Monday, February 27, 2012

Win A Dream Wedding In Chicago - The Eleven Eleven Wedding Giveaway

We were thrilled to participate in the Eleven-Eleven wedding giveaway founded by Chicago event planner Heather Vickery of Greatest Expectations.  View the wonderful video artisty of Poetic Weddings and check out the bride's and bridesmaids accessories and shoes provided by The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery. The bride and groom, Amy and Howard were elated to win the wedding of their dreams at The Chicago History Museum on 11-11-11.  Are you looking to win a Chicago dream wedding at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in 2012?  Submissions begin today, February 27th, 2012 and end March 25th, 2012.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bride Style Beauty Video Debut

The wedding hair and makeup team at Bride Style Beauty created a dreamy look for their lastest video filmed here at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery boutique. With the flick of their wrists, Maritza and Milian from Bride Style Beauty transforms brides hair into gorgeous waves and creates a gorgeous face that's ready for a close up all day long. Their "real model bride" looks absolutely beautiful from head to toe. She accessorized her Fancy New York "April" dress with the "Majesty" hairpiece, illusion tulle veil and jewels all from The Left Bank.   Looking for an onsite hair and makeup team for your wedding?   Look to the professionals at

Many thanks to videographer,  David Bonillo of

Friday, February 17, 2012

Meg Wedding Jewelry - Old Hollywood Glamour

Inspired by old Hollywood glam for your wedding?  The divine Meg Lammers, the force behind her gorgeous line of Meg Wedding Jewelry exemplifies the look with her new collection debuting here at The Left Bank.  We are honored to be one of her select flagship boutiques.  Take a glimpse at these gorgeous new photos showing off Meg's new collection.
Looking to buy some of these lovelies? Click here at or visit our boutique in Chicago wedding accessory boutique!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Engaged in Paris~A Romantic Love Story

Valentine's Day is still in the air and we thought we'd share a love story from bride to be Kristy who recently got engaged in Paris. They were in Europe to see the Chicago Bears in London. Kristy and Matt decided to take the train out to Versailles one day because that is where Kristy spent a year  studying abroad in college. They stopped at her favorite boulangerie and picked up some vin  & fromage and headed to the Chateau.  They walked through the gardens and decided to picnic along the Grand Canal. They were enjoying their pinic, feeding swans and sipping cote du rhone when Matt popped the question. Kristy had never mentioned anything to Matt but it had always been her fantasy to get proposed to in Versailles because it is a place that holds special meaning to her. They spent the rest of the week celebrating in Paris. How romantic! Kristy sent us this wonderful story along with some photos of them together celebrating in France.
Kristy and Matt Celebrating their engagement in Paris
Kristy and Matt in Versailles just moments after she said OUI!

Kristy and Matt in love in Paris

Friday, February 10, 2012

Skinny Social Ladies at The Left Bank

Skinny Socials founder Karen Bobos came across our bridal boutique in 2010 when she bought her sparkling Benjamin Adams Charlize shoes and headpiece for her wedding. She and Skinny Socials partner, Lauren Florian recently came to our store to check out our bridal accessories for this week's Skinny Social "certified hot spot" for their new website.  They had a blast accessorizing themselves and trying on some of our new pieces.  Want to meet and party with these ladies?  Skinny Socials will be hosting  their launch party at the chic venue, The Chicago Illuminating Company on March 8, 2012.  Check out Skinny Socials as we love their motto, "parties should be fun, not fattening"!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Meet The Designer, Sara Gabriel At Our Trunk Show February 10th - 12th, 2012

Sara Gabriel Couture Veils and Headpieces is coming to The Left Bank for a spectacular Wedding Veil and Bridal Headpiece Trunk Show this Friday, February 10th through Sunday, February 12th, 2012.  Sara creates beautiful wedding veils that command attention and drama. Her wedding headpieces are astonishing and striking. She will be showcasing her new 2012 collection of birdcage veils, hair clips, bridal flowers and more. For a personal appointment with Sara,  please call our boutique or send us an email to reserve your time.  Ring us at: 773-929-7422 or email:
The wedding hair and makeup team from Bride Style Beauty will also be here offering complimentary makeovers and updo's. We look forward to seeing you.
The Dramatic Sara Gabriel Joan Veil
The Stunning Sara Gabriel Michal Veil

 A True Classic Beauty, The Sara Gabriel Louise Veil
The Decadent Sara Gabriel Aubrey Hair Flower

From UR Supermodel agency, model Chloe is wearing the Sakura flower Head Piece by Sara Gabriel photographed at  a recent television appearance on WGN-TV.  Her make up was done by the ladies at Bride Style Beauty.  They will get you White Carpet Gorgeous!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Be U Weddings Winter Bridal Soiree This Sunday

The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery is excited to be participating in this unique bridal event created by the team at Be U Weddings this Sunday, February 12th at Gallery 1028 in Chicago. Want to go?  We have 4 free tickets for some lucky brides to be.  The first four to leave a comment and mention this on our Facebook page wins!

Friday, February 3, 2012

2013 Trunk Shows at The Left Bank

February 16th-17th, 2013
Thomas Knoell Designs

Haute Bride March 8-10, 2013
Haute Bride Returns with their chic and glamorous gems and headpieces that are drop dead gorgeous. Stop in and discover one of the hottest bridal jewelry lines.

April In Paris Soiree
April 23, 2013

Sara Gabriel Couture Headpieces & Veils
May 17-19th, 2013

Bastille Day Sale
July 14th, 2013
Our special one day annual mid-year sale celebrating France's independence day. Save on select veils, shoes, headpieces and jewelry while sipping on champagne and macarons. 

Wedding Accessory Sample Sale
November 2013, Dates TBD
Don't miss this opportunity to find the perfect wedding accessories at this once a year sale. Find your wedding jewelry, veil, shoes and other wedding day necessities at 50-75% off. Open house, no appointment necessary. 

More trunk shows to come...Meg Wedding Jewelry, Laura Jayne Bridal, Angela Nuran Shoes, ...stay tuned!

Beautiful and Bright Bridal Bouquets - Part 3

A wonderful collection of spring and summer inspired wedding bouquet bouquets created with a vibrant array of floral tones.  Thanks to all the talented Chicago wedding florists who participated in our wedding bouquet bar and made our event bloom with beauty!
A fanciful spring bouquet ripe with peonies, tangerine spray roses, and pink tulips with a delightful spray of teal and white ribbon for a fresh look by  Fleur Chicago   
A bright and colorful bouquet perfect for summer.  Created with a budget in mind, less stems and a mix of fuller flowers like the peonies, blue hydrangea and yellow roses help reduce costs but still give a gorgeous look created by Floressence Chicago
A bouquet that is full of 2012's hottest and trendiest colors of tango orange and bright pinks
by Fleur de Lis Chicago 
A unique and inspiring bouquet by Anna Held.  It's a delightful little garden with a few ladyslipper orchids
tucked in to create a tropical delight!
A bouquet full of pale pinks with a touch of purple and plum, perfect for any romantic by Vale of Enna
A fresh and full bouquet created with hundreds of rose petals ranging from light yellow to coral. A truly unique wedding bouquet with  haute couture attititude by  Natural Beauties Floral
Beautiful shades of neutrals with sprigs of fresh thistle wrapped in coordinating organza ribbon for a soft touch
Not just for Spring or Summer weddings, this one is timeless!
by Pistil and Vine
A lush wedding bouquet with shades of sweet peas,  peonies and lovely greenery by Scarlet Petal
Lush with shades of yellow and orange, by Botanicals Chicago
A beautiful wedding bouquet with packed with pale shades of pink peonies, roses and other lovely's is sure to make any girly bride happy.  Notice the gorgeous rhinestone finsihing detail on the stems.  Created with love by Exquisite Designs. 
Photographs by: Ocken Photography