As 2018 comes to a close, I look back and at the events I produced and it still amazes me year after year on how we do this. This year I was lucky enough to work on some large projects. . I was back with the Joffrey Ballet for their annual Gala at the Palmer House Hotel. Then there was a three day tech conference with some heavy hitters in the industry in attendance and speaking. My favorite part of this one was the closing night party at the Broadcast Museum in the SNL exhibit. Then a multi day educational conference with all sorts of fun challenges and the content that was produced that shaped other educators from all across the country. . This year, I produced some of the most unique and fun weddings, working with colorful palettes, unique lighting designs, transforming a food hall, dealing with rain plans for outdoor ceremonies, multi-day weddings, transforming a condo into a wedding venue, are just a few. There was so many more but there’s a nine photo limit here! . I also made my younger sister’s dream wedding come to life which. And finally, the last wedding I did was my own wedding. It was such a different experience to be on the other side of the planning. Let’s talk about a new perspective. And these are just some of the projects I worked on. The team at @livenitup did so many more! . Thank you to all who who decided to work with us on your events, and thank you to those who made this year such a success for all of the people who attended our events! 2018 did not disappoint and has 2019 begins, new adventures await. Looking forward to what’s to come.
Here are some more members of the Liven It Up team to meet. From left to right, Kim, Senior Event Planner Audrey, Senior Event Consultant Jeff, Director of Production and Programming Sally, Senior Event Planner Melissa, Corporate and Social Event Planner Trisha, Event Planner 📸 @rickaguilarstudios
Have you met our team? Over the next few weeks we will be sure that you do! In this photo from left to right, Greg, Event Producer Lisa, Event Planner Lora, Event Producer Anthony, Creative Director Tiffany, Senior Event Planner Kacie, Event Producer Learn more about our team by clicking the link in our profile! 📸 @rickaguilarstudios
This weekend was simply magical. With so many of our family and friends here to celebrate and this incredible team assembled to make this all come to life! Thank you to Cher and Steve for opening the doors at Loft on Lake for us to host the big day! Big thanks to Missy and the team at Blue Plate Chicago and for creating a personalized menue, Allison with Stems for the ceremony & table top designs, Juliet with Juliet Tan Floral Design for creating a magical ambience for cocktail hour , Deborah with Art of Imagination for the stunning ceiling installation, Patti and Mike with MDM Entertainment for their lighting design, Renne with Kehoe Designs for the gorgeous trees, Laura with Tablescapes Event Rentals for all of our rental needs, Deb with Windy City Linen for the custom linens, Brent with Fig Media, Inc., Ingrid with Ingrid bonne photography, @Ben with LEAP Weddings, Dave from Magnificent Events for the amazing vocalists, sound team and electric violinst for dinner, Kate and her team from Kate Johnson Artistry Beauty Team for making the special ladies in our lives feel special, to Windy City Limousine for getting us all to where we needed to go, 5411 Empanadas for a fun food truck addition to cocktail hour, VIP Valet Services, Inc. and to Jason (my new brother in law) for making it all official and to Zachary, you nailed your rendition of "The Color Purple" during the ceremony! Tanya Hugill and Audrey Gordon, your planning skills and support made the entire day come to life - love you both! All I can still say is "WOW!" Thank you all so much for all you did to make this day come to life! PHOTO CREDIT: @ingrid_bonne_photography . . . #wedding#weddings#weddingplanner#weddingplanning # weddingideas #weddinginspiration#weddingday#weddingfun#weddingtime#weddingfun#weekend#weekndfun#event#events#eventplanner#eventplanning#livenitup#livenitupevents#loveislivenitup#loveislove#husbands#gay#gaywedding#pride#pride🌈