I’m so inspired today! Last night I met for dinner at a cute little restaurant called Treat with a group of women entrepreneurs who are involved in the wedding industry. We have bonded together to share best practices, chat about what’s happening in the industry, and basically see if what we are doing can be done better!
The group is called BNB (a.k.a. Bridal Networking Babes) and consists of vendors commonly hired during the wedding planning process. I really believe we have found the best of the best in
I wanted to introduce you to the members of the group and fill you in on any news related information as it transpires. More updates to come, so stay tuned.
Bloom Ceremonies Owner: Pia
If you’re not having a religious ceremony, then you are probably trying to find the right Officiate for your wedding day. Pia is that special person that will take the time to make a tailor-made, authentic, personalized and meaningful ceremony.
Chicago Avenue Salon Owner: Cheryl Coulman
Cheryl passionately opened up this hip salon a few years back on her own with one single hired hand answering phones. Today, it has become a booming salon in the heart of Bucktown, known for their consistent support of the Locks of Love organization. They offer a champagne lunch for bridal parties who want to take advantage of the salon. A fun girl’s day out!!
Effortless Events Owner: Cindy Shanholtz Consultant: Laura Patterson
This dynamic duo has a history in event planning and fine catering. As professional wedding planners in Chicagoland, they are members of the International Special Events Society (ISES), the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), and the local Chamber of Commerce. They will definitely put your mind at ease with their wealth of knowledge!
Handmade by Pink Owners: Holly Mazza and Kelly Messacar
If you are looking for gorgeous invitations look no further!! These girls hand-make their own invitations with the finest paper and presses I’ve ever seen. Kelly is soon to deliver her first baby so congratulate her when you call!!
Imaginative Studios Owners: Gina DeConti
Gina is one of the most gifted photographers I’ve met to date. A true photojournalist, she is internationally recognized for her work and has won countless awards. Speaking of babies, she just delivered her first! Congratulations, Gina!!
The Left Bank
If you feel like venturing off to
Photo courtesy of Brides Head
Photo courtesy of Brides Head
Monogramme Events & Catering Owner: Melissa Graham
Melissa prides herself on procuring fresh produce and ingredients from local Midwestern growers. In fact, all of her products used are organic and custom made from scratch. Delicious!!!
SeeANZ Owner: Olivia Burns
SeeAnz is a travel agency specializing in vacations to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, and Fiji. Olivia is straight from “the bush” herself, offering a real ‘indigenous’ perspective on traveling to down under. SeeANZ is a must for those that are looking to travel far for their honeymoon.
TipsyCake Owner and BNB Founder: Naomi Levine
Naomi, originally from Sydney, Australia, has a team of trained artists that dream up the most gorgeous edible creations. A trendy little bakery located in