Monday, October 31, 2011

Real Wedding- Our Very Own Bride Debra and Tom

We've been getting to know our client Debra, before she even bought her dress and were thrilled that she chose her wedding accessories at The Left Bank. Debra and her husband, Tom were engaged in Paris, so naturally she loved our boutique. We custom made a French silk net veil and removed some of her side dress decor and created a headpiece to grace it. Custom lighting with the Eiffel Tower was projected on the wall as they joined for their first dance to "La Vie En Rose". As favors, guests were given custom designed t-shirts with an image of the Arc de Triomphe emblazoned with "We'll Always Have Paris" with their names and wedding date. Dancing the night away wasn't a problem for Debra in the super comfortable Angela Nuran ballroom dance shoes. Congratulations Debra and Tom! It was an absolute joy working with you! All photos are courtesy of Lex Alexander Photography.

Angela Nuran shoes made her feel as if she was dancing on air!
Feeling is Believing as Angela Nuran says...

One of our favorite Parisian wedding favors!

The original headpiece we helped Debra create from part of her dress.

Happy bride!

Stunning fall colored bouquet flocked with mango calla lillies and a spray of fiddlehead ferns

Their four-legged daughter, Lucy...a happy family

Dancing to "La Vie En Rose"

Tres Magnifique!

Feeling inspired by Debra's wedding day look? Contact us at The Left Bank and let us help you find your perfect wedding day style!

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Left Bank Sample Sale November 3rd-6th!

Join us for our annual sample sale Thursday November 3rd through Sunday November 6th at The Left Bank! Amazing deals on our most fabulous wedding day essentials from veils, jewelry, shoes, hairpieces, and more! 30-70% off some of our favorite designs from Haute Bride, Laura Jayne veils, Angela Nuran shoes, Sara Gabriel headpieces and veils, Grazia shoes, all of our brooches, and more! You don't want to miss these unbeatable deals!

You'll be draped in gems after you see these amazing deals...
 Don't miss our upcoming events as well! Check them out here...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Real Wedding- Our Very Own Bride Ashley...

We just love our brides at The Left Bank, especially when we get to see pictures of the final look that we all work so hard to help create! Our beautiful bride Ashley sent us some of her very own wedding day pictures and we are so happy we got to see her finished look! For her Napa wedding, Ashley chose one of our jeweled headbands to adorn her pretty updo. Also complementing her Matthew Christopher dress, Ashley chose a large teardrop earring that flattered her beautifully, and our Grazia Valentine shoe.
The Beautiful Bride

The happy newlyweds enjoying their Napa nuptials.

Enjoying some quiet time, reflecting on the beautiful day.
Feeling inspired by Ashley's wedding day look? Stop by The Left Bank or contact us to find your perfect wedding day look!

Monday, October 24, 2011

New York International Bridal Market Highlights...

Every year the best of the best get together for the New York International Bridal Market. This year, like past years, was an absolute pleasure and we are VERY excited for things to come here at The Left Bank! Seeing all the new lines was phenomenal and we cannot wait for all our new things to come in! Here is a recap of some of our favorite designers...

We can never get enough of Haute Bride. Tons of eye candy filled their sweets themed space which was brimming with gorgeous pieces that we could not resist. Our visit turned into a four page order so our showcases are sure to be sparkling!

Another Left Bank favorite is of course Sara Gabriel. More uber chic pieces continue to come out of Sara Gabriel's studio, some fun petite hats, couture veils, and amazing headpieces. We are hoping Sara will pay a personal visit to our Chicago brides at her trunk show February 18th and 19th.  Keeping our fingers crossed that she can make it!

Angela Nuran, the designer of the ultra comfortable wedding shoe line has created an exclusive shoe just for The Left Bank.  Aptly named the "Parisienne",  this shoe will be online and in store very soon.  We're very excited to have the opportunity to be the only store in the country carrying this shoe.
With Angela Nuran herself at the NY Bridal Market

Of course we couldn't visit New York without visiting our favorite dress designers at Fancy New York! They are definitely up to some fun with great new wedding dress designs with their unique retro and vintage flair. We are very excited for the new line! Here is a sneak peak...
Love this new spring frock from "Fiona"

Fancy New York always have the best displays, this year the theme was an exotic luxe cruise...loved it!

The fabulous Fancy designers, the Nato Brothers with The Left Bank's owner
In some other Left Bank news, we are very excited to announce that we will soon be carrying Elsa Corsi jewelry! We met Elsa last year at the show and can't wait to have some of her stunning pieces gracing our showcases. The Left Bank is also now the exclusive Chicago retailer of Tejani Jewelry. Their pretty pieces were hard to not fall in love with and their cuffs come in four different sizes! Small wrists will smile now that we found some fabulous cuffs that won't slide up and down your arm! We are very proud and honored to be welcoming some fantastic lines into our store!

Winding down the trip, The Knot hosted a fabulous party at the NY Public Library where we saw Ali Phillips, Chicago wedding planner extraordinaire! Also had the pleasure of meeting Katarina Bocci, who's stunning dress is one of her own gorgeous creations. Look for her upcoming reality TV series called Material Motives!
Chicago Wedding Planner Ali Phillips of Engaging Events by Ali and friend
Designer, Katarina Bocci in her stunning creation
Lovely party decor at The New York Public Library party
 A whirlwind trip to the Big Apple is never complete without a visit to the Shake Shack, Doughnut Planet, and grabbing a slice of NY pizza while heading to the airport! After a great trip we are very excited for upcoming events!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Wedding Inspiration Photo Shoot

We were delighted to participate in a photo shoot featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs by Amanda Hein Photography featuring some of our favorite Chicago vendors Fleur, Truffle Truffle, Pure Kitchen Catering, Lily Red Studio, and Greatest Expectations Special Events and Weddings Inc. This fall inspired photo shoot has us feeling all warm and cozy! Featuring some of our favorite champagne, gold, and bronze colored jewelry and our Fancy New York April dress, get inspired by this gorgeous color palette! Here are some of the pictures featuring our fabulous fall jewelry. For the entire picture gallery take a look at Elizabeth Anne Designs!
All photos courtesy of Amanda Hein Photography

Champagne Drop Earrings- $88 and Glam Cushion Cut Bracelet- $42

Champagne Drop Earrings- $88 and Champagne Cocktail Ring- $22

Glam Cushion Cut Bracelet- $42 and Champagne Cocktail Ring- $22

Fancy New York April Dress
 For more information on any of these pieces contact us at The Left Bank or stop in for your perfect wedding day look!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Speakeasy Style

The internationally acclaimed husband and wife photography team of Justin and Mary from were in Chicago for part of their "Share The Love" tour.  We partnered with them to accessorize their photo shoot at the historic Aragon Ballroom as they shot a 1920's speakeasy style theme. Featuring our best vintage style jewelry from The Left Bank, here are some of our favorite shots from this incredible photo shoot.

Emilie Chapaux- $169

Red Feather Fascinator

Deco Glam Cuff- $98

Decadence Earring- $98

White Feather Fascinator

For more information on any of these pieces contact us at The Left Bank Jewelry and Bridal Finery.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Parisian Engagement Photoshoot

With our love for all things Parisian at The Left Bank, we love this Paris-themed engagement shoot. Such a fun and cute set up, and featuring the hair and makeup stylings of Bride Style Beauty, this shoot is a fun inspiration for any couple in need of a fun idea for engagement pictures. Adorned in jewels from The Left Bank, the bride-to-be looked gorgeous while having fun with her future husband and four-legged friend. All photos courtesy of Joseph Oliphint.

Pretty Ribbon Brooch- $29
For more information on any of these pieces contact us at The Left Bank.