A Knot Market Mixer 2013!

Your favorite Chicago wedding planner posted earlier this week about The Knot’s Market Mixer this year! We wanted to share some great details and pictures from the event! The Knot Market Mixer was Wednesday, August 28 held at the fabulous City Winery! It was a great turnout to see all the Chicago wedding professionals supporting an elite National Wedding Magazine! This was a night full of wonderful times and a lot of laughs!

City Winery inspired our theme for the event… ‘Lux Napa’! Your favorite Chicago wedding planner enjoyed designing everything for the event! We had great decor from Elegant Presentations, who helped us create our Napa inspired look and Origa_Me provided us with hand-crafted paper flowers! City Winery had amazing food stations and passed hors d’oeuvres along with our Signature Cocktail the “Wedding Industry Night Out”! We even had a Sommelier to discuss our signature wines of the evening! Not only did we have great food and drinks, we had great music! The Chicago Players were amazing and kept the party going!

Timothy Whaley Photography and R.E.M Video captured the great moments of the night! The Knot Market Mixer video to come later!

Your favorie Chicago wedding planner had some fun entertainment too! A Lipsologist who read the prints on your lips, like the lines on your palm! You could be featured on the cover of The Knot magazine and also get funny action shots! The interactive entertainment was so fun and kept everyone laughing and smiling all night!

Your favorite Chicago wedding planner was so honored to be a part of such a magical event! We want to say a big Thank you to all of our vendors who helped us create such a memorable event!

We can’t thank our friends at The Knot for letting us plan a spectacular event! We had a wonderful time planning the event and couldn’t be more happier with everything!

The Knot Market Mixer Chicago

Big City Bride is excited to share the upcoming The Knot Market Mixer Chicago event! Your favorite Chicago wedding planner has had the pleasure of planning this wonderful event for the past 3 years! We are so honored that The Knot asked us to plan their Chicago event again! The Knot Market Mixer is a networking event for all Chicago wedding industry professionals, it is all a chance to showcase other vendors in the Chicago wedding industry!

The Knot Market Mixer is being held at the hot new City Winery! This space is vibrant and full of life! A perfect spot for our ‘Lux Napa’ theme! This space is the ‘Urban Wine Country’  and a new favorite spot in Chicago. City Winery has a great atmosphere and a modern twist on your typical winery. Not only are we excited to being  a great new space but your Chicago wedding planner is very excited to taste all the great food and their specialty wines!

Along with great food and a great atmosphere, we have great live music! The Gold Coast Allstars will be showcasing their new band, The Chicago Players! We love The Gold Coast Allstars and can’t wait to see what The Chicago Players have in store for us!

This Chicago wedding event will be one we won’t forget! This is a fun Chicago event for all of our industry friends and we can’t wait to share it with them! Keep a look out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for photos and updates from The Knot Market Mixer!

Big City Bride Wedding on The Knot!

It’s great to look back at photos on past weddings and remember how spectacular the day was! It is even better to look back and remember a wedding when it is featured on one of our favorite wedding magazines, The Knot! Gina and Tyler are featured in The Knot! They got married last May at one of our favorite Chicago wedding venues,  Millennium Park Rooftop! The rooftop is located right off the Magnificent Mile with stunning views from it’s rooftop terrace! This is the perfect place to have your Chicago tent weddng.

The Knot has so many great photos to show off Gina and Tyler’s gorgeous May wedding! Robyn Rachel Photography was able to capture all the joy that was shared that day! She caught every detail, laugh and tears of joy! Take a peak at some of these photos!

Take a look at The Knot’s website for more of Gina and Tyler’s Wedding!


Fun Dates For Your 2014 Wedding!

Choosing your Chicago wedding venue and picking your wedding date is the first big decision you’ll make in your Chicago wedding planning. If you’re looking forward to 2014 wedding dates and trying to decide…we have a few fun suggestions. Some dates are easily remembered and become prime choices! Your Chicago wedding planner Big City Bride loves the potential for a fun date with number repitition or order. Here are the great Saturday dates of 2014:

January 11, 2014 – 1.11.14

February 14, 2014 – 2.14.14 Valentines day! <3

April 4, 2014 – 4.4.14

June, 14, 2014 – 6.14.14

October 10, 2014  10.10.14

November 1, 2014 – 11.1.14

December 13, 2014 – 12.13.14

Repetitive numbers are incredibly easy to remember and are a great way to be extra creative in save the dates and invitations! It’s also a great way to encourage your fiance to remember your anniversary for years to come.

Can you think of any other awesome dates in 2014? If so, let us know on our facebook page


Do you know of a hard working couple that deserves their ultimate dream wedding?The Steve Harvey show has reached out to their favorite Chicago wedding planner looking for a deserving couple to receive a dream wedding as the launch of their upcoming season! Steve Harvey's daughter is getting married so to celebrate and relate on this show they are hoping to find a bride and groom in need of a wedding. We all know how expensive Chicago weddings are so this is an incredible opportunity! If you know of the perfect couple for this amazing opportunity, email Chelsea Collins at chelsea.collins@steveharveytv.com or by phone at 312-836-4849. Good luck and happy planning!