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Ashley & Tyler’s Art Institute of Chicago Wedding

Ashley & Tyler's Art Institute of Chicago wedding will go down as one of the most unforgettable of my career.  When working at a place like the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, you almost expect your clients to do something amazing, but what Ashley & her...

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Crate and Barrel X 100 Layer Cake Private Registry Event

A few weeks ago, you have seen us jet-setting off to California to produce an amazing Private Registry Event with Crate and Barrel and 100 Layer Cake! We had the luxury of working alongside an absolutely amazing team at the brand's South Coast Plaza Store in Orange...

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Favorite Friday

7 Things Successful Women Do in January via The Everygirl Beauty Resolutions to Make in January via Damsel in Dior 7 Simple Ways to Sound Like You Know Everything About Wine via InStyle Three Ways to Change Your Views on Perfectionism via Thrive Global Bridal Dress...

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Favorite Friday {Best of 2017}

Today, we'd like to take a moment to thank you all for following along - You're all such a huge part of the SG family and we appreciate your support more than you know.  We're wrapping up 2017 with our top 10 favorite blog posts of the year, along with...

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Favorite Friday

This week's Favorite Friday is, of course, holiday themed. ;)  We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year!  XO, Team SG Instagram’s Prettiest Pies Aren’t Baked by a Pastry Chef or Food Blogger via Vogue I Have a Bone to Pick With 'The...

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Letter From Shannon: Goodbye 2017

Happy Holidays! I am truly humbled as I continue to watch our social media reach expand and witness so many loyal supporters (that’s you!) enjoying our blog and event work day in and day out. As we wrap up the 2017 event calendar and prepare to ring in the holidays,...

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Favorite Friday

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies via Liv For Cake Chicago Eats Guide via Grace Niu Design 10 Habits to Break Before You Turn 30 via The Everygirl These Decor Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2018 via Domino The Best Time of Day to Get Things Done via Quartz at Work...

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German Mulled Wine (Glühwein) Recipe

Nothing says "Holidays with the Helmig/Clemonds Fam" like traditional German Glühwein.  Today, Shannon is sharing her family's recipe and you better believe we'll all be trying this for Christmas in a few weeks!                 Traditional German Mulled Wine...

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Favorite Friday

Ever After: Jennifer Ellenby & David Savitt via Chicago Splash Preview of Julie & Joe via Mirar Productions Alex & Rob via Louis Aberella Sarah + Dale via Noelle Adams Photography 11 Gorgeous Winter Wedding Bouquets via Brides Photo: Leathem...

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Holiday Entertaining

Do Prepare a playlist.  And make sure it's playing as soon as your first guest arrives - Music will set the tone! (If you don't already have a playlist, feel free to steal ours!) Don't Forget to greet your guests with a cocktail.  It can be as simple as a glass of...

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Favorite Friday

Sashaun & Derek's Chicago Athletic Association Wedding via Bethany Carlson Photography All Things Wedding Q&A, Part 3 via Lauren Loves Julie & Joe's Chicago Cultural Center Wedding via Stoffer Photography Kayla & Eric's Bridgeport Art Center Wedding via Tim Tab...

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