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SouthWind Events is an elite wedding planning and design company based out of Chicago, Illinois. CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and lead planner, Nikeva, loves to connect with people and to bring the event of their dreams to life. She focuses on the small details of the day, assembling them together to form memorable & personal celebrations. With over 15 years of experience in the wedding industry, this company works closely with couples to facilitate breathtaking moments. By allowing Southwind Events to take the reins, you can relax and enjoy the stress-free process of arranging your special occasion alongside one of our experienced planners.

Services Offered

SouthWind Events strives to bring happiness to each of their clients by delivering high-quality customer care. The planning team pays close attention to the wishes of the couple to provide them with a wedding that reflects their love. From full-service planning to Wedding Management with day-of coordination, your ceremony, reception, and yes, the rehearsal too, will be planned to perfection. Even the smallest details, such as arranging place cards, laying napkins or placing favors, will be professionally managed. This will ensure that you can focus solely on the excitement and joy of your special day.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Alexandra C. Married on 09/17/2022
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Give yourself the best gift ever and hire SouthWind Events

Where do I even begin to describe my experience with Southwind Events & Nikeva? They literally made our dreams come true. From the moment I first spoke to Nikeva she put me at ease, and over the course of planning she was always calm, organized and incredibly creative. A week after my wedding, I am still marveling at how she took everything I envisioned in my mind and made it real. On top of all that, Nikeva always made me feel like the only bride in her orbit. So many guests at my wedding raved about how smoothly everything went off, and said I must have an incredible planner - they were right! I cannot recommend Southwind Events enough - working with this team is the best gift you could give yourself. I know I am eternally grateful for the magic they made happen!
Colleen C. Married on 08/26/2023
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Nikeva Makes It Happen

Straight up: you need a wedding planner/coordinator. Take it from me! And if you've already admitted that yourself, then PLEASE consider Nikeva and the team at Southwind Events. She's who you NEED in your corner if planning a wedding. I cannot speak highly enough of the work she put in to make our day so special. In the beginning, we naively thought that we could both hire all the vendors ourselves and coordinate successfully with them on wedding day. As the day drew closer, we knew handling vendors and sticking to an itinerary would be very difficult in day's excitement. Once all vendors were hired and most stylistic decisions were completed, I made the introductions and she handled everything from there. Day of, Nikeva and her team kept us on schedule, worry-free and handled all the behind-the-scenes To-Dos so we and our families could enjoy every minute. Her team worked closely with us as we got ready in the morning and through pre-ceremony pictures while Nikki was on-site at the venue running the show. Her team of Brianna and Horace vibed so well with our wedding party and make us feel completely at ease. I never looked at the clock once all day, which is to say I was totally in the moment from start to finish.
Donna R. Married on 05/28/2023
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A Class Act

Having no experience in event planning and facing the fact you are embarking on a potentially overwhelming and expensive experience of a lifetime is unnerving. It was a pleasure to meet Nikeva from Southwinds events. She was composed and professional . I quickly relaxed and enjoyed allowing her to design the perfect wedding day for my one and only daughter. The day was spectacular. I received so many compliments, I felt guilty not having her by my side every moment to hear them. I have much gratitude for Southwinds events.
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