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Real Wedding: Jackie + Alex

From Erin: Jackie + Alex are seriously too cool for me.  I spent their entire wedding day not only obsessing over every single detail but also obsessing over how calm they were! There was not a single moment of stress, not one! From the moment I walked into Jackie's...

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Charlotte’s 1st Birthday Party!

This summer kicked off with a celebration for the most adorable member of Team SG – Shannon’s daughter Charlotte’s First Birthday, and today, we are sharing all of the “too cute” details straight from Shannon!

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Royal Wedding Trends to Steal

It has been just over a month since the Royal Wedding and Team SG is still swooning. My husband called it “the Super Bowl of the wedding industry” and he couldn’t be more correct. I could talk for hours about how much I loved getting up at the crack of dawn and...

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Erin’s Crate and Barrel Private Registry Plus Event

At the beginning of March, our team was thrilled to host the first PRE+ Private Registry Event at the Woodfield Crate & Barrel store. We were determined to bring a touch of spring to the Chicagoland area, even if the temperature only reached 30 degrees! A stellar team...

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SG Summer Edit

Channeling my inner magazine editor and sharing a few of Team SG's favorite things for the summer in this season's SG Edit... Credits & Links Train Station Image via Glossier, Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask via Sephora, Steve Madden BShipper Caged Handbag via Steve...

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How to Travel with a Baby

Hello and Happy Spring! I don’t know about all of you but this nice weather has me itching for another trip! Steve and I honeymooned in Italy and spent time in Greece right when we found out we were pregnant. This year, now that Charlotte is here, we decided to do...

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City Guide: River North Chicago

Hi, everyone!  Breanna here!  Our City Guides series is one of my favorites and today I'll be the one sharing my favs! (If you haven't seen Erin's or Bridget's guides to Lincoln Park and the West Loop, you have to check those out!) I've lived in River North for a...

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Favorite Friday

Good Morning, everyone!  Since we moved Favorite Fridays to Insta-stories earlier this year, we've been a bit quiet on the blog, but today we're rounding up the best of the best in SG news from 2018! Laura & Blair on the Stoffer Photography blog is one of our favorite...

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Real Wedding: Jenny & Ed

Fun fact: Being a wedding planner isn't nearly as glamorous as people think it is (jump to the 37-second mark at this video and you'll see!).  But on Jenny & Ed's wedding day, being a wedding planner was every bit as glamorous as it looks on TV and in movies.  A...

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Bill & Bill’s Chicago Cultural Center Wedding

How do you celebrate over 30 years together? Well, if you are Bill and Bill, you plan an epic weekend in Chicago for your friends and family members from all over the world!  Today, Bridget is sharing the story of Bill and Bill's gorgeous Chicago Cultural Center...

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Letter from Shannon: All About “Off Season”

Many people ask me what wedding planners do during their “off season.” My reply is always, “What off season?” Wedding season is so close I can sense it, but today I thought I’d share a little internal peek at what Team SG has been up to during the chilly months!...

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Team SG Q&A

Good morning, everyone!  "Off season" is in full swing, even though we can hardly call this "off season" at all.  Team SG has been busy, busy working on new projects (stay tuned!), running around the city in and out of meetings, and working behind the scenes on a few...

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