MONIQUE LHUILLIER FALL 2019 COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 29TH TO DECEMBER 1ST

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce our next Trunk Show:

MONIQUE LHUILLIER FALL 2019 COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 29TH TO DECEMBER 1ST

Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost couture bridal and ready-to-wear brands. Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the company is today considered one of the leading fashion houses in terms of design, quality and innovation. Driven by a lifelong love for fashion and a natural inclination for bridal and evening gowns, Monique set out to present a collection of modern and fashion forward bridal gowns. Monique Lhuuillier’s signature silhouettes provoke femininity, allure and style that have made her renowned for capturing the essence of sophisticated luxury.

Call us at (312) 337-6300 or e-mail us at info@ultimatebride.com to book your appointment.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

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JENNA PACKHAM FALL 2019 COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 23RD – 26TH TRUNKSHOW

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce our next Trunk Show:

JENNY PACKHAM FALL 2019 COLLECTION: NOVEMBER 23RD – 26TH

Jenny Packham has been honored as bridal dress designer of the year 2007 at the Wrapit Industry Awards, in association with Conde Nast Brides and Wedgwood. Perceived as one of the authorities in bridal and evening wear glamour on an international level, Packham’s resolute and revolutionary vision has contributed to a redefinition of the bridal market. Jenny Packham states: “When you design for the red carpet, you design to make an entrance and get everyone’s attention. When you get married it’s the same.” A favorite among celebrities and socialites, Packham favors dramatic silhouettes and elegant details in her beloved designs.

Call us at (312) 337-6300 or e-mail us at info@ultimatebride.com to book your appointment.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM THE ULTIMATE BRIDE FAMILY

In honor of Thanksgivings Ultimate Bride will be closed for the holiday:

 

8 Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Thanksgiving

We have come to know Thanksgiving as an opportunity to express our gratitude and stuff ourselves with mashed potatoes, but the holiday’s history is a bit more involved than that. The story of Thanksgiving is one of spectacle, entrepreneurial spirit, and economic recovery—and of course, feasting.

A woman named Sarah Josepha Hale lobbied Congress for years to make Thanksgiving an official holiday.

If it wasn’t for this determined woman, Thanksgiving wouldn’t exist today. Hale’s allegiance to Thanksgiving began in 1827 and was based in national pride; she hoped to make it “permanently, an American custom and institution.” It wasn’t until 1863 that President Lincoln finally declared Thanksgiving a national holiday. Seeing as the President did this in throws of the Civil War, Thanksgiving is considered by some to be an attempt on behalf of the president to bring some peace back to the country.

Originally, Thanksgiving may not have been celebrated in November at all, but rather mid-October.

There isn’t clear historical information on the actual date of the first Thanksgiving. President Lincoln assigned the holiday to fall on the last Thursday in November, possibly to coincide with the date the Pilgrims first landed the Mayflower in New England.

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date of Thanksgiving to one week earlier.

The late President hoped that a lengthened holiday shopping season would increase spending and alleviate the crippling Depression. This resulted in two consecutive years of conflicting Thanksgiving Day celebrations, as some states refused to recognize the change.

By 1941, FDR gave in and signed a bill making the fourth Thursday in November the official date for Thanksgiving nationwide, regardless of whether it’s the last Thursday of the month or not. For years that November starts mid-week, like 2018 when November 1 was a Thursday, this means a holiday that falls much earlier in the month (November 22, to be precise.) So if you’re feeling like turkey day snuck up on you this year, now you know why.

The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924 featured live animals from the Central Park Zoo.

Though the parade stretched just two blocks, New York City went all out for what newspapers were calling “a marathon of mirth.” In addition to four bands, a large Santa float, and costumed Macy’s employees, also participating in the parade were bears, elephants, camels, and monkeys from the zoo.

Thanksgiving leftovers led to the first ever TV dinner.

The influential food corporation Swanson & Sons overestimated how much turkeywould be consumed on Thanksgiving and had to get creative with the 260 tons of leftover meat. Behold: prepackaged frozen meals.

The menu for the first Thanksgiving dinner in Plymouth—which took place in 1621—likely included lobster, seal, and swans.

No, turkey did not RSVP. The friendly feast between Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Native Americans lasted for three days, during which both parties contributed to the meal. Though there are few records of the actual menu, it is known that the Pilgrims hunted for local fowl (swans very much included) and the Wampanoag brought five deer.

There is a Canadian Thanksgiving, but it’s much different.

It’s celebrated in October and falls on a Monday. The celebration isn’t centered around Native Americans and Pilgrims, but shopping instead. Over the centuries, their holiday tradition has changed from crop festivals, to explorations, to battle victories, and finally a general opportunity to give thanks and express gratitude (not unlike the American celebration).

The British don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving, but they do celebrate “Brits-giving.”

Oh yes, it’s a real thing. The British increasingly embrace the American tradition to celebrate gratitude and national pride. But it wouldn’t be a true British tribute without their own unique take on the holiday. Hence, the origination of “Brits-giving.” Whatever they want to call the compassionate tradition, we’re happy to welcome them to our table.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

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SAVANNAH MILLER: NOVEMBER 15TH – 17TH TRUNKSHOW

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce our next Trunk Show:

SAVANNAH MILLER: NOVEMBER 15TH – 17TH

Savannah Elizabeth Louise Miller (born 30 December 1978) is a British-American fashion designer. After working with Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson, she created the label “Twenty8Twelve” with her sister, Sienna Miller. In October 2012 she launched her own collection, “Savannah”.

Call us at (312) 337-6300 or e-mail us at info@ultimatebride.com to book your appointment.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

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PETER LANGNER: NOVEMBER 1-3 TRUNKSHOW

Ultimate Bride is proud to announce our next Trunk Show:

PETER LANGNER: NOVEMBER 1-3

Peter Langner

Universally acknowledged as ambassador of Italian tailoring excellence in the world, Peter Langner creates gowns and evening dresses of timeless elegance yet avant-garde. His name is a synonym of prestige and incomparable class. Trendsetter in the bridal field, he combines innovative concepts with hand-made tradition, as only very few can do. From the world famous Chambre Syndicale in Paris directly to the grand maisons of Lacroix, Ungaro, Laroche and then onto Dior, Peter Langner, takes his amazing talent to Rome, where he has lived and created his own Casa di Alta Moda for the past twenty four years.

Call us at (312) 337-6300 or e-mail us at info@ultimatebride.com to book your appointment.

ULTIMATE BRIDE

Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of designer gowns with a full realm of services, enhanced by elegance, ambiance and courteous consultation. From conservative to trendy, traditional to contemporary, Ultimate Brides are sure to find the perfect dress for their wedding day.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been providing brides with a premier location, excellent service and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers. As the Ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care for our bride, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-services skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding classic brides with a fashion forward edge.

Check us out on Facebook OR Instagram.