Lauren & Ryan

Saturday, June 10, 2017

St. James Chapel & The Ivy Room

Our Story — When Couple + Planner Meet

Lauren’s sister got married last year and, though her day was absolutely amazing, she did not have a coordinator — Lauren and her mom realized how important this role was and knew that they wanted to hire a pro when it came to Lauren’s day. She had seen the light and, for her wedding, wanted to make sure that she & Ryan, and both of their families, could simply relax and enjoy every once-in-a-lifetime moment.

There were lots of laughs on my initial call with Lauren & her mom and that’s when I knew that we were meant to be. One of my favorite stories was the proposal — not only did Ryan have the ring and perfect location to pop the question picked out, he also already had the wedding venue and date locked in! Ha! Still can’t get over that! He did a great job — not only in choosing the spot to say “I do” but in choosing the person to say it to.

From the Couple

(See full review on Wedding Wire) Enter Jen, who swooped in 8 weeks before our big day and took over the coordination of all remaining tasks leading up to the wedding. I cannot tell you what a relief it was to know that Jen was the main point of contact for all of my vendors and that she would make sure we hadn’t forgotten to do anything! She organized and attended final walkthroughs, always giving advice when we requested it but never pushing her own agenda on us. We truly felt like she was just one of our friends who happened to be a wedding expert.


Church: St. James Chapel

Venue & Catering: The Ivy Room

Photographer: Jenna Marie Photography

Video: Buho Studios

Band: Stache

Floral/Decor: HMR Designs

Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design

Hair & Makeup: Chicago Ave Salon

Cocktail Hour Music: Cary Kanno

Wedding Party Transportation: Absolute Dream Limo

Photo Booth: Shutterbooth Chicago

Wedding Dress: Dimitra’s Bridal

Men’s Attire: The Black Tux

Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids

Rings: Windy City Diamonds

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