Kristina Taheri Special Events is a storytelling wedding planner in the Chicago, Illinois area. This planner customizes each event to the couple's personality and desires for their wedding. Owned and operated by Kristina Taheri, this company believes in making each couple's special day magical and unforgettable.
This wedding planner worked internationally with American Airlines, before joining the staff of British Airways in Paris. She subsequently received her masters of management degree from Cornell in 1997. She then worked for the Four Seasons Hotel Group in Chicago and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, where she managed high-end fundraising events. She then opened her own wedding and event planning company.
This team of four planners offers couples personalized service, established relationships and peace of mind. They achieve these goals by providing the following planning services:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jessica · Married on 09/05/2015
Andrew and I weren't "into" planning our wedding. We are both incredibly busy and just didn't have the time to get it done. We had a mixed bag of ideas of what we thought we wanted it to look like, and we really let Kristina and her team take the reins. Andrew and I tasted some cake, and figured out what cocktails we wanted to serve- and that was about it. The evening was spectacular, everyone partied hard, and Andrew and I did nothing but walk in. I work in the event industry and you can spend a lifetime finding an event manager as classy, on-point, and as helpful/knowledgeable as Kristina. This is not an area that you want to skimp on during your wedding, and she is worth her weight in gold.Sent on 03/15/2017
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Christy · Married on 10/08/2016
There wasn't a vendor or service where we had to do research on our own or vet multiple choices from Kristina. Each vendor was a winner! Kristina works with the best and truly listens to put together all you need to have a success & wonderful day. Working with Kristina was a breeze and our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her! She is a delight and a true professional. I highly recommend working with Kristina for your wedding or event!
Brittany · Married on 09/17/2016
If you are looking for a consummate professional who also happens to be a wonderful person who is delightful to work with, then you've found your event planner! I have nothing but fabulous things to say about Kristina Taheri, who was the planner for our September 2016 wedding in the Chicago suburbs. The reception was held at my parents' house, so planning the event and making sure everything came together seamlessly was no small task. We absolutely could not have pulled off our dream wedding—it was truly perfect!—without Kristina. She recommended great vendors and then helped us coordinate with our various vendors once we chose them; she went to bat for us when we needed her to; and she ensured all the details came together beautifully, especially in the few weeks and final days leading up to the wedding. Through it all, she was a joy to work with: she eliminated the stress of wedding planning, brought great ideas to the table, and was so much fun. You will not find a better planner for your next big event!Sent on 03/15/2017
Kristina Taheri Special Events's reply:
Krsitina, elegance describes her with experience and people who all love her in the wedding business. She is classy and warm for the families and so very organized. I love her rehearsal programs even! Very fun to hang out with at any wedding and makes everyone feel very comfortable. Warning: she books fast!!
Kristina is a dream to work with. She has the high energy needed for the most particular clients, while remaining calm and confident. Her experience at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC is a perfect compliment to Villa Montalvo. You will find her charming, professional and down to earth.