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News, select press features, wedding and event planning tips, and more!


We’re Hiring!

The Estate is Hiring! We would love to have you on our team; please send your resume to michelle@durpettievents.com Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Description: In search of a responsible Executive Assistant to support our senior managing partners in a timely and...

Red Carpet Moments That Have Future Brides Swooning

Looks From The Red Carpet That Brides-To-Be Are Loving! Red carpets have always been home to some of the greatest show-stopping fashion trends! This red carpet season has been embracing the beauty of the bride, with some gorgeous gowns that are catching the attention...

Bride To Be Checklist

Bride To-Do’s Before The Big Day! He finally asked! And now you’re a bride to be. What’s next? We have created a go-to checklist for all you newly engaged brides so you don’t get overwhelmed with the process of planning your wedding! { Call Your Family } ...

Engagement Season Tips, Trends, and No-No’s

Photography: Collin Pierson Engagement Season 2017 It’s our favorite time of the year… engagement season! Did you know that the engagement rings started with the Ancient Egyptians? They believed there was a vein that connected straight from the ring finger to the...

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018

Ultra-Violet Takes The Lead Pantone has finally released their color of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! As Pantone says “Ultra Violet is a blue based purple that is enigmatic and complex, and suggests the mysteries of the...

Things To Do In Chicago During The Holidays

Chicago Holiday Events List Chicago is a beautiful city year-round and the holiday season makes it shine just a bit more! There are an abundance of things to do and see during the most wonderful time of year, we’ve picked a few favorites, check them out below! {...

Toy Collection In Rosemont, Toys For Tots 2017

Tis’ the season for love and joy, caring and sharing; with that in mind, our sister company, Gene and Georgetti Rosemont, is excited to be a collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots.  We encourage you to support this wonderful organization that helps...

A Gold Touch, Wedding #TBT

As we celebrate with new couples, we can’t help but also remember all of those who have joined us and chosen The Estate as their wedding reception venue. We hope you’ll enjoy our series of “Throw Back Thursday” blog posts featuring past...

Fall Decor To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas ‘Tis the season for holiday events – so we pulled together a harvest of Fall inspired tablescapes and decor for some holiday dining ideas! { 1. Elegant }  Add white flowers and enchanting decor, like branches, to a tablescape...
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