WHY, HELLO THERE!

As a boutique event design and planning company, La vie Charmé offers an individualized experience with the highest level of professional service. We specialize in artful, unique and classically beautiful events. We are a young, polished, creative team, and love to infuse that into our work. In consideration of the time dedicated to make each event spectacular, we focus on only a select number of events each year. You will receive personalized attention that focuses on ensuring that your budget is respected throughout the process, that your vision is honored, and ultimately that your event is both meaningful and memorable.

THE LVC Team of Expert Planners

Kerry | Lindsay | Elisa | Taylor

Together, with their experience at The Simply Elegant Group (our sister company) these girls have executed over 4,000 events & bring their expert attention to detail and eye for incredible style to every event they plan. With all of their experience & passion, they will certainly elevate your event beyond your expectations.

Our team has had the honor of being published over 50 times, we also have won countless awards for our commitment to taking care of our clients. Please visit our sister planning company here to learn more about all that we have accomplished


 
Chicago Wedding Planner

Before our team took over, it all began with the amazing Wynne Reece. Wynne created LVC in 2013 and quickly built an unbelievably successful company within the first year of business. Her reputation was impeccable, her clients adored working with her, and vendors in the area always spoke highly of Wynne and her willingness to go above and beyond for everyone, no matter the event. So Ashley (our owner at The Simply Elegant Group) knew she had to meet her. We have always had the motto of putting others first at Simply Elegant, so Ashley knew she and Wynne would be kindred spirits, and just as expected, ever since they met they have been extremely close friends.

Over a glass of wine, Wynne expressed that  her true passion was always in Law. She was juggling owning an incredibly successful wedding planning company along with being a partner in a reputable law firm! So once she made the decision to focus on law exclusively, they put their heads together on how this amazing brand could live on. The Simply Elegant Group, which has been a successful planning company throughout the Midwest market for over 6 years, caters to the everyday bride and all the planning pieces that are important for her. But our team expressed to Ashley the interest in working within the luxury wedding planning market.

Wynne has seen the powerhouse that is Simply Elegant first hand and when we opened the door to dream together on how we could integrate both businesses, this was the answer to some pressing ambitions that the Simply Elegant team had. With that, came La vie Charmé by Simply Elegant and this brand will focus solely on couples that want exclusive planning assistance throughout their engagement and have a grand vision for their event.

The purchase of La vie Charmé happened in the fall of 2016 and our team has hit the ground running! We've implemented all of the tools that we curated throughout our 25+ years of combined industry experience. Ashley wrote an extremely detailed Wedding Workbook that has over 100 pages of professional planning tools - everything from a Budget Planning Spreadsheet, to our in-house Wedding Planning Checklist (with over 200 expert wedding planning tips). Our priority at LVC, as well as at Simply Elegant, is to ensure that our clients can remain stress-free throughout the planning process. With a team of planners that work together to troubleshoot, find creative unique wedding designs, and inspire one another, we are truly able to create a planning experience unlike any company in the country.

Our team has been excited about this opportunity to reach the luxury planning market  for over 2 years and now, with Wynne's willingness to help us as well as give us her brand and run with it, we can't wait to make her incredibly proud! She has been such an inspiration for Ashley and we are so thrilled to have her company live on through our team!

We have also had the honor of being published numerous times across print publications as well as online features - here is a small sampling of these features: