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Lead Planner - Chicago, IL


“Love the Life You Live. Live the Life You Love." - Bob Marley

I have picked the theme, planned, budgeted and executed my parties since I can remember. (My event experience started when I had pigtails and my best friend was my American Girl Doll!) Fast forward . . . I obtained my Associates's Degree in Culinary Arts and my Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism. During that time, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, where I trained with top Pastry Chefs and managed an array of events.

My experience abroad has opened me to a world of possibilities, trends, and styles that I love keeping up with, and also love weaving into the design of our weddings and events.

I believe that the secret to an extraordinary event is hidden in the details. My goal is not to just simply meet your expectations but to exceed them! I understand how important your wedding is and I will treat your vision and planning with the utmost importance. I enjoy being able to take on the nitty-gritty details so that you and your family can sit back, enjoy and be a guest at your wedding.

When I am not making wedding dreams come true, I love catching up with old friends and spending time with my family. I also love traveling anywhere and everywhere. I've started to see the word and I can't seem to stop - wanting to see more of it and bring it back to you!