jpb designs + Co.

wedding & event planning

exceptionally elegant
event  design & planning

JPB Designs is a renowned destination wedding and event planning design firm. By partnering with a talented network of creative event professionals across the country, we make planning and coordination a seamless experience. Whether in downtown Chicago, an outdoor venue in Michigan or a private estate in Maryland, our weddings are as unique as our couples. 

exceptionally elegant event design & planning

weddings + events

features & press

Artfully executed events

"Thank you so much for all of your hard work on our wedding day! It was the most amazing day, all thanks to you. We have loved working with you over the past year and a half. Thank you for helping create such a special day for us!"

Colleen & Joe


I began my career in education. I taught high school English before entering high school administration. I loved my career, but I knew I wanted to stay home with my children when they arrived. 

While I  cherished being present for all of my children's "firsts," I also craved professional satisfaction. That was when JPB Designs was born. Event planning was a natural blending of my creative and logistical sides, both of which I honed during my career in education. In the back of my mind, I figured I’d always go back to education when my children were older,  that my life as an event planner would eventually come to an end. As the years passed, I struggled with the idea that I’d one day leave the business I worked so hard to build. Ultimately, I decided that event planning was my true calling and that I couldn’t envision myself back in a classroom.

We’ve grown so much as a company! We have added planners and formed incredible industry relationships.  However, there is still a part of my heart tied to education. In 2019, we began donating a percentage of our profits to charities. In each region where we have a planner stationed, we have designated a charity that cultivates the love of learning in an at-risk teen population. Kids are our future, and we can’t wait to see what these teens can accomplish!


Chicago – Urban Prep Academies

“Urban Prep Academies operates a network of all-boys public schools including the country’s first charter high school for boys in Chicago.”

Urban Prep Academies

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“Urban Prep Academies operates a network of all-boys public schools including the country’s first charter high school for boys in Chicago.”

Urban Prep Academies

“Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) partners with universities, training programs, and K-12 school systems to connect youth to the best science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational experiences in Michigan.”

DAPCEP - Michigan

“Founded in Baltimore, Living Classrooms Foundation is a Baltimore - Washington DC nonprofit that disrupts the cycle of poverty and makes our community safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and building skills for life...through hands-on education, workforce development, health and wellness, and violence prevention programming.”

Living Classrooms Foundation


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