Therese & Dan | Prairie Production

Photo Credit: Dean Thorsen
I don’t think I ever got to thank you personally for what an amazing job you did with our wedding.  We had such an amazing time and that is thanks in very large part because of you.  As soon as we dropped off all our stuff with you at the rehearsal dinner, we really didn’t worry about another thing.  We actually got to enjoy every bit of the wedding because we knew you were there taking care of everything and doing an amazing job of it.  One of my favorite memories of the day is right after the ceremony, when Therese and I got to head back to the little dressing room and you brought us drinks and the appetizers and we just got to spend some time alone together on our big day.  That was really special.  All of your suggestions for vendors and design were great.  We couldn’t have been happier with the Food and the Music.  We had so many compliments on both.  And thanks so much for introducing us to Nate.  He did such an amazing job with the ceremony.  Thanks so much for keeping us procrastinators on task throughout the planning too.  Honestly my mind reels at the thought of doing this whole process without your help.  You really did a phenomenal job and it was great to get to know you along the way.  Thank you so much.


candanceCandance & Justice | Chicago Illuminating Company

What can we say? Thank you wouldn’t be enough.  Our wedding was the best moment of both our lives, but it would have been nothing without you!  You understood our vision, and delivered it t us in a way that was even more beautiful than we could have imagined ourselves.  No matter how crazy our requests, you managed to find a way to make it happen.  You are fabulous, your team is amazing, and our wedding was… well…  RIDICULOUS!

natalieNatalia & David | Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Photo Credit: Tricia Koning
“Gratitude is the memory of the heart”- Jean Baptiste Massieu.  We are truly grateful for all of your help in creating our perfect wedding weekend.  We simply cannot thank you enough for everything that you did for us over the past year. We hope that this note helps you continue to do such wonderful work in the future.

We planned our wedding from out of town and with crazy work schedules as physicians. Lori was, from the very first meeting, up for our challenging schedules and time constraints. We did most of our work via email because this was most convenient for us. When we were in town, Lori was instrumental in organizing our time to create an efficient way for us to make the most out of our trip

Lori has worked on some very high-end weddings and we had a budget towards the lower-end of the spectrum in Chicago weddings. Lori was never was deterred by this. Early on, we established a budget together and outlined areas where we would save money and areas where we would splurge. She narrowed our list of vendors to ones that she trusted and ones within our budget. It gave us such peace of mind that she had worked with just about everyone in Chicago; we knew we could trust her recommendations. Chicago has thousands of vendors for every wedding need- we simply cannot imagine how we would have weeded through them all to get someone who we could trust and someone we could afford without Lori. We could not be happier with the vendors that she helped us select. The end result was absolutely beautiful- our guests thought that we had no budget on our wedding because of how wonderful everything looked!

We are happy to report that our wedding was truly a dream come true. Lori helped design and organize every aspect of the day. On our wedding day, we looked around at our reception and couldn’t believe that this was our wedding day- it was straight out of a wedding magazine! Everything was breathtakingly beautiful. Our entire wedding day was run so smoothly and stress-free. Lori gave us a weekend that we will always cherish.

ritzHartej & Vinny | The Ritz Hotel

Photo Credit: Andre LaCour
BAM!  You might think that we forgot about you, but that’s impossible!!!  We can’t thank you enough for all that you did for us…. From the day that we met with you, you were listening to what WE wanted – making sure the day “flowed” well and helping my dad walk back to his seat after his toast!  Top to bottom, you were ON it!  We couldn’t have done this without your help and feel lucky we had YOU helping us!!

maryMary Beth & Dave | The Allerton Hotel

Photo Credit: Monar Photography
I wasn’t kidding when I said that my favorite part of the wedding is the planner! Without you, I don’t think there would have been a wedding. I don’t have the words to tell you how grateful I am for everything you’ve done. You were the most amazing support I could ever have asked for. You made this day everything I always wanted. Thanks to you, my focus that day was on my marriage and not on the details. We will never forget what an amazing event you made possible.

billLindsey & Mike | Ravenswood Billboard Factory

Photo Credit: Monar Photography
Thanks for all your creativity and hard work. Everything was awesome!  The day exceeded our expectations.  The décor you designed was beautiful, your recommended vendors were amazing, you were totally professional, and we really enjoyed working with you.  We will absolutely be recommending LOLA to friends.  We seriously can’t express how much we appreciate you!
Lindsey and Mike

dddCaroline & Ryan | Oakbrook Hills Marriott Resort

A trusted friend and colleague sat me down and TOLD me to hire you. Looking back, I understand why.  It is not possible for mothers of the bride to know what unforeseen problems are in store for them.  That’s where LOLA shines. Most of us have seen the flustered mother, anxiously looking for this or tracking down that…rather than strolling into the wedding reception calm and relaxed. The real benefit of LOLA is truly enjoying this once-in-a-lifetime occasion and not leaving anything to chance.  The flat fee was reasonable and the result was priceless. I am grateful beyond words…not just to you, but also to my friend who knew that the MOB can’t be everywhere at once.  The ability to plan, organize, negotiate, and delegate is simply not enough on the wedding day.  There are no second chances. My daughter’s wedding was flawless and I enjoyed every minute to the fullest.  I have three daughters and for me, having LOLA run things is non-negotiable.

mariottBeth and John | Café Brauer

So, I am sure people tell you all the time -”I could not have done it without you.” And that is certainly true for us – 1000% true!! But more importantly, you have made this process so much fun, so easy. And your creativity has made this whole event come together. It has been so amazing working with you. And I don’t know what I am going to do without our little meetings to look forward to!”
Photo credit: Real Life Weddings

Chicago Interactive Marketing Association  | Adler Planetarium

The LOLA team far surpassed our expectations. They went out of their way to ensure our event ran smoothly and all our guests were taken care of. From planning to execution, everyone at LOLA was courteous, professional, and well-organized. We plan to engage them for future events and I would highly recommend their services. – Aaron Goldman, CIMA Board of Directors

test_privateairPrivate Air Magazine | Ft Lauderdale, Florida

When we were planning the first Aviation Rater Panel event for Private Air, we knew we needed an expert to help with implementation of such a sizeable multi-stage event. From managing vendors, performers, décor, staffing, the load-in and strike to crisis management, Lori was never ruffled and performed like the expert she is—flawlessly executing all of the details of this $250,000 event to perfection.  We were able to relax and rely on Lori to manage the party while we entertained clients and readers.  The event was magnificent but could not have happened without LOLA Event Productions taking the lead and paying keen attention to all the details.  – Martie Duncan and Deedee Morrison, Private Air magazine

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