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Wedding Professionals We Love – The Left Bank Jewelry and Bridal Finery

Bliss by Sam loves showing off our creative partner love, and we're excited to spotlight one of Chicago's most gorgeous boutiques - The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery owner Susan Metropoulos. As many of you are aware, The Left Bank is a favorite among wedding professionals in Chicago, including stylist Patrick Niles.


BBS: What is your favorite hidden gem in Chicago?

Patrick Niles: The Left Bank Bridal Finery in Lincoln Park! If I’m not working on any given Saturday, you can certainly find me there submersed in their dazzling collection of jewelry! They have the BEST collection of bridal and everyday baubles, as well as shoes and iniquities, all wrapped up in the most adorable Parisian-inspired boutique! Seriously, check it out, but make sure to let someone know where you’re going because you may get lost for days!!

The Left Bank even provided the jewelry for our fun 007 Bond inspired Wedding Shoot [more photos from that below!]. We're so thrilled to be able to spotlight The Left Bank as a Bliss Professionals We Love. We sat Susan down to talk sparkle, Paris, and weddings!

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Wedding Professionals We Love – Kate Johnson Artistry

Bliss by Sam loves showing off our creative partner love, and we're excited to spotlight one of Chicago's most talented makeup and hair artists, Kate Johnson of Kate Johnson Artistry. We're so excited to be able to feature Kate Johnson Artistry as a Bliss Professionals We Love. We sat Kate down to talk makeup and beauty trends.

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Destination Wedding Forecast for 2016

Today we are so excited to share (and more publicly introduce!) a member of our Bliss by Sam Team - Lauren Doyle. Lauren is a certified destination wedding travel agent and key member on all our destination weddings. Loyal readers may remember her from our Honeymoon Style wedding post. We're so excited to have her guest posting again, especially as we know you--our brides--start dreaming of your destination wedding. Consider this your destination wedding forecast for 2016 from the expert!

George and Amal tied the knot in Venice. Brad and Angelina chose a French chateau. For Kim and Kanye the setting was a Florentine villa. If you are newly engaged and not sure where to have your dream destination wedding, read on for some of our top picks for the best romantic places to tie the knot.

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Oscars® Inspiration

The Oscars® and the beautiful celebrities we love descend upon us Sunday. Face it, you kind of are interested in the awards, but really watch it for E's coverage of the fashion. It happens, I get it, I do it too. Have you seen this infographic by MediaRun Digital circulating? It showcases all the Best Actress Gowns of past winners; you need to check it out! It literally is like you're studying fashion history in one picture.

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Eco-Friendly Elegance

So this is less of a trend and more of a lifestyle choice that is increasingly being requested among brides. There is a happy medium to be found among environmental consciousness and elegance for your special day. Here are a few simple ways you can integrate eco-chic ideas into your wedding plans. ...Continue Reading

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