About Us

chicago’s best wedding and event planners


The Bliss Weddings & Events team has built a reputation over the last 20 years in business in Chicago, as the Best Wedding and Event planners and producers in Chicagoland and beyond.  We have also been named several times as one of the Top Event Planners in the Country and named top wedding planner in Chicago.  We are a genuine and passionate group of planners who adore what we do. We offer unsurpassed service and unequaled events by staying true to our passion of collaboration with our clients to tell their stories with ease, beauty, artistry and style.  Our designs are sophisticated, elegant, detail-oriented, playful, inspired, unique and cohesive.

We’re trendsetters, style-setters, rule makers and even rule breakers.  We’re incredibly inspired by YOU and telling YOUR story. We don't believe in pretension, anything "cookie-cutter" or stuffy parties. We are driven by constant exploration through travel, art, fashion and nature. We laugh a lot and love celebrating the journey with you.  We never say no and always think of our clients first and make the impossible possible.

We tap into over 50 plus years of Experience, as well as degrees and extensive training in culinary school, event production, destination management, hotel management, floral and decor design, fashion design, interior design and hospitality management.  We've been recognized by national industry publications including: The Knot, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Modern Luxury, Real Simple, Sophisticated Living and Martha Stewart Weddings among many others in our press section.

To learn more about Corporate Events and Milestone Celebrations please click here. To learn more about Weddings please click here. XO

the team

Please learn more about each of our talented planners by clicking on each image below. Our planners are creative, imaginative, resourceful and above all else, dreamers. We all dream of the details to tell your story.

Renny is the owner and works on full-service Corporate Events, and larger scale full-service tented weddings locally and around the world. She has planned thousands of weddings over her career of 25 years. Jesse is our Senior Planner and Lead Designer with over 18 years experience in design and planning. He focuses on full-service Design, Planning and Production for larger scale local weddings and destination weddings. He specializes in highly technical logistics and imaginative details including tented estate weddings and highly specialized requests.

Molly and Jordyn are our Associate planners with over 10 years planning experience. They provide partial planning and full-service planning on local mid-scale weddings at Hotels, Lofts, and Museums, and weddings in Wisconsin and Michigan.

renny pedersen


molly wolf


jesse deckard


jordyn vignolo


Client Gratitude

see what our amazing clients have to say….

Jesse, Thank you so much for all you did to make Mere and Chris’ dreams come true… you exceeded every expectation and I have never been more blown away! To be a guest at your daughter’s wedding is a testimony to your remarkable talent… you have such a gift… we feel so blessed to have had you share it with our whole family… beyond grateful!
Thank you Jesse! We all love you!!!
First off, please forgive the very overdue nature of this note. While we know you’ve heard this many many times before, hiring you to plan our wedding was the best decision we could have made. Not only was our wedding day an absolute dream, the process leading up to it was easy, stress-free, and fun. Before we brought you on board, we felt overwhelmed, uninformed, and generally helpless about the whole planning process. But from the very first conversation we had with Jesse, that all changed. With Jesse in charge, we knew that we couldn’t make a bad decision. Every option presented to us was carefully thought out, personalized to our taste, and of impeccable quality. And the vendor praise! Everyone we met through the process had amazing things to say about you, which only reinforced that we had made the right decision and that our day would be flawless. We are still trying to think of excuses to ask Jesse for advice so that we can cure our withdrawal symptoms.
Molly, thank you for the amazingly stupendous job you did for us for our wedding. To say I couldn’t of done it without you is an understatement. You were a pleasure to work with and I can’t thank you enough. Bliss is lucky to have you!
We picked Bliss as our planners mainly because they had experience with our venue but they were seriously the best decision we made throughout the whole process! They are the BEST. When we reached out, we had our venue selected but that was it. Jordyn helped bring our entire wedding to life in a way that is still unbelievable to me - the Bliss process breaks everything down in an approachable and fun way, and she was able to easily get to know us and the sort of wedding we wanted to have. Jordyn helped us pull together a beautiful weekend (rehearsal dinner + ceremony/reception) when going in to it we did not have much of a vision. She is also so fun and literally unflappable - she took everything in stride (including dealing with my parents :) ) and made it all fun. My husband and I have very hectic lives and working with Jordyn ensured that the time we spent wedding planning was enjoyable. After a year of incredible support, Jordyn capped it off with being an incredible day of support - from helping us stay hydrated, having a change of shoes ready at the dinner table, helping my brother in law pull off a surprise for my husband... she made it so that our wedding was the best weekend of our lives, without having to worry about literally any details other than being present and enjoying the moment. Even my wedding party and close friends were commenting that Jordyn was hands down the best planner they’ve ever seen at a wedding. Hiring her is a no brainer!!

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