Brides-to-be sampled bites and sipped Champagne while taking in the lush floral tablescapes and stunning décor inside the chic hotel’s 27th floor rooftop lounge. Gown designer Katelyn Pankoke from Project Runway was the special guest on hand, treating brides to a first look at the latest designs from her line Elaya Vaughn, while The Bridal Salon at Macy’s State Street presented a runway show filled with luxe looks by Lazaro, Tara Keely, and Augusta Jones, as well as handsome tuxes ensembles for the grooms. Guests left with a quilted pink tote from Spa at the Wit filled with bride-only goodies from the city’s best photographers, bakeries, and more.
A towering floral arrangement features a brilliant mix of purple hues in a variety of seasonal blooms, including roses, hydrangeas, and orchids
Brides-to-be and their guests relaxed in the lounge areas with a glass of wine while nibbling on ROOF’s hors d’oeuvres
Project Runway (and local celeb!) designer Katelyn Pankoke greeted fans and showcased her latest bridal designs
Brides perused delicious samplings from local bakeries and sweet shops
The Bridal Salon at Macy’s State Street treated partygoers to a runway show of the latest in bridal trends
The grooms got in on the action, too, with sophisticated suits and tuxes from Macy’s on State Street
The show even closed with a gorgeous red gown, which has been all over the red carpet this awards season.
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Orange is one of my favorite colors. I use it in my home, on my nails (Essie Bazooka or Clam Bake are faves!), and I even used it as a small accent color in my own wedding along side more neutral colors like blush, cream, and black. I just adore it. So putting together this board was easy and fun for me. Whether the color is tangerine, peach, or bright like an orangesicle, they all make a standout fashion statement. I already told my husband I was buying the dress in the upper left corner for a vow renewal ceremony (or a beach vacay!). So gorg!
For more orange color inspiration, see Be U Brides pinterest board here
The fashion buzz around the 86th Annual Academy Awards is in full swing. We swooned over stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts… and so many more. As you walk down the aisle, follow in the foot steps of these classic Hollywood beauties. We scoured Chicago’s best bridal boutiques and found that Hollywood glam is just around the corner.
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