PRIVATE GOLF CLUB

LAKE BLUFF

KATIE & JIM

Katie & Jim's inspiration throughout their entire planning process was driven by their guests overall experience - which obviously tells you how much they love the people in their life. Estera Events collaborated with Katie and Jim to create an an extremely fun and unique weekend for their guests, with thoughtfully curated details. From the wedding crest having touches of ivy as a nod to Jim's love for the Chicago Cubs, to the dressing screens inspired by Katie's love for fashion and bold patterns set as the band backdrop - the layers of customization were woven throughout.

VENDORS

WEDDING PLANNING: Estera Events

FLORIST: Life in Bloom

PHOTOGRAPHER: Studio This Is

VIDEOGRAPHER: Wholehearted

TENTING: Blue Peak Tents

CREST: Happy Menocal

PAPER: Sarah Drake Design

MAKEUP: Magda Rod Makeup

BAND: Gentlemen of Leisure & Sunnyside Up Music

LIGHTING: Elegant Event Lighting

A CURATED SELECTION

THE COLLECTION

A petite collection of our favorite imagery
from Katie & Jim's wedding day.

KATIE, ESTERA EVENTS BRIDE

"I’d like to normalize missing your wedding planner after the wedding – we had so much fun working together, there’s now a void! "

COURTNEY & SEAN

"THEY ARE all-around superhumanS!"

They went over and above to make sure we felt comfortable and confident in all of the decisions we made, never pressured us in any way, were extremely time-oriented and organized, and brought their own creativity and design talents to the process.  If you want a planner who is always one step ahead of you, look no further! Also, we were extremely impressed with Estera Events as a whole as they have very professional systems and relationships in place, which added to the reliability and efficiency of the entire process. Forever grateful for Estera!

kristina lorraine

MOLLY & SHAI

A REVIEW FROM MARGIE, MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

I would give Estera Events a 10-star rating for the wedding planning and support services they provided to our family if it were possible. They were the linchpin in making Molly and Shai's wedding beautiful, flawless in scheduling and execution, super fun, and truly memorable. No detail escaped their attention. They are consummate professionals who are a joy personally to work with - warm, accommodating, flexible, timely, extremely well organized, and gracious. I could not recommend Estera Events more highly.

alisha tova

KATIE & JIM

"I'D LIKE TO NORMALIZE MISSING YOUR WEDDING PLANNER AFTER THE WEDDING."

They understood the vibe Jim and I were going for, and were such great creative partners – the ideas just flow from them! The questions they asked us to get an understanding of our taste were not run of the mill but poignant, and if I made an obscure reference to a certain fabric or hotel design – they always knew exactly what I was talking about. The understood us from jump in such a way that I wondered if we were friends in pre-school or something!

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