2014 Spring/Summer Issue of Chicago Bride Magazine Presents Top Local Wedding Venues and Bridal Professionals for All Chicagoland Brides

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Magazine also announces new venue for 15th Annual Bridal Expo in October.

The spring/summer 2014 issue of Chicago Bride magazine is now available online (http://www.chicagobridemagazine.com) and provides content that helps all Chicagoland brides with their essential wedding planning needs. The print edition will be out in May.

The issue showcases 99 great reception venue options, ranging from traditional ballroom and banquet spaces to more unconventional, trending location sites such as barns and raw room event space. In addition, the issue contains information for more than 100 vendors, including catering, limousines, entertainment, photographers/videographers, tent companies, health & fitness, custom tailors and registries.

"We are hopeful that all future brides in Chicagoland will find this issue to be an invaluable, 'go to' resource when it comes to planning that perfect wedding day," said Cathy Demetropoulos, Chicago Bride editor. "It is our mission to make the busy and hectic wedding planning process less stressful and thus more enjoyable. I believe having all of these vital needs at a bride's fingertips will help make this a reality."

The issue also spotlights two top Chicago-based wedding gown designers: Project Runway's Katelyn Pankoke and West Loop boutique owner and jewelry designer Victoria Sdoukous. Pankoke's designs were shot at the Cuneo Mansion & Gardens in Vernon Hills, while Sdoukos' designs were used in the magazine's new and exclusive lakefront and downtown Chicago photo shoots.

"With our continued emphasis on the many extraordinarily talented individuals and companies in Chicago's bustling wedding industry, we look to provide unique insights for those brides looking to make one of the biggest days of their lives a little more special and magical," added Demetropoulos.

"Real Weddings," an extremely popular staple in the magazine, features weddings from local and nationally-known couples with Chicago connections. In this issue readers will find exclusive photos and details from the weddings of Patricia Kara, a TV spokesmodel and game show assistant, Annie Diamantidis, a luxury handbag designer and Jennifer Lane Pearlman, a PR maven.

The magazine also announced that its annual bridal expo, formerly known as the Navy Pier Bridal Fashion Show & Expo, will have a new name and venue in 2014. The 15th annual Chicago Bride’s Bridal Fashion Show & Expo will take place Sunday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the grand ballrooms of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Each bride will have the opportunity for a unique, hands-on experience in preparation for their big day. More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand, seminars, and a runway bridal fashion show will take place that afternoon. Admission is free with pre-registration or $10 at the door.

Exhibitor booths start at $495, while sponsorships for the event start at $995. For information, email bridalshow(at)chicagobridemagazine(dot)com.

About Chicago Bride Magazine
Chicago Bride magazine debuted in 1995 as the one-stop, comprehensive planning resource for local brides throughout the Chicagoland area. For the past 15 years, the magazine has also sponsored the Navy Pier Bridal Fashion Show & Expo. In October, the event moves to a new venue: the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Chicago Bride magazine is published by Real Estate News Corporation. For more information, please visit http://www.chicagobridemagazine.com.

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