SOME T HING NEW Sage Advice Before Misse Daniel started Honey Bee Weddings (honeybeeweddings.com), she worked as an event planner at a nonprofit—but when she planned a wedding for a co-worker, she knew she had to make a business out of it. With a successful decade under her belt, Daniel offers her three top tips for engaged couples. –Rebecca Taras 1. Be a gracious host: ank your guests, make the seating arrangement comfortable and don’t expect your guests to trek across the city—provide transportation! 2. Weather cannot be controlled. Create an inclement-weather plan, hope for the best and implement as needed. 3. Brides and grooms are like rst-time homebuyers; many are not sure of their roles or mine. Work with your planner to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and that expectations are met or exceeded! Misse Daniel, planner and owner of Honey Bee Weddings, celebrates a decade in business. As a perfect wedding-world coupling, Montage Kapalua Bay on Maui partnered with high jeweler Harry Winston to offer couples the perfect proposal scene for popping the question. The resort’s romantic Cliff House is outfitted with rose petals, a private musician and Champagne— plus a Harry Winston ring box ready to be filled with the ring of choice. The newly betrothed couple is then whisked via helicopter to the nearby Harry Winston boutique on Oahu for a private consultation to handpick the rings from an unparalleled selection. The package includes a spa experience and photography session to ensure no detail is forgotten on the special day. As more brides wish to select their own ring, this is one proposal sure to warrant an “I do.” Package $20,000, includes a three-night stay; engagement ring and bridal jewelry available for purchase at additional cost; montagehotels.com/kapaluabay; harrywinston.com –Phebe Wahl MATCH MADE IN H E AVE N 156 MODERN LUXURY WEDDINGS CHICAGO PULP & INK PHOTO BY KATIE AND JOHN CHILDS; MISSE DANIEL PHOTO BY TUAN B & CO; PHOTOS COURTESY OF HARRY WINSTON AND MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY Colin Falco of Pulp & Ink created this pink ombre invitation suite (price upon request) for an elegant beach wedding in the Bahamas. “People enjoy being in an area that feels creative and urban,” says Colin Falco, founder of top Chicago stationer Pulp & Ink , of his new River North location. And the inspiration is flowing: The bright and airy office allows Falco—who had a retail location in Old Town for 15 years—to focus on appointment-based, fully custom work. Falco prefers to customize an invitation from a small inspiration point, such as a swatch of fabric or a light fixture from the wedding venue, and subtly incorporate these elements. From letterpressed engraving to silk screens to quill printing, as well as using a variety of unusual materials like glass, mirrors and cork, Pulp & Ink is willing to try anything—and execute it beautifully. Falco has even launched a custom welcome-bag arm of his business, Haversack. He adds, “It’s always fun doing something for the first time and figuring out if we can do it.” 311 W. Superior St., pulpandink.com –GO OPEN INVITATION From top: Montage Kapalua Bay makes for a picturesque spot to propose; diamond Belle engagement ring and band set in platinum, price upon request, Harry Winston.