A Fresh Event

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About A Fresh Event

As trusted wedding advisors, we exist to provide compassionate and honest counsel to fun-loving couples who want to create an experience-driven celebration. Using our industry expertise and big-picture thinking, we translate your dreams and ideas into unforgettable memories.

Our couples value exceptional service and seek out a wedding planning experience built on a foundation of genuine care, consideration, and creativity. We pride ourselves on offering a big-hearted, people-first approach to planning from your first meeting through your last dance.

We create events that are true reflections of our clients, diligently working on every detail behind the scenes so you and your loved ones can savor every moment together. We go above and beyond to ensure that your wedding weekend is truly rooted in the essence of who you are.

Learn more about us and get in touch at www.afreshevent.com. We can't wait to meet you!

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43 Reviews for A Fresh Event

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Callie S. · Married on 12/14/2019

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    • Flexibility:
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    The Best Decision - Jen!

    Jen Henderson is the VERY best! She is the best decision we made for the entire wedding! Everyone kept warning us how stressful wedding planning was, but Jen made is manageable and truly enjoyable. If you are on the fence about a planner, just do it. You won’t regret it. Let’s start with HER. Jen is SO fun! We were so excited for our meetings with her. Her energy is contagious, and from day 1, we were confident she would help us plan a beautiful party. I’m a Type A planner (and so is my mom and husband), so initially I didn’t know if we needed a planner. However, my friends encouraged me to look into it. We interviewed 5 planners, and Jen stood out among the others. It was as if I hired a best friend to plan with. Her organization skills matched mine, and she used Google for all her planning materials which made collaboration easy. We never felt like our questions were an annoyance. She answered our emails early each morning with thorough and informative answers. (I loved seeing her name in my inbox!!) Every single vendor she recommended was top notch, and she made the selection process seamless. We honestly ended up with the A-team in my opinion. ALL of our vendors I actually wanted at the reception because they were that bubbly and fun (not to mention talented!) Another reason to hire Jen? She helped mediate a lot of our decisions. Planning can get tricky with everyone’s opinions within the family, and Jen was a great resource to get honest feedback and someone I felt comfortable sharing my personal opinions with. We are so excited to have Jen as a lifelong friend. She helped us pull off the most beautiful day, and we are forever grateful. Hire A Fresh Event!!! It’ll be the wisest decision you make!

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    Michelle S. · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
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    We would of been completely lost without Jen & her magical team!


    We absolutely loved working with Jen and her team! We would have been completely lost without her. Jen’s bubbly personality was such a joy to be around and she made the planning process a breeze. We had no concerns and were able to enjoy our wedding day while she and her magical team handled everything. Jen is so fantastic, that my Maid of honor loved her so much she is using her for her wedding in November.

    It’s pretty simple, if you want one of the most important days of your life to be prefect... you need Jen and her team!

    Sent on 04/01/2020

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A Fresh Event FAQ

  • Do you offer an hourly rate?
    Yes
  • What is the hourly rate?
    $ 250
  • What wedding events do you provide services for?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What wedding planning services do you offer?
    Budget Analysis
    Day-of Coordination
    Event Design
    Full Planning
    Partial Planning
    Timelines
    To-Do Lists
    Vendor Referrals
  • What weddings do you have experience planning?
    Civil
    Cultural
    Destination
    Non-Religious
    Religious
  • How many planners are on your team?
    2

Team of A Fresh Event

Jen G

Jen G

Owner + Lead Planner

Jen is the founder and owner of A Fresh Event and has almost a decade of experience planning weddings and corporate events. She has spent her entire career in customer service, and takes pride in solving problems and bringing smiles to her planning couples’ faces. A veteran in the Chicago wedding industry, she is a member of the local chapters of the Wedding International Professionals Association and Catering Executives Club of America, and is a former host of the Thursday Therapy networking mixer for local wedding pros. Jen lives in Lincoln Park and loves walking along the lakefront, getting her SoulCycle on a few times a week, and cheering for the Packers behind enemy lines.

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Rachel C

Rachel C

Planner + Coordinator

Rachel joined the A Fresh Event team in 2019 and comes from a background in musical theatre, where she learned exactly how much creativity and preparation goes into pulling off unforgettable, magical moments. She's a true Enneagram 5 that delights in learning her clients' events inside and out, all while keeping the process streamlined and fun for the people she works with. Born and raised in Maryland, she relocated to the Chicago area for college. She lives in Lakeview with her husband and their Boston Terrier, and loves nothing more than indulging in craft cocktails in beautiful places.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Persephone Floral Atelier Wedding Florists

    Hilarious, personable, and reliable--Jen is the not only a phenomenal planner, but a joy to be around.

  • Aries Charter Transportation Wedding Limos

    We really love working with these professionals! They make our jobs soooo easy. And if you let them, they will make your day run smoothly and easy for you!!

  • Aries Charter Transportation Wedding Limos

    We Love working with professional planners and that's what you will get with the staff at Fresh Event!

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