Looking back, working in the event planning world was something that Jennifer was born to do. She’s always found great joy in making people around her feel comfortable and happy, was the “planner” in her group of friends and naturally gravitated toward customer service positions. In fact, every job she’s had – from high school to post college – involved working with customers and clients.
It would be a chance encounter with an old friend from high school about 5 years ago that would change her career path, and life, forever. Still living in Milwaukee at the time, Jennifer was hired by a local event planning company to assist the owner & lead planner. Soon, she was booking her own events and finding it a role she played naturally.
Chicago was a city that Jennifer visited frequently since she was very young — drawn to the trendy, exciting energy that buzzed around a major city. With every visit, she found it harder and harder to leave. A dream chaser at heart, she packed her bags and moved to the Windy City in 2013, deciding it was high time to see if big city living was for her. She hasn’t looked back since. Not only did she fall instantly in love with Chicago, she also fell instantly in love with the man that is now her (new) husband. Plus, it wasn’t long before she found incredible success in the local event industry.
Fast forward to today, and 100+ happy clients later, Jennifer is moving on to her next big adventure with the launch of her new company — A Fresh Event.
Christine (bride) – “Thank you so much. I really can’t think of another professional I’ve hired for anything who has provided so much value. I know my parents feel the same way. Thank you doesn’t feel sufficient, but I hope you know how strongly I mean it!”
Leanna (bride) – “Jen is seriously one of the best people I’ve ever met in my life. My husband and I were unsure whether we needed a coordinator for our wedding as we began the planning process and looking back now we are SO LUCKY that we did and that we found Jen. She has such a great personality, makes everyone so calm, is so organized, and honestly, I want to be her best friend forever after everything she did for us. She made the months leading up to our wedding so stress-free and helped to make our wedding day absolutely perfect. Jen helped us to think of even the smallest little things that would have fallen through the cracks on the big day but really made all the difference. Jen is so awesome, I swear she can even control the weather and made it stop raining just long enough for me to get inside and not ruin my hair, makeup, or dress on our wedding day.”
Dan (groom) – “Jen was a consummate professional that handled our wedding coordination with poise and grace. My wife and I were incredibly happy that Jen was around to ensure our wedding went as smoothly as possible! She was easy to work with and did an excellent job communicating with us leading up to our big day.”
Sandy (mom of the bride) – “Jen was amazing in helping my daughter, her fiancee and I plan their wedding! She is organized, responsive and delightful to work with. She made sure we had monthly task lists and communicated with all our vendors to be sure everything was set. On the actual wedding day, she was fantastic at communicating timelines with all the people involved. We couldn’t have done it without her. The bride and groom, both sets of parents, the wedding party and all our guests had the best time due to her skills. We cannot thank her enough and know she would be an asset to any other family/couple planning a wedding.”