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The Creative Planners Weddings, social and Corporate event planning From intimate to large, let us create a unique and memorable event for you www.thecreativeplanners.com

Whether you’re planning a distinctive corporate event, social affair or the wedding of a lifetime . . . Creative Planners can assist in creating a event with unique creative style that is memorable for your guests, co-workers, family and friends. The Creative Planners philosophy is to orchestrate original "one-of-a-kind"events by assisting with all or part of the planning process from design creat

Whether you’re planning a distinctive corporate event, social affair or the wedding of a lifetime . . . Creative Planners can assist in creating a event with unique creative style that is memorable for your guests, co-workers, family and friends. The Creative Planners philosophy is to orchestrate original "one-of-a-kind"events by assisting with all or part of the planning process from design creat

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Choosing a wedding venue can be a daunting task. The location sets the mood for the day. Do you want something local? Pr...
03/30/2022

Choosing a wedding venue can be a daunting task. The location sets the mood for the day. Do you want something local? Private? In the city? Quaint? Outdoors? Traditional? The options are endless.

From industrial lofts to traditional banquet halls to historic sites, swipe to see seven wedding venue styles to help you narrow it down.

(📸: Emilia Jane Photography, King & Opal, Olivia Leigh Photographie, Studio This is Photography, Jacqui Cole Photography)

The best events are the ones planned with care, intention, and a little bit of magic.Relax... we've got this. Let us han...
03/29/2022

The best events are the ones planned with care, intention, and a little bit of magic.

Relax... we've got this. Let us handle your to-do list and bring your dream wedding to reality. Get in contact and let's talk!

(📸: Rachel Blackwell Photography)

The flowers. The candles. The table garland. The pop of green in the napkins and table numbers.🌿💐 *swoon*A perfect mix o...
03/24/2022

The flowers. The candles. The table garland. The pop of green in the napkins and table numbers.🌿💐 *swoon*

A perfect mix of color and texture that lends a fresh feel to the table. ✨

(📸: Tim Tab Studios)

Thank you for the kind words and for allowing The Creative Planners to be part of your day Shadi! Let us make your dream...
03/22/2022

Thank you for the kind words and for allowing The Creative Planners to be part of your day Shadi!

Let us make your dream wedding a reality from flowers to cake to the photographer and the I Do's.

“Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever-changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passin...
03/18/2022

“Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall; ever-changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.” —Fawn Weaver

Let us help you create the moments that will last a lifetime. Get in contact and let's talk. ⁠⁠

(📸: Maura Black Photography)

Springtime is wedding planning time and things are heating up for the season ahead! We can't wait for all of the beautif...
03/15/2022

Springtime is wedding planning time and things are heating up for the season ahead!

We can't wait for all of the beautiful celebrations to come this year! ✨💗

(📸: Tim Tab Studios)

Passed specialty cocktails are not only the perfect way to infuse your personality into your special day, but they also ...
03/10/2022

Passed specialty cocktails are not only the perfect way to infuse your personality into your special day, but they also allow your guests to enjoy an elegant drink without waiting in line at an open bar.

Cheers to making your day even more special!🥂

(📸: Emilia Jane Photography)

Our focus is on capturing your story as a couple. For us, there is no greater feeling than transforming a client’s space...
03/08/2022

Our focus is on capturing your story as a couple. For us, there is no greater feeling than transforming a client’s space into their dream venue.

Get in contact and let's talk about your next event.

(📸: Olivia Leigh Photographie)

Whether a destination or back-home wedding, our goal is to make the most of your time from afar with a stress-free proce...
03/03/2022

Whether a destination or back-home wedding, our goal is to make the most of your time from afar with a stress-free process. From budgets and timelines to decor and music, we manage all of the details.

Let's talk about your style and story. Get in contact and let us bring your vision to reality.

(📸: Sara Corona Photography)

A summery color palette, elegant fonts, and whimsy touches. ✨The perfect suite for Lindsay + Ben.✨(📸: Studio This Is Pho...
03/01/2022

A summery color palette, elegant fonts, and whimsy touches. ✨The perfect suite for Lindsay + Ben.✨

(📸: Studio This Is Photography)

Love is patient and worth the wait!Whether you’re planning for 10 or 100 we can help make your special day uniquely you....
02/24/2022

Love is patient and worth the wait!

Whether you’re planning for 10 or 100 we can help make your special day uniquely you. 🥂

(📸: Rachel Blackwell Photography)

Thank you for your lovely note and for allowing The Creative Planners to be a part of your wedding Elizabeth! It was tru...
02/22/2022

Thank you for your lovely note and for allowing The Creative Planners to be a part of your wedding Elizabeth! It was truly a labor of love for us 💕

From budgets and timelines to decor and music, let us manage all of the details. Get in contact and let's talk about your next event.

It's time to celebrate all over again. Happy Anniversary Nancy + Marty! 🥂💕(📸: Angela Renee Photography)
02/20/2022

It's time to celebrate all over again. Happy Anniversary Nancy + Marty! 🥂💕

(📸: Angela Renee Photography)

It’s the friends we meet along the way who help us appreciate the journey. 👯‍♀️(📸: @Artistrie Co.)
02/16/2022

It’s the friends we meet along the way who help us appreciate the journey. 👯‍♀️

(📸: @Artistrie Co.)

Always along for the ride...Wishing you everything that makes you happiest, today and always. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️(...
02/15/2022

Always along for the ride...

Wishing you everything that makes you happiest, today and always. Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️

(📸: Maura Black Photography)

The best is yet to come. Congrats, Grace + Mike! What a beautiful day celebrating love. We are grateful to be part of yo...
02/12/2022

The best is yet to come. Congrats, Grace + Mike!

What a beautiful day celebrating love. We are grateful to be part of your special day.

📸: Angela Renee Photography
Venue: Conway Farms Golf Club
Floral Design - Twigs and Blooms
Caterer - Conway Farms Golf Club
Tent - Bluepeaktents

You're engaged (congrats!) and you booked your dream venue. So what's next? Finding the perfect photographer and videogr...
02/11/2022

You're engaged (congrats!) and you booked your dream venue. So what's next? Finding the perfect photographer and videographer to capture your big day.

When it comes to selecting your wedding photographer and videographer, choose someone who jives with your visual style and you as a human. When you have a genuine connection, they'll do a better job capturing all the big and little moments.

(📸: Olivia Leigh Photographie)

10 years of The Creative Planners...and still counting! 🎈🎉✨ Thank you for bringing us this far. 💕   “10 years ago this m...
02/10/2022

10 years of The Creative Planners...and still counting! 🎈🎉✨ Thank you for bringing us this far. 💕

“10 years ago this month, The Creative Planners was founded and that is when I started on this incredible journey. This amazing milestone and how we have grown over the past 10 years leaves me full of gratitude and love for so many that have been a part of our world and helped us get to where we are today.

I say this often, that our work is truly a Labor of Love! We have the honor and privilege of working with so many wonderful clients and vendors.

To our clients, where do I begin to say thank you! For not only entrusting The Creative Planners to create your magical day but for allowing us to become a part of your family. I sincerely believe in my heart that I truly have the nicest clients anyone could want and feel blessed to be able to say that we were a part of their special day.

To our vendors, I can't say thank you enough. We are beyond fortunate to work with such incredibly talented and hard-working vendors who always go above and beyond for our clients. I value all of these relationships and look forward to creating so many more memorable weddings and events for our clients with all of you by our side.

When COVID slows down, I would love to come together and celebrate with everyone. In the meantime, on behalf of all of us at The Creative Planners, allow me just say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of our clients, vendors, friends, and most of all our families that allow us to do what we love to do every day!"

With gratitude and love,
Stephanie Cook, Founder and The Creative Planners Team

💕 Thank you for the sweet words, Emily! It was a joy and honor to be part of your beautiful day.  💕Let us make your drea...
02/04/2022

💕 Thank you for the sweet words, Emily! It was a joy and honor to be part of your beautiful day. 💕

Let us make your dream wedding a reality from flowers to cake to the photographer and the I Do's. ⁠

(📸: Maura Black Photography)

The question was popped. The ring is on! Now it's time to choose your venue.Location affects everything: From your guest...
02/01/2022

The question was popped. The ring is on! Now it's time to choose your venue.

Location affects everything: From your guest count to your wedding date, to the flowers you put on your tables. Get started and explore your options, visit the top contenders, and ultimately select a place that fits your guest count, style, and budget. In the meantime, here is some inspiration from our clients. 😍✨

Need help? Give us a call. We'd love to talk and help make your dream wedding a reality.

(📸: King & Opal, Tim Tab Studios, Emilia Jane Photography, Olivia Leigh Photographie)

Natural elements with earthy tones are set to impress this year. Bring earthy touches to your wedding decor with rattan....
01/27/2022

Natural elements with earthy tones are set to impress this year. Bring earthy touches to your wedding decor with rattan.

From centerpieces to table runners to bouquets to overhead chandeliers, rattan is versatile, works with any color palette and makes an excellent choice for weddings. Here are some of our favorite rattan elements.

(📸: Jacqui Cole Photography, Olivia Leigh Photographie, Avantgarde Photography)

Love is in the air which means...engagement season is upon us! Are you expecting the ‘big’ question or maybe planning a ...
01/25/2022

Love is in the air which means...engagement season is upon us!

Are you expecting the ‘big’ question or maybe planning a wedding? From flowers to cake to the photographer and the I Do's...let us help you create the moments that will last a lifetime. Get in contact and let's talk.

From bold colors to soothing neutrals to natural elements, 2022 is looking to be a mix of floral trends. Here are some o...
01/20/2022

From bold colors to soothing neutrals to natural elements, 2022 is looking to be a mix of floral trends. Here are some of our favorite wedding flowers!

(📸: @Jacqui Cole Photography, Rachel Blackwell Photography, Emilia Jane Photography, Tim Tab Studios, True Grace Photography)

If you’re getting married, you’ll need a good outfit. Or two. Maybe even three.Having multiple outfits for the big day a...
01/18/2022

If you’re getting married, you’ll need a good outfit. Or two. Maybe even three.

Having multiple outfits for the big day allows brides to experiment with patterns, colors, silhouettes, and styles they may not want to wear for their ceremony, but would be perfect for their reception. We love the transformation of this bride!

(📸: Studio This Is Photography)

From bridesmaid dresses to pops of color in your bouquet Pantone's 2022 color of the year lends itself perfectly to vari...
01/14/2022

From bridesmaid dresses to pops of color in your bouquet Pantone's 2022 color of the year lends itself perfectly to various wedding styles.

“Encompassing the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possessing a violet-red undertone, PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression.”

We can’t wait to see more of it in the year ahead! ✨

📸: Tim Tab Studios, Emilia Jane Photography

The cold temps have us dreaming of sunshine and outdoor weddings! So we're sharing more from Jorie + Griff's perfect day...
01/11/2022

The cold temps have us dreaming of sunshine and outdoor weddings! So we're sharing more from Jorie + Griff's perfect day this past summer.

From the romantic color palette to the stunning flowers, it was a dreamy day.

(📸: @tTinky Media Weddings)

Real love stories never end. Here’s to Emily + Dan's new beginning!Thank you for letting us share in this joyful day. Ch...
01/06/2022

Real love stories never end. Here’s to Emily + Dan's new beginning!

Thank you for letting us share in this joyful day. Cheers to making amazing memories in 2022 🥂❤️

(📸: Maura Black Photography)

Heading into 2022 like...Let us take care of the details for your next event. Get in contact and let's talk.(📸: Artistri...
01/04/2022

Heading into 2022 like...

Let us take care of the details for your next event. Get in contact and let's talk.

(📸: Artistrie Co.)

The best endings always have confetti.  🎉 🎊 ✨Thank you to our clients, vendor partners, friends and family for your supp...
12/31/2021

The best endings always have confetti. 🎉 🎊

✨Thank you to our clients, vendor partners, friends and family for your support, collaboration and love. Wishing you peace, love, and laughter in 2022! ✨

(📸: Rachel Blackwell Photography)

We are grateful to be a part of Lindsay + Ben's beautiful day. Thank you for your kind words Lorrie! 🥰Let us manage the ...
12/29/2021

We are grateful to be a part of Lindsay + Ben's beautiful day. Thank you for your kind words Lorrie! 🥰

Let us manage the details so you can enjoy your day. Get in contact and let's talk about your next event!

📸: Studio This Is

We're so grateful to have a team of people who make us smile, who make work fun, and who we can count on to get the job ...
12/28/2021

We're so grateful to have a team of people who make us smile, who make work fun, and who we can count on to get the job done. ⁠

Meet Michele. Michele joined our team in the summer of 2016. Her passion is to bring an individualized creative design and sense of style to each planned event. Her dedication, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure along with maintaining a positive attitude helps her overcome any hurdle that may arise. ⁠

"Style, creativity, thoughtfulness, organization and common sense are the most important resources you can bring to the wedding planning process."⁠

When she's not planning an event, you can find her teaching the future generations of the world and spending time traveling to visit her three children.

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Whether you’re planning a distinctive corporate event, social affair or the wedding of a lifetime . . . Creative Planners can assist in creating a event with unique creative style that is memorable for your guests, co-workers, family and friends. The Creative Planners philosophy is to orchestrate original "one-of-a-kind"events by assisting with all or part of the planning process from design creation to the final occasion so you can be a guest at your own party. Stephanie Cook, the founder and event planner with over 15 years of planning experience. Doing what she truly loves, which shows in the personal touch and creative style. Her experience provides you with attention to detail, creative ideas, stress-free planning, and money saving ideas all to make the event memorable, unique and allow you to be a guest at your own event. Here is a small sample of past events that we have planned: International Tennis Tournament in Key Biscayne Florida Corporate sponsorship events for Super Bowl Fed Ex Orange Bowl Hospitality Events Summit of the America's Conference & Dinner Corporate meetings & entertainment Social Occasions: Birthday, Anniversary & Holiday Parties Bat/Bar Mitvah's Weddings From smaller intimate social gatherings to larger corporate affairs to planning that special wedding day, you can trust our experience to help you create that innovative and impressive event that everyone will remember.

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✨🍂 Reminiscing on a much warmer, fall evening at Paige & Brady's wedding celebration at Knollwood Country Club. ✨🍂 Check out how our rattan lanterns and draping gave this tent interior a romantic and magical atmosphere. Thank you to Olivia Leigh Photographie for capturing these moments for us!!! Thankful to be a part of the vendor team that made this day PERFECT: The Creative Planners- Stephanie, your idea for vision and the way you consider every detail and need is incredible. You create such a unique vision for each and every client and it really showed this day! Avant Gardenia- Jenna, you and your team bring such a beautiful touch with your amazing floral designs and pieces. Your works is always STUNNING. Bluepeaktents- Lets be real, we couldn't have done it without all your hard work establishing the foundation for us. THANK YOU!!
Feeling all the Fall vibes from Lexy and Nick’s Tent Wedding 🍂 We wish you a very Happy First Wedding Anniversary ✨ Planner: The Creative Planners Tent: Blue Peak Tents, Inc. Caterer: Food For Thought Florals: Flowers for Dreams Photo: Tim Tab Studios
WOW- what an insane couple of months! We are so grateful for our team here at MDM, working hard and working together to create our clients vision in real time. We also want to thank our dedicated team vendors over the last couple of months, who ALSO have been putting in a tremendous amount of work. Here's a little photo dump of what we've been up to! Congratulations to all of our newlyweds- we've had an amazing experience bringing you all the day of your dreams! 💕✨ exceptionaleventsbyshukimoran Bluepeaktents Avant Gardenia Walden Chicago The Creative Planners Steve's Flower Market
Intimate and beautiful North Shore house party celebrating a marriage and blending of cultures. A delightful evening planned by The Creative Planners with #cateringchicago, #monthesquare, #bluepeaktents and #taninevents
And just like that it’s Friday! Another busy week with multiple crews in the city and suburbs partnering with fabulous vendor teams to create beautiful designs for our bride and grooms ✨ Venue: Glenview Private Residence Planner: The Creative Planners Florist: Jason Williquette Photo: Rachel Blackwell Photography Tent: Blue Peak Tents, Inc. Catering: Food For Thought Linen: BBJ Linen Beauty: Bianca Sansosti Artistry
so much juicy color in this beautiful outdoor wedding on the blog now, with The Creative Planners https://kristinlavoiephotography.com/butterfield-country-club-wedding-2/
What a beautiful day celebrating love! And so their adventure begins. Congrats to the newlyweds! ❤️🥂👰🤵 The Creative Planners Hall's Rental Service Exmoor Country Club Accent Decor, Inc.
✨💫 Thank you Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago for mentioning us and the lighting we provided for this incredibly intimate, sentimental, yet beautiful backyard wedding. ✨💫 Another thank you to The Creative Planners for allowing us to be a part of a great vendor team! Photography magic from Jacqui Cole Photography. Here, you can read about the amazing night here: https://modluxweddings.com/chicagos-north-shore/article/a-boho-backyard-wedding-in-lake-bluff
Beautiful perimeter tent draping from Betsy and Christians’s rehearsal dinner featured on Martha Stewart Weddings ✨ Venue: Private Residence 📝 The Creative Planners 📸 Carrie Patterson 🌿 Lily and Company 🍽 Limelight Catering
Wedding Inspo Alert from the dreamiest Fall Wedding ✨ Lexy and Nick had stunning floral installations, a personalized illuminated monogram on their dance floor, luxurious draping around the perimeter, accent lighting to illuminate the colorful pumpkins across their guests tables and lighting for their custom whiskey bar. Feeling inspired from these tent wedding details? 🌿🍂 Link in Bio for more 📋 The Creative Planners ⛺️ Bluepeaktents 🍽 Food For Thought 🌿 Flowers for Dreams 📸 Tim Tab Studios 🎶🎤 TVK Music 🍰 Gerhard's Elegant European Desserts 💌 Letterpress by Lydia
A bride is not complete without her bridesmaids by her side! xoxo Photo: Studio This Is Photography Planner: The Creative Planners Florals: Vail Vintage Magnolia
Ummm this right here is gold. Kara & Charles were amazing to work with, the location was stunning, and how great are personal vows?! Vendor Love: Planner: The Creative Planners Videographer: True Shot Studios Caterer: Food For Thought Photographer Jacqui Cole Photography Band: Arlen Music Productions Ceremony Music: Gabriel Dactu & Sally Stephenson Florist: Flowers for Dreams Linens: BBJ Linen Printed Items Letterpress by Lydia Rentals: Halls Rentals Nuage Rentals Bowery and Bash