Jim Verraros & Bill Brennan

So Much to Do...So Little Time Left!

22 Days Left and Counting!!!

Yikes! Time flies by, doesn't it? I cannot believe there are only 22 days left until the happiest day of our lives. Someone told us the other day that this is the biggest event that will ever take place in our life, and to be honest, I had never really thought of it that way, but it's so true when you think about it. It's the first day of our new lives together, and with that comes some serious conversations and decisions. Most people would be a little put off by this, but I could not be...

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So Many Details-Oh My

-Bill (Saturday Morning)  by Bill Brennan It is so hard to believe all the details that go into a wedding.  You would think I would know as the President of Bridal Expo Chicago and Bridal Expo Milwaukee.   But when you are actually on the other end of things and actually planning your own wedding you suddenly realize how much there really is to do!   Thankfully, I have a great partner in Jim who has been on top of so much and has seamlessly orchestrated so many...

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The Countdown is now 43 Days!

What a crazy week this week has been! Finally, we were able to secure our engagement photo shoot with Angela Swan yesterday. It wasn't easy getting to Montrose Beach off of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago because of a huge Cubs Game, but we made it and had an absolute blast. Angela had brought an apprentice photographer with her named Troy who went to school at the University of Illinois who did an excellent job capturing different angles and view points that Angela wasn't capturing, so it was...

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50 Days Left! WOWIEE!

The invitations have been sent out, and the response cards are coming back! This is really the exciting part for me; to see who will be supporting us both on this momentous occasion. It's like getting Christmas cards every day in the mail! I just got together our song list to be played/performed with our orchestra and emailed that off to Stu Hirsh today, so hopefully we'll be able to tighten things up. I also spoke with Jennifer Silk, one of the most talented strings player in Chicago, and...

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Music Selections...

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I spent my Saturday morning with an enjoyable 3 mile walk with Billy, and had some breakfast. I then felt inspired to listen to some classical music for the processional, recessional and exit. I can't even tell you how much I felt when listening to some of these pieces. They literally brought tears to both of us that it was so earth shattering to listen to. So many gorgeous compositions and arrangements that it made it so hard to choose. But, we...

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59 Days Until The Wedding!

I cannot believe how fast time is going. All of the planning, all of the time and energy spent has been such an experience. You never truly know what it's like to actually plan a wedding until you're planning a wedding. What was most difficult for me was reading through the countless bridal magazines and making decisions on what I thought would look best on our bridal party; especially since they're the ones that are wearing the gowns, so you want them to be as comfortable as possible....

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