Based in Chicago, Naturally Yours Events is an eco-friendly event, destination, and wedding planning team who helps inject personality and poise into celebrations that are well orchestrated, meaningful, and naturally yours.
Whether you are looking for day of coordination, full wedding planning services, destination travel planning or want your next event to be extra special- you deserve a planning partner who has the creativity to develop your vision, expertise to help your event go smoothly, the attitude to keep the planning fun and relaxed, and the dedication to create mindful celebrations.
Naturally Yours Events' owner, Carlene Hartline, saw first hand how cookie-cutter and wasteful events could be. Wanting to help people plan their most important moments, she paired her personal and professional commitment to the environment with her passion for details to establish Naturally Yours Events.
Since launching in 2011, Naturally Yours Events has developed a reputation as a top event and wedding planning company in Chicago and beyond. They are known for being a leader in sustainability, pushing the envelope for inclusion against industry norms, and not being afraid to create events that are kickass.
64 Reviews for Naturally Yours Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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John H. · Married on 02/03/2021
Highly recommend, completely worth it!
It was unanimously recommended to have a "day of coordinator," and we couldn't agree more. Kristen and NYE were 100% worth it. We shopped around getting recommendations from vendors and friends. We were drawn in by NYE website complete with their mission statement, core values and planner bios. Our initial phone call was with Kristen, and her enthusiasm and talent for her job were immediately evident. Her organization, attention to detail, energy and professionalism were top notch. If we ever had a question or needed an opinion on a decision, Kristen provided honest, helpful information gleaned from her extensive experience. We completely trusted her. She was a great mix of personal and professional.Sent on 03/26/2020
Also to note, our wedding happened at the onset of COVID-19 in early-mid March 2020. Kristen worked double time in the last 3-4 days communicating between us and our various vendors as the last minute cancellations came rolling in. She put us, our families and friends at ease. She handled everything, never missing a beat, and always with a great attitude. We would hire her again in an instant and recommend her to anyone needing help planning any event.
Thank you Kristen and NYE!
Jonathan E. · Married on 11/01/2020
Happy Couple + Ideal Planner = Flawless Event
Carlene and her team made planning a wedding in a pandemic a very smooth experience. From our first meeting, we felt like this was the right match for us. Carlene takes the time to get to know her couples as people and not just as clients. First and foremost, her priority is to make sure the wedding is carried out with our vision. In spite of everything going on the world, her ability to pivot in this current environment and continue to provide excellent services made it all worth it.Sent on 12/26/2020
Her knowledge of how to plan an event that incorporates sustainability and eco-friendly products was exactly the expertise we were looking for to make our wedding happen. She trusts her vendors and they all delivered flawlessly. Carlene is incredibly collaborative and her realist outlook made it easy for us to stay within our budget and carry out a wedding that exceeded our expectations.
Maggie D. · Married on 01/04/2020
Hire a day of coordinator!
Where do I begin with my experience with NYE and Lauren West? I was apprehensive to hire a day-of coordinator, but in hindsight it was the BEST DECISION I EVER MADE! Lauren helped us with so many details that would have slipped through the cracks, and made sure everyone was on task. She even helped put out a major fire on our wedding day (our valet never showed up) and put my mind at ease about the situation. If you are getting married and you are a stress-prone person, HIRE A DAY OF COORDINATOR and specifically hire NYE and Lauren West! I promise your wedding day will be enjoyable and magical and you won't have to worry about a thing!Sent on 01/09/2020
Carlene is such a joy to work with and has a high standard for her clients and dedication to them through all stages of the wedding planning process. Her attention to detail, work ethic, and patience are invaluable to any couple in hopes of finding the right person to help plan and coordinate one of the most important days of their lives.
Carlene works to make your day memorable. She really understands what it is like to plan an eco-chic wedding.
Carlene is wonderful to work with! She has amazing attention to detail and works hard to ensure that she exceeds her brides expectations!