At the core of my philosophy, developed over more than 25 years in event management, is my belief that a well-orchestrated event is the result of a focused and creative vision, combined with extensive pre-planning and careful attention to detail in a collaborative environment.  Events should flow smoothly, and feel effortless – with every need anticipated so that guests are at ease – and delighted. I work closely with my clients to create an experience where they can be guests at their own event.


In addition to my many years of experience as a private event consultant, my training includes 12 years with elite Chicago hotels. I have extensive experience managing events with many moving parts and a myriad of details, and am equally comfortable coordinating off-premise and hotel-based venues. I have the depth of experience to make the decisions that need to be made to keep things moving, and, importantly, know when to ask questions of my client. My work has been featured in the magnificent Inside Weddings, Modern Luxury Brides magazine, Vera Wang Unveiled, Carats & Cake, Crain’s Small Business, and more. In addition, I am a member of the Inside Weddings Editors Circle, The Knot Wed 100 most inspiring people in the wedding industry, and the Modern Luxury Brides Luxe List.


My work style is collaborative and open. I have built strong relationships with top industry professionals in the Chicago area over many years, and work closely with them during the event planning process, leading and inspiring them to do their very best.  Guided by your wishes and my expertise, I am dedicated to making your event come to life!

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