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An Urban Affair

Wedding Coordinator / Wedding Planner
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Contact: Ellen Donaghy
Phone: 312/944-9090
Service Area:

While based in Chicago, An Urban Affair works with clients anywhere from LA to London.

Rachel + Mark at theWit Hotel

Real Wedding Ideas: #city - urban, #hotel, #wedding photo ideas

A wedding day kiss in front of the incredible architecture of Chicago's cityscape.

Gorgeous silhouettes of the bride and her gown.

A cameo pinned to the bouquet is a beautiful way to personalize your wedding flowers.

The sparkling wedding bands.

An Urban Affair says, "Rachel and Mark’s wedding mixed the couple’s contemporary urban tastes with their traditional Jewish heritage."

Inspired by famous “wits” like Oscar Wilde and Emily Dickinson, this four-diamond hotel spices up the neighborhood with its artful and modern design.

We love this fresh, modern take on the bridal portrait!

The first look. Made ever-so-much more dramatic by the bold mural backdrop.

The kiss before "the kiss."

The bride and groom in striking black and white.

A cool photo op in front of a vintage movie marquee.

Stunning shots of the wedding ceremony.

The first dance.

No traditional Jewish wedding is complete without the Hora!

Wedding Planner: An Urban Affair
Wedding Venue: theWit Hotel
Wedding Photographer: Leathem Photography
Wedding Flowers: A Stem Above

You Need To Know...
Vendor Type { Coordinator / Wedding Planner }
Company Founded { 2005 }

Verified Reviews from Real Brides & Grooms

“Ellen on the wedding day was a ROCKSTAR. She organized everyone—and we had a big, 200-person wedding with multiple spaces. She moved the guests to where they needed to be in a really nice way. I know it’s hard to herd a lot of people into different spaces, but Ellen did it in such a way that all our guests LOVED her. She was a bright spot in our wedding planning.”

“They absolutely worked within our budget and got us deals with vendors that actually saved us money!

“Ellen, who is now a lifelong friend of mine, embraced my wedding planning almost like a member of the family. Her care and dedication to my wedding came through in everything that went into the day and translated into the perfect event!”

“Ellen was very easy to talk to, and I felt extremely comfortable coming to her with any requests or questions.”

“She quickly understood our concepts and tastes and made very good suggestions on how to achieve them.”

“She returned emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. She was incredibly reliable and I am so glad that we hired her. She put my mind at ease on many occasions.”

“I definitely feel like Ellen really did listen to each and every aspect of my day, and would offer all sorts of helpful tips without being overwhelming to me.”

“She takes her job very seriously and has a great team with her.”

“I think that everyone was incredibly well taken care of by Ellen and her team. There was always someone nearby whenever we needed something or had a question. I really did not worry about anything!!”

“Although I only hired her for day-of-coordination, she played a much larger role than just that. She was always available to me via email or phone and quick to answer any questions that I had.”

“The entire wedding day ran so smoothly thanks to her and I did not stress at all about any of my planned details coming together.”

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