About us

Lionhearted Events was born out of a movement in the wedding industry to embrace individuality and challenge traditional norms. For the last 50 years weddings have been 'exclusive'- you had roses and chair sashes and paid thousands for a plated dinner in a ballroom because that's just what you were 'supposed' to do. Now we're not sure about you, but to us being told what to do sounds like a drag! If you like ballrooms- that's great, but if you don't- get married in an old fire station, a theater, by a waterfall, in a converted factory- heck, you can even get married in your favorite dive bar (yes, it's happened)! The possibilities are endless- so that's where we come in! We're wedding planners for the not-so-traditional couple.

Lionhearted Events is a full service wedding planning, design and coordination firm based in Chicago, IL serving Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA and Brooklyn, NY. We specialize in creating custom tailored events reflective of the individual styles of our clients and ensuring seamless coordination throughout the entire planning process. No matter what inspires you, let us create an experience for you and your guests unrivaled by any other.


Lindsay t.

"I feel like everyone says that their wedding day is so stressful because they want everything to be perfect, but I can honestly say that ours was perfect, and I wasn't stressed for a second of it because Grace kept us all in the loop, but communicated everything for us. She was invaluable, and if I can recommend any vendor from my wedding, she is the person I would pick as number 1 most important. Hire her. Your day will be amazing for more than just the fact that you are marrying the love of your life--all that time and work you put into planning will actually go the way you want it to, and you can remember every second of it thanks to her tireless effort and work and kindness." 

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Katelyn V.

"Our wedding day was beyond PERFECT. Aerial and her assistant made the whole day run smoothly. They were both so attentive and made my husband and I feel so comfortable. We were able to just relax and enjoy our day. The decor looked AMAZING and all our guests had a great time. THANK YOU Aerial and the rest of the team at Lionhearted. You really saved our day and gave us the most perfect, loved filled, beautiful wedding day! Our friends and family can't stop raving about it!"


Ute K.

"Grace planned my daughter's bridal shower and wedding. I couldn't have imagined things turning out any more beautiful than they did. Grace listened to what my daughter wanted and exceeded all our expectations. The wedding was a vintage theme with so much class thanks to all the extra touches Grace added. People are still talking about my daughter's wedding even almost a year later. But what really matters is my daughter said, "It was THE perfect day she dreamed of." That was all I needed to hear and to highly recommend Grace and Lionhearted Events!"