Sunday may have dawned grey and gloomy but with the promise of champagne, beautiful tables, and even more beautiful bridal gowns, my thoughts were sunny and excited. The Afternoon of Bridal Luxury is an annual bridal walk around the shops near the Mag Mile here in Chicago that touches on bakeries, dresses, venues, tablescapes. You’re handed a map and a bag and a mimosa and sent on your way.
The walk included places like Kate Spade, Vera Wang, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse, and more. As you walked from shop to shop, you went inside and looked around. Some places had presentations, others gift bags, others yet had bakeries set up with tables inside full of samples (I ate so many macarons, I don’t think I’ll ever move again).
Upon leaving each boutique, you got a stamp on your map card. When you filled the card, you got to go to the Waldorf Astoria ballroom and pick up a swag bag filled with promos and other goodies from participating vendors.
I loved the day! Had so much fun running around town with one of my bridesmaids, learning lots and even finding a dress that made me swoon. So now I have some fuel for when I go actual dress shopping.
Enjoy a few more snaps from the day below!