Saturday, July 31, 2010

Suggestion Saturday: Yelp Summerfest Chicago

Check out Yelp's Summerfest Chicago next Friday for a taste (and sip) of what Chicago has to offer!

What: Yelp Summerfest Chicago 2010

When: Friday, August 6th 8:00-10:00 pm

Where: Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N Knox Ave)

Who: Anyone in the Yelp community, though with tons of brews to try, we think this is a 21+ kind of event

Why: Who doesn't love to try new things? Summerfest is a free event where you can try tons of brews and food from your favorite Chicago vendors and from new ones you haven't heard of before.  For more info, check out the official page here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Eye Candy!

How gorgeous is this bride and her maids?  Simply stunning!  I can't help, but smile when I see their coordinated (but different) bridesmaid dresses!  And this is just the begining of a very charming wedding. Check out the rest of their wedding pictures here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rockit with Project Rescue Chicago

Tonight we invite you to come out and support Project Rescue Chicago at Rockit in Wrigleyville! Project Rescue is an all-breed dog rescue based in Lincoln Park.  Alison, one of our planners, volunteers with them as a dog walker and event planner.  Tonight, PRC is hosting their most recent event at Rockit.

$20 gets you in the door and includes:
*$10 donation to PRC
*Wine and snacks
*Entry into the raffle

Bring your friends, family, coworkers, and well-behaved dogs!  The event begins at 6:30.  For more information, check out the PRC website.  When you support PRC, you support their mission:

We believe all dogs, no matter their breed or background, deserve the chance to live as pets. At PRC, we have made it our mission to prepare our rescue dogs for this opportunity through socialization with dogs and people, an introduction to good manners and basic obedience, and proper vet care. In addition, we feel it is just as important to empower our adopters with the tools necessary to continue what we have begun and strive to remain a resource to them for years to come!

And you support dogs like Joe (pictured above), who was shot because he wandered into the wrong yard.  Rest assured, Joe is in good hands now!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WhiteXchange Chicago

Where is your wedding gown right now? In a box? In a bag? In a closet? Under a bed? At your parents' house? In the attic? Wherever it is, I doubt it's in a place worthy of all the joy and happiness that you felt when you slipped it on for the first time and looked in the mirror and gasped quietly to your BFF, "this is the one!"

You know the feeling I'm talking about; that pure ecstacy of finding the most important outfit of your life. So why did you pack it up and push it to the back of a closet? That feeling felt so amazing, you want to share it with the world. Well, now you can. gives you not one, but TWO, easy ways to sell your gently used wedding gown.

For those of you looking for the perfect gown, the one that will make you gasp and glow as you spin in front of a dressing room mirror, WhiteXchange has an extensive list of gorgeous designer gowns at a fraction of the retail price. Check out these beauties we found:

And there's hundreds more!  Check out their site today.  Or if you're in the Chicago area, you can go visit their flagship store at 222 W Huron!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our 2nd Give-Away

The time has come for our second giveaway here at WGIC!  The process will not be unlike our first giveaway, but with a new prize.  We've posted before about Greener Landz, and their amazing Lovable Soy and Soy Re-Wine candles. 

The winner will receive:

1 Soy Wax Candle in a Recycled Glass container (scent, Hot Hawaiian Nights)
3 Soy Wax Tea Lights (scent, Pomegranate Fig Cedar)
3 Soy Wax Tea Lights (scent, Citrus Teakwood)
1 Honey House Naturals Bee Bar Lotion (scent, Lavender)

Details on how to enter and contest rules will be posted on Monday, August 2nd!

Chelsey and Her Man

Our newest bride's big day is almost here! WGIC is thrilled to be a part of Chelsey's and Patrick's big day on August 14th.  And we wanted to welcome them to the We've Got It! Chicago family. 

Stay tuned for the Event Recap and pictures!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Event Recap - Windy City's 1st Annual All-SEC Golf Scramble

As the Event Chair of the Windy City Gator Club, I had the great pleasure of putting together the 1st Annual All-SEC Golf Scramble which took place about a month ago.  And it was a huge success!  So here's the recap:

We had ALMOST every school represented (only one missing was Arkasas) on the big day which made for some great trash talking.  One of our amazing sponsors, Gnome Frenzy, provided us with a little guy from each SEC school that we were able to gave away to 11 lucky winners (sans Arkansas).  We also had a ton of other raffle prizes and give-aways from our gracious donors and sponsors.

Each player received 18 holes of golf and lunch (Backyard BBQ), along with two raffle tickets, a t-shirt, 2 drink tickets (good for two Sapporos, thanks Pat) and a goody bag with the cost of registration

The weather, well let's just say it couldn't have been any better. The morning started off quite early for the planners/organizers and around 5:00am the sky unleashed a mini hurricane on the city of Chicago!  By the time we got out to Tamarack in Naperville around 6:00am it had stopped raining, but was still pretty overcast.  At the shotgun start, 8:00am, it was blue skies and sunshine; and remained that way until all the players came in for lunch and awards!

There's plenty we can improve on next year, but I consider the inaugural event one for the record books! If you're an alumnus of any of the SEC Schools, or if you just really like to golf, we hope you join us for our 2nd Annual All-SEC Golf Scramble - (keep checking back as the date is still TBD).

Enjoy the photos, and Go Gators!!

        The Chicago Rush brought out their Dancers                           The Georgia girls came out to play!

           These little guys all found a new homes                   Goody bags given to each golfer and non-golfer 

         Alabama celebrates a good shot                                          Tennessee showed up to win!
        Each golfer received a ticket for an event t-shirt                Non-golfers enjoyed a Bags Tournament

     Events Chair and President, WCGC                           Great representation from Auburn and Pat w/Sapporo

See more photos HERE

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Suggestion Saturday - Foosie Design

As many of you know, WGIC has partnered with Erin over at Foosie Design to bring our customers her brilliant and adorable work.  We wanted to highlight Erin's work on our Suggestion Saturday AND announce a great summer deal!!

What: Paper products from designer, Erin Frano of Foosie Design.  WGIC carries ten (10) separate Wedding designs ("Maggie and Bradley" suite pictured above - like everything but the font, don't worry you can change that for FREE. Same goes for the colors, we can tailor them to your color scheme at NO CHARGE!!), each include the following products:
■Save the Date & Envelope (single, double-sided or post card)
■Return address labels
■Wedding Invitations & Envelope
■Reply Postcards (single or double-sided)
■Invitation Inserts (single or double-sided)
■Programs (assembled or unassembled)
■Menu Cards
■Place cards
■Table Numbers
■Personalized Stickers (for envelopes, welcome baskets, etc.)
■Thank You Cards & Envelopes (note cards or folded). 
 *PLEASE NOTE* these products do not come in a set. You can pick one, two or all from the list above, it's entirely up to you!
Why: Because ■Foosie Design Stationery is printed on FSC-certified papers containing 100% post consumer recycled fiber, that is manufactured entirely with 100% certified renewable energy, made carbon neutral, and processed chlorine free. ■Foosie Design Stationery is printed with an energy star efficient digital printer, using recycled toner cartridges. ■Any off-cut paper left behind after a print run is re-used as scrap paper, made into informal note cards, or recycled. ■Rather than having a scheduled FedEx pick-up, Foosie Design makes daily runs via bike to the local FedEx hub to minimize the amount of fuel waste produced during the shipping process. ■And because they are unique, affordable, and fun. I love when all paper products for a wedding match (not only invites, but tables numbers, place cards, thank you notes, programs, menu cards, etc.).  It just makes the event look more put together and classic.
When: WGIC carries both the Wedding line and the Baby line. Erin has also graciously offered to customize a wedding invite and transform it into a shower or bachelorette invite (or really any event that needs an invitation will do!). So any time is a good time for a Foosie Design!
Who: This one is easy, ANYONE!
Where: Foosie Design Headquarters (Erin Frano!) are located in Oregon and brought to you locally by WGIC. Call or email us today to set up an appointment to see (and touch) all 10 Wedding Suites and/or the Baby Collection.

Summer Deal: We're ready to turn up the heat Chicago, and offer you 20% off what Foosie calls 'Event Decor.'  That means everything but the Wedding Invites!! Act fast, because as you natives know, summer in Chicago doesn't last long.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Taste of Lincoln

The Summer Festival Season continues!! 
This week's event: The Taste of Lincoln Avenue

One of the city's largest and most popular summer celebrations, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue will be celebrating its 27th year in 2010.

Taste of Lincoln Avenue began as a small neighborhood fundraiser and has grown to become the second largest street festival in the region. The event features 350 vendors and more than 40 music acts on five stages. Every music genre is represented: from blues and country to rock and folk. There's also a one-block kids' area with entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo and much more!

Music highlights include the Freddy Jones Band, Journey Unauthorized, Otis Clay, Soul Asylum and Harper.

July 24 : 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

July 25 : 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Price: $7-$10 donation

For More Information and a Schedule of Events (including a listing of all musical acts on all stages) Click Here

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Suggestion Saturday - JoAnn Fabrics

This may seem odd for a Suggestion Saturday, but the possibilities are endless for what can be created with supplies from JoAnns!

What: Craft store with supplies ranging from thread and sewing machines to fake flowers, paint and scrapbooking materials.
Where: Closest one to us is in Riverfront Plaza, 2639 N Elston (just north of the Damen/Fullerton intersection).  But check here for the one closest to you.
When: I find stuff at JoAnn's for every single event. Sometimes it's something very small, and other times the entire event comes together with materials I've purchased from this store! Try making a 'Build Your Own Garden' kit for a kid's party, or letter favors to personalize your gifts, or even making your own invitations.  Ribbon dresses up any annoucement, put together a gift basket for friends coming in town, or for your upcoming wedding.
Why: Because it's always fun to be creative - and you never know what great idea you can come up with...and they always have sales!
Who: All Agesa