Details About Us

It all starts with a relationship. Every wedding or event we plan, whether it’s in Chicago, Michigan, or the Baltimore/DC area we believe that the core of a successful event is the relationship we have built with our clients. 

We specialize in boutique wedding planning services, meaning you’ll work with the same planner from the time of hire to finish. We’ll be there for you before the wedding to help you stay on a budget, to help you navigate wedding etiquette, and to help you with the finishing touches right before you go up the aisle. At the reception, we take care of every detail, from décor to keeping the wedding day on schedule. We genuinely love the “heart” of weddings, and being a witness to seeing your families come together is something that we cherish. Our greatest honor is that we have been chosen to plan weddings of brothers and sisters of former clients. We hope to become your family wedding planner! 

For events, we can help with strategy and guidance to help solidify the message of the event. We thrive on problem-solving and believe that every piece of the puzzle matters. From conception to execution we partner with you to create an event that increases awareness of your company, brand or mission, all while your guests have a fantastic time.

Our love for people and logistics is why we became planners. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or a black-tie gala, we are committed to creating a beautiful and thoughtfully designed celebration for you.

Jenny Bartkus

Owner & Chicago Planner

Jenny often compares wedding planning to putting together a puzzle without knowing what the pieces are. She loves it! Details, organization, and logistics drive her passion for wedding coordinating and planning. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for her children’s schools, running, and sharing laughs with her family.

Stephanie Pepper

 SW Michigan Planner

Stephanie lives to plan. Her background includes planning corporate events for 500+ people. So, when it comes to weddings, she’s got this! Stephanie’s romantic side brings out her best when helping couples plan the most important day of their lives. On her Sundays off, she loves playing with her dog Murphy and going to brunch with her husband.

Vanessa Young

Baltimore/DC Planner

Vanessa’s strong family values are at the core of her passion for wedding coordination and planning. Seeing the wedding as the first step to building a lifetime of love and memories together, Vanessa values her ability to help couples plan. On free weekends, Vanessa loves to travel and spend quality time with her family.