Monday, August 31, 2009

Chapel in the Pines

One of my Sycamore clients is having her wedding ceremony at Chapel in the Pines, in Sycamore, IL. Quite possibly the most quaint and romantic ceremony location in Sycamore. But what really makes my heart melt is the Chapels history.
Donna Peterson tells this story of how her and her husband Howard built the Chapel:

"One day my husband Howard came home from work, and I asked", "Honey, would you build me a little white church in the corner of the hayfield?" Without a question, he said, "Okay, I can do that."

As Howard was finishing the chapel, people kept stopping by and asking, "Can we get married here?" And so the fairy tale began.
Howard finished the little white Chapel just in time for their 30th wedding anniversary. Four years later, the Chapel in the Pines was expanded to accommodate one hundred guests, without losing its quaint appeal.

Chapel in the Pines offers ceremonies in the romantic chapel, outdoors on the beautiful stone patio, or the picturesque gazebo. They also have a bridal cottage used as a dressing room for the bride and her maids. My favorite part is there is a closed circuit TV for the Bride to watch her guests entering the chapel!!

The Chapel in the Pines is available to rent 7 days a week, with ceremony time slots at 10:45, 1:00, 3:15, and 5:30

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Late Night Snack

After your guests have danced the night away they may work up an appetite. Many brides have acknowledged this very fact and have incorporated a late night snack into their reception.

By adding a late night snack to your catering menu it can also be applied to meet your minimum requirements.

So what is everyone serving at the wee hours of the morning?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Can I write where I am registered on the Invitation?

Wedding gifts are a great way to help married couples get a head start on their lives together. By registering for gifts the bride and groom are able to select items that they would like, to assist their guests in choosing a wedding gift. The best way to let your guests know where they can find your selected items is by word of mouth. Make sure you tell your families and bridal party where you are registered so they can help spread the word. If you write where you are registered on your wedding invitation it comes across that you are asking for a gift. The wedding invitation is meant to invite guests to come witness and celebrate the joining of two lives into one. The guests that choose to give a gift to the bride and groom will ask where they are registered.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Top it off with a little fun!!

Looking to create a little laughter with your wedding cake topper. Well I have found the site for you!!! has some great funny cake toppers!

Tables and Linens

When it comes to ordering table linens it sometimes is a challenge. Its not easy to remember all of the table dimensions. Well I have found a chart that I have referenced many times! So I figured I would share it with you!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Colorlab Custom Cosmetics

When it comes to buying gifts for my girlfriends I am always looking for something new and fun. After an appointment in Lincoln Park I went for a walk to stop in a few shops. That's when I found Colorlab Custom Cosmetics. You are able to invent your own custom blended makeup. Foundation, blush, lipstick, gloss, eyeshadow, etc. I purchased the empty containers and gave them to my girlfriends as birthday gifts.
When you go to make your cosmetics you are partnered with an inventor that will help advise you on the different powders and pigments. The inventor will add colors until the make up is your perfect match! And if you are a curious person like me you will enjoy the process of seeing how makeup is actually made! One of my favorite parts is that after you have made your makeup you get to name it!
Also for those of you that have a favorite eyeshadow or lipstick that has been discontinued, your worries are long gone. You can take your discontinued colors to colorlab and they will recreate it for you! Amazing!
So if you are looking for a fun gift or activity for a shower or bachelorette party, check out Colorlab!
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