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Jenée Strickland


When you love your job, it ceases to be work. I help to bring about the happiest day in a couple’s life as a Chicago Wedding Planner and I feel so honored to be a part of this incredible milestone. My passion is weddings—each of them unique as the bride and groom who celebrate them. My priority is building a bond with every bride so that she is more friend than client. I see myself as an ally—one that can truly understand what every wedding says about each couple.

I have been around weddings my entire life. As a girl I shadowed my father, a talented photographer, and president of the Wedding Photography Association of Orange County. From this unique beginning, I was able to soak in so much information. I not only learned the components of documenting these celebrations, but I began to see how the entire day is carefully orchestrated, like a waltz.

I continued to grow professionally, working with the most elite catering company of Southern California, The Turnip Rose. Here, I learned the nuts-and-bolts of weddings—all the behind the scenes activity that must come together to create a perfect day. I became well-versed in successful preparation, set up, coordination and styles. I am always eager to gain more knowledge, to come up with new ideas, and I learn from each of my brides. For the past ten years in Chicago, I have continued my journey, learning everything I can along the way.

I simply love weddings. My talent for paying attention to detail, truly listening to what my brides want, and ability to think creatively, make me a natural wedding coordinator. My experience will make your wedding planning creative, exciting and easy. Visions Event Studio is my vision realized.

My job is a privilege; my work is my passion.

Warm Regards,

Jenee Strickland



After planning several events for family, friends, and in the corporate setting, I realized my enthusiasm and ability to create a unique events grew into a passion that I excelled at. 

Growing up I read a variety of romance novels with imagining being carried off into the sunset by my knight in shining armor. The dreams I had as a girl turned into a reality as I entered into the wedding industry ten years ago, and the past four years as a Certified Marriage Officiant. 

My diverse skill set encompasses the ability to create memorable events with a passion for my clients that comes to life as I serve and listen to their needs, their stresses, their desires to create an unforgettable wedding for the couple in love. I am committed to delivering unmatched service for the couples wedding experiencing that consists of focusing on every aspect resulting in nothing short of excellence. My ability resides in guiding you in every step delivering a seamless process which allows the couple to enjoy the special time in their lives and a day that will always be cherished.

internship team

Angelica Paden


I have always been a hopeless romantic and I have my parents to thank for that.

My mom and dad were about as much of soulmates as soulmates could get. Unfortunately my mother was diagnosed with cancer when I was 2 years old and passed when I was 9 leaving my brother, my dad, and I behind. During the time when she was sick, I have still to this day have never seen someone as devoted to another person as my dad was. The love those two had for each other was earth shattering, and growing up seeing that, I to no surprise became romance’s #1 fan.

One of my favorite recurring memories growing up was sitting in my living room after school and watching Say Yes to the Dress, Four Weddings, or Bridezillas. I could sit for hours on end watching those shows and dreaming up my own future wedding, and imagining every extravagant detail that went along with it. I could not wait to be able to plan a wedding of my own.

Being an intern at Visions and seeing and hearing the incredible love stories our clients have, is the reason I wanted to go into the wedding industry in the first place. I feel honored to be able to work with people who get up every day excited to work because love is their passion.

Katlyn Wicks


If someone were to ask me, “Who are you?” I’d start by giving a list of all the things I believe describe me best. Empathetic, caring, selfless, hard-working individual. Putting every effort into everything I do and never lacking in any of my achievements.

As I could sit here and list everything that makes me me, I would have to stop for a moment and think to myself— “who am I really?”

Simply, I am a creator. I find joy in other people’s happiness and being the reason I put a smile on their face. Creating is what fuels my passion and puts fire in my heart. When given the opportunity to turn my passion into someone else’s reality, I couldn’t think of a better way to showcase my creativity and talents than a wedding. A one-of-a-kind experience, for a one-of-a-kind couple.

Working with Visions has taught me that creating these moments is something that will make your heart skip a beat and fill your stomach with all sorts of butterflies, joy, bliss, happiness, and of course, love. These are the moments that take your breath away and truly feel as though this is exactly where I am meant to be.

Olivia Allan


intern in training

I’m a 3rd generation creative, my grandfather being the first.  He was a wedding photographer in California where my mom was an intern and learned so much.

Since I was four, I have always wanted to help my mom with her job.

I love creating anything, whether it’s art, baking, or crafts; my hands are always dirty with glitter and paint.

I started helping my mom in 2017 where I fell in love with the proposals.  

She allows me to help choose the flowers, make rose petals (that is one of my favorite things) and even allows me to set up and light the candles right before the big moment.

I love to pray for the couple before hand and am proud to be helping my mom with the couple’s biggest day of their lives. 

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