Jenny Yoo Bridal Show

Jenny Yoo Bridal Show

Jenny Yoo’s Bridal Runway Show – Chicago

Recently I had the opportunity to attend Jenny Yoo’s exclusive unveiling of the 2018 Bridal and Bridesmaids Collections. at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. I must say that I was blown away by the elegance and sophistication of her show. Right from the choice of venue and décor to her beautiful models, the evening was simply mesmerizing.

We started off in the ballroom with wine & champagne and hors d’oeuvres which gave everyone a chance to mingle and browse through her bridesmaid dresses on display.  There was bubbles and bites by the chefs at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, event decor by Art of the Imagination and musical styling by Figweddings. We also got to participate in a photo booth by Rick Aguilar’s studio.

Jenny Yoo Bridal Runway show Chicago.

Jenny Yoo Bridal Runway show Chicago.

Jenny Yoo’s Collections were feminine and refined and extremely elegant. Her flattering silhouettes of tulle, chiffon, and lace on the lovely models were almost ethereal.

Here is what Jenny Yoo has to say about her philosophy: “Our philosophy is to present the brides & bridesmaids with a variety of dresses, incorporating rich and luxurious silks & laces to create an elegant, feminine, and refined look. Attention to detail, cut, proportion, and workmanship ensures each dress the most feminine and flattering fit.

Our dresses are inspired by delicious array of colors, ranging from soft buttery yellows to rich deep berries. Bias cut, asymmetrical lines, and soft layers of sheer chiffon and lustrous silk charmeuse create a rich mixture of textures. These are some of the many fresh details our collection offers. We design for the discriminating bridesmaid who is looking for a dress that she can use not only for the bridal party, but again and again for any special occasion. Our goal is to give our client a beautiful quality dress that she can carry with her for years to come… ”

Jenny Yoo Bridal Runway show Chicago.

Jenny Yoo Bridal Runway show Chicago.

Please check out Jenny Yoo’s beautiful bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses at their Chicago showroom in River North. Their address is :

311 W. Superior Street
Suite 404
Chicago, IL 60654
312.642.2327 |

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My Charcoal Wedding Portraits

My Charcoal Wedding Portraits

 Hi I am Dana Swasko – Portrait Artist on Mishkalo.

“By creating portraits, be it a person or a home, I feel I am freezing moments in time around me, as though I am capturing the character of my time period in my own way.”

Working from my customer’s photos, I create a black and white custom charcoal portrait. I try to capture ever little detail I can, and for intimate wedding portraits, the facial expressions are everything. I love making these moments come to life in another medium. Recently, I have been incorporating graphite for smooth skin tones. Another technique that I really enjoy implementing is white ink.
I love bringing to life all my subjects, and getting to be involved in that special day through my art is something I look forward to!
Here is a peek into my current work in progress.
Wedding Portrait by artist Dana Swasko on Mishkalo.

Wedding Portrait by artist Dana Swasko

This portrait is very special to me because it is a photo from my Cousin Rachel’s wedding. It meant a lot when she approached me to draw a portrait of their joyous moment together. Rachel and Carlos are such a close couple, and their faces really capture the joy of the day.
Everything about their wedding was gorgeous, from her dress to her flowers to the spirit they brought being so happy together. By using the white ink to pop out the brightness of her flowers, dress and veil, I really think it reflects upon a bright and stunning moment in their lives.
I look forward to finishing it and giving it to them so they can always look back on their special day and this particular moment.
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Modern Luxury Event

Modern Luxury Event

 Evening with Modern Luxury


Modern Luxury Event attended by Mishkalo

Chitarra – Trio of Musicians

Can a trio of acoustic Guitar, Cello and Violin produce the sounds of a wedding band? Produced by Cagen Music of Chicago, ‘Chitarra’ – is an innovative kind of music with just three players who can play hip modern songs to traditional classical music.

Recently I had the pleasure of listening to such music at the Modern Luxury Wedding’s event. Modern Luxury is a resource guide to luxury weddings. The hosts, Editor-in-Chief Sarah Ryan and Group Publisher Amy Allen wanted to celebrate the Fall/Winter edition of their magazine. Held at the Conrad hotel, the Modern Luxury Weddings event showcased various luxury wedding reception ideas and inspiration.

Modern Luxury event attended by Mishkalo

Wedding Reception Inspiration

It started with a display by ‘Northern Event Décor’ while sipping Champagne and listening to some Awesome ‘Chitarra’ music.

We also got to sip some Rose at the Waldorf Astoria Rose station and participate in a wedding related Party Photo Booth amidst Northern Event Décor’s Terrace Stylings.

The Grand finale was going to the rooftop restaurant called ‘Noyane’ where we tasted a delicious wedding cake, sipped some specialty cocktails and enjoyed gorgeous city views. The luxury and relaxed ambiance of this event would make any bride want to have her wedding reception modeled after this.




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