Wedding Coordinator / Planner
Main Office Location:
2841 W. Armitage Ave, By Appointment Only
Chicago, Illinois 60647
Greater Chicago area and beyond—they love to travel!
Here Comes The Guide brides receive a complimentary Macro Planning Timeline when booking with Five Grain Events!
The wedding flowers in gorgeous shades of red.
A 'getting ready' shot of the groom.
A great shot of the bride being buttoned into her gown.
Winter weddings in Chicago make for great photo ops!
Keeping warm in a chic fur stole.
Sassy red heels. We love a bold colorful bridal shoe!
How perfect are these red galoshes for the rainy weather?!
A stunning and stylish shot of the bridal party. Their umbrellas certainly came in handy.
The first dance.
An artistic shot of the newlyweds.
Wedding Planner: Five Grain Events
Wedding Venue: The Joffrey Ballet
Wedding Photographer: Shane Welch Photography
Wedding Flowers: Belmonte’s Florist
Now here's a bride who knows how to accessorize! We love the chunky jewelry.
The vibrant bridal party, complete with pomanders and brightly colored shoes.
The handsome groomsmen.
A sweet kiss in the middle of the street.
A fantastic group shot. Joan says, "This was an especially good-looking bridal party, and they had a great rapport: the perfect combo for killer portraits."
A shot of the ceremony space and flowers. The bright green limes look amazing at the bottom of the vases.
Pashminas for when the weather gets chilly.
In lieu of a guestbook, friends and family added their well wishes on leaves to this painting of a tree.
Limes and leaves added a bright splash of green to the reception décor.
Chicago style hot dogs—such a fun choice for wedding food!
Who doesn't love a self-serve candy bar? A fab favor for guests to take with them.
Wedding Planner: Five Grain Events
Wedding Venue: Galleria Marchetti
Wedding Photographer: Amanda Hein Photography
Wedding Flowers: Fleur
We love how Lynn describes this bride's vision for her wedding flowers, "Refined roadside...AKA English garden gone wild."
The bridal bouquet incorporated blushing tones of lily of the valley, Juliet garden roses, peonies, stock, dusty miller, and flowering dogwood.
The bridesmaids' bouquets had a bolder punch of color with vibrant spray roses, Juliet garden roses, peonies, dahlias, scabiosa, and stock. Lynn says she loved the color scheme—or lack thereof!
A stunning shot of the bride with her bouquet.
The full picture of the gorgeous spectrum of colors used in the wedding flowers—and the bridesmaids' shoes followed suit!
Lynn says, "The centerpieces were low and sprawling displays in recycled glass containers."
The sweet and rustic wedding cake.
Locally grown lily of the valley for the groom's boutonniere.
“My husband and I agree that hiring Five Grain Events was the best decision we made about our wedding. They made everything else easy.”
“I think the most unique thing about Five Grain events is that they make you feel like yours is the only wedding they’re planning. You forget that you are one of many brides that they are working with because they give you their undivided attention. They make every meeting important and fun.”
“Our Big Day was perfect. I was able to enjoy every moment without ever having to worry about a thing.”
“She answered EVERY question promptly and was always there for us. Her constant communication was vital throughout the entire process.”
“YES we were VERY happy with the vendor referrals Five Grain Events provided. Almost all of our vendors were Joan’s recommendations and we couldn’t have been happier.”
“Our wedding day was by far the best day of my life. Everything was more than on time—we were actually ahead of schedule a couple of times throughout the day.”
“I had a vision and Joan made it happen. She attended every meeting with potential vendors and was able to articulate my ideas to the vendors in a very constructive way. She absolutely listened to what I wanted, and she made sure I got everything we agreed on.”
“Joan has an amazing personal touch, which is by far one of the most important aspects of a wedding planner. You feel as though you are the one and only wedding on Joan’s schedule and always have her constant attention.”
“Joan is very good at what she does. Often times she would remind me of things or remember small details that I couldn’t. I was never worried or anxious during the planning.”
“When the reception was ending I asked Joan if we needed to go get taxis to the next location, she said, ‘there are six taxis waiting outside.’ Little things like that happened throughout the evening and Joan was always several steps ahead of everyone else, and yet still present enough to address immediate issues effectively.”
“Joan made sure our wedding went smoothly so that we and our families could focus on enjoying the day.”
“She’s straightforward, calm and cool, which is exactly what every bride needs!”
“I would recommend Joan and Five Grain Events to anyone. She is wonderful and I could not have kept my sanity planning my wedding without her.”