Monday, March 19, 2012

Real Wedding Shirley wearing Bride's Head Revisited

Our lovely bride, Shirley looked so calm and relaxed on her wedding day.  Held at Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin, Shirley and Edward gave their guests an experience they would never forget. Everyone enjoyed the non-traditional space while enjoying a wedding that was simply beautiful.  Her beautiful French Tulle bird cage veil was made by Bride's Head Revisted and purchased at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery in Chicago.  It accented her dress wonderfully. These soft, luxe French tulle veils lay beautifully against any bride's face and stays perfectly in place vs. the much stiffer Russian tulle bird cage veils which need to be pinned in place.  Her delicate belt, called Jessamine is a versatile piece. It can be worn as a belt, like Shirley is wearing, or can be a headpiece or even a choker.  After the wedding, you can simply change the ribbon to a different color and wear it for any special occasion.  Come see the Bride's Head Revisted Road Show at The Left Bank on March 23rd -25th.
Their creations are inspired by vintage romantic fashions and delicate glamour.

Shirley in the Bride's Head Revisted Demi Penelope Veil
Shirley with her attendants and flowergirls

Having a quiet moment in this fabulous treehouse!
Wedding Dress: Weddings 826
Veil and Belt: Bride's Head Revisted Demi Penelope Veil and Jessamine Sash from The Left Bank
Photography: Rebecca Canterbury
Location: Camp Wandawega, Wisconsin

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Love Her Green Wedding Shoes!

Thinking of green wedding shoes?  Our recent bride Rachel did a brilliant job of selecting this perfect vintage inspired pair of shoes called "Cinnamon" from the Pink Paradox London collection. It's a 2-1/4" lo heeled wedding shoe with a gorgeous brooch embellishment.  We custom dyed this shoe to match the ribbon on her dress and it they came out perfect!

Rachel's Moss Green Wedding Shoes $88
To view the entire post of Rachel and Bryan's mid-century inspired wedding  details, please click below to photographer, Justine Bursoni's site.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Win A Free Chicago Wedding!

Amy and Howard were married on 11/11/11. They won a FREE wedding that took place on 11/11/11 at the Chicago History Museum organized by Greatest Expectations.  The beautiful bride, Amy, chose her bridesmaids jewelry and shoes from The Left Bank.  Her bridesmaids shoes were dyed a beautiful chocolate brown to accent their Tiffany blue Lela Rose dresses  and chocolate brown sashes from Bella Bridesmaids.  Amy chose different bridesmaids styles in the same color and tied it all together with the matching shoes which is a huge trend now. Interested in winning a free Chicago wedding on 11/11/12 at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum?  Check out the site;

Bridesmaids in Erica Shoe by Benjamin Adams dyed Chocolate Brown
from The Left Bank

a great city scene wedding party photo
Embrace Crystal Bracelet on Maid of Honor(in forefront) and Oval Crystal Glam Bracelet on
bridemaid (on right) both from The Left Bank

Photography by: Amanda Hein

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Modern Bride at Room 1520 in Chicago

Our wonderful bride, Lauren looked timeless on her wedding day. From the moment she had our signature French Tulle bird cage veil placed in her hair she was just glowing. We love how she tucked her bird cage veil in back of her head post-ceremony too, such a nice finish with her modern and elegant gown.  Her bouquet of calla lillies was so exquisite and complimented her gown and style perfectly.  Rick Aguilar Studios captured all the tender moments the couple shared with one another at their wedding at the chic urban space at Room 1520 in Chicago. If you're looking for the perfect bird cage veil, come to our trunk show March 24-25th, featuring the gorgeous creations of Bride's Head Revisited.

Wedding Venue: Room 1520
French Tulle Birdcage Veil, Pearl Vine Hair Pins and Stackable pave bangles all from The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery

Monday, March 12, 2012

Brides and Blooms At The Hotel Intercontinental Chicago

Come join The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery at the Hotel Intercontinental Chicago on the Magnificent Mile on Wednesday, March 14th from 6pm-9pm for Brides and Blooms presented by Simply Perfect By Melissa.  Some of Chicago's finest wedding professionals will showcase the latest trends and designs of 2012. From event styling to up-to-the-minute runway fashion for brides and bridal parties, this event is sure to give even the most discerning bride a bit of inspiration. Complimentary Champagne and hors d'oeuvres will be served and all brides, grooms, parents and bridal party members are invited. We look forward to sharing an evening of blooms and bubbly with you.

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Ave, Chicago

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Haute Bride Trunk Show

Haute Bride is coming to The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery for a gorgeous Wedding Accessories Trunk Show Thursday, March 8th through Sunday, March 11th, 2012.  Haute Bride creates glamorous bridal accessories for the fashionista bride. They will be showcasing their new 2012 collection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, headpieces, sashes and more. For an appointment, please call our boutique at 773-929-7422 or send us an email

Monday, March 5, 2012

Magnificent Wedding Cuffs - Inspired by the Oscar Awards

Looking for an sparkling cuff to wear on your wedding?  Take a cue from the 2012 Oscars red carpet which showed shades of old Hollywood glamour in side swept hair, dazzling white and shimmering gold and silver, lots of bling and bold wide cuffs. Gwyneth Paltrow, wore an incredible white Tom Ford gown that epitomized the mix of old Hollywood and new, a modern incarnation of Jacqueline Kennedy.  Her only bijoux?   A bold cuff bracelet which added more drama and glamour.   This look has been trending in bridal for the past couple of years and it  just keeps getting stronger.
From left to right: Vanderbilt Cuff, Deco Gem Cuff, Harlowe Bracelet, Duchess Cuff(on top)
From left to right: Besancon Cuff, Candide Cuff, Claudia Cuff, St. Pucci Cuff(top)
Please call for availability and information of other cuffs not linked to our website
The Left Bank Jewelry and Bridal Finery
Questions about these lovely cuffs?  Call: 773-929-7422 or Email:

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Wedding Planner's Wedding at The Pennisula in Chicago

 Intimacy and Elegance abound at The Wedding of Ana and Abe at The Pennisula Hotel As Featured in

Ana & Abe met in sunny Miami through her roommate. "He was friends with my roommate’s boyfriend at the time. My roommate had called me to go out with the three of them on a Wednesday night in February and she had to convince me because it was too cold outside. It was 60F outside! That was cold for me back then! I ended up going out, we had a great time and the rest is history,” noted Ana Cristina. “Abraham proposed over dinner in a very simple but beautiful way. He told me we were meeting a friend when in reality it was just the two of us. I was totally surprised.”

It was easy for Ana Cristina to choose vendors and logistics for her wedding since she is a Chicago event planner and owner of Deseo Events. “I think I went through the same nervousness that any other bride goes through on her wedding day. Kelly Cavanaugh from Clementine Events was my day of coordinator and she helped me so much in dealing with last minute stress!” said Ana Cristina. “I cannot imagine how brides do it without a wedding planner. I know I couldn’t have done it without my experience and confidence in the industry.”

“I didn’t want a ballroom, I wanted something different, but it was important the place was cozy because we wanted our families to get to know each other better. We looked at the available venues and when we went to The Peninsula we thought it was perfect. It is a ballroom, but it is cozy, elegant, it has beautiful windows over-looking Michigan Ave., the size, location and everything was perfect. The terrace for cocktails is to die for. There was a hold on the date and it was the only date available for the year! We had to wait for the hold to be released,” noted Ana Cristina.

“My favorite memory from my wedding day… You’ve heard this before but it is truly to have everyone you love with you. LOVE the DJ and the food. The service at The Peninsula was immaculate too, left a great flavor in my mouth. I stayed the night before the wedding day and the staff would call me Miss. Aguirre the day before the wedding and Mrs. Joseph the day after. Cute, right?” said Ana Cristina.

Photographer: CARASCO Photography
Day Of Coordinator: Clementine Events
Dance Classes: Arthur Murray Studio