grace clayton


"I just wanted to send you a big heart felt thank you for everything! You made our wedding absolutely perfect, and there aren't enough thank yous in the world I can say to express my gratitude for all of your hard work, guidance, kindness, and warmth. 

Everyone always talks about the post-wedding blues and that it's because "the big day is over". I'm finding out that my post-wedding blues (I'm currently crying) have nothing to do with the wedding being done, but with the completion of this beautiful journey with you"  - The Bride


What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Spending a sunny day getting lost in a new city with an endless appetite.

What is your greatest extravagance?
Travel. Every time I plan a trip it’s always a little more extravagant (and a few hours farther) than the last!

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 
‘We can totally do that’ and ‘Are you hungry?’

What is your motto? 
‘Happiness is found in celebrating others.’ ‘Good manners never go out of style.’ (My mother is an etiquette schoolteacher, so I’ve heard this one since birth.)

What is your most treasured possession? 
My passport.

What is your most marked characteristic? 
Kindness. I’ve been told I can befriend just about anybody (kids included.)

Who is your hero? 
Princess Diana. She was the epitome of effortless style, humanity and courage.

What is your MUST HAVE for a celebration? 
Capturing something unique about the guest of honor, whether it’s though a signature craft cocktail—or riding a two-ton elephant into the reception!


Grace brings more than eight years of events industry experience to the table along with a passion for beautiful details, meticulous organization, and mouth-watering cuisine. Her work has included everything from intimate birthday parties and backyard weddings to posh 300-person extravaganzas.

Prior to joining Bliss, Grace worked as a wedding planner and coordinator for a high end catering company in the Chicago area. (She’s also worked as a personal assistant and interned at a music production office.) Her work has taken her to London, Belgium, and New York, and living abroad has inspired much of her taste and style over the years. She has built amazing relationships with top vendors in the industry and loves nothing more than helping couples plan their big day in a stress-free and creative environment.

When she’s not drumming up new ideas for her clients, Grace can be found practicing yoga, spending time with her sisters, restaurant hopping or at a downright good party.