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Party Praises

Erin & Brent

Taking cues from the season (a perfect fall day!), our dreamy city and their perfect venue (Cafe Brauer), we planned a wedding to reflect Erin and Brent’s thoughtful personalities and stylish lifestyle. We let the architecture at Brauer be a guideline as we designed the look of the day, but it was the tiny details that made this wedding so memorable.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

“Wow- where do I even begin about Katie? From pre-wedding planning to seamless day-of execution, she completely made our wedding, and I could never have done it without her! My husband and I have said many, many times that hiring Katie was the best money we spent on the entire wedding. Not only are Katie and her team absolutely lovely to work with, they are complete professionals and really know what they are doing. Katie was always one step ahead of me, and knowing she was “in charge” the day of the wedding allowed me to really sit back and enjoy the day (which is hard when you have a type A personality!). (Read More)

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Gabby & Nick

“Gabrielle and Nick are the quintessential Chicago couple, with roots planted in the city from childhood (they actually met in high school!), but have since traveled the globe, lived from coast to coast (NYC, San Francisco!) and managed to bring a little bit of all of their history to their stunning Art Institute of Chicago wedding.”

Bliss’ Role

Started as Partial, Upgraded to Full Service

Client Comments

“I planned my Chicago wedding from San Francisco with the help of Katie Kozlowski and I can honestly say that she is a complete rock star. Katie came in and provided excellent recommendations for vendors that would fit our style and budget. We found some amazing people through her…. She even helped my fiance’s parents with the rehearsal dinner. She worked closely with our floral/decor vendor to make sure that she understood the look we were going for and it turned out beautifully. Katie is extremely on top of things, highly responsive and knows every detail about your wedding inside and out. She is extremely energetic, friendly, detail oriented and has an extremely high level of professional standards. (Read More)

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Anna & Chris

Busy working professionals in the midst of buying and renovating a home, wanted a sophisticated and urban wedding celebration that oozed style, comfort and a touch of Chicago.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

If we could give Katie 10 out of 5 stars, we would. If you’re recently engaged, congratulations! Now go call Katie before she’s booked.

Without question, the money we spent on Katie’s services was the best, best, best decision we made through the whole process, bar none. We went with the”Franc”/full service/soup-to-nuts package and it was a dream. For the year of planning, Katie was an utter joy to work with, responsive, responsible, fun, and immediately “got” my vision for our big day and made it a reality. Seamlessly, perfectly.(Read More)

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Stephanie & Matt

Stephanie and Matt were the snapshot of a glamorous city wedding. With family and friends traveling in from around the country, a hotel ballroom made sense, and the historic Knickerbocker proved to be the perfect elegant, yet fun, venue for their enchanting soiree.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

Katie is amazing. Seriously, amazing. We knew we wanted Katie as our wedding coordinator from day one – I had seen her in action at a friend’s wedding and was sold. “Katie Wedding Planner” – as we affectionately refer to her is the epitome of what a wedding planner should be. She’s infectiously bubbly and positive and can instantly make you feel at ease and comfortable like you’ve known her for years…. and at the same time she’s grounded, professional, organized (SO organized), savvy and helpful. We hired Katie for the full planning experience – so we had the benefit of her expertise for the entire year of planning. I’m not the best decision-maker…. to say the least, and Katie patiently helped me through everything. And, her willingness to go above and beyond is unlike any vendor I’ve ever dealt with. (Read More)

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Sarah & Jon

Sarah and Jon were deeply in love and wanted their wedding day to reflect their adoration for one another, their love for their family and dear friends. No detail was left unconsidered throughout the planning process, making the creation of their wedding story a dream collaboration.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

We will never be able to thank you enough for everything you have done for us and our wedding. I could write a thousand thank you notes and still feel as though I hadn’t fully expressed how much it meant to me that you were by my side, leading the way to our dream wedding. I am sure you hear it all the time, but you truly helped to make my girlhood dreams come true. From the moment we first spoke to the moment we talked into our hotel suite as man and wife…it was perfect, a dream. You are so very talented but more importantly you are an amazing soul that deserves every success and all the love and happiness in the world. Thank you….All our love (Bride and Groom) – Sarah and Jonathan Bliley

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Rebecca & Dan

Rebecca and Dan are an adorable couple that truly had their priorities positioned perfectly. The bride, her sister and I enjoyed planning every beautiful detail to fit the vision and setting.

Bliss’ Role

Custom Package

Client Comments

I can’t even begin to tell you how truly grateful I am for all of the help in creating a perfect day! When we first met a year and a half ago I never imagined I would walk away from our wedding with as much love and memories as I do today, with you being the most integral part in making it happen. I feel lucky to have been one of your brides and now honoured to call you a friend. (Bride) Rebecca O’Brien

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Emma & Thomas

This young couple knew they were destined to be together and didn’t waste any time. Their formal NYE celebration was the best way to celebrate their new beginning!

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

Kara, Happy belated 30th, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and most of all . THANK YOU for being the best wedding planner, listener and most of all our new friend!! We love you! (Mother of the Bride and Bride) Emma and Thomas Oliver

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Yui & Bill

Bill and Yui were together for 4 short months while we pulled together the plans for their Chicago wedding. Beautiful details of Irish Catholic and Thai traditions were woven throughout the day from the ceremony, cuisine to décor.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

Kara, I wasn’t necessarily sold on a wedding planner when I hired you but I knew we needed one. BOY was I wrong! You have been incredibly helpful, extremely supportive and just a darn nice person to know! You have helped to make two people VERY happy on a VERY important day in their lives. Thank you for your expertise, your flexibility and for your patience in dealing with me. (Groom) Bill Pollard

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Danielle & Eric

They knew each other since grade school and wanted a wedding close to where they both grew up. Great family friends hosted their wedding in their beautiful backyard in Evanston off the lake.

Bliss’ Role

Full Coordination

Client Comments

My wedding would literally not have happened if it weren’t for Bliss! I don’t have a planning bone in my body and Renny at Bliss took care of quite literally everything. She was so much fun and had great ideas too.

The result was an amazing night for my husband and I, and guests are still saying it was their favorite wedding of the year, and possibly all time!

I think the biggest testament to the quality of work is that several people want Renny’s info when it comes time for their own wedding!

Ashley and Bob

Ashley & Bob

No fuss wedding planned in less than 2 months at the Museum of Contemporary Art. My favorite line from Ashley was “I don’t like escort card tables. I think they are too fussy. We need to figure out a different solution”.

Bliss’ Role

Full Planning

Client Comments

All I can say is Renny is fabulous! Our house flooded a month after we got engaged and we had to move into a 1 bedroom apartment with our 80 pound dog while they fixed everything. (We didn’t move back until after the honeymoon.) Renny was a life saver! My husband single handedly credits Renny with keeping me sane. Renny took care of everything. When we made decisions about what we wanted, she made sure it got done. For instance, the guy our caterer assigned to us wasn’t very good at returning calls and email and didn’t seem to get the menu concepts we wanted. Renny jumped all over it when we hired her, went right to the top, managed the rest of the process, and all we had to do was taste everything and pick out favorites. (Read More)

Kristin and Eric

Kristin & Eric

A Dreamy Spring Wedding with the ceremony in Kenilworth and the reception at the Chicago Cultural Center under the Tiffany Dome.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

We don’t know how Renny does it, but she has an amazing ability to visualize a Bride’s dreams, relieve a Groom’s concerns, and provide for all Our hopes with a simple conversation. She provides not only the best of service and class, but also, a personal touch to everything she does. From the lighting (which we never would have thought of) to the cake vendor (who made a mother cry with joy over its beauty) to a photographer (who blended in to the point that no one even remembers them being there), she has relationships that simply are the best. We do not have the capacity to thank her enough for turning a special day into an unforgettable experience not only for us, but for every guest invited. With our greatest appreciation and respect, Kristin & Eric

Jen and Eric

Jen & Eric

A cool hip couple from LA planning a vibrant urban wedding at the River East Art Center

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

From the very first time I met Renny, I knew I wanted her to work with us to plan the wedding. I immediately trusted her to create the cool, hip, and fun wedding we had in mind. Planning our Chicago wedding while living in Los Angeles was no easy task. But Renny was very organized in arranging my appointments whenever I was back home and communicating with me regularly. She kept on top of things so much that I felt by the time the wedding came around, we had everything under control! I loved being able to bounce ideas off her and get instant feedback and follow-up during the planning stages. She understood our taste, vision, and budget. Together, we planned a truly beautiful, unique, stylish, and personal event that our families and guests are still talking about. It completely exceeded our expectations! We wish we could do it over again– great memories and no stress– thanks to Renny.

Erin and Derrick

Erin & Derrick

A darling couple wanting a vintage, glamourous with a touch of Exotic influenced wedding to capture the grooms Indian heritage at the Glen Club in Glenview.

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

I don’t know how we could ever put into words how much we appreciate all of the time, effort, care, creativity and professionalism you put into our wedding weekend. Every detail was attended to and absolutely beautiful! We are still on a high from the whole thing! We must tell you that this was the best weekend of our lives! We had so much fun; the most fun ever! Both of our parents have been raving about your work.

You are amazing, Renny! Please know how honored we would be to serve as a reference for you at any time in the future.

Julia and Keith

Julia & Keith

A romantic second marriage planned under the stars in a dear friend’s backyard in Wilmette.

Bliss’ Role

Partial turned to Full Service

Client Comments

I truly believe our paths were suppose to meet here, at this time of my life, to make the transition to this new life chapter so seamless.. so peaceful…so artful. You are such a beautiful woman. You bring such positive energy to your work. I love how I could work with you with such ease and humor. Every time I disucssed a vision.. you were thoughtful with your answers and ALWAYS expanded the ideas–I will always laugh at how I might question your suggestion: ” Do you think the cost of the natural chairs is worth it?” And you would tilt you head and gently say, “yes, I do.” Or..

I might say..” The parasols.. something we must have, right?” And you would nod confidently, ” I think so.” Very direct. Very sure. And in the end.. VERY RIGHT!!!Keith and I were in awe. He (and I ) have said over and over, “We wouldn’t change a thing.”And thank God.. yes God!.. for delivering the perfect summer evening to our celebration in the garden.

Thank you for all your effort and professionalism. I will pass your name to others with delight. And I am always here for you as a resource, a friend, and one whom admires you. I hope we find ways to connect through our lives from here on out!

Meg and Andrew

Meg & Andrew

A Chicago couple wanting a chic “city” wedding planned at a Country Club in Michigan

Bliss’ Role

Full Service

Client Comments

In addition to be given the most perfect wedding imaginable, I am a better person for having Renny in my life. She came so highly recommended to me – I thought, almost surely, that we would be disappointed – that’s usually how life goes, right? Well, Renny proved that theory wrong and then some!

Her vision…her ideas…her organization…her desire to do everything in her power to make every couple’s wedding day absolute perfection…I am continually amazed when I think of how much she did for us. She brings such a professionalism and upbeat attitude to what can otherwise be a daunting and stressful task. She leaves no stone unturned and makes sure the couple has fun throughout the process.

Words will NEVER be able to express our gratitude. I only wish that everyone could have the pleasure and excitement of having Bliss Weddings & Events plan their special day!!

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