Wedding Guide Chicago hosted an amazing networking event at the historic Auditorium Theatre for wedding professionals on March 28, that I was lucky enough to attend. Guests enjoyed various food stations as they arrived on the mezzanine level of the theater including a new England themed station by Catering with Elegance including Lobster Rolls, Lobster Ravioli, and Lobster Bisque, Cork Catering served chicken salad lettuce wraps, and mushroom tarts, just to name a few. As we made our way down to the theatre stage we were treated to delicious food from Rockit Ranch Productions including gazpacho, ceviche, grapes covered in goat cheese and pistachios (a favorite at our table), and a beautiful infused tea display. Luscious Layers Bakery provided yummy sweets including chocolate whoopie pies, peanut butter bars, and cupcakes.
And for the second year in a row, Wedding Guide Chicago announced that their partner charity for 2012, is Wish Upon a Wedding, an organization near and dear to our hearts. Please visit their website to learn more about this amazing organization that grants “wedding wishes” to very special couples.
Posted by Tamara Sims | Filed under Upcoming Events
On Sunday November 14, The Kenilworth Club and Red Letter Event Planning are hosting an Engaging High Tea Bridal Fair with some of the top wedding professionals in the Chicagoland area. Our very own, Jay Sims of Elegant Event Lighting will be providing the lighting and decor. Other vendors include BBJ Linens, Hearty Boys Catering, Chicago Social Brides Magazine and Ben Mahoney Productions, just to name a few.
Vendors will be presenting wedding tips and ideas to our Brides-to-Be, and each bride will receive a fabulous swag bag including discounts from vendors. And we cannot forget the beautiful gowns provided by Dame Couture of Evanston.
To purchase tickets to this one of a kind event visit: http://www.kenilworthclub.org/events/bridal_fair.htm A portion of the proceeds will benefit “Brides Against Breast Cancer.” We hope to see you there!
Tags: BBJ Linen, Ben Mahoney Productions, Brides Against Breast Cancer, Chicago Social Brides Magazine, Dame Coutoure, Elegant Event Lighting, Hearty Boys Catering, Kenilworth Club, Red Letter Event Planning
Posted by Tamara Sims | Filed under Wedding Resources
Many of our busy Brides need an “extra set of hands” on their special day, and being a part of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), has allowed me to meet wonderful wedding planners who can assist our Brides. Robyn Bruns, owner of Red Letter Event Planning is a great resource and can help you with your “Red Letter Day!” She took a few minutes out of her busy day to share more about herself and her company with our readers.
Hi Robyn, tell us about yourself: I started Red Letter Event Planning four years ago, originally I thought my clients would be planning corporate events but I fell in love planning weddings. Now 90% of the business is wedding planning from full planning to wedding day management.
What town is your business located?
I am located in the beautiful north shore suburb of Glenview, I love my town, there is always something fun going on. But of course I can help Brides throughout the Chicagoland area.
What services do you offer to Brides & Grooms?
My philosophy is that a wedding has to reflect the couple getting married, I always tell my clients that the best thing I can hear at their wedding is one of the guests saying, this wedding is so Chrissy, or Matt or whatever the name is of the couple. Then I KNOW I have done my job.
Wow Robyn, we are definitely on the same page…the more creative and personalized the wedding the better!
Do you have memberships in any associations or trade groups?
I have the Professional Bridal Consultant designation with the Association of Bridal Consultants.
Has your business received any awards or designations? I have received the 2010 Brides Choice award from Wedding Wire. I am also an approved vendor on the website You’re EnGAYged, which I am proud of because I believe every person has the right to walk down the aisle.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully still doing what I love which is planning weddings, playing with my dog and living a happy life with my soul mate and husband Greg. I also have a Mediterranean cruise on my 5 year list!
Sounds fantastic…especially the cruise! It is also my philosophy to work hard and play hard.
What is your favorite color?
My personal favorite color is green, however my all time favorite wedding color combo is black and white with an accent color, this year I think the coral and turquoise colors look fantastic with black and white.
If you could only have one song on your Ipod, which song would it be? That is really a difficult question as I love all types of music, I actually went to my ipod to see what song I played the most these past few weeks, embarrassingly enough it was Go Cubs Go (I went to a game last week) I guess that shows I am an eternal optimist!
Seeing the glass half full is a great characteristic…especially in the Wedding Business!
To learn more about how Robyn can help you with your “Red Letter Day,” please visit her at: www.redlettereventplanning.com