Rosie O’Connor


I’m Rosie. I’ve been with LOLA since 2021 and I’ve been hooked since my first wedding. I loved the openness and approachable atmosphere that LOLA has, and I had to be a part of it. I vow to be there for you with enthusiasm, guidance, a color-coded timeline, and a pack of tissues for all those happy tears!

Who is Rosie O'Connor?

Growing up, it was clear I was destined to work in weddings. I watched every bridal show on TLC, and every episode of Say Yes to the Dress. I knew I wanted to work in fashion, so I attended the Fashion Institute of Technology for fashion business management. I applied for an internship at Kleinfeld Bridal, and it was incredible to get a taste of helping someone make their wedding dreams come true (and yes, Randy is as nice as he is on TV!). A consultant there told me, “Once you enter the wedding industry, you’re in it for life,” and I knew that was true for me. 

I came back to the Chicagoland area and worked in various bridal boutiques; I loved helping brides find their dream dresses, but I found myself wishing I could be there for their big day. Putting together plans and details into an event tailored to a couple is my passion. My feet may be numb at the end of the day, but my mind is energized, and my heart is full. You’ll find me tearing up several times during your wedding, I can’t help it!

My full-time job is in project management, so creating an organized timeline is my bread and butter. I pride myself on anticipating your needs and potential problems, so I have solutions ready. My goal is always to worry about the little details so you can focus on having fun!

Some fun facts about me:

  • For Thanksgiving, my family gets together in central Illinois. It’s a 60-person party (more every year with new nieces and nephews!) in a cabin in the middle of nowhere.
  • I love baking and trying new recipes- my favorite food at a wedding is the dessert!
  • I have two cats named Peanut and Butter, but don’t worry, I’m still a dog person.
  • If you want to get off topic with me, bring up any Real Housewives show (especially Beverly Hills!) and if you like Sex and the City, be prepared for constant quotes and jokes!

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Words from Sanja's Clients

Lola Event Productions is amazing. We feel so lucky to have worked with them!!! Our wedding was June 11, 2022 which is in the middle of probably the craziest wedding season we’ve ever seen and you could not tell that Sanja had been working like crazy. Our wedding was always important to her and the team continued to keep their fast-paced, energetic, and detail-oriented work style in place from beginning to end. I felt confident in Lola and Sanja from the first meeting that was so detailed and I knew they could problem solve any issue. The biggest thing with a wedding is that things are always going to go “wrong” and as the bride you are way too busy to deal with anything. Sanja had everything under control from start to finish and knew when to come to me with questions and when not to which is honestly the hardest skill to learn. They are SO PROFESSIONAL and SO KIND. They have exceptional taste and high standards. We are so grateful to have them. They were always invested in us as a couple and in our events and demonstrated so much passion and energy which really showed through for our life-changing wedding! Sanja contributed so much positivity and loving energy to the event and to both my now husband and me. I know we will stay in touch with them for years to come. The team walked around to every single table, every single table setting, every candle etc, and made sure each detail was in place while Sanja was literally running around everywhere making sure all the vendors were in place and each task was taken care of. Both of our families commented on how Sanja was always in control and dealt with any issue before it became a problem. The team is consistently anticipating the next 3 steps which is an invaluable skill. I have been to family weddings where I had to tell the wedding planner what to do – there was NONE of that at this wedding. Sanja was with me in the bridal suite and was always giving me water, making sure I ate, and overall just being the best cheerleader and hype woman. Working with a woman-led and owned business that is the BEST in the industry is a beautiful experience that I will always remember. I can’t say enough positive things but just go with them if they are actually open on your date…trust us!

~Mita & Sush

Bride and Groom