About Us

The Bliss Weddings & Events team is a genuine and passionate group of event and wedding planners who adore what we do. We’ve built a reputation of unsurpassed service and unequaled events by staying true to our passion of collaboration with our clients to tell their stories with beauty, artistry and talent.

We tap into over 20 years of experience, as well as degrees and extensive training in culinary school, event production, destination management,  floral and decor design, fashion design, interior design and hospitality.

We’re trendsetters, style-setters, rule makers and even rule breakers. We’re incredibly inspired by life and you as a couple and your story. We also laugh a lot and love celebrating the journey with you.

 
Renny Pedersen OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR EVENT PLANNER

Renny Pedersen

OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR EVENT PLANNER

Jesse Deckard DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR EVENT PLANNER

Jesse Deckard

DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTOR & SENIOR EVENT PLANNER

 
Andrea Smith EVENT PLANNER

Andrea Smith

EVENT PLANNER

Laura Schweir OFFICE MANAGER AND EVENT COORDINATOR

Laura Schweir

OFFICE MANAGER AND EVENT COORDINATOR

What is Bliss?

  • “We could not have imagined a more amazing day and we know we owe it to your hard work and planning. Thank you for EVERYTHING!!!”
  • “Just a note to let you know that on the first Anniversary, we have looked back on the beauty of the day and our total enjoyment of all the details without STRESS - which was completely due to your professionalism and good taste”
  • The Decor was stunning! You exceeded all our expectations! It was sophisticated, festive and tasteful!”
  • "You made our wedding absolutely perfect and there aren’t enough thank you in the world I can say to express my gratitude for all your hard work, guidance, kindness and warmth.”
 

Weddings

We offer 3 levels of full-service planning to give you a customized experience for where you are in your planning.  We are focused on crafting  personalized, thoughtful, detailed weddings and parties in Chicago and worldwide. We have created and orchestrated thousands of unforgettable moments, and are dedicated in providing thoughtful direction and our 20 years of experience to bring your visions to life.

  • Museums
  • Ballrooms
  • City Spaces
  • Gardens
  • Tented Backyards
  • Historic Venues
  • Luxury Hotels
  • Private Clubs and Academy’s
  • Private Farms, Barns and Winery’s
  • Urban Lofts and Rooftops

Please visit our new sister company, Wrap It Up, for all month-of and partial planning inquiries.

 
 

Corporate

We understand how important it is to connect with your company and clients, show value and host an experience that will make a lasting impact.

  • Client Appreciation Dinners
  • Corporate Anniversaries
  • Galas
  • Grand Openings
  • Networking Receptions
  • Product Launches
  • Restaurant Buyouts
  • Engagment Parties
  • Milestone Birthday Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners, After Parties, Send off Brunches
 
 

Destination Weddings & Events

Take the Bliss Experience wherever your heart desires. We’ve produced flawless weddings and events coast-to-coast in the US, Caribbean, Canada and Europe. We oversee every last detail for impeccable execution.

  • Concierge services
  • Menu and beverage design
  • Scouting the perfect location
  • Travel management
  • Visionary design & planning

Our goal is for you and your family to feel like a special guest at your own beautiful event. Please call our studio for more information.

 

Planning & Design

The making of magic

What we do at Bliss is exceptionally unique. We curate multiple disciplines and bring them under one beautiful Bliss roof. Traditionally, a Wedding Designer and a Wedding Coordinator are two very different companies. But with the Bliss Experience, we provide both services for our clients at different service levels to fit your planning needs: conceptual design and conceptual planning. You might need both, or just planning, we will talk through all our options and find the perfect fit for you.

We have an uber talented, nationally recognized designer and much-talked about, inspired planners. What does that mean for you? A more seamless process, fewer appointments, fewer changes, and more of what you really want. It also ensures you’ll have a beautifully personal, perfectly executed, unforgettable event.

We pride ourselves on being exceptional listeners, collaborators and fun partners. We take the time to get to know you, so we can tailor our process to your unique vision and style. We need to understand you and your choices first; they are essential in guiding us toward creating your event. Then there are vision boards and floor plans and renderings and exquisite vessels and perfect lighting and magic to design the experience.

We also coordinate all of your event details—the planning process—from selecting the ideal venue, choosing the right entertainment, to creating a menu that delights all the senses— everything will be precisely orchestrated, so you both can enjoy every single second.   After all, this is more than your event; it’s months and weeks leading up to your day, and they should be filled with spectacular moments—from that first meeting with your team to those first steps into your extraordinary event.

 

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