• Planning,  Real Events,  Stories

    Welcome Babies Party

    Is there any better reason to celebrate than not one but TWO new babies joining the family?!? I think not! A few weeks ago we welcomed Lucy June and Henry Theodore to our family in the best way we know how. A pink and blue themed party!   As always, all of the decorations and favors were hand made by our team of experts. Like any party the entrance sets the tone for the event. We designed a welcome banner for the babies and the buffet table underneath featured the party favors and a tulle garland. The back of the front door hung a hand painted welcome sign and pink and…

  • Planning,  Stories

    Garden Party Surprise

    What comes to mind when you think 21st birthday? Well this wasn’t just any 21st. We wanted something light, fresh and fun (without getting smashed). And there couldn’t have been a more perfect way to celebrate in a classy way then a 21st garden party surprise. And lucky for us our guest of honor’s birthday is a summer one so we had the perfect setting, a park!  It was a gorgeous day and a reminder that you don’t need something extravagant to have a great party.  While we waited for the girl of the hour, guests were invited to write notes to her. Teacups were set out along with prompts for…

  • Couple Spotlight,  Planning,  Stories,  Wedding

    A June Wedding

    There is nothing that I love more than a June wedding. June 23, 2018 we celebrated the marriage of Bill and Linda.  The ceremony and reception took place at a country club in Barrington, IL. We were able to use their fireplace room which made for a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony. We created a custom mantel design and partnered with our florist to finish our concept with beautiful pillars and arrangements.   With the brides love for color in mind we sat down with the florist and designed some bright and fun arrangements. This brought a lot more texture and variety to the room.  After the ceremony, cocktail hour took…

  • Dresses,  Planning,  Wedding

    Say Yes to the Dress

    If you follow us on social media (you totally should)… you know that it has been a personal goal of mine to gain experience in every aspect of a wedding. This is an incredibly important quality in a wedding planner, because then they can not only better understand the vendors but better service their clients during planning.  My current learning experience is in bridal fashion. I won’t say where, but I have been growing as a stylist there for the past five months. So I wanted to share with you some things that I have learned from being a bridal stylist. And if you haven’t already make sure you check…

  • Dessert,  Holiday,  Planning,  Stories

    Easter Brunch!

    As you could have guessed Easter is a very exciting time of year for Alexandra Michele Events. Not only because we have our very own Easter bunny but it is the beginning of spring events!  I would like to share some of our decor and menu inspiration for our Easter Brunch last Sunday.  Something that we strive for is repurposing elements from other events. Not only is this good for the environment but it also lets some of our favorite pieces get a second life. If you remember our Hazel Grace’s Birthday party we made a banner made of bunnies. We were able to use this as part of our…

  • Dessert,  Holiday,  Planning

    St. Patrick’s Day

    How LUCKY are we this year?? St. Patrick’s Day is on a Saturday this year and that means PARTIES! Even if you don’t have the honor of saying “Kiss me I’m Irish” you can still celebrate and enjoy all of the festivities and traditions.  St. Patrick’s Day is just another reason why Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world. Who else is going to turn a river green to celebrate one day. Probably not even Ireland. Downtown Chicago is the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day and since it is on the weekend this year that makes it perfect for planning a party or an outing…

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