Chicago Vintage Weddings is a boutique wedding planning and vintage rental company with an experienced, passionate team. We are top Chicago wedding planners and coordinators, and an internationally recognized leader in the events industry. Our attention to detail, eye for design and high level of service put couples at ease from start to finish of their experience with us. We are a perfect fit for clients who value quality and personal attention, and we take pride in knowing that our business is built largely on referrals from satisfied couples, guests and vendors. It's not enough for us to stick with the status quo; we go above and beyond to exceed expectations for each event.
There is no cookie-cutter with Chicago Vintage Weddings. We take pride in discerning exactly what our clients want and realizing that vision with care and expertise. Our pricing allows for attainable luxury on any budget, with a tailored planning experience to ensure that no detail is overlooked and every couples' needs are expertly addressed. From stylish, modern affairs to darling, eclectic occasions, we go above and beyond to create a delightful, stress-free event. Your guests won't stop talking about how amazing your wedding was!
Our event planning approach is design- and logistics-focused, with an emphasis on comprehensive budget management. Decades of collective experience in Chicago events results in a knowledgable approach and effortless execution. We achieve each client's goals and maintain our valuable vendor relationships by acting with integrity, never taking commissions or cutting corners. We do not pay to advertise, so you know that every review, award, and feature of our work is based entirely on merit.
As a proud member of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, we strive to keep our event practices sustainable without sacrificing quality or style. We are a small business that proudly supports social justice movements and local animal rescue efforts. We are especially involved in animal rescue, sometimes even fostering dogs in our office! You can keep up with all of the fun by following our blog and by following us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
In 2017 we moved from West Town to our very own building in Pilsen. Now, in addition to planning and rentals, we have a small event venue in our freshly renovated storefront. Learn more about all of our services by clicking below.
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MEET OUR TEAM
Kate founded Chicago Vintage Weddings in 2012 as a way to channel her love of design and her extensive hospitality background into something that would bring joy to others. As a former concierge manager and catering associate, as well as a lifelong thrifter and decorator, the idea to start a wedding planning and vintage rental company (the first of its kind!) came naturally. Having previously intended to go to veterinary school---earning degrees in Biological Sciences and Gender Studies before discovering her passion for weddings---she maintains a connection to those fields by supporting human rights and animal welfare organizations. Both a big picture thinker and obsessively detail-oriented, she loves working with clients to figure out their needs and realize the vision for their events from start to finish. She thinks even the most minor details are exciting and loves figuring out event logistics. Clients and wedding guests consistently praise her organization, taste level, communication and ability to take charge of any situation. Kate eats, sleeps and breathes weddings; she feels lucky to be able do what she loves for a living and she treasures the lasting relationships she builds with CVW couples.
Loves: Her rescue dogs Ruthie and Hoagie, book stores, interior design, scuba diving, champagne, France, art history, chocolate and peanut butter everything, chinoiserie, meeting every animal, discovering new music, traveling off the beaten path, volunteering, summer in Chicago
Jennifer Joy Moreland
Rental and Operations Manager
Jennifer is what makes Chicago Vintage Weddings rentals tick. Having previously run a wedding photography business for 15 years, she has a remarkable eye for details and design, and she uses it to help clients select the best pieces for each event. Her extensive experience in the wedding industry helps her navigate logistics and communicate proactively to ensure a smooth experience leading up to and on the big day. Prior to joining the team, Jennifer worked with Chicago Vintage Weddings not only as a photographer but as a dog rescuer; her passionate work in animal welfare saved countless animals and helped to foster lasting partnerships between CVW and local animal rescue nonprofits. She was instrumental in the development and design of a new dog adoption center, and her passion for design is something that she now brings to the table for our clients.
Loves: Spending time with her three sons, fostering animals, doing DIY design projects at home, spoiling her rescue dogs Aggie and Eugene and rescue cat Dolly, gardening, connecting with friends
Originally from New England, Jen has been working in Chicago events for the past 14 years. While in college she was a catering server, which led her to discover her passion for weddings. Her hospitality background includes a decade in venue and on-site catering services management. She originally collaborated with Chicago Vintage Weddings in that role for over five years before she was convinced to join the planning team.
Jen's favorite part of a wedding day is the moments that lead up to the couple meeting at the altar to share their vows. The excitement and anticipation gets her every time! Jen loves getting into the details of the movement and flow of the day, taking into consideration every contingency so that the day can be as smooth as possible for her couples. When the couple sees their reception space for the first time, it makes her day.
Loves: Reading and collecting cookbooks, learning new craft skills, chasing after her son, gin cocktails, bold and bright colors, trying new dessert recipes, New England in the fall, forecasting design trends
Event and Operations Consultant
Taylor is a Chicago transplant by way of Nebraska and Kansas. She began her event career in college and hasn't looked back since! From private dinners to yoga pop-ups and fundraisers, she has done it all, but weddings hold a special place in her heart. Before joining the team, she had her own event planning business and managed a design-focused venue.
Taylor's favorite thing about a wedding day is getting to see everything come together and the reaction from couples when she really hits it out of the park. She works best under pressure and thrives in collaborative environments.
Loves: Yoga, true crime everything, brunch (especially eggs benedict), cozy mornings, floral design, exploring the city with friends
Georgianna (Georgie) Dominguez
Georgie is organized, energetic and as passionate about weddings as they come. Originally a Chicago Vintage Weddings bride, she quickly impressed us so much that we knew we had to make room for her on the planning team. Georgie's background is in hospitality and beauty, and she has extensive wedding experience as an on-site makeup artist. Her attention to detail makes her a highly capable coordinator, and her incredible design taste (her own wedding was featured in print and in Martha Stewart Weddings) means that everything will be picture-perfect on the wedding day. When she isn't working, Georgie can usually be found at home with her husband and dog, with French music and a good candle swirling through the condo.
Loves: A good challenge, her dog Claude, shopping for home decor, creating new candle scents, her weekly fresh flower order, never skipping breakfast, oat milk lattes, Korean dramas, daydreaming about life in the French countryside
Kim is a couple's dream come true. She is a triple threat, having worked in interior design, hospitality and event management. Originally an interior designer, she brings her sense of style to each event and ensures that every project is managed seamlessly at every level. Organization and communication are her strong suits, and she loves the opportunity to connect with couples and vendors as the big day approaches. On wedding days, she can be found triple checking every detail and making sure that everyone in the wedding party and family know exactly what to do.
Loves: Spending time with her daughter, all things design, a good cup of coffee, traveling, seeing family and friends, relaxing with a new book
Aside from the team members shown above, we have a fantastic team of associates for planning and rentals.
Alyson, Alec, Ashley, Aurelio, Carol, Cassie, Christen, Ellen, Jen, and Luis are the best!