LOLA Event Productions is a stylish wedding planner in the Chicago, Illinois area. This team's experience and fun-loving attitude will allow couples to work closely with their planners and design the wedding of their dreams. The seven planners, led by owner Lori Stephenson, help couples with logistical and design details, so that everything runs smoothly for the wedding of their dreams.
Lori Stephenson got her start in the industry designing bridal gowns and accessories. She attended Parsons School of Design and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After graduation, she did work in social event planning and personal styling. Since starting LOLA Event Productions, she has coordinated and designed weddings in the greater Chicago area, from country clubs to airplane hangers.
The planners at LOLA Event Productions can help couples with civil, cultural, destination, double, eco-friendly, military, non-religious and religious wedding celebrations. They offer their assistance in the following areas:
Recommended by 98% of couples
Laura · Married on 11/18/2017
We interviewed several wedding planning businesses for our daughter's Chicago wedding, and we are so glad we went with Lori Stephenson and her team at LOLA! Since our daughter and future son-in-law are busy professionals in the city, and we live out of town, we needed to find a planner who would meet when we could all coordinate schedules, and who would be flexible to work with us on nights and weekends through email and follow up meetings. We couldn't have asked for a better working situation than what we had with Lauren Prado! To start, we worked with both Lori and Lauren Prado to find the perfect venue (The Drake), and they were extremely helpful with suggestions about how to find a church in the city, too. They were so knowledgeable--and fun! Their enthusiasm, suggestions, and genuine eagerness to search with us made the process of wedding planning enjoyable right from the start. We worked closely with Lauren P for months leading up to the wedding, and she maintained her initial enthusiasm throughout, and was always professional and friendly--and extremely responsive and reliable. So important! Lauren offered suggestions and ideas to help us stay on track and cover the details with everything; she suggested multiple vendors for every aspect of the wedding, and was willing to contact more if we felt we needed to during the bid process; through her professional network, she was even happy to vet any vendors whom we found (like the band), and gave us good insight and advice on all as a result. She also worked very well with all the vendors we chose, reviewed all the contracts, and gave us tips throughout the planning process. She and Team LOLA worked to find answers to any questions we had and Lauren was attentive and prompt in her correspondence and in the numerous vendor meetings we had together. Ultimately, the rehearsal and Day Of were so enjoyable because of Team LOLA! We had a greatttt experience with Lauren and LOLA and would hire them again!! A+++
Victoria · Married on 09/15/2018
I hired Carly Carynski about four months out from my wedding, and it was a wonderful decision. I already had most of my decor details planned but needed someone to come in and sort out the logistics of our wedding (with more than half of our guests in from out of town). Carly was calm, responsive, positive, and professional. She has great advice for any and all questions -- even the very, very small stuff. Her demeanor is always unruffled, and she always has the best interest of the bride and groom at the forefront of her mind. She'll make sure you are taken care of on your wedding day. You should absolutely hire her to coordinate your event.
Alex · Married on 07/21/2018
Kirsty from LOLA Events truly thought of every little detail and had such an incredible, calm and positive attitude every step of the way. Even in the most stressful of moments, we were all confident that our day would be nothing less than perfect just knowing she was our coordinator. I'm a naturally anxious person, so that means a lot coming from me. Kirsty is also a genuinely funny and warm person, it almost felt like I was getting the best wedding advice from a close girlfriend.
LOLA Events is incredibly thorough, organized, and responsive throughout the entire wedding process. Kirsty comes to the table with so many creative ideas and things that were not even on my radar (and still kept us within our budget!). She completely understood the vibe and aesthetic we were dreaming of for our wedding and made it a reality. And it was incredibly helpful to have a single point of contact for all of the other vendors.
Kirsty and her team went above and beyond and did more than I could have ever asked for. Choosing her to be our coordinator was one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire wedding planning process, and it was worth every penny. Thank you so much to Kirsty and her team - I'm so glad we heard about you.
we love LOLA events! She is absolutely one of the best in Chicago and nationwide. We trust so much LOLA that we use them for our own wedding. Lori did such an amazing job that we still hear from our guest that our wedding was the best looking one hands-down! We will recommend LOLA to anybody anytime!
We LOVE LOLA! LOLA Event Productions is THE place to go if you want your wedding to be fun, absolutely stress free, and perfectly coordinated between vendors.
We have worked with LOLA on several weddings and even hired them for our own wedding - we think that's a genuine testament to how great they are!