Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Debut of ELLE Gown

This Saturday March 7th there will be a debut of the ELLE gown that I have been working on. I will be there between 2-6pm, please join us!



I am part of a music company called Force One Seven and we like to provide people will good free music so go to our website and download our entire album for free.  My good friend Nael Shehade produced the entire thing and I have some vocal work on a few tracks.  Please look out for the solo album Nael is producing for me... also check out his blog as well!!  We can also write custom songs or do remakes of classics for weddings or special events (that album will be out shortly as well!)



great new young artist, I am a fan of his work but not sure if he does portraits or not, I will look into that...


Monday, March 2, 2009


Amsale is one of my FAVORITE wedding gown designers.  Her designs work on any body type and her gowns are made of amazing fabrics and are constructed amazingly well.  My favorites of her gowns are pictured.

Some of these gowns can be purchased at Belle Vie Bridal Couture and if they don't carry one you see they might be able to special order (but don't take my word for it), Belle Vie is also the only boutique that carries Amsale and Christos in the Chicago area....


The Flower Firm AMAZING

check out their website, their arrangement for Wedding on the Lake is amazing, and I know that they do all of the flowers for The Ritz Chicago.... AMAZING!


Favorite song

amazing song for cocktail hour or slideshow


Day Of Jitters

-Make sure not to drink too much caffein (especially coffee) for the big day.  Or what some girls tend to do is drink TOO much the night before during their rehearsal dinner; don't do that either!  You won't be able to enjoy your day and will be constantly having to use the lavatory!  
-Hydrate yourself with plenty of water or Gatorade (preferrably one that is colorless to prevent stains) like Propel which is under the Gatorade company as well.  
-Eat something ladies, please!! Have a snack like a PB&J sandwich with multigrain bread or raw green beans with Triscuits and mozerella string cheese, nothing with garlic you do not want bad breath or anything too potent coming out of your pores! Always finish a snack with yellow or green apple slices to help neutralize bad breath.  
-For indigestion either chew on some mint gum or bite into a fresh mint leaf (if you're at a hotel the kitchen usually garnishes something with mint) or small slice of fresh ginger, placing the piece in the far back of your mouth underneath your molars and allowing the flavor to slide down your throat.  Mint and Ginger quickly ease indigestion and also help with the process.   
-If you feel a panic attack coming along; close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly and deeply ten times either in your palms or in a paper bag, each interval of breath taking eight seconds.  Then clasp your hands together behind you and push up your chest so that your sternum is reaching for the ceiling, this should cause you to yawn which will allow for more oxygen to your brain which should help relax you for your big day!