A Fresh Event was created because we felt that we could bring something different to how weddings are planned. At A Fresh Event, it’s not about us. Our“fresh” approach is personal and it’s all about you – our focus is on the people walking down the aisle and the loved ones standing beside them. This is a once-in-a-lifetime day and we treat it as such.






JEN – Owner & Lead Planner

What does Jen do when she’s not planning weddings? SLEEP. Ha. Just kidding. She loves to try new restaurants, travel (next stop: Las Vegas and Denver in October), cheer for the Green Bay Packers (yes, while living in Chicago) read business + personal development books and get her Soul Cycle on.


JONDRA – Senior Planner & Coordinator

Jondra (JD) enjoys traveling with her husband, Josh. Growing up in Tennessee, *go VOLS* Jondra never thought she’d live among skyscrapers and snow. However, she loves Chicago and the buzz of living downtown! She’s on a mission to find all the best spots for brunch in the city + she loves ice cream, especially if sprinkles or marshmallows are involved! 


Awarded Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice: 2018 + 2019

Please visit WEDDING WIRE to learn what our couples think about working with 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.”