Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hotel Intercontinental Chicago Wedding

Jamison + Jamie’s wedding day was filled with an abundance of love and romance. With an amazing couple, beautiful locations and great weather, it was truly a magical day. Jamie looked truly stunning in her gown and wedding jewelry from The Left Bank.
Here's their brief story;

Jamie had visions for a classic Chicago big city wedding.  The wedding ceremony took place at , St. James Chapel which is a  one of Chicago’s prettiest historic chapels and recently restored. The French gothic style church and Caen stone chapel was inspired by San Chapelle in Paris France. The intimate chapel setting,  colorful stained glass windows, and stone sanctuary, painted a picturesque fairytale like location for their exchanging of vows.

When asking about their day, Jamie + Jamison say, “There were many favorite memories we will never forget from our day, but two specific memories stand out more than others. One memory we remember vividly was the first moment we saw on another for the first time, as Jamie was walking down the aisle with her father. For an entire year, we kept it a secret of how the other would look on the day of. Jamison did not share with Jamie what he was planning on wearing ( tuxedos, bow ties, etc. ) and Jamie kept the same secret not revealing with Jamison her bridal gown and all the bride’s accessories that went along with it. We both remember how handsome and beautiful each other looked at first sight.”

Out of 50+ reception venues they toured all while living in Indianapolis, Jamie said they were sold on The InterContinental Hotel which fit their vision perfectly with it's historic gilded grand ballroom and the striking architectural elements of the building.

As Jamie had dreamed, her and Jamison’s celebration unfolded as a series of unforgettable events. The evening even included one additional surprise for guests, Jamie’s personally choreographed a surprise dad and daughter dance, turning into a huge flash mob dance."A second favorite  memory was when we performed a flash mob dance during the reception with our parents and entire bridal party. We had practiced this dance over and over for weeks, and it was so much fun to finally be able to surprise everyone with our moves to Black Eyed Peas’ “Dirty Bit”. Our parents and bridal party performed amazing! The excitement really set the tone for the rest of the night and it turned out to be an unforgettable time for all of our guests.”
What an incredible celebration! Congrats to you both!

Miller & Miller Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. James Chapel 
Reception Venue: Grand Ballroom of The InterContinental Hotel
Cake: Cake Chicago, formerly Take the Cake
Wedding accessories:  TLB
Flowers: All Flowers By Marisa, Wheaton

Monday, February 25, 2013

Real Wedding from Paris

Paris Opera virtuoso, Louise Callinan, had a beautiful wedding in France. She embellished her designer wedding gown with stunning Angela Nuran Starletta shoes purchased from The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery. She also accented her wedding day with a bridal headpiece, jewelry and gifts for her bridesmaids from this Chicago boutique. We really enjoyed working with her to complete her bridal beauty needs, merci beaucoup Louise!

Their wedding and religious ceremony was held in St. Germain en Laye, a region just north of Versailles outside Paris. Their elegant wedding reception took place at The Pavillion Henri IV, also in St. Germain region.
Her groom, Rodney, originally from London is also a opera singer like Louise. They are a perfect match for each other. There is so much love between them, as shown in these fabulous photos from our friend,  
David Bacher , a friend and a professional wedding photographer in Paris.

Bon marriage Louise et Rodney!

Photos by David Bacher

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Sweet Note for your Bridesmaids!

A unique way to ask your friends "would you be your bridesmaids" with a sweet French twist. These darling macaron trinket boxes can hold any type of sweet note.  

Ours says: "My wedding day would not be as sweet without you by my side. Will you be my bridesmaid?"

Available is an array of soft candy tones, these macaron trinket boxes are available at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery for $9.95
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Fancie That! The New Angela Nuran Shoe

Angela Nuran has created the most comfortable wedding shoes made today. We are honored to have another limited edition design to our wedding shoe collection, the Angela Nuran "Fancie" shoe, available exclusively at The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery.

Talk about filling a need, Angela was a professional ballroom dancer and helped choreograph hundreds of first dances for bride and grooms. Inevitably she would get invited to their weddings and notice that many of the brides took off their shoes at some point during their wedding day. As she gasped to herself, "a lady should never take her shoes off at her wedding!" an idea was born to create ultra comfortable wedding shoes that you can wear all day.

AngelaNuran-Fancie-TheLeftBank Angela Nuran, the designer behind the eponymous line of comfortable wedding shoes presents an exclusive design to The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery, The "Fancie" shoe with a nod to art deco & Old Hollywood styling. As with all Angela Nuran shoes, this shoe has an adjustable ankle strap with a unique dancer's buckle. The Fancie shoe is crafted of the finest pearl tone silk, has an ultra soft foot bed which molds to your individual feet, kid leather interior and sueded leather soles for comfort and traction which is perfect for dancing. The front design has an elegant crystal embellishment which has no prongs, so no worries about fraying your gown! The heel height is a perfect 3.5" high. We love the classic style of this comfortable wedding shoe which has a touch of art deco styling.

This is a very limited edition style. Once sold out, this shoe will not be available anymore.Sizes 5.5 - 11 which run true to size. Specially priced at $199, these shoes are completely dyeable and perfect for the bride and her bridesmaids.  

As Angela says when you dance in her shoes "Feeling Is Believing!"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Everything is coming up roses.

Rose gold wedding jewelry with a touch of blush pink Swarovski crystals are a perfect combination for all the pink wedding gowns that are cascading down the runway this year. The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery features Haute Bride wedding jewelry designs which are an elegant way to enhance these blushing wedding gowns. They offer many ways to customize wedding bracelets, wedding earrings and headpieces with rose gold and crystals.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Trunk Show, Feb 16th & 17th

Thomas Knoell Wedding Jewelry & Headpiece Trunk Show
1155 West Webster Ave. Chicago , IL 60614
February 16-17, 2013
Open House Style, No appointment necessary

Thomas Knoell Designs is the premier custom design studio for wedding headpieces and jewelry. All of their wedding accessories can be customized to fit your vision. Every piece is crafted to be not only a beautiful accessory, but a treasured keepsake. Their collection features earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, bridesmaids jewelry, in addition to a wide selection of classic headpieces all hand made in his Long Island, New York studio.

Thomas Knoell Designs, have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot Wedding Gowns, Manhattan Bride, Modern Bride and INStyle Weddings and many more. Stop by The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery in Chicago on February 16-17 to view his collection and enjoy a special 15% savings on this collection.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Parisian Engagement Photos by David Bacher

There is no place more romantic than Paris to get engaged. This lovely couple traveled all the way to France from Calgary, Canada, and returned an engaged, ready-to-be wed couple! The surprise wedding engagement was captured by David Bacher. David is a friend and a professional wedding photographer in Paris. Luckily, the Canadian couple was accustomed to the winter weather, as there was a surprise snow in Paris on the day of their engagement! It was beautiful.
Love is always in the air in Paris!

Photos by David Bacher. David is a friend and a professional wedding photographer in Paris.