Friday, July 8, 2011

La di Events Reviews

We have been so excited to have such a busy wedding season!!  We can't wait to get all of our real wedding photos to share with you.  But in the mean time check out what our brides and grooms are saying about us on weddingwire!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DIY Wedding Decor

We just love working with WCIU, You and Me this Morning.  For our segment yesterday we focused on Bold Color a BIG trend this wedding season.  If you missed our segment yesterday you can view the video here.  Below I have listed all of the details and vendors involved  in this segment!  Enjoy!

All floral design was provided by my very talented sister-in-law Tiffany Burdick, Owner of The Petal Boutique.  We chose to design bold colored pomanders.  Each created with carnations!  Can you believe how gorgeous they are!  Pomanders can be carried by your bridesmaids or used as pew decor.  After the ceremony we suggest re-using them as the centerpieces as you see here.
Our Bold  Hot Pink linen was provided by Unique Party Rental!

 This escort card display is so easy to make.  We chose paint chips from a local home improvement store in the various colors of our theme. The very best part of this is the paint swatches are FREE! We punched out the circles with a 3 inch circle craft punch. So all you have to do is write out your table assignments and tack them right to the cork board!  We had some fun listing the names for the segment!  Zach Morris was invited!

 Here is our gorgeous bridal bouquet designed by Tiffany Burdick with The Petal Boutique.  It was created with white roses, white peonies, white ranaculus, and white lilacs.  We wanted the bouquet to be completely white but have alot of texture!  And might I add that the combination of the lilacs and peonies made this bouquet smell wonderful!

 To add our bold colors to the bouquet we added a colored ribbon wrap.  Doesn't this look fun!
 We work with Dessert Designer, Kelly Siebens with Lillycakes and I had been begging her to make a "lillycake cake," and this segment was the perfect opportunity for her to launch this new product!  Isn't it great!  We had the cakes decorated to match our bold theme as well.  This cake held 200 lillycakes!
 Bite-sized desserts are such a trend right now and I think this is a great way for Brides and Grooms to have a very fun and creative yet affordable wedding cake.
I hope you enjoyed all the details!  If you have further questions or would like to speak with us about designing your wedding you can contact us here.'

Friday, April 22, 2011

Inspired Creations Contest

My sister in law, and very talented wedding floral designer Tiffany Burdick of The Petal Boutique has partnered with Kara Schultz Photography and submitted a beautiful wedding design to the Inspired Creations Contest.  Check out the stunning design!

To see the full post click here to go to the sweetest occasions blog.  Make sure to leave a comment, every comment makes a difference in making it to the top 10 and further!

Great Job Tiffany and Kara!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wedding Puzzle

 This is a custom wedding puzzle used as a guest book by BellaPuzzlesToo shop on Etsy.  Not only is it a great activity but a great heirloom to keep.  As guests arrive at your wedding they can sign  the back of a puzzle piece with a special message for the Bride and Groom.  Then throughout the night many of your guests may attempt to put the entire puzzle together

This puzzle has about 60 pieces large enough for signing. They come on 10 piece increments to suite any wedding size. They recommend that you get enough pieces for 70% of your guestlist. But make sure to place your order early as these custom pieces take 14 weeks to produce!

 They can even create custom cuts at your request, here are some examples:
1. Two names with a maximum of twelve letters (for example, “Sam & Lindsay”)

2. The couple’s initials (for example, “S & L”).

3. Event date (format will be “Jun 26 2011” or “26 Jun 2011” with no punctuation)
4. Two figure pieces (heart, leaf, animal, or state)

Each puzzle comes packaged with two pens perfect for signing on the pieces.

Here are the steps to place your order!!

- You purchase your puzzle and provide instructions for personalization.

- You send me high-resolution .jpg image file (minimum 200dpi, 1MB).

- They confirm details of order with you.

- They design and create your puzzle.

- They ship the puzzle to you with USPS Priority Mail (insurance, tracking, and delivery confirmation are included).

- Guests at your event sign the puzzle pieces. There is space on each piece for a name and short message.

Check out their site here!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Build your own Tuxedo!

This if for all our Grooms out there!  We are always creating design boards for our clients and I am just in LOVE with the Build a Tux feature that JoS A. Bank has created!  This allows me to create a look for the the gentleman in our design boards very easily.  I have created one for you today to show you the steps and how easy it is for you to design your own tuxedos! 

Step One: Select your Jacket
Step Two: Select your Pants
Step Three: Select your Shirt
Step Four: Select your Vest Pattern and Color
Step Five: Select your Tie Style and Color
Step 6: Select your Shoes
After you are finished it will give you a full report of your selections for you to print out and take with you to one of their local storefronts!

Here is the link for you to start Building your tuxedos!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Escort Card or Place Card?

This question has come up quite a bit this wedding season so I decided to share this post again.

These two cards are most often mistaken for the same purpose. But I am here to clear that up!! There is a different purpose for each card.

Escort Card

The Escort card (as shown) is the card that you traditionally find on a large table at the cocktail hour or entrance to the reception. This card is used to "escort" guests to their table. So traditionally the Escort card will list the name of the guest and their table assignment.

Place Card

The Place card is the card that you will find at your "place" setting at the table. This card identifies which seat is yours to sit in at the table.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another Cupcake Class!

If you haven't made it to one of our cupcake classes with Lillycakes you have to sign up.  We have so much fun!  This class comes just in time for Spring! 

We will be creating the "all cracked up cupcakes", perfect for your Easter celebration. As well as Chocolate Cups with Ganache Mousse!

Check out all of the fun we have been having at our classes!!!

To register for our March 12th class contact me at or 815-739-5234.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wedding Dress Trend 2011

This year is full of fabulous wedding gowns. We wanted to share with you one of the wedding gown trends we love this season! The One Shoulder dress! Take a look at these beautiful gowns!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Aubrey is getting Married!!!!

Our  fabulous Wedding Consultant, Aubrey is a bride herself!  We are so excited for Aubrey and Nick! Click here to see their beautiful engagement photographs by husband and wife photographers Miller + Miller.

Monday, January 31, 2011

La Di Events Presents: Decadent Dessert Classes by Lillycakes!

Have you heard? We have partnered with Lillycakes to host Decadent Dessert Classes!  These are the
how-to classes to make fabulous desserts that will impress guests at your gatherings!

This Thursday we will be hosting our second class and you don't want to miss out!

Decadent dessert class:
Thursday February 3rd
Sub Zero/Wolf Showroom
196 Exchange Blvd
Glendale Heights IL
Cost: $30
Check out what is on this Thursdays lesson menu:

 Chocolate Dipped Hi-Hat Cupcakes
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
You will work hands on at the class to create these yummy desserts!

We still have openings for this Thursdays class!  To Register contact me at or

If you are unable to make it to this class check out our upcoming classes.

For more information on Lillycakes check out their website here!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

La Di Real Wedding Video: Danica and Eugene

Last week we featured the Real wedding of our clients Danica and Eugene.  We are so excited to share with you the video review of their beautiful Chicago wedding.  A big thanks you Logi Productions for filming this amazing video!

Danica and Eugen June 12th, 2010 from Emmett T. on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

La Di Real Wedding: Danica and Eugene

We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Danica and Eugene on there beautiful Chicago wedding.  Thanks to Jessica Johnston Photography we are able to share with you some snapshots of our couples special day!
All of the details were so simple yet stunning!

 Danica's bouquet of white and ivory was created with peonies, calla lilies, ranunculus, vendella roses and a slight collar of eucalyptus. It was beautiful!
He is our lovely Bride Danica!
The Bridal party was able to take some amazing photographs at the Elysian Hotel

The weather started with a bit of rain and fog but that didn't phase the day one bit.
Here is our Groom Eugene!  He and the Bridal party were smiling all day!
Danica and Eugene were married at the historical Holy Name Cathedral

The Reception was held at The Murphy Auditorium

This stunning cake was created by the wonderful Amy Beck Cake Design
The tables were dressed with blue linen and glass beaded chargers.  The floral was still made up of white and ivory but with a touch of pink to add some dimension to the room.

The Bride and Groom along with their guests were dancing all evening.  I love a busy dance floor!

Congratulations Danica and Eugene!

Get Ready location: The Elysian Hotel
Entertainment: Beep Media
Videographer: Logi Productions
Wedding Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design
Makeup Artist: Sonia Roselli
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