Chicago Wedding Planners


The Bliss Weddings & Events team has built a reputation over the last 20 years in business as the Best and favorite Event and Wedding Planners in Chicagoland and beyond.  We have also been named several times as a Top Event Planner in the Country.  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 tap into over 30 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.

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 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. XO

renny pedersen


laura schweir


molly wolf

jesse deckard


jordyn vignolo

  • “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.”

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weddings, corporate, destination



We are the Premier Event Planning Company in Chicago. Our approach is Collaborative and honest.  We only offer full-service planning to give you a customized and thorough experience. We believe in open communication and as many creative meetings as needed.  We are focused on crafting  personalized, thoughtful, detailed weddings and parties in Chicago and worldwide. We have created and orchestrated HUNDREDS of unforgettable moments, and are dedicated in providing thoughtful direction and our 25 years of expertise 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

  • Rehearsal Dinners, After Parties, Send off Brunches

Please visit our new sister company, Wrap It Up, for party inquiries.


corporate events

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

  • Client Appreciation Dinners

  • Corporate Anniversaries

  • Milestone Anniversaries

  • Employee Appreciation

  • Galas

  • Grand Openings

  • Networking Receptions

  • Award Dinners

  • New Product Launches

  • Holiday Parties

  • Restaurant Buyouts

  • Engagment Parties

  • Milestone Celebration Parties



Take the Bliss Experience wherever your heart desires. We’ve produced, managed and planned flawless weddings and events coast-to-coast in the US, Caribbean, Canada and Europe. We oversee every last detail for impeccable execution and produce all the decor and floral in-house to make the design and planning experience as seamless as possible.

  • Event design & planning

  • Floral and decor production

  • Concierge services

  • Menu and beverage design

  • Scouting the perfect location

  • Travel management

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.


Our Approach

planning and design

 What we do at Bliss is exceptionally unique. We curate multiple disciplines and bring them under one beautiful Bliss roof. Traditionally, an event designer and an event 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 pride ourselves on ALWAYS putting YOU first by being exceptional listeners, communicators, 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 perfect venue, choosing the right entertainment, to creating a menu that delights all the senses— everything will be effortlessly orchestrated AND clearly communicated with online task lists, vendor schedules, guest lists and budgets so you are always in the loop,  , so you 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 planner to those first steps into your WOW event.

We believe in honesty in the way we work. We work for you and want you to TRUST we will always have your best interests at heart.  We are proud to say we have spent the last 25 years developing the best relationships in Chicago and all around the country which means we pass those benefits and savings directly to you.  Our wedding planning approach is collaborative and extremely EFFICIENT. Each Bliss client shares their own unique story and together we make their vision a reality.

Look though the below events for a few BEFORE and AFTER examples of Design. Be sure to visit our GALLERY page for many examples of Real Weddings & Events and other inspiring pictures and ideas.


Barrington Hills Tented Estate

Harris Theater Rooftop

Bridgeport Art Center Skyline Loft

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University Club Of Chicago


Client Testimonials

praises from some of our amazing clients

“Leslie’s wedding was perfect. Every minute was magical for us and we credit Jesse for making everything happen. He was a pleasure to work with and provided the creativity and experience that made all the ideas come together in a way that almost seemed effortless. I’ve learned that when things like this look easy, it’s because of all the planning and hard work that the professionals put in behind the scenes. We were thrilled with the entire process of working with Bliss and have been receiving compliments almost non-stop from our guests. Please use us as a referral anytime!!”
“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.”
“We would without hesitation recommend Bliss to anyone. Wedding planner feels like such an understatement for all that you did to make our dreams come true. Thank you for creating the most special event, for being flexible and understanding the whole way through, and for just all around being a wonderful partner. We are forever grateful.”
“From the second I talked to Bliss I knew they were the people we wanted by our sides as we navigated wedding planning. From day one Jordyn has been thoughtful, thorough, knowledgeable, and fun - but most importantly, skilled at listening to what our (previously unknown + unarticulated) desires are and helping us figure out our options to make them a reality. I feel only excitement for our big day despite still having so many decisions ahead of us (plus balancing the rest of our lives with wedding planning!) thanks to Jordyn’s unwavering support and guidance”

For a lot more praises, see what everyone is saying on google and the knot