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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...

Thanks Topiarius!

Thanks Topiarius!

Thank you to Kim and Sara of Topiarius for including me in their "let me introduce you to..." blog! It is always such fun to work with these two fantastic and talented ladies! Below are some images of their (FABULOUS!!) work, including a one of my favorites from when...

Congratulations – You’re Engaged! Now what?!

Congratulations – You’re Engaged! Now what?!

What to Do After He Pops the Question... Michelle Durpetti recently had the opportunity to write a blog for Today's Chicago Woman and it was such fun! We thought we would share it with all of you! After your partner has popped the question, the magic of the moment can...

Getting Glamorous with Rosie!

Getting Glamorous with Rosie!

Every bride has dreamed of that perfect look on her day, and let's be honest - ALL of us want to look our most fabulous every day right?! We read up on all the tips that esthetician and fab MDE bride Heather Landies gave us in our last blog, and are working to have...

Heather & Mark’s Engagement Photo Shoot

Heather & Mark’s Engagement Photo Shoot

Check out a teaser collection of images from Heather and Mark’s engagement photo shoot. Images courtesy of Carasco Photography. We are so excited to be working with Heather and Mark on creating their special day at A New Leaf on May 21, 2011!

Glowing, Radiant Skin on your Special Day

Glowing, Radiant Skin on your Special Day

With all of the cameras and eyes on the bride on the big day, of course every bride wants glowing skin on her special day......we know you only want to look your absolute best! At MDE we are in luck as one of our brides, Heather Landies is an esthetician at the spa at...

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