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I would love to assist you in planning a stress-free celebration of the most exciting day of your life! From coming in a few weeks before the wedding and taking care of last minute details and day-of coordination, to making the journey with you from soon after your engagement, I'm excited to help with anything you need! Contact me to discuss your dream wedding and how Five Grain Events can help make that a reality.

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Kerry L. Married on 09/23/2023
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5 Star Wedding Planners

We had a great experience working with Joan & Jesseca at Five Grain Events! They are very professional and knowledgeable - they thought of everything we didn't! Joan helped us with the initial budgeting planning/process and Jesseca was our coordinator. Our wedding with 175 guests was held at St. Giles Church, with reception at Chicago Athletic Association. Jesseca and the Five Grain team did an amazing job managing multiple vendors and making sure everything was organized, on time and running smoothly. Plus they are awesome people! Highly recommend the Five Grain team.
Christine F. Married on 10/22/2022
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Organized, flexible, responsive, understanding, kind planners who provide the guidance, support, and knowledge you need while planning a wedding!!

Colleen Fahy was our coordinator, and she was absolutely incredible. Her guidance, her input, her sweet personality, her organizational skills, her foresight, her patience, her flexibility, her thoughtfulness, her ability to put us at ease… all made her so wonderful to work with. I didn’t worry about a single thing on wedding day, because I truly trusted that Colleen had helped us prepare so well, and that anything that would come up she would handle. And she sure did!! Colleen handled a lot of issues that arose on wedding day without us knowing!! She handled all communication with our vendors leading up to the wedding which was a HUGE burden off of our shoulders. Colleen spared us a lot of stress, and we’re so grateful that she allowed us to be in the moment and enjoy every minute of the day.

So many people in my bridal party / other guests at the wedding mentioned how amazing Colleen was!! The bridal party / other VIP's LOVED the detailed timeline/itinerary that Colleen prepared and distributed prior to the wedding. People knew where to be and when, and didn't have to reach out to me with small questions as a result. People around us noticed and appreciated all that she and her team did, and we certainly did, too. AND, Colleen did it all with a calming presence and a smile on her face. We were so impressed.

Colleen and Joan humored my many overly detailed questions, requests, anxieties, etc.! I honestly felt like nothing slipped through the cracks on our wedding weekend because Colleen and her team were there to catch it all. She remembered and honored everything we mentioned to her over the past few months (which was A LOT!)!

We could go on and on... 100% recommend Five Grain Events and Colleen Fahy was an absolute GEM.
Beth S. Married on 09/17/2022
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Best Decision

It was definitely the right decision to use Five Grain to help with our wedding coordination! It was really nice to be able to focus on my husband and the special moments of our day without worrying what was/wasn't getting done. I can't imagine if I had to handle questions, logistics, etc on my wedding day. I would have missed a lot more and probably been way more stressed out! Everything was flawless and honestly better and more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! I couldn't have pulled it off without Jennifer and the Five Grain team! Joan was also fantastic, she provided thoughts early on regarding vendors we were considering before we were assigned a coordinator.

Our coordinator, Jennifer, was on top of her game and it was nice to have someone to bounce ideas off or sometimes frustrations. She was also able to tell me what is "the norm" when working with vendors, etc. Also, my family members were really impressed with the detailed timeline going into the wedding day!

I can't speak highly enough of my experience working with Five Grain Events!
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Chosen with Bonnie Chosen with Bonnie Wedding Officiants

Joan helps create events that are flawless from beginning to end. Her warmth, professionalism and organizational skills make her a thrill to work with. If you have an event coming up, you will be in good hands with Five Grain Events!

Deepwell Photo Deepwell Photo Wedding Photographers

Five Grain Events runs an awesome wedding. We loved working with them--professional, fun, relaxed, didn't miss a beat!

Windy City Limousine and Bus Company Windy City Limousine and Bus Company Wedding Limos

Five Grain Events is awesome!! As the Wedding & Special Events Coordinator at Windy City Limos, I have worked with them A TON. Every experience has been unique, yet successful. I would recommend them for a number of reasons: 1) Joan & her team are always on top of the planning. Transportation is one of the last things that usually gets planned/confirmed with weddings. They always reach out to me at least a month prior to service. 2) They always look over the contracts and advise if any changes are needed. This ensures that each vehicle is booked for the correct number of hours, has all the correct details, and most importantly--has a finalized itinerary. 3) Joan, Emily, Ashley, & Jennifer have all been a pleasure to work with. Whether we are planning the transportation start to finish, or they are just confirming for their clients--Everything is always done with a positive attitude. We all know working in the wedding industry can be stressful, so having an entire team with such a positive outlook definitely helps. 4) They always send out Thank Yous to the vendors. No matter how many weddings I have worked with them on, I always receive a personalized note. This goes a long way! In all, I trust Five Grain Events every time we work together.

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