Natalie loves connecting with her clients through all the interactions shared leading up to their wedding day. Her ultimate goal is to make the final weeks before the wedding a fun and stress free time for the soon-to-be newlyweds. She's a valuable partner and advocate for her clients as she takes over vendor communications, answering outstanding questions and wrapping up loose ends. With clarity and creativity, she builds out a custom wedding day schedule that accounts for every detail. Taking the time to get to know each couple’s individual personalities and priorities allows her to deliver on their vision for the big day.
Natalie treats each vendor as a true partner and values the strong relationships she's developed with many of Chicago's respected industry professionals. Through emails, phone calls, and the final walk through meeting, she keeps all vendors in the loop by clearly communicating the run of show to allow for a seamless vendor team experience under her direction on the wedding day.
At the rehearsal, she'll distribute and review an abbreviated schedule tailored just for wedding party and family. This allows key individuals to be filled in on the basics - timing for getting ready in the morning, photos around town, and transportation to the ceremony venue - without having to worry about any behind the scenes details. Natalie will stage and coordinate the ceremony rehearsal, followed by gathering all of your personal items and decor to bring to the venue on the wedding day, overseeing set-up.
Throughout the entire wedding day, Natalie is a resource for you, your wedding party, and immediate family. She’ll distribute personal florals, oversee transportation, and supervise set-up of the ceremony & reception venues. She directs the ceremony processional as rehearsed and ensures all wedding party and family photos happen as planned. She'll coordinate the reception to execute on the timeline in conjunction with your caterer, photographer, and DJ or band leader. Natalie distributes final payments and gratuities to your vendors, then packs up your decorations, personal items, cards, and gifts. She'll deliver the personals safely to your home or hotel room at the end of the night so you can enjoy the after party with your guests.
With Natalie as your wedding coordinator, the two of you will be able to savor each moment throughout the day with full confidence that everything will happen as scheduled and no detail will be left unattended. Thorough preparation, flexibility and resourcefulness paired with her positive, joyful presence and leadership will allow you to relax and truly be a guest at your own party!
Natalie specializes in Month-Of Wedding Coordination and Partial Planning. A variety of A La Carte Services are also available, including:
Natalie has experience with a wide variety of venues, including a sleek modern loft, traditional ballroom, hotel, private residence, rural farm, concert venue, and a conservatory. Both weddings featured below were produced during Natalie's time as a Senior Event Producer at South Social & Home.
ALLIE & DREW | GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY | SEPTEMBER 2015
PHOTOGRAPHER: MAE STIER
Allie & Drew's love is joyful and contagious. This couple put so much thought and care into their big day, bringing pieces of things they loved into every aspect of the wedding - hand-made signage, light up 'P.I.E.' letters on the dessert table, fans for the ladies to stay cool during the ceremony, a polaroid guest book, and a memorial area devoted to Drew's late father. Allie is an artist and incorporated one of her note card designs as the favor for each guest. They even collected an assortment of vintage brown glass bottles for the table centerpieces, displaying simple and rustic eucalyptus bunches, while leaving the bouquets and boutonnieres to the talented team at Asrai Garden. One of my favorite reception components was a video the couple prepared, compiling footage they'd taken during their time in Chicago and on travels around the world - what a testament to the many adventures they've already shared! As a thoughtful gesture, they had Bang Bang Pie create a mini pie for a dear friend who's birthday fell on the wedding day. I hand-delivered the pie to the birthday girl while the couple led everyone through a lively rendition of 'Happy Birthday'. I loved working with this sweet, loving couple during the month prior to their wedding and was honored to play a part in executing their wedding day vision!
JENNY & GEOFF | PRIVATE RESIDENCE | JULY 2015
PHOTOGRAPHER: STEPHANIE BASSOS