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Giveaway to Martha Stewart's Wedding Party in Chicago + a Modern Wedding of Two Artists

This morning I have a fun giveaway for all my Chicago area brides {hope you have this coming Sunday March 22nd free} and an incredible modern wedding with an intimate dinner {just 20 guests}. First up is the details and GIVEAWAY to Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party which will be held this coming Sunday March 22nd in Chicago at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel) from 11 am to 3 pm.  Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party {produced by Claudia Hanlin, the Wedding Library and Lovebird Events, Inc.} joins over 100 of the finest wedding vendors, expert speakers, and bridal fashion, all under one roof. 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. You can even enter for a chance to win raffle prizes throughout the day.

I have the chance for one lucky Chicago Area Bride to win a pair of tickets {valued at $65 each} to attend Martha Stewart's Wedding Party on Sunday March 22nd, 2015.

This giveaway ends on Friday morning at 9 am EST. So, hurry up and leave me a comment on this post letting me know you would LOVE to attend Sunday's event in Chicago and I will pick one lucky winner. Want to purchase your tickets now so you don't miss out? Click Here

Event Date and Time: Sunday March 22, 2015 from 11am – 3pm
Event Location: The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (A Four Seasons Hotel)
                           160 East Pearson Street / At Water Tower Place

Don't forget to leave me a comment to be entered to win
a pair of tickets to attend Martha Stewart's Wedding Party.

Now, onto today's featured wedding of Jaclyn and Ken that took place at Mastro’s Steakhouse with a small and intimate reception, photographed by Emily Gualdoni Photography. Emily writes . . .

The couple managed to rearrange and redefine the wedding experience to be uncomplicated and very intimate, all while entertaining a fluctuating amount of guests. The reception hosted about 75 people, but dinner was only 20 guests (served by the restaurant featuring the most amazing food of course). The environment reflected how special this day was for them, but what makes this wedding even more interesting is that Jaclyn and Ken had already gotten married. Of course, it was only a marriage on paper, so the day’s events were simply a delayed celebration. I feel like this helped keep the pressure off the event a bit, and of course the couple as well. 
Vendor Credits
Photographer: Emily Gualdoni Photography
Wedding Heels: Aldo Shoes
Floral Designer: City Scents Flowers & Gifts
Equipment Rentals: Hall's Rentals
Reception Venue: Mastro's Steakhouse
Cake Designer: More Cupcakes
DJ: Style Matters DJs

Submitted via Two Bright Lights