Engagement Parties Chicago

Chicago Engagement Party by Melissa Hayes Photography

The pre-gamer to your Wedding Day, a.k.a the Engagement Party, can be such a fun way to get your feet wet when it comes to throwing big huge bashes to celebrate your love. Those are the best kind of parties in our opinion and this Chicago installment photographed by Melissa Hayes Photography is quite the stunner. Feast your eyes on some glamy, glitzy goodness concocted by Art of Imagination with even more to pore over in the gallery.

From the Bride… With Phil being Australian and Chicago my hometown, the tyrannies of distance loomed large when we started planning our big day. dly end the global airline slump with the number of plane tickets needed!

In the end, Phil and I decided to hold formal engagement parties in Chicago and Sydney to celebrate with our friends, and just have our families join us in Hawaii for an intimate ceremony in early 2012. With Sydney sure to sparkle in all its natural beauty, I was determined to show off my hometown and share it’s history, class, and old-school charm with our party guests. I fell in love with The Casino, a members-only club tucked behind the John Hancock Building, after attending a friend’s wedding there years ago. And, thanks to that same friend, we were lucky enough to secure the site for our Chicago reception.

Such an unusual and elegant oasis in the city, Phil and I embraced the club’s art deco splendor from the start, letting it dictate the mood for the entire evening. Guests were greeted by white-gloved doormen and white carnation boutonnieres were pinned on each man in the lobby. Phil’s boutonniere and my corsage had white ostrich feathers, as did the towering centerpiece in the club’s main room. (The women were handed faux pearls, sparkly diamond rings, boas, and flapper-esque headbands later in the evening.) We kept the table arrangements quite simple and opted for simple floating gardenias and candles.

University Of Chicago Press Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists (Morality and Society Series)
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I would not think so --

by anon-for-this-one

But the groom should have made this clear when he asked you to be a groomsman. Ask the groom. If the groom says "yes," I recommend you ask him what other money you are going to be expected to spend to be in his wedding...tux rental, shoes, flight to and from the wedding, bachelor party, staying in the hotel, car rental? Might as well ask now while there is time to decide to not be in the wedding.
As far as the engagement party, I would not spend the money, myself, to fly from NY to Chicago, rent a car, and probably food and hotel expenses.
And, by the way, engagement parties do not involve gift-giving.

Almost done

by allbetty

Lesson Plan Design
Planning Statement
1. Subject and Grade Level
Social Studies - Emmett Till; Grade 5
2. Basic Concept
Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy from Chicago that was murdered in 1955 while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi. The Civil Rights Movement had started, but it wasn't until the murder of Emmettt Till that the struggle gained momentum. Learning about this murder will teach the students the significance of Emmett's murder in the civil rights movement. Using cooperative groups, multiple reading resources, and pop culture "products" in this lesson will increase student engagement in the content

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Ivy Lane Design Ivy Lane Design Elizabeth Wedding Memory Book, Black
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  • Memory Book is the perfect place to record memories from proposal through all of the engagement and wedding activities, plus room for 200 guests signatures and...
  • Includes a photo page as well as beautifully embossed sheets for guided journaling to record moments from first courtship to first anniversary
  • More than 25 pages that include showers, rehearsal, invitation, wedding party, and more
  • Elizabeth is exquisite detailed with hand beading and metallic thread, a faux diamond makes the center sparkle; hand-made by expertly trained staff in the U.S.A.
  • Our wedding collections make your special day come alive, our scrapbooks and albums give you the perfect place to keep those memories
  • Book is 9-1/2 by 11-1/2-inch and includes a photo album page
  • Elegant embossed pages with room for 240 wedding guest signatures
  • Elizabeth is exquisite detailed with hand beading and metallic thread, a faux diamond makes the center sparkle; hand-made by expertly trained staff in N. Chicago
  • Memory book with a 3-ring brass binder so you can easily add or change pages as you record moments from courtship through first anniversary
University of Chicago Press Connected: Engagements with Media!
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