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The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine

The Knot Chicago Weddings Magazine Fall - Winter 2015

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1 min.
get the look...

ON HER Tank, $298, skirt, $325, J.Crew, JCrew.com (Chicago) ACCESSORIES Necklace, $79, StellaDot.com; heels, $1,195, CharlotteOlympia.com ON HIM Suit, $798, BrooksBrothers.com; shirt, $90, BananaRepublic.com; shoes, $375, Vince, Zappos.com ON HER Dress, price upon request, Pronovias at Fifi’s Tailor & Custom Design, FifisTailor.com (Elmhurst), Volles Bridal, VollesBridal.com (Lake Zurich), Mira Couture, MiraCouture.com (Chicago) ACCESSORIES Engagement ring, $8,800, SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $495, Bounkit.com ON HIM Suit, $1,198, BrooksBrothers.com; shirt, $53, Alfani, Macys.com; tie, $19, TheTieBar.com ON HER Dress, $3,700, Barbara Kavchok, Eugenia Couture at Ultimate Bride, UltimateBride.com (Chicago) ACCESSORIES Engagement ring, $1,936 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $150, DolorisPetunia.com PHOTOGRAPHY: KT MERRY • FASHION STYLING: ANNIE CAVALLO FOR ENNIS INC. AND WELLSTYLED EVENTS HAIR, MAKEUP AND GROOMING: BO AT CREATIVEMANAGEMENTMC2 • FLOWERS: DIVINE DESIGN FLOWERS…

1 min.
what’s hot on theknot.com

today! don’t miss... your planning checklist and weekby-week countdown • • • a much-needed wedding budgeter • • • thousands of dresses, engagement rings and cakes • • • awesome inspiration boards • • • a free wedding website Want to know what’s new in the world of weddings? Get instant updates and wedding news on Facebook, and join the thousands of couples who follow us on Instagram. 1ST ROW FROM LEFT: AMY & JORDAN PHOTOGRAPHY; ELISA BRICKER; CARRIE PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY. 2ND ROW FROM LEFT: HUNTER RYAN PHOTO; ONE ELEVEN PHOTOGRAPHY; ALLAN ZEPEDA; SARA WIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY. 3RD ROW FROM LEFT: ARINA BORODINA PHOTOGRAPHY; EMILIA JANE PHOTOGRAPHY; CLARY PHOTO…

1 min.
planning advice

Congratulations on your engagement! As soon as that swirling, happy elation wears off—and it will right after the ninth person asks you if you’ve picked a date yet—you’ll know it’s time to get to work. Sometimes planning a wedding will feel like a second job (and one you’re trying to sneak in on lunch breaks, weekends and after-hours). While it can be exhausting, it’s also one of the most fun and meaningful things you’ll do together. So enjoy it! make it personal The true test of a great wedding is when guests leave knowing something about you they didn’t before. Let the story of the two of you come through in the details— maybe it’s the fun color combos you picked (see p. 158 for “10 Unique Color Combos That Work”) or…

6 min.
ask carley

Q I’m having professionals do hair and makeup for my bridesmaids on my wedding day. Should I pay for the services or should my bridesmaids? A It depends on the situation. If the girls are the ones requesting professional help for the morning of, they should be expected to foot the bill. But if the bride wants the members of her bridal party to have their hair and makeup done professionally, it’s a very thoughtful gesture for her to offer to pay for these services. If you can’t afford it or if having all the bridesmaid makeup done isn’t that important to you, just trust everyone to primp on their own. Your bridesmaids will look great; plus, all the attention will be mostly on you anyway! DEALING WITH RUDE COMMENTS Q A friend…

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8 ways to flaunt your love

1 SPELL IT OUT For a rustic look (and an easy DIY project!), add a burlap bunting banner. 2 SUGAR RUSH Treat guests to a whimsical candy bar display—they’ll love all of the colorful options. 3 LOVE LETTER Make a bold statement with a contemporary logo. Carry it throughout the day, from your paper goods and ketubah to your favor packaging. 4 SWEET TREAT Repeated fondant “love” letters create a modern pattern—no topper or flowers necessary! 5 WOODWORKS Glittery gold letters glam up woodsy birch branches. 6 GAME DAY Personalized cornhole is just the thing for a casual celebration. 7 GARDEN ENVY With hanging letter wreaths, you can enhance a rustic spot without taking away from its barn charm. 8 LIGHT SHOW Forget your name and see your love in lights! Hanging marquee letters add a personal touch to any industrial space. click>> Get more lovely…

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7 adorable wedding dogs

1 PUPPY LOVE What’s better than one wedding dog? Two weddings dogs! 2 FAUX PAWS Worry not: A collar of fake hydrangeas is practically puppy proof. 3 FLOWER POWER A little lady deserves a feminine accessory, like a pretty pop of pink blooms. 4 BOWWOW! For a dog as cute at this Brussels Griffon, only a custom tuxedo will do. 5 DAPPER DUO These Frenchies look dressed to impress in their wedding best. Sleeveless tuxedo shirts leave their little legs free so they can steal the show. 6 BRIDE’S BEST BUD The biggest day of your life wouldn’t be complete without your furry friend. 7 TOP DOG Who needs a flower girl when you’ve got an equally cute pooch? Embellish your pup’s collar with fresh flowers— it’s like a canine bouquet! click>> See more adorable wedding dogs at TheKnot.com/realweddings…