Category Chicago bridal shows

Bridal Show this Sunday at Navy Pier

Attention engaged couples and brides to be….Chicago Bride Magazine is putting on another bridal show this Sunday, the 18th of October, at Navy Pier. Come on by to see Spilled Ink Press and a ton of other great vendors. It’s from 11am to 4pm in the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier.

As an added bonus, the Bears don’t play until later that night, so your fiance can come too without having to miss the game!

Bridal Expo, Chicago

I’m still “up” from the great energy and fun I had at the latest Bridal Expo at the Swissotel in downtown Chicago. So many cool and hip brides to be, and quite a lot of grooms to be too! That’s how you know it’s a good crowd when the dudes come out for it. Bravo fiances!
I’m getting good at introducing our work to the masses too. You have to understand, every time I do a Meyers-Briggs test or even a silly personality test, I always toe the line between an introvert and an extrovert. It’s weird- It’s like I have the potential to be the life of the party (ya, right) if I can find the gumption to get off the couch and out of my pajama’s. But when you have your own company and the majority of keeping the bizness coming in is to talk, talk, talk about it… you learn how to get comfortable being in front of a crowd. The rent depends on it! =) After a while though, and a slightly hoarse voice, it just fell into place and started grooving. A big thanks to my booth neighbor, George Street Photography, for chatting it up with me. It might have been the coffee I had that morning too (I’m trying to quit, so when I do have it, it’s like a wind-up toy is let go)- but I was particularly chatty. We realized we were neighbors in more ways than just booth neighbors- we literally live within a few blocks of each other in Lincoln Square, have our studio’s in Lincoln Square… It was kind of serendipitous.
So if my vibe from the show is correct, we’re going to be making a lot of sweet invitations this year. Yay, quitting my job at a good architecture firm and working from home on my own invitation designs is looking like it was still the right move (big exhale here).