Art of Imagination, Chicago’s leading source for creative yet functional weddings and event design, is hosting a Bridal Gown Giveaway!
To reward all you creative, imaginative brides, Art of Imagination has partnered with the Jenny Yoo Collection, the Left Bank Jewelry and Crowne Plaza Hotel in this Bridal Gown Giveaway!
All you have to do is tell us: How are you bringing creativity and imagination to your wedding day?
To be considered, you must enter yourself on the website, share your story and include an image of you & your fiancé. The top five most creative entries showcasing their ideas will be selected by the Creative Team at Art of Imagination and posted to their website. To find the winner, it will be up to the finalists to gather votes from friends and family.
On Thursday, April 4th, Art of Imagination will be throwing a fabulous Announcement Party at their creative offices, where the five finalists will bring their fiancés and up to four guests to enjoy bites and champagne. The winner will be announced and one lucky bride will win the luxurious, couture Jenny Yoo gown valued at $3,000! All contestants will be winners that night with additional prizes furnished by the sponsors!
Here are just a few of the gorgeous wedding dresses from Jenny Yoo:
Good luck to all who enter!
Who Doesn’t Love Free Stuff? Munaluchi Bridal has got a super cool giveaway for all of you brides-to-be. Perhaps you’ve picked your wedding date, and wedding colors…or maybe you haven’t even gotten that far. No matter what stage of planning you’re in, one of the important items you will have to consider are your wedding invitations. Your wedding invitations and save-the-dates are often times the first impression your guests will have of what to expect on your wedding day, so they need to be a hit. Munaluchi has teamed up with IJORERE Invitations to offer one lucky winner the ultimate prize – 50 (4 piece) Invitation Suites (1 per couple or household) from the Aduni Collection (shipping not included). That equals up to 100 invitees! This is so exciting because if you are the winner, your invitations are sure to make a lasting impression.
Winner will be notified via email provided. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another will be selected.
Pies are trending to be the new cupcake! They are the perfect addition to wedding dessert tables, or, served as individually wrapped Pie Pops, as edible favors for guests to enjoy on their way home. They can be customized to fit the feel and theme of any wedding—serve rustic apple flavors like Perfect Apple Pie orBrown Butter Creamy Apple Pie at a barn or outdoor reception, Grape Pie at a vineyard soiree, Peach Pie at a southern-inspired wedding or Pineapple-Lemon Layered Pie at beachside nuptials. For individual pies for guests to take home, wrap in food-safe plastic then decorate with cloth, paper, string, and/or tags that match the wedding colors for an added personal touch.
These are perfect for fall entertaining. I can’t wait to make the Caramel Apple Pie pops for an upcoming cocktail party!
We’re clinking together with Pillsbury to give a lucky luxeling a very sweet baking for two prize pack!
The package includes materials to make 25 DIY Pie Pop favors, as well as coupons for Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust, recipes and some great bakeware and kitchen accessories to jump-start the winner’s registry, including a toile apron and a cookbook especially for newlyweds. A total retail value of $150.
Materials to make 25 Pie Pop favors:
– 15 VIP coupons for Pillsbury pie crust
– Recipe cards for Pie Pops, Pie Poppers and Mini Pies
– 25 craft sticks
– 25 food-safe cellophane bags
– One round dough cutter
– Heart-shaped cookie cutters
– Two spools of striped cotton string
– 25 scalloped hang-tags
Bakeware and kitchen accessories:
A cookbook especially for newlyweds, The Newlywed Kitchen: Delicious Meals for Couples Cooking Together
An 3-D toile apron from Anthropologie
Still looking for the perfect bridesmaid’s gift? Why not an adorable hand painted glass to commemorate their style and “status”? Designs by Lolita create gorgeous hand painted glasses with a unique martini recipe on the bottom! It all started with a girls’ night out… one that contained more than the usual laughter and fun. Browsing for the first time through a Martini menu, Lolita was inspired by the recipes. After being served a Cosmopolitan, her creative imagination made her see the glass differently – the way she thought it should be – a bit more dressed up with a pattern, with flair and a fabulous recipe on the bottom.
I also love some of her other creations like stemless glasses, birthday glasses and parent mugs! There are even acrylic and melamine glasses for when you need something shatterproof and they, too, come in a myriad of colorful designs. There are several other items in the Lolita Store — from candles to trays and more for the perfect girlfriend moments in your life!
We’re giving away a designed glass from Lolita! For your chance to enter, share your all time favorite cocktail with us! Leave a comment below with its ingredients and instructions so we can try it, too! For an additional chance to win, share your recipe on our Facebook Page! We’re always doing a little martini swapping over there 😉 (PS– for a shortcut to the Facebook page, just click on the bar below and your can post directly from the blog!)
If there is one thing I am absolutely crazy about, it is makeup and cocktails. Lip Elixirs has combined my love of both!
Lip Elixirs (www.LipElixirs.com) are the total balm forneglected and abused lips everywhere. Created for both men and women, Lip Elixirs is an all-natural line of lip balms in a variety of mouthwatering cocktail flavors including Mimosa, Mojito, Vanilla Bourbon, Sassafras and Chocolate Martini.
They are created with an infusion of essential oils and kukui nut oil, aloe and cocoa butters. I thought this would be like any other lip balm, but when I put it on….DIVINITY!
It’s smooth and literally melts into your lips, but is not greasy and heavy. I’m now never without my tin of Lip Elixirs (I have Mimosa). Since I’ve used it, I’ve noticed a big difference in the texture and softness of my lips. This is perfect for getting your lips soft and perfect for kissing and pictures, as well as protecting them from the sun, cold and/or stress of biting or hot drinks.
I’m sharing the wealth! I’ve got a delicious tin of Chocolate Martini Lip Elixir that I am giving away to a special luxeling. Leave a comment below with your favorite lip gloss/glass/stick color for a chance to win. I’ll announce the winner next Monday, April 11th!
PS– you’ll thank me for it!
Given that it’s February it is the season of love and, whether you’re married, engaged or just dating, Get Married is offering the chance to win a KODAK Professional Collections Album and a KODAK EASYSHARE M590 Digital Camera (valued up to $1700) by simply sharing your Picture of Love. All you have to do is illustrate your personal love story with images by entering to win here: http://www.getmarried.com/promotions/kodak/
– Enter to win: http://www.getmarried.com/promotions/kodak/
– Illustrate your personal love story with pictures and you could win.
– Using this special inspiration board designed specifically with your love story in mind, lay out all the important visual elements (via your favorite pics) that show just how adorable you and your sweetie are together.
– On Valentine’s Day, Get Married’s editorial team will select the couple they feel in most inspiring.
Enter to win a Kodak prize package now by creating your Picture of Love http://2gm.us/8h #pictureoflove
Is your wedding in Savannah, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island or Jacksonville? We would LOVE to work with you, and have you appear in our new promo video!
To celebrate our fabulous start to 2009, we are offering a free month of coordination package to a lucky couple getting married in our service area. This isn’t your mother’s day of coordination! We will work with you four to six weeks prior to your wedding: obtaining information that is vital to the successful execution of your day. We will begin to confirm your vendors, create your event blueprints and go over any (and every!) detail that is pertinent to your event. Our team of lifestyle event designers will work to keep your bridal party, family and vendors updated and prepared with the latest information on your wedding day itineraries and plans. Your team will also be there for you at your rehearsal, setup on the day of the wedding and complete coordination. You can focus on being beautiful, in love and fabulous, while we handle the logistics and coordination of the day.
Are you excited? Ready to enter? Fabulous!
Send an email to [email protected] with the subject “My Fabuluxe Wedding”, and tell us all about you and why your wedding is fabuluxe in 400 words or less (remember, we love details!)! Be sure to include your wedding date and location. You are more than welcome to send us pictures of the two of you or of some of your ideas—we want to get to know you! Not in our area, but know someone who is? Be sure to spread the word!
Entries are due Februrary 7th, so don’t wait! We will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, so stay tuned!
*One entry per fabulous couple, who do not have a coordinator
*Entries are limited to 400 words or less and may be accompanied by pictures to help us get to know you
*Weddings must be in April or May 2009, per our availability.