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WeddingParty2015_CHI_BloggerImage_v2[1][4][3]We are thrilled to announce that Park Avenue Events is giving away two tickets to Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party for this weekend in Chicago! Over 100 of the finest wedding vendors, expert speakers, and bridal fashions will be on display for you to enjoy.

Expert advice will be shared by top industry pros including Darcy Miller, editorial director of Martha Stewart Weddings in conversation with Lauren Conrad, celebrity and designer of the paper crown bridesmaid collection. The Marketplace features over 60 local and national wedding vendors. There will be mini-demonstrations on crafting a boutonniere, mixology, floral arranging, tying a bowtie and calligraphy. The Destination & Honeymoon Lounge features luxury properties and travel services from around the world. See the latest in bridal fashion, including an in-person introduction to the paper crown bridesmaid collection. Enter for a chance to win raffle prizes throughout the day.

To Enter To Win: Email Us at hester@parkavenue-events.com with the subject “Martha Stewart Wedding Party”.

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Standing out in a sea of ball gowns and mermaid dresses, the bridal jumpsuit is taking its rightful seat among the new trends hitting weddings this summer.Jump suit Collage3

 

Solange Knowles made headlines last fall when she cruised through New Orleans shortly after saying “I Do”, to director-fiancé, Alan Ferguson in a stunning ivory Pamela Roland jumpsuit that looked like it was sculpted distinctly for her body.solange-wedding4

 

Not sold on the idea of a bridal jumpsuit? That’s OK, but if you love making a statement, they are guaranteed to have your guests taking about it for all the right reasons.There are many style options for jumpsuits and all will make you feel like a bride. High collars, or deep v- necklines give the necessary drama that screams sophisticated-sexy, monotone white or ivory gives that bridal feel, or glam it up a notch with beading and sequin accents.Jumpsuit Collage

 

Want to keep the tradition of the dress but incorporate the jumpsuit? Do a quick change for your reception!

Designer Credits: Top Image- Lazaro and Elie Saab , 2nd Photo – Elie Saab and Rosa Clara, 3rd Solange Wedding Jumpsuit –Stéphane Rolland 4th Photo – Gucci and Porsche Designs

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We are so excited for our couple Denesya and Lorren on their upcoming wedding. These stylish and professional educators, are used to focusing on others but now it’s their turn to be in the spotlight at their garden wedding at Villa Christina in the spring. Denise and Lorren had a super sexy engagement session with Christopher Brock Photography. Here are just a few of our favorites because quite honestly, it was tough to narrow them down!Engagements by Christopher-303Engagements by Christopher-190Engagements by Christopher-72Engagements by Christopher-65Engagements by Christopher-204

 

Denesya and Lorren also incorporated their engagement photos into their save the dates. Check out their snazzy save the dates created by Papered Wonders.Screen-Shot-2015-01-21-at-12.07.58-PM

 

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Finding the perfect dress can be a lot of fun but for some it can also be overwhelming. With so many colors, silhouettes and style options to choose from; actually making a decision could be a bit challenging. Do you want strapless or long sleeves? V-neck or bateau? Lace or satin? Sheer or tulle? Ivory or white? All the options can send any bride running away if you don’t have clear vision of how you want to look. We want to help narrow down what to expect so you have time to prepare BEFORE you go dress shopping and knowing the latest color trends is a great way to start!Screen-Shot-2015-01-13-at-5.33.24-PM

 

You may be quite familiar with the white, ivory and cream dresses but this spring, colorful palette are the new “What’s Hot” option. With the spring color palette, brides have more options to consider. Gowns come in nature inspired colors like aquamarine, lavender herb, sandstone, glacier grey and pistachio. While a colorful gown isn’t for the faint of heart, it is a fun and creative way to incorporate a little freshness to your wedding day.Collage1

 

For the traditional bride that wants to infuse a little color into her dress, she may consider color-blocking with a sandstone corset like this one from Watters. Or if she wants wow-worthy stares, walking down the aisle in a pistachio-tinted gown like this stunner by Monique L’huillier is THE daring way to go.Collage2

 

Going for glamour they’ll gush over? This gorgeous metallic honeycomb-beaded sheath and cape combo are the epitome of a glam goddess.lazaro-fall-2014-wedding-dresses-collection-trendy-bride

 

Are you a little nervous about going off the ivory color grid? Never fear, this ombre Lazaro a-line ball gown with sweetheart crystal bodice merges traditional princess with refined elegance.

Whether you’re an eccentric bride or opt for more traditional colors and silhouettes, incorporating color into your wedding day look this spring is a concept you will neither regret nor forget.

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