Friday, February 06, 2009

New Website and Blog, all in one

I am SO EXCITED to announce today the release of the new Engaging Events by Ali Website! The blog has also been incorporated into the site so please go there for your one stop shop on Great Chicago Weddings!

Click here to see the new Engaging Events by Ali Website and Blog!!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ali Phillips Presents at Weddings with Wow in Indianapolis

On Wednesday, January 20th, I was asked to be the Speaker for ISES/ABC Weddings with Wow Luncheon in Indianapolis. I felt so welcomed by my host, Lee Johnson of Chair Covers. Inc. The luncheon was so gorgeous I really did say WOW! when I walked into the room. Different designers and florists designed tabletops which were so impressive. I did a presentation on the Top Weddings Trends for 2009, supported by many pictures of past events I have done. It was a lively discussion and people had some great questions following my presentation. Below are some pictures from that event. I have to remember next time to have someone snap a picture of me when I am presenting.

Lee Johnson of Chair Covers, Inc.
Gorgeous table done by Gene Huddleson at Details and Design

Here was a nice note about my presentation from Gloria Boyden, the Association of Bridal Consultants State Coordinator in Indiana.
"Today we had the joint ISES/ABC wedding Wow lunch and it was a Wow. Besides beautiful tables designed by planners, caterers and florists, we had a fabulous meal. Then the piece de resistance was the wonderful presentation by Ali Phillips. Her presentation was timely (some photos from Jan. 20), she was engaging and so enthusiastic, and had great command of her subject matter." Gloria Boyden.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Ali Phillips in Chicago Tribune

I was so excited to see the article I was interviewed for by Emilie Le Beau for the Chicago Tribune this past Sunday in their Smart Section! We had talked about the best things to have in an emergency kit for any mishaps on the wedding day.

Click Here to see the article.

Flower Monday

I LOVED the vibrant fall colors of Jenn and Kelly's wedding in September. I wanted to share the lovely flower details with you today!

Pictures by Michael Scarpelli.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Flower Monday

I LOVE these centerpieces from Sarah and Craig's Wedding at The Rookery Building this past August 31st, 2009! Very colorful and elegant with the blue and the pops of orange, green and purple. Her wedding cake was a classic white three-tiered wedding cake with blues and green flowers. When the bridesmaids arrived to the reception we placed their bouquets at the cake table to give it an added touch!

Thanks to Glen Abog for sending me these pictures!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ali Phillips Speaking today at ISES/ABC Weddings That Wow! in Indianapolis

I am in Indianapolis today to speak at the Weddings That Wow International Special Events Society and Association of Bridal Consultants luncheon. I will be sharing some GREAT Chicago weddings I have done and the new trends for weddings in 2009.

I look forward to sharing my insight with my fellow colleagues and thank Lee Johnson, Monika Richard and Dee Haddad for inviting me to speak today.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"Glamorous" Celebrity Bride

Fergie, who made Glamorous, well, "Glamorous", and Josh Duhamel tied the knot last Saturday. I LOVED their wedding invites which they handed out at the end of the night done by Lehr and Black, based out of Los Angeles.

But what I especially loved was the caricature they handed out to guests as they departed the wedding, some guests partying until 2am. What a FUN idea for a favor!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

White Chicago Offering 10% off Veils

Still looking for the perfect veil for your wedding day? White Chicago is offering 10% off veils in the month of January!

Located at 222 West Huron in Chicago, White Chicago offers wedding dresses at 30%-70% off retail costs by offering new, sample and once wed designer wedding gowns.

Call Ursula or Stacy today to set up an appointment, 312-397-1571.

Engage 09!

If you remember back in October, I attended the amazing Engage!08 The Encore in Orlando; a high-impact wedding symposium for the best of the best in the wedding industry. I am so excited that the women of Engaging Concepts have announced the date and website for their Engage!09, Something Blue, at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman from June 21st-June 24th. This will be a conference I would NOT miss and am so excited to see my old friends I made and meet new friends as well.

Featuring an A-List of wedding professional as speakers, attendees will be "engaged" for three amazing days of education, networking and well, FUN!

Check out the amazing website to read more about this incredible event.