Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wedding Spotlight

The Mirage Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

One of the best parts of being a Wedding Planner is all the wonderful places you get to travel.  This year, Jane Allen Events had the chance to plan and execute a wedding in Las Vegas!  Check out some of the awesome wedding pictures below! A big thanks to Henri Sagalow Photography for shooting them!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Let It Snow

Happy Holidays Everyone!  For those of you that love the winter time and winter weddings, LET IT SNOW!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wedding Spotlight

August 20, 2010
Astoria Banquets
Now that 2010 Wedding season is over, it's time to catch up on our blog and showcase some of our Amazing 2010 Weddings.  

This Week we are featuring Quinette Larkins and Jerry Bulls.    Jane Allen Events assisted in all the set-up including the centerpieces, the escort card table, and chair ties.   A big thank you goes out to Yanni Design Studio for designing the ceremony and draping and up-lighting entire room.  The Bride created her own centerpieces and put her own special touches on all the decor.    

Jane Allen Events would especially like to thank Vanessa and Jolie Images for all the wonderful pictures.  Vanessa and the entire Jolie Images staff helped the day go smoothly while getting in pictures of all the little details the bride wanted.  Check out some of their beautiful pictures below!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wedding Spotlight

Briana and Steve

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Action Stations: Bring out the Kid in You!

As kids, we loved the sweet things in life.  Cold lemonade on a hot summer day, Candy from Movie Theaters, The Ice Cream from the Ice Cream Man, and S'mores straight out of a Campfire. Well, just because we're all grown up, doesn't mean we can't still act like kids!

Here are some fun ideas on how to bring your childhood favorites back to life, by adding a little touch of your own childhood to your wedding day.  Bring out the kid in you and all your guests too!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wedding Gown Preservation

All that planning, and all that searching, and finally you have found it, the PERFECT DRESS!  But what do you do with it when your wedding is over?  How do you keep it safe and looking new for when you pass it down to your children or create something out of it. 

Well, check out our new service - Wedding Gown Preservation. 

The Wedding Gown Preservation Company has been in business since 1913. 

Their cleaning methods and preservation kits are a wonderful help preserve your gown in a window-display keepsake unit that you can cherish for years to come!

Contact Jane Allen Events today and receive $25 off your preservation kit!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chicago Style Weddings Press

Jane Allen Events is proud to be quoted in numerous articles in the latest September/October issue of Chicago Style Weddings Magazine!

You will find us in the following articles:
- 20 Fabulous Reception Trends - Pages 37-46
- Cultural Affairs: Adding Culture to Your Wedding - Pages 98 - 104
- Perfect Palate: Choosing your Wedding Colors - Pages 130 - 142
- Plan with a Pro: Working with a Wedding Consultant - Pages 334 - 340
      * Page 340 Ends the Articles with our Advertisement*

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mystic Blue Chicago Cruise

On Wednesday, I got the opportunity to tour and experience all that the Mystic Blue had to offer.  As a Cruise Boat located at Navy Pier, The Mystic Blue is a great location for your next Wedding or Event.

Let your guests experience the great food, drinks, and Chicago skyline as they spend the evening cruising around Lake Michigan. With multiple decks, the Mystic Blue can accommodate up to 600 guests!

Summer ceremonies can be held on the top deck and summer receptions can end with a large blast, with Navy Pier Saturday night fireworks as the entertainment.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Groom's Cake - Fun, Creative, Different

Here is some great information on the Groom's Cake I found on www.weddingchannel.com:

A groom’s cake has its roots in the South, and although it used to be viewed as an added and unnecessary expense, this once-neglected cake has been making a huge comeback. Intended to be a gift from the bride to the groom, the groom's cake is usually dark (often chocolate or liquor-soaked) and designed with a nod toward what's traditionally considered "masculine" (i.e., no rosettes in sight).

The groom's cake can serve many purposes, from dessert at the rehearsal dinner to an alternative choice to the bride's cake at the wedding. It's customary for the groom's cake to be displayed next to the bride's cake and later cut and put into boxes for guests to take home. And believe it or not, legend has it that single women are supposed to sleep with a slice under their pillow the same night they receive it -- and if they do, they'll dream of their future husband. Boxed slices of groom's cake can also serve as your wedding favors. If you go this route, take advantage of the opportunity to get creative with the packaging -- an additional way to reflect your bridal style.

A current creative trend in groom's cakes is to have the cake reflect the groom's interests and hobbies. Whatever you decide, gifting your new husband with his own cake is something you should do because you want to -- not because you feel obligated.

Here are some great examples of Groom's Cakes.  They look so real and amazing!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wedding Spotlight

Simona & Jake
The Blackstone Hotel
May 30, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Josh & Robin's Baby Shower May 28th, 2010

The Great part about being an event planner, is getting the opportunity to help plan and execute all sorts of events. I still remember the day these two got married, now check out their baby shower!  The venue of choice was the Spaghetti Warehouse - an old favorite of the families, with a great private room to accommodate all the guests. 

 Since we didn't know if it was a girl or a boy, we chose to incorporate both the baby blue and pink, with a bright yellow in the middle.  The primary theme of this shower was Winnie the Pooh, a fun and loving character that never goes out of style. 

 Working under a budget, the white linens were provided by family members, while the runners and linens from Covered Affairs added that extra touch of color!  Acting as centerpieces, all the characters from Winnie the Pooh cartoons lined the tables.

A hand-made diaper cake was created as the centerpiece on the gift table. 

The highlight of the night was this Winnie the Pooh cake provided by the Baking Institute.  And the best part.. it tasted amazing!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bridal Canvas, Picture Your Dream Wedding

Have Ideas? Have inspiration? Create your own Inspiration Board on the Bridal Canvas!

Bridal Canvas, Picture Your Dream Wedding

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Country Wedding

Here are a few of my favorite country first dance songs.

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