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Planner in Chicago, IL,
(773) 942-6172
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    Katie

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  • Lauren was my wedding planner and to say she is amazing really doesn't do it justice. We had less than 9 months to plan an extravagant Chicago wedding and it never would have happened without her. It is challenging to hone in on her best characteristics because there are so many!! She has a great energy and is always willing to help. I kept telling her that I'm pretty sure I'm not paying you to do this but her goal is to make sure your wedding day is flawless and fun. Lauren has established relationships with amazing vendors and they work together so well. All of her suggestions are fantastic and without her trying to find even a "florist" or "event designer" would have taken me forever!! She is also open to any suggestion you have and doesnt demand you use certain people. On the day of the wedding, she allowed my VERY type A personality to take a break because I knew everything was in good hands. To say I am control freak doesnt really do it justice, but I trusted her with one of the ... Read more

    Hartej

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  • Where do I begin? Tara, you are awesome. We went and met about 4 other wedding planners before we were recommended to Tara at Lola Events. At the first meeting we liked her immediately. She really listened to what we wanted to do (even though we kinda didn't have a lot of direction yet), and got us going in the right direction....with a very pleasant personality. She wasn't pushy, and set us up with great vendors. She really made great fits for us, and was very conscientious of staying on budget. We did a contemporary Indian style wedding and recpetion at the Ritz-Carlton in September 2010. She was always meeting with us at many of the vendors, and when she wasn't able to join us, she set everything up and got us up to speed for those meetings....very, very on top of things. Over the course of the 3 months we gave ourselves to put this all together, we really became friends with Tara, and had a lot of fun through the process. Yes, we were stressed, but she was always reass... Read more

    Katrina

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  • We worked with Lori on our wedding in September 2010. We had a different experience than most working with Lori because we had already selected a venue, caterer, wedding dress, photographer and had a clear idea of the style and decor we wanted for the wedding. We met a few times and talked about how we wanted the wedding to look and feel and then got down to work. Lori always gave us options for each additional choice we needed to make (Floral, Makeup, ect). She was very good at letting me feel like I was driving the car and she was navigating - which is exactly what I wanted. She handled all the interactions with the Vendors leading up to the wedding - confirming with them and getting me a payment worksheet so I could keep all the checks straight. On the actual wedding day itself she was flawless. She picked up my programs from the printer, she got everyone organized and in the right spots. When I called that morning and asked if she could print our vows onto cards for us it was a... Read more

    Amrita

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    5 out of 5
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  • Tara really made our wedding day possible. Without her, I can't even imagine all the stressful events that I might have had to face! She was so professional and was able to handle parental drama and to keep everyone happy and blissfully oblivious of any mishaps. I would recommend Lola Events Productions hands down!

    Eileen

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  • Lori Stephenson from LOLA was a godsend in the planning of my daughter's wedding. My daughter is very artistic and wanted to do many tasks herself. Lori was great with giving her specific timelines. The day of could not have been more perfect in great part from vendor recommendations, organization, and implementation from Lori.

    Laurie

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  • After intervewing 3 wedding planners, we knew Lori Stevenson at Lola Event Productions would be the one to pull off the wedding WE wanted. She is willing to break the rules. She listened to our requests, and figured out great, practical and reasonable ways to make everything happen. I felt like a guest at my daughter's wedding. Every detail was attended to by Lori, and I only wish the night could have gone on forever. Laurie Glenner

    Lisa

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  • Absolutely great! We highly recommend Lori at LOLA Event Productions! She took away all the stress and no detail gets passed her. She truly made our wedding one of a kind!

    Natalia

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  • Lori from LOLA was just plain awesome! We planned our wedding from out of town and with crazy work schedules as physicians. She was always available for us- day or night, by phone or email. All of our meetings with Lori were very well-organized, thought-out, and planned. She also has tons of experience working in Chicago- It gave us such peace of mind that she had worked with just about everyone in Chicago; we knew we could trust her recommendations. She was also very creative in offering cost-saving techniques to keep our final cost down. For example, she created several types of centerpieces so that we saved even more money on flowers without sacrificing the overall look of our reception. The end result was absolutely beautiful- our guests thought that we had no budget on our wedding because of how wonderful everything looked! Lori as an individual to work with is just plain awesome! She was always very well-prepared to our meetings while being incredibly up-beat, fun, and posit... Read more

    Natalia

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  • Lori from LOLA was just plain awesome! We planned our wedding from out of town and with crazy work schedules as physicians. She was always available for us- day or night, by phone or email. All of our meetings with Lori were very well-organized, thought-out, and planned. She also has tons of experience working in Chicago- It gave us such peace of mind that she had worked with just about everyone in Chicago; we knew we could trust her recommendations. She was also very creative in offering cost-saving techniques to keep our final cost down. For example, she created several types of centerpieces so that we saved even more money on flowers without sacrificing the overall look of our reception. The end result was absolutely beautiful- our guests thought that we had no budget on our wedding because of how wonderful everything looked! Lori as an individual to work with is just plain awesome! She was always very well-prepared to our meetings while being incredibly up-beat, fun, and posit... Read more

    Stephanie

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  • When my husband and I got engaged, there was no question that we would get married in Chicago….it was the place we met and fell in love. Simple enough, right? First problem, we live in Colorado. Second problem, I was going into my final year of law school. I knew that I would need help and fate smiled on me when I found Lori from Lola Event Productions. Lori helped us create the perfect day! She found the venue, helped us choose vendors, kept us on track with our wedding timeline and tasks, untangled our homemade mobiles, and created the most beautiful flower arrangements I have ever seen. Lori is organized, thoughtful, honest, enthusiastic, creative, so easy and fun to work with, and infinitely talented. Because we had Lori and the Lola team, our day was flawless (and even if it wasn’t I didn’t know it, because Lori was there to handle everything); I was able to enjoy my wedding and simply be in the moment; I had no worries and instead have the most treasured memories. When we g... Read more

    Johanna

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  • Lori from LOLA was incredible. My husband & I would recommend LOLA to anyone and everyone. We picked the week of wedding package. Throughout our whole wedding planning process, Lori was always available and very responsive when we needed to bounce ideas off of someone. I did not stress out at any single moment on the day of our wedding. We were able to enjoy the day for everything it was and not worry about a single vendor or what needed to happen next during the day. Lori did all the floral from our bouquets to all the centerpieces at the reception. My bouquet was one of a kind and so elegant. Our floral was tasteful, beautiful and she gave us great tips on saving money without skimping on appearance. We can't thank Lori enough for helping our day go off without a hitch.

    Maria

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  • Lori from Lola is fantastic! Lori was our day-of coordinator as well as our florist, and she was amazing at both jobs. We had a limited floral budget, and Lori used her creativity to make simply stunning arrangements. I still daydream about my bouquet :) Also, she took care of everything on the day of the wedding--working with the caterer and site coordinator, giving directions to delivery guys, setting up the centerpieces--so I didn't have to worry about a thing. She even superglued a broken champagne flute back together in time for dinner. Lori made our wedding stress-free, which is all most brides can ask for!

    Aurora

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  • Originally I did not think I needed a DOC. I am a Type-A personality and was pretty on top of all the wedding details. But after my Mom spoke with many recent brides she thought we should look into it. Lauren at LOLA was recommended by both our venue and a close friend. She was FABULOUS and was definitely worth every penny we spent on her. I do not regret the decision in least and I can not imagine the day without her. Her day-of package is really more like a week-of package. She put together our entire timeline, connected with all the vendors prior to the day and helped run the rehearsal. She kept me calm throughout the day and allowed my family and I to sit back and relax and enjoy the party.

    Katrina

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  • We worked with Lori on our wedding in September 2010. We had a different experience than most working with Lori because we had already selected a venue, caterer, wedding dress, photographer and had a clear idea of the style and decor we wanted for the wedding. We met a few times and talked about how we wanted the wedding to look and feel and then got down to work. Lori always gave us options for each additional choice we needed to make (Floral, Makeup, ect). She was very good at letting me feel like I was driving the car and she was navigating - which is exactly what I wanted. She handled all the interactions with the Vendors leading up to the wedding - confirming with them and getting me a payment worksheet so I could keep all the checks straight. On the actual wedding day itself she was flawless. She picked up my programs from the printer, she got everyone organized and in the right spots. When I called that morning and asked if she could print our vows onto cards for us it was a... Read more
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