Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fresh, Fishy Fun for the Little Ones

Finding new ways to throw interesting, fun for all ages, kids parties can sometimes be a challenge.  Explore Chicago had some great suggestions for kid-friendly restaurants today that got us very excited (check them all out HERE)! 

Our favorite is SUSHISAMBA rio (504 n. wells), a sustainable, organic restaurant boasting a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design.

Now you may be thinking 'sushi, my kids, NO WAY!' But SUSHISAMBA rio has taken kids parties to a whole new level...AND they also have a back up plan - The “Samba Slider” (burger) with sweet potato fries!

Kid-friendly drink options include fruity “mocktails” like the Watermelon Mojo (watermelon, lime and guava juice) and a Berry Fizz (raspberry, blackberry, lime juice and a splash of soda). Mochi (a traditional Japanese ice cream treat) are available both for adults and kids. Check out the full menu HERE.

Private rooms available with capacities ranging from 25 to 250 people (seated).  Party options include an origami workshop and a capoeira (Brazilian martial art/dance) lesson.


For more info check out their website SUSHISAMBA rio

Happy 2012!

We here at WGIC hope the first month of your new year has been super positive and successful.  To all those getting married in 2012 (special shout out to Jen and Pete :D), congratulations!  To everyone else with events planned in this year of the Dragon, Happy Planning.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ombre Cakes

One trend I'm loving right now (and really have for a while now) is using many shades of one color, or ombré. While still picking two or three main colors for your wedding or event, try singling out one of those hues and varying the saturation.  Purple is a really great color to try this with, as is green. Below are some pictures of cakes that have incorporated this design technique, just fantastic!!

This was the inspiration cake for this post, sort of! I saw a larger version
(4 tiers by []) in the Spring 2011 'The Knot' Mag. The one
pictured above is [Maggie Austin].

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! [pretty little wedding things]

 Try using textures with your hues. This adds a dramatic elegance.
[Martha Stewart Weddings] If you're adventurous, click source link
for the recipe!

This is one of my favorites. Simple, yet fabulous!
[Madly Stylish Events]

Love the apple! Shapes can also contribute and
help tie in a fabulous theme [Half Baked, Miso Bakes]

[pretty little wedding things]
If you're really creative, you can even
ombré the inside! [Style Me Pretty]

Try the ombré trend for BM dresses or even florals!  What color do you think this technique would look best in?  

What's Happening, Chicago (August 16)
1. Free Movie Tuesday, Sixteen Candles @ 7pm
2. Museum of Contemporary Art Farmers Market, Tuesdays 7am-3pm

Monday, August 15, 2011


It only takes 0.1 seconds...are you ready?

WGIC is proud to be donating decor, including gorgeous florals from Chicago Flower Company, to the upcoming FLASH event, hosted by Dr. Steven H. Dayan.  Ticket proceeds benefit the Enhance Foundation

Learn revolutionary ways to feel your best whenever the camera flashes. With exclusive insight from artist, surgeon and professor Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS, discover ways to create a powerful first impression that teases the subconscious mind

An event of beauty and luxury you won’t want to miss!

August 18th, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Elysian hotel 11 E Walton

For more information on the event and Dr. Dayan, to purchase tickets or for a list of what your $25 donation includes, CLICK HERE (or you can always email us, we will gladly direct you where to go!).  For the official invite, CLICK HERE

Hope to see you all there,