Friday, September 30, 2011

Fashion Fridays- Our Very Own Bride Sheila

We received these photos from our bride Sheila and we were speechless! Sheila looked perfect in her gown that had just the right amount of gorgeous detailing. To compliment her theme and stunning gown, Sheila chose our Flora Deco Earring in gold and the Gold Leaf Barrette paired with a fingertip length veil with lace edging. Standing next to Sheila, her beautiful bridesmaids wore fabulous pewter colored dresses that were complimented by The Left Bank's signature golden filigree earrings and their pretty fuschia bouquets. What a stunning bride and bridal party! Congrats to Sheila and Michael on their beautiful wedding! Best Wishes!
Photos courtesy of Allie Siarto Photography

Feeling inspired by this wedding day look? Stop by The Left Bank to find your perfect wedding day style!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun and Unique Guest Books!

Tired of seeing the same kind of guest books at every wedding you've been to? Want something different for your own day for your guests to sign? Here at The Left Bank we have several new options for guest books that add a creative spin to the traditional ivory mainstay. Depending on your wedding theme there are different frames that can be personalized with your names and wedding date. Fun and easy to display after the wedding! Why not choose a guest book that can be easily displayed in your home to remember your special day and being surrounded by your loved ones?
Forever Love Canvas Signature Guest Book

Lovebirds Canvas Signature Guest Book

Initial Canvas Signature Guest Book

Family Tree Canvas Signature Guest Book

Damask Monogram Canvas Signature Guest Book

Order yours today! Stop in to visit us at The Left Bank or visit our online store.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Chicago Bridal Show- Bridal Luxury... Chicago Couture Style

Join Chicago's couture bridal designers for the Bridal Luxury... Chicago Couture Style Show hosted by Allen/Williams Events at the University Club of Chicago this Sunday, October 2nd from 2-4 pm. Featuring the designs of four of Chicago's premiere bridal designers: Atha Sharod Bridal, Bryan K. Osburn, Horacio Neito, and Kristi O'Sullivan, come and see the finest bridal fashions that Chicago has to offer in this first of it's kind show. Besides the fabulous bridalwear, enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and meeting some of the best wedding vendors in Chicago, including yours truly, the ladies of The Left Bank Jewelry boutique! Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out on this event! Buy your tickets here!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fashion Fridays- Our Very Own Bride Libby

One of our favorite Chicago wedding venues is The Garfield Park Conservatory.  With it's lush green flora, it's a wonderful city escape and makes a perfect setting for a wedding.  Our bride, Libby is stunning with her vibrant locks of red hair and a gorgeous blue hydrangea bouquet.  Setting off her locks is a sparkling petite comb and elegant drop crystal earrings, both crafted by one of our favorite designer lines we carry here at The Left Bank, Haute Bride. Feeling inspired by Libby's stunning look? Visit us at The Left Bank to find your perfect wedding day style!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sparkly Silver Clutches!

You have the dress, the shoes, the earrings, something old, borrowed and blue... the one last piece needed to complete your beautiful wedding ensemble?  A gorgeous clutch makes the perfect fit!  Sans handles or straps, our silver clutches make the glamorous impression you want on your special day with many chic and sophisticated designs to choose from.  Best of all, you can most definitely wear these again!  Each has their individual reason why we love them but all are equally stunning. For the perfect finishing touch for your wedding day look, grab one of these clutches all attractively priced from $48 - $62.

Clockwise: Silver Sequin Clutch, Avery Clutch, Petite Fleur Clutch in silver, Metallic Silver Box Clutch, Bristal Clutch, and Carrington Clutch  All Priced from $48 - $62.

Visit our online store or stop by The Left Bank to pick up one of these sparkly silver clutches!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Save The Date- Old Hollywood Style Wedding Event

Join Sharon Ringier Events for their Premiere Launch Party at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove, IL on October 11, 2011 from 5 to 8 pm. Old Hollywood meets timeless elegance with a wedding vendor showcase, Academy Award style gift lounge, exclusive fashion previews including our own Fancy New York dress line, prize giveaways ranging from bridal jewelry to engagement sessions from various photographers, makeup for the bride and 4 bridesmaids, wedding planning services from Ms. Ringier, Left Bank gifts cards...and much more!

Sharon Ringier is a Chicago based event planner known for her creative approach and coordinating dream weddings for her clients. Come celebrate with Sharon for the launch of Sharon Ringier Events.

Visit the Sharon Ringier Events website for more information and to register for this wonderful event!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fashion Fridays- Fancy New York Pam Dress

The Fancy New York "Pam" dress is effortlessly chic.   Great for a fun and vintage look with a touch of charm and elegance.
We think it's the perfect "city hall" day time wedding dress.   Pam is a knee length, sleeveless shift dress with a cowl collar effect and pockets that everyone just loves!  With it's chic design, Pam can be paired with a number of different accessories from brooches, delicate wristlet gloves, a small birdcage veil or belt it to make the style your own.  Pam has a unique style with a touch of Audrey and Jackie combined.

To see the entire Fancy New York dress line visit  or visit The Left Bank to order your Fancy New York dress.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Real Wedding- Jana & Sam

Happy Wedding Wednesday! To celebrate, we want to share with you some real wedding inspiration from one of our gorgeous brides Jana. Absolutely stunning in her custom made champagne lace gown by Silver Moon, Jana accessorized with our Demi Penelope birdcage veil by Brideshead Revisted that was custom dyed to match her gown and our Lizette earring customized with champagne pearls. Jana also wore our Jewel by Grace shoe that complemented her dress perfectly. The wedding site, Salvage One, was a perfect venue for this fun vintage wedding and the styling by Carly at Sonia Roselli finished off Jana's perfect look. Congrats Jana and Sam! Here are a few of our favorite pictures courtesy of Jeremy Lawson of Jeremy Lawson Photography...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Custom Wedding Bouquet Paintings by Reenie Rose

Your wedding bouquet is one of the many pieces that you will want to remember after the wedding day. Since flowers do not last forever, capture your beautiful arrangement with a custom painting by Loreen of  Reenie Rose. This is the perfect way to remember the flowers that were so intricately designed and placed especially for you. With a number of different ways to capture the bouquet, Loreen will work closely with you to choose the perfect canvas size that fits your vision. Great for more than wedding gifts, a painting by Reenie Rose will make a great anniversary, birthday, or any special occasion gift....or for the bride and groom that has it all!
Loreen of Reenie Rose working on a pastel toned bouquet painting

Hard at work on custom oil paintings working off a clients photo.  The purple Dahlia painting to the right was just completed and masterfully designed!
Visit the Reenie Rose website for more information on commissioning a custom oil painting!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion Fridays- Fancy New York Jo Dress

For a fun and unique style for your wedding day, look no further than the Fancy New York Jo dress. Perfect for a daytime or destination wedding and would be the ideal dress for trendy barn weddings.  Featuring a deep v-neck surrounded by ruffles and a tiered ruffle skirt, Jo is a style that will be flattering for anyone. This dress is hand made of a light silk cotton organdy.  Accessorize this dress with a statement earring and a delicate pendant necklace and this exceptional look is complete.  

Photos by Scott Nava of Carasco Photography

To see the whole Fancy New York dress line visit the Fancy New York website or visit The Left Bank to order your Fancy New York dress.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Glamorous Benjamin Adams London Astor Shoe

If you are looking for a truly stunning wedding or special occasion shoe, then the Benjamin Adams London Astor shoe is what you need. Glamorous and timeless, Astor is a Swarovski crystal encrusted sandal with a 3 1/2 inch heel. Available in ivory and white Duchesse silk, Astor can also be dyed to match any ensemble. Go ahead and feel like the queen of the day with these gorgeous shoes.

Astor by Benjamin Adams
To see more styles from Benjamin Adams visit our online store, or stop into The Left Bank to get your pair today!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Art of Saying "I Do"- Wedding Fashion Illustrations by Rosemary Fanti

Your wedding photographer is the key to capturing all the magical moments of your wedding day. For a unique way to capture your day, illustrations by Rosemary Fanti are a beautiful way to remember your amazing wedding style.

Rosemary creates illustrations of weddings from photography references and, best most known for, illustrating LIVE, on-site, at weddings or events. A graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology NYC in fashion design, she has the background to use her illustration talents to quickly capture the likenesses of the bride and her guests. And much like a court-room artist, illustrating the special moments during the wedding, like the ceremony, cutting of the cake, first dance, the bridal party, etc. but with a serious fashion twist. She loves making brides look like fabulous fashion illustrations, in an impressionistic style.
All illustrations are presented to the bride and groom before they depart, having "story-boarded" the event. The couple receives original art, ready to be framed, to commemorate their special day."
For those looking for a unique gift idea for the "bride that has it all", this will sure to be a hit.

Rosemary Fanti Live Wedding and Event Illustrator
An illustration in the works.
Rosemary at work on a beautiful illustration.

See more of her wonderful work, visit Rosemary's website

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fashion Fridays- Fancy New York Caroline Dress

For this Fashion Friday we want to share one of our very own brides Heather, modeling the Fancy New York "Caroline" dress for a photo shoot with Michelle Durpetti Events.  Michelle is known for her amazing fashion sense and superb attention to detail.  The talented husband and wife team of photographers, Scott and Cara Nava captured the sophisticated Chicago city scene.
The Caroline dress is a full length gown with a fitted, belted bodice and ruffle detail at the neckline and hem. Available in satin faced organza and cotton organdy, Caroline is an elegant dress for the bride who wants a gorgeous silhouette. To finish off the look, the Caroline dress is paired with the French silk Penelope veil and crystal and pearl cluster earrings.

Simply Gorgeous Photos By Carasco Photography

To see the entire Fancy New York dress line visit the Fancy New York website or visit The Left Bank to schedule an appointment.