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Elegant and Sophisticated Affairs
Elegant and Sophisticated Affairs

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Introduction: Elegant Sophisticated Totally You We’ve seen this before: you get engaged and the excitement of “I’m planning a wedding!!!” quickly turns into exhaustion. You’ve done hours of research trying to find the perfect Chicago venue and photographer, and are left with a growing list of questions and uncertainties about band vs. DJ, vegan meal alternatives for the Best Man, and how to blend your Korean heritage with your partner’s Nigerian culture during the ceremony. Conversations with your mom about family expectations aren’t exactly helping, and it’s starting to feel like you need a vacation from your wedding planning nightmare. You know this has to stop — you have to find a team of pros you can trust to take your vision and run with it while still leaving you in control. You’re looking for seasoned professionals who know the right questions to ask, the right vendors to recommend, and the right way to apportion your budget. You’re looking for Elegant and Sophisticated Affairs. Planning Weddings That Are Perfectly You Traditions are fun and all, but sometimes they can feel suffocating. Especially when your family and friends have some ideas that don’t align with your vision for your wedding. But you have your own ideas about what getting married looks like — whether it’s a grand ballroom wedding with all the bells and whistles or a quirky, intimate loft elopement. As your wedding planner, our job is to make your vision a reality. Not your pastor’s vision, not Martha Stewart Weddings’ vision, not our vision — your vision. You can trust us with your ideas and questions, and know that despite guiding you with our expert advice, you’ll always be in control. Meet the Storyteller I’m Christena, and I’m a storyteller at heart. And events? They’re the physical representation of a story — kind of like a photo album, but living, breathing, loud, sweet-smelling, and delicious. Your wedding is a chance to tell your love story, live and in living color with an audience of the most special VIPs in your life. The most important thing I can do as a wedding planner is getting to know you because that’s the only way I can plan an elegant event that truly feels like you. So, I’m all ears — tell me your love story.

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Serves Chicago, IL

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3 employees

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.


2 reviews


J&D K.

Christena was very helpful every step of the process. She made wedding planning super easy, was able to work within my budget, and was very accommodating. Christena made sure that things felt right — that I was making my own decisions, and no one else’s.
Apr 30, 2021
T&R L.

I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you did for us. I could use you to help keep me organized in life, lol.
Mar 14, 2021
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Christena Devaney


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My packages are created from working in the industry for many years and knowing what is required to deliver the best service so our couple can have a stress-free day. We tailor all of our packages to each of our couples to ensure they get the best service possible. Our prices are based on service, not guest count. They are also based on the fact that I only take one wedding a weekend to ensure all my couples have my complete attention.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first step in the process is to set up a complimentary consultation to go over the event's details and our packages. Afterward, I will send out a proposal outlining the services included in the package. Once the proposal has been accepted, I send out an invoice and contract. Once the invoice and contract have been completed, I send out a welcome email outlining the process and next steps.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been working in the industry for 8 years for some of the top wedding planners in Chicago. I am also a certified wedding and event planner.

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