon and Michael’s Engagement Shoot

Brannon and Michael’s Engagement Shoot

We just LOVE the few photos we have seen so far from Brannon and Michael's engagement shoot last weekend at McIntyre Stables (Brannon boards her horses "Spot" and "Hamlet" there) out in Batavia, IL.... Brannon is not only one of our brides, but a lifelong friend of...

Behind the scenes at MDE

Behind the scenes at MDE

Recently, one of our brides asked me what I love most about my job. The first thing that came to my mind was, "to tell a story -to tell YOUR story." I know that every bride has a story - from how she met her groom to how together, they choose to celebrate their...

what we’re loving now

what we’re loving now

Since it has been more than a little gloomy here in Chicago throughout this very rainy spring, it was important for us to stay inspired and find our inner fabulous as we head into summer wedding season. In the search for that inspiration we found some things that we...

Mothers, Fathers and Future In-Laws – Oh my!

Mothers, Fathers and Future In-Laws – Oh my!

Planning a wedding can be both a really joyful and potentially stressful time - especially when planning out the involvement of both your parents and your future in-laws.... Click  here to read Michelle Durpetti's  blog from Today's Chicago Woman, which offers advice...

You’re cordially invited….to Fabulous invitations!

You’re cordially invited….to Fabulous invitations!

Not so long ago, wedding invitations did not offer much variation – with the parents of the bride paying for most everything, wedding invitations always read they, "requested the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter." These days, invitations are...

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