After several years coordinating corporate events, I ventured into the world of wedding planning with LOLA in 2008. I started as an assistant and had the opportunity to work side-by-side with the best in the business, my colleagues, to become a wedding expert. As I moved from part-time assistant to full-time planner, I discovered a new sense of fulfillment; I was helping couples find their own unique way of expressing their love and commitment.
Whether it’s black tie in a grand ballroom or cocktails and dancing to a jazz trio on a veranda, a wedding should be a celebration of the couple, their story and their dreams for the future. I love to help a couple decide what their wedding should look and feel like, then manage the millions of little details that will transform those dreams into a memorable experience for the couple and their guests.
Yes, bring on the details! Logistics and event execution are my specialty. My corporate and wedding experience combined has taught me to be calm and precise in event execution. I’m a pro at figuring out how all the moving pieces fit together and often find myself up at night running scenarios in my head – including the all important (and hopefully unnecessary) strategies for what to do if something doesn’t go as planned. I’ve already covered every scenario, so you can wake on your wedding day confident and calm knowing I’ve got your back!
My ultimate goal? That my couples are able to be truly present for each other on their wedding day and focus on the reason for the event – their love and the start of their life together.
Personally, I love the romantic feel of the eclectic, vintage style. I was married in December 2010 at Salvage One. My husband and I live in Wicker Park with our new bundle of joy – our rescue puppy, Ludo. When I’m not juggling spreadsheets, I enjoy anything that involves food – cooking, eating, restaurants, and reading or talking about cooking, eating and restaurants.
With LOLA, I have executed over 100 weddings (as of the time of this bio update!). Whoever said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” captured exactly how I feel about my experiences with LOLA.