Growing up in a large Irish family, I have been to more weddings than most people attend in a lifetime and I have a closet full of bridesmaid dresses to prove it! These weddings were joyous family affairs that encompassed every size and style imaginable, from a small lakefront ceremony with a rustic backyard reception to a grand city-chic extravaganza under the glittering lights of Chicago and I’ve delighted in every one. Soon, I found myself being sought out as the go-to source for these events, often recommending photographers, creating cost-effective centerpieces, serving as a florist, and offering help as a 'day of' coordinator. Though this was a fun and tremendously fulfilling experience, I still had a corporate job in the hospitality industry that filled my days.
After my planning my own wedding in 2009 I decided to follow my heart, I launched a wedding accessories shop featuring unique, handmade items (think hand dyed doily blooms and antique brooch bouquets). To my delight, my little shop took off and my work was soon photographed and featured nationally in BRIDES magazine, Southern Weddings, Pottery Barn Kids, and various websites and blogs. This was the reinforcement I needed to move my career forward in a new direction. However, I quickly discovered that working night and day in my studio was not nearly as fulfilling as working alongside couples, brides, and families. I missed the crafting of exquisite events and the camaraderie of making a wedding day the absolute best day. I realized then that planning was truly what I was meant to do.
Here is what I know for sure: a wedding should be a true reflection of the couple and filled with personal and meaningful details... even if that means serving smores on a stick instead of wedding cake, or having the groomsmen wear custom Converse sneakers. Your one-of-a-kind celebration should reflect your one-of-a-kind love. I strive to ensure every single detail of your wedding is orchestrated to perfection so that you are able to revel in the celebration on your special day. From saying yes to a proposal to the last dance of your reception, I vow to handle all of the details so that you can focus on tying the knot.
Erin Supalo is a full-time wedding planner and designer residing in the suburbs of Chicago. She shares her life with her husband Michael and their amazingly energetic twin boys, Miller & Graham. When she's not planning weddings, she enjoys baking, reading, hunting through flea markets for vintage cameras, and obsessively stocking her closet with cardigans. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and has worked happily in the wedding industry since 2009.