Keep “Cool” On the Big Day

May 19, 2016 | Comments 0


It doesn’t get much “cooler” than getting married, right? You dreamed of this day since you were seven. And do you know what else seven-year-olds dream about all the time? Ice Cream! And lucky for you and all of your guests, ice cream at the wedding is trending, and it’s so on trend. We don’t expect this theme to “melt” away anytime soon. Whether you are thinking ice cream truck or a sundae station this is one trend we can def get behind and get in line! And don’t worry about making a mess, Mojuba has you covered.

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Mojuba Wedding
life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

ice cream station- Ruth Eileen Photography / ice cream truck- Kara’s Party Ideas / ice cream cart- ShellDeMar / ice cream tray- Colin Cowie Weddings / flower ice cream – Vintage Piken

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Build Your Love…with Legos!

May 18, 2016 | Comments 0


We here at Mojuba were happy excited beyond belief when Legos made their way back up the popularity poll. Those tiny little yellow heads are just the cutest things (besides puppies, puppies always win). And we became even more excited when Legos came over into our world, the wedding world. With so many different Lego characters, shapes and colors, there is no shortage of how to incorporate these lil guys into the big day. And there is a good chance you will score some bonus points with the kids and the groom, they might just consider you the coolest bride ever.

So break out the old childhood toys and get to building! Legos and wedding decor– they fit together.

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Mojuba Wedding
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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

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Talk Derby to Me

May 06, 2016 | Comments 0


Fancy dresses, fun cocktails and THE best accessories. No, we aren’t talking weddings…it’s derby time! Some people go for the racing, but for us at Mojuba, we go for it all (and the mint juleps). We say when looking for the perfect derby hat nothing is off limits. We like to think of it in wedding terms, “It’s your day, so whatever you want”! Check out some of our fav derby hats below. *All hats pair perfectly with a mint julep.

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You don’t need to be at the derby to party like it! So grab your besties and the biggest hat you can find! We’ve found the perfect drinks to serve up, make one or both! We “bet” these will have you off to the races. Cheers!

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Mojuba Wedding

life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding.  After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all.  Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com
Jackie James

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classic mint julep / blackberry mint julep

 

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Chicago

May 04, 2016 | Comments 0


Cinco de Mayo is approaching and everyone is looking for deals to celebrate! Here is a list of some of our favorite Cinco de Mayo deals around Chicago, and a little bit of history that you can impress your friends with…hopefully! *We can guarantee they will be happy with a margarita!

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                         Battle of Puebla

So before we dive into the margs and tacos, you need to know why we celebrate Cinco De Mayo. It’s the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over France in The Battle of Pueblo on May 5th, 1862. This battle was significant in that the 4,000 Mexican soldiers were greatly outnumbered by the French army of 8,000, who had not been defeated for almost 50 years. 462 French soldiers died in combat while only 83 Mexican soldiers died in the battle. It’s celebration is regional in Mexico, primarily in Puebla, where the holiday is celebrated as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). And it is -widely- celebrated in the United States yearly, as Cinco de Mayo.

 

Now let’s get to those Cinco de Mayo deals!!!!

Big Star (1531 N. Damen) – FREE breakfast tacos from 9am-11am on Cinco de Mayo at their walk-up window!

Del Toro (2133 S. Halsted St.) – Pepino Margarita -a traditional margarita topped with a slice of cucumber and jalapeno with a chile pequin lined rim for $8.

Carnivale (702 W. Fulton St.) – Mariachi bands, taco station with $2.50 tacos, a cigar roller, and $8 margaritas!

Best Intentions (3281 W. Armitage Ave.) – Horchata Margarita $8.

Takito Kitchen (2013 W. Division St.) – Pineapple Serrano Margarita $11

Nana (3267 S. Halsted St.) – Enjoy a four course Mexican dinner with pairings for $35 per person.

Mercadito (108 W. Kinzie St.) – Learn how to cook (plus you get to eat your creation) with their five course meal paired with five different beverages for $60 a person. Or enjoy a traditional margarita for $12.50.

Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar (960 W. 31st St.) – Spicy Margarita $10.

Lottie’s Pub (1925 N. Cortland St.) – Start at the “trolley headquarters’ to enjoy $3.50 Dos Equis and tacos. And take the free trolley they offer to Frontier (1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and The Pony Inn (1638 W. Belmont Ave.) for the same deals.

Tavern on Little Fort (4128 N. Lincoln Ave.) – $6 Margaritas and Mexican Mules, $5 Dos Equis tallboys, and $2 tacos.

Antique Taco (1360 N. Milwaukee Ave.) – Rosemary Margarita made with traditional ingredients plus rosemary simple syrup and topped with a sprig of rosemary for $16 pint / $30 quart.

Frontera Grill (445 N. Clark St.) – Golden Margarita made with Riazul anejo tequila, Grand Marnier, Pineau des Charentes and GOLD FLAKES -$35.

 

Don’t live in the Chicago area or you have a date with your sweatpants and the couch? Make this Spicy Jalapeno Grapefruit Margarita or a Blood Orange Margarita. They taste as good as they look!

 

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Mojuba Wedding
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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

 

 

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Fab Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Apr 27, 2016 | Comments 0


We know that you want to give your mom the best gift this Mother’s Day! So why don’t you give her the gift that keeps on giving…a Mojuba kit!

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OR

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Yes, you may think that the Mojuba kit is meant for the bride on her wedding day but we know the kits are used way past the happily ever afters. We have sold tons-o-bags to women who are not getting married.They use them as their travel kit to keep at work, their everyday go to bag, and don’t forget date night!  It’s multi-function…think outside of the box ladies and gentlemen, it’s not just for weddings! The Mojuba kits are stuffed with must have products to touch up your pretty little face any time of day or night.  It not only saves the day on the big day but it can also be your mom’s BFF! With Mother’s Day right around the corner show her some love <3

She can take this fabulous kit with her when she travels for work, on vacation or to the gym! It’s so easy, everything is one place. Don’t you want to make things easier for Mom?!

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Black Wedding Survival Kit $94 (with product shown above with Ivory bag)

 

 Or she can just toss this cute and stylish mini kit in her purse stuffed with high end products to use everyday!

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Mini White Emergency Kit $42 (with product shown above)

All mini bags are hand made in the USA with felt flowers and a button or pearl…OBSESSED!

You can always add your mom’s favorite products to our mini bags to customize. It’s also perfect for a cosmetic bag.

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Mini Brown Bag $23 (with no product)

  Make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day and every day with a fab Mojuba bag! #bestmothersdaygiftever

Mojuba Wedding
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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

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Let Your Light Shine

Apr 26, 2016 | Comments 0


When you’re getting ready, and you catch yourself looking good, you HAVE to snap that selfie. You know the best selfie requires the perfect lighting, right? Well the same goes at the wedding. The perfect lighting sets the mood, ties in your theme, and creates a romantic and intimate setting. And if it just so happens to make all your insta pics flawless, we know you won’t be mad.

We find that when discussing decor, the mention of lighting is hardly ever a major topic. But move over 2015 wedding trends because it’s 2016 and wedding lighting has “lit up”.

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Studio Impressions

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Carmen and Ingo Photography

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Kinard Photography

Worried about that lighting showing off your shine since you have been dancing all night? Spilled a bit of wine on the dress and wish it was darker so no one could see? Have your lighting and peace of mind…our Mojuba Wedding day emergency kits are full of amazing products and you won’t even need a filter!

#nofilter #flawless

Mojuba Wedding
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Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

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Celebrate Earth Day w/ an Eco-Friendly Wedding!

Apr 22, 2016 | Comments 0


It’s Earth Day! To celebrate this pretty darn amazing planet we get to call home (as opposed to say, Venus with its sulfuric acid and such – perhaps that’s why all us chicks peaced outta there and relocated to Mother Earth), I thought it would be the perf time to share some tips for throwing yourself a green wedding. The best part about these simple to use eco-conscious ideas is that you don’t have to be a hippy-dippy type or have a green thumb to pull off a green wedding. It’s all about your choices, whether you’re going for that all natural boho-chic style or you prefer your wedding served on a more elegant and formal platter. So in the spirit of all things Earthy, here are some of my fabulously green wedding faves:

  • Email invites for weddings are a big no-no, but you can still make an eco-friendly invitation choice by going with Botanical Paper Works seed paper, which is a special paper embedded with seeds and super cute! And after the wedding you can tell your guest to just plant in some soil, give plenty of sun and water, and watch colorful wildflowers grow! So cool!

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  • Choose organic fabrics such as silks, cotton or linen for your entire wedding party’s attire. You can even find eco-friendly vegan wedding shoes that are super cute for some green tootsies.

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  • Have you noticed that rustic weddings are all the rage, and the burlap has become the it-fabric of this charming outdoorsy trend? Well look at you, already using an eco-friendly fabric in your decor! Fancy it up with some eco-friendly lace or use twine for a more down-home country feel.

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  • Cut flowers may be the bees knees when it comes to weddings, but if you want to show the Earth a bit more love, go with an eco-friendly option like succulents that will also have themselves a happily ever after post-wedding day. Another eco-friendly choice is to choose potted blooms, plants or topiaries as centerpieces. This way, you can take them home and replant them after the wedding.

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  • Did you realize that your Mojuba Bag is eco-friendly?  You can use the Mojuba bags over and over, as makeup bags to throw in your purse for future occasions or use your larger Mojuba Bag as a fab toiletry bag for your honeymoon or other adventures!

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These options are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to green wedding choices…an iceberg that will melt away if we don’t start doing our part to help our home! Will you be tying the eco-friendly knot soon? Share your top green picks in the comments below!

 

 

Mojuba Wedding
life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding.  After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all.  Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

 

Photo Credits: Invitations; Shoes; Burlap; Succulents; Topiaries; Mojuba Bag

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Chip + Joanna Gaines’ Premium Paint Collection, Magnolia Home

Apr 19, 2016 | Comments 0


Our favorite renovation couple Chip + Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper have their very own premium line of paint called Magnolia Home.

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Joanna and Chip worked with KILZ to give you their very own collection in 25 colors.

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Magnolia Home, the premium interior paint also comes in Matte, Eggshell and Satin finishes for any kind of design.

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They even have cabinetry and furniture paint!!! Can Chip and Joanna be any more amazing?! :)

So what are you waiting for… get your own can (or all 25 colors) of Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines today!

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Mojuba Wedding
life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding.  After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all.  Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

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Everything’s Coming up… Succulents

Apr 13, 2016 | Comments 0


We love flowers just as much as the next girl…send away! But when it comes to our current crush on succulents, they could give a fresh dozen roses quite a run.  Maybe it’s the fact that some of these cute little guys can fit in the palm of your hand or that they require way less TLC…either way we can’t get enough!

From centerpeices to the wedding bouquet there is no shortage as to how you can incorporate succulents into your wedding day. Still a huge fan of roses, peonies and hydrangeas? Succulents pair perfectly with wedding flowers. They add a whole new level of floral design and create a stunning texture to any bouquet or centerpeice. Take a look at some of our fav ways to style succulents for inspiration and get to pinning!

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life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding. After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all. Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

alter- Amy & Jordan Photography / wedding bouquet- Wedding Chicks / wedding cake- Leila Brewster Photography / centerpiece- Brandon Kidd  / boutonniere- One Love Photo / headpiece- katie Lamb

 

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Season Finale of Fixer Upper on Tuesday!

Mar 28, 2016 | Comments 0


Don’t miss the unforgettable season finale episode of Fixer Upper on HGTV Tuesday, March 29th at 9/8 CT.

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And don’t forget to [pre order] your copy of Chip + Joanna Gaines first book, The Magnolia Story!

#shiplappers #themagnoliastory #HGTV #fixerupper #seasonfinale

Mojuba Wedding
life happens. be prepared.

Meet Jackie, founder and creator of Mojuba Wedding.  After 20 years in the wedding business she has seen it all.  Have any questions for our expert? Send an email to jackie@mojuba.com

Jackie James

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