Natalie finds great joy in working with couples on one of the happiest and most memorable occasions of their lives. She can join your vendor team at any stage during the planning process - whether you just got engaged and want someone to guide you through selecting a venue and vendors that match your style and budget, or if you want someone to tie up loose ends and create a comprehensive schedule in the weeks leading up to the big day, while also overseeing the run of show on the wedding day itself.
Once she's a part of your team, Natalie will draw upon valued vendor relationships, creativity, and experience to deliver a stress-free planning experience. She's an advocate for her clients, taking the time to learn about their individual personalities and priorities so that she can deliver on their vision for the big day. Her joyful presence and strength in leading a cohesive vendor team allows you to truly relax and be a guest at your own celebration. A testament to her character, the bonds that she forms with clients often lead to lasting friendships. Post-wedding, she welcomes the chance to catch up, preferably over negroni slushies on the Parson's patio.
Please inquire for more information regarding planning and coordination services and pricing.
Stephanie & Paco | August 2016
Photography: Louie Abellera | Getting Ready Hotel: JW Marriott | Hair Stylist: Josie Josephy of Sine Qua Non Salon | Makeup Artist: KC Van De Merkt of Solo Salon | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Wedding Venue: Prairie Production | DJ: Major Taylor | Florals: Sprout Home | Catering & Beer: Half Acre | Staffing: Carol's Event Staffing | Bartenders: Martini Black | Dessert: Bang Bang Pie & Black Dog Gelato | Late Night Snack: Honey Butter Fried Chicken | Rentals: Hall's | Linens: Windy City Linen
Maria & Rob | October 2016
Photography: Allison Williams | Hotel & First Look Location: The Freehand Hotel | Hairstylist: Amarie's Hair Studio | Makeup Artist: Susie Makeup | Transportation: Chicago Trolley | Wedding Venue: Prairie Production | Florals: Field & Florist | Catering: The Publican | Taco Truck: Big Star | Pie: Bang Bang Pie | Band: Folkified | Photobooth: Magbooth
Jamie & Andrew | November 2016
Photography: Nick Gerber for Gerber + Scarpelli | Hair Stylist: Vickie Dugo | Makeup Artist: Suzanna from Laura Mercier | Bride's Dress: David's Bridal | Wedding Venue: The Standard Club | Ceremony Pianist: Julian Solway | Cocktail Hour Musicians: Pipes Vocal Magic | Reception Band: The Business | Floral, Decor, Lighting, and Drapery: Joseph's Events
Leave it to Natalie to bring your vision to life for a special corporate or social gathering, no matter how large or small. She'll curate a vendor team to meet all of your needs and her creation of a thoughtful, cohesive event experience will surprise & delight your guests.
Maison Levy Launch Party
Venue: The Dining Room at Tree Studios & Robin Thomas Design Studio | Photographer: Carolina Mariana | Florals: The Foxglove Studio | Food, Beverage & Staffing: Lettuce Entertain You | Macaron Favors: Lovely: A Bake Shop
Robin Thomas Design studio represents a beautiful line of Parisian textiles and fabrics made by Maison Lévy. To introduce the Chicago market to these gorgeous textiles and their multitude of applications (upholstery, wallpaper, drapes, pillows, clutches, framed wall panels, and more), Robin hosted a festive cocktail party for fellow designers, clients and showroom representatives. With a goal of bringing a bit of Paris to Chicago, we incorporated themed elements throughout the event - lovely monochromatic wildflower arrangements from The Foxglove Studio, a Parisian Cafe themed playlist, and bubbly libations of sparkling water and Prosecco. The themed menu was also a standout element of the evening, including french onion gougers, smoked salmon belly with cucumber mint crème fraîche, shaved country ham with fig & shallot jam on herbed biscuits, and a bountiful spread of cured meats and aged cheeses. Guests mingled between the Tree Studios Dining Room & Chef's Kitchen as well as Robin's Studio across the hall, both of which were adorned with Maison Lévy fabric samples, pillows, and upholstered furniture pieces to admire. Carolina Mariana worked her magic behind the camera and captured the event beautifully through her lens. Guests left the party with a sweet little French treat - vanilla and pistachio macarons made by the talented pastry chefs at Lovely: A Bake Shop. This party was such a fun and festive way for Robin to introduce these beautiful products to a broader audience. It was an honor to have played an integral role in bringing her vision to life.