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A Fresh Event

Kelley + Jack at the Palmer House Hilton

Downtown/East Side Venues, Weddings


A Beautiful Fall Wedding at the Historic Palmer House Hilton

Kelley and Jack’s wedding was filled with so much joy from beginning to end — after a year’s postponement, everyone was so excited to see them finally walk down the aisle, and the couple included so many small touches to make their day truly unforgettable. From revisiting the rooftop where they met at a St. Patrick’s Day party, to asking guests to clear the room for their private last dance, and their amazing same-day video edit shown at the reception, Kelley and Jack prioritized making their day feel so personal and special, while still hosting an incredible party for 282 of their favorite people, of course! We were so lucky to work with Stoffer Photography on this wounderful day, and are excited to share some captures with you here!



It was Jack’s mom, Desiree, that first reached out to Jen. After coordinating her son’s wedding herself (at their home!), she knew that for Jack and Kelley’s big day, she wanted to be sure to pass the reins on to someone else, so she and her husband could simply enjoy the weekend. Jack and Kelley’s wedding planning was truly a family affair and working with them to coordinate the wedding weekend was a true pleasure, filled with lots of laughing and hugs – Jen’s two favorite things.



Kind Words from the Bride

“We cannot say enough about Jen Ganson and A Fresh Event!! They made the wedding of our dreams come true and they were SO helpful, so good at communicating and made my husband and I feel so at ease on the big day. We have a nearly 300 person wedding and everything ran smoothly thanks to them. They were so friendly, organized, and there wasn’t a single small detail left behind. They remembered things we never would’ve thought of. By the end of everything Jen wasn’t just our wedding planner – we truly considered her a friend. They are the best – I’d recommend them to anyone who will listen.” Read Kelley’s review and more on The Knot!



Congratulations Kelley and Jack! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.


Vendor Team

Photography: Stoffer Photography // Venue: Palmer House Hilton // Videographer: Studio Z Films // DJ: Okyne Media Lab // Floral: Anemone Chicago // Seating Chart: The Letter J Creates // Hair: Corey Flood // Makeup: Hannah Elisabeth Beauty // Bagpipes: The Emerald Society // Cake: Cake Chicago // Photobooth: Shutterbooth // Transportation: Signature // Bride’s Dress: Kate McDonald via Lovely Bride

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