We’ve seen this before: you get engaged and the excitement of “I’m planning a Chicago wedding!!!” quickly 


You’ve done hours of research trying to find the perfect venue and photographer, and are left with a growing list of questions and uncertainties about band vs. DJ, vegan meal options, and how to blend your Korean heritage with your partner’s Nigerian culture. Stressing over how to have a one-of-kind wedding that is also timeless. It’s starting to feel like you need a vacation from wedding planning.

You have to find a team of seasoned professionals who know what questions to ask, the best vendors to recommend, how to create an amazing design, and the right way to apportion your budget.

You’re looking for the planners at Elegant & Sophisticated Affairs. A full-service planning & design company based in Chicago, IL.


 turns into 

client love

Christena helped keep me organized, in control, and confident that I would be able to get through this! She brought things to my attention that I had no clue I needed to do.

- Cayla

Planning Timeless Events

Traditions are fun and all, but sometimes they can feel suffocating. Especially when your family and friends have some ideas that don’t align with your vision for your one-of-a-kind Chicago wedding.

But you have your own ideas about what getting married looks like — whether it’s an elegant grand ballroom wedding straight out of Pinterest or a quirky, intimate loft elopement.

As your wedding planner, our job is to make your vision a reality. Not your family's vision, not your families vision, not our vision — your vision. You can confide in us with your ideas and questions, and know that despite guiding you with our expert advice, you’ll always be in control. 


Planning weddings that are

perfectly you.

Christena was very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. She was just as excited as I was to create our dream wedding. I was planning the wedding from a distance and she was so helpful in finding vendors to fit our vision and budget. I heard some people feel like planners take over the process and brides don't get a say, but I definitely didn't feel that way with Christena and the team.

- Tasha