Entries by Chicago Wedding Blog

Music Requests

When it comes to planning your reception, everyone wants to give advice. We often find that family, friends, co-workers, and vendors are constantly telling our clients what to do and how to do it. At Music By Design, our philosophy regarding customer service is elementary, yet revolutionary; we actually listen to your needs and deliver […]

Life is Good Foundation

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of donating my time to the Geneva Jake’s Backyard Picnic benefiting the Life is Good Kids Foundation. The Life is Good Kids Foundation supports extraordinary charities that create a lasting positive impact on children facing unfair challenges, including the trauma of violence, poverty, and loss. The weather was […]

Ceremony Readings and Vows

Popular Passages Let some of these favorite ceremony readings inspire you while writing your wedding vows or customizing your ceremony with wedding readings. If you’re personalizing your wedding ceremony with meaningful readings, delve into the world of literature, poetry, quotes and lyrics for inspiration. Spend some time at the library reading works by your favorite […]

Wedding Dress Designers

Wedding Dress Designers You Need To Know The Island Fashionista – Tamara Catz Miosa Couture, Sacramento, CA, 916-443-1301, miosabride.com, $1,600-$10,000 The Green Pioneer –  Deborah Lindquist Deborah Lindquist, North Hollywood, CA, 818-762-7199, deborahlindquist.com, $935-$3,000 The Southern Belle – Suzanne Perron Suzanne Perron, New Orleans, LA, 504-899-6895, suzanneperron.com, $6,000 and up The Embellishment Artiste – Mariana […]

Wedding Reception Timelines

When it comes to planning the timeline of your reception, you may not be sure how to organize your timeline.  “This is my first wedding and I have no idea what to do.” We hear this time and time again. Please remember, hiring “high-end” wedding vendors will make your planning so much easier.  Music By […]

New Band Forms

Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones of the Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age and Led Zeppelin respectfully, have come together to form a new band called Them Crooked Vultures. Their debut concert is at Chicago’s Metro August 9th Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones Form Them Crooked Vultures, Schedule […]

Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa

The lyrics, “Ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa” was made famous by the Michael Jackson song “Wanna Be Starting Somehtin”. The story behind these syllables is very interesting. The syllables originated in the Cameroonian language Duala. Duala is spoken in Cameroon’s largest city Douala. The word Makossa is translated as “to […]

Over The Rainbow – IZ

Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole “Excuse me young man, what is the name of the song that you are playing?” I was asked this question this past weekend and seem to be asked every time I play “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole. It’s a great […]