On Sunday, August 11, I celebrated ten years of being a Chicago wedding planner at Arlington International Racetrack with sixty of my family and friends. Having done over 330 weddings in Chicago, (and around the world), it was an amazing day of celebrating and reflecting on the last ten years. I was able to hug people that were there when I did my first wedding. I never would have thought that eleven years ago when I first begin to register my business that I would have the most incredible and rewarding careers I have ever had. I am so thankful for every client that has ever hired me and every wedding vendor that has ever referred me. What a fun day out at the track with my friends! I love how everyone embraced the bow ties and hats theme! Cheers to ten more years and I can't wait to see what the next ten years has in store for me.
I am so excited today to introduce Engaging Events By Ali's new intern, Miss Chelsey Boggs, who started working today at the Engaging Events studio. We are so excited to introduce her to Chicago weddings and the Chicago wedding planning world. Below is a little information about Chelsey in her own words and how found her way to the Engaging Events Team. Welcome Chelsey!
I am so excited to introduce you to Kate Molter, Engaging Events new wedding planning assistant. I receive lots of resumes and emails from people inquiring about jobs but something really stood out in Kate's resume and her emails to me. Once I met her, I knew instantly I wanted this amazing woman on my team. I can go on an on about her and how great she is, but will let Kate tell you a little bit more about herself!
We are so excited to share with the world the new look and website for Engaging Events. We would like to thank the team at Neoteric Design for their hard work and amazing talent in working on the redesign of the website. I have worked with Neoteric Design for years and their team always perfectly portrays what I want to convey to my potential clients and vendor team.
This past Saturday was our last events of the Engaging Events 2010 Chicago Wedding Season. We had three weddings on Saturday and tons of moving parts and the Engaging Events Team did an amazing job. It has been a long and busy wedding season but also filled with fun, laughter and every now and then a tear or two. Today I want to thank the amazing women that work with me to help make our clients wedding dreams come true.
I was so excited when Kristin and Jack asked me to plan their Chicago Wedding. Kristin was from the Chicago area and wanted to take advantage of the wonderful fall weather we have in Chicago in September and host her wedding then. She selected the Armour House in Lake Forest as her reception site which is one of my favorite locations in the suburbs of Chicago.
Meet Jaclyn Goris
After graduating from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, Jaclyn moved to Chicago. Jaclyn joined the Engaging Events by Ali, Inc. team and was Ali’s “right hand executive assistant”, from May to September. She currently works in Convention Services at The Fairmont Hotel. She has made herself available to assist Ali with weddings almost every weekend.
This is Jaclyn's pick for a post. She LOVES this cake she found on theknot.com's website. She loves how classic and pretty it is!
Jaclyn works for Engaging Events by Ali as a wedding consultant assistant!
It is always so exciting when "one of our own" gets married. Colleen, a consultant for Engaging Events, married Matt this weekend. The wedding was so lovely and my husband and I got to be guests at the wedding. (Well, I TRIED not to work). Jaclyn Goris, another consultant for Engaging Events, did an excellent job organizing the day.
I am so excited to tell everyone this, I could hardly wait to post this. I have signed a lease for an office space today! It is SO CUTE! It is in Bucktown in Chicago. The address is 2045 West North Avenue, Suite 2A. Just West of Damen Avenue and on the South Side of the street. It is a little corner office and a conference room to host meetings. I can not wait to get my design hands on this place, put in a plant and set out some gorgeous wedding pictures.