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
Rental and Operations Manager
Chantel is an all-around rental guru. She keeps everything running smoothly and ensures that every client's experience exceeds expectations. Her degree in Graphic and Web Design means that she is constantly bringing creative ideas to the table and keeping our look polished, and she loves doing unique projects for our clients. She is a passionate designer who is always sure to go the extra mile, often tweaking clients' rental looks on-site until they are just right!
Loves: her dog Dennis, apartment gardening, wearing mixed patterns, bold lipsticks, tropical chic, swans, graphic design, anything sage green, 80's Art Deco Revival, Impressionism, a good suit, whiskey, mint chocolate chip ice cream, and Hawaiian style pizza
Originally from New England, Jen has been working in Chicago events for the past 15+ 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
Aside from the full time team members shown above, we have a fantastic team of associates for planning and rentals.
Alyson, Ashley, Carol, Cassie, Christen, Ellen, Georgie, Luis and Kim are the best!