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Proposal Experts and Wedding Planners
 
 
Proposal Experts and Wedding Planners

Jenée Strickland

[OWNER | LEAD VISIONAIRRE]

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 is 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, setup, 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 my 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

internship team

Sattin Schreiner

[WEDDING PLANNING | SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN]

I have always loved making the world around me a beautiful and magical place. Growing up in theatre, I craved creativity and connection and felt inspired to invoke emotion through the stories we told. You could feel the electric energy in the air, the magic that the cast had created, and the only time I’ve felt that magic outside of theatre is when I attended my first wedding. 

I quickly realized that the skillset I’d gained in the theatre could be used to help create magical moments on the happiest days of people’s lives. I could invoke that same emotion telling the stories of each unique couple. As a hopeless romantic myself, my dream of becoming a wedding planner was born! From tea parties to Prom, I planned every event I could all the way through college, where I gained valuable event experience planning for my sorority and through internships with local businesses, waiting for my opportunity in the wedding industry to present itself–and then I found Visions!

I feel honored knowing the work I do with Visions will create magical memories couples will cherish for a lifetime–something I don’t take lightly. Visions has helped make my dream become a reality and allows me to do the same for couples in love every day.


Jessica Lyons

[EDITORIAL INTERN]

Rewind time, go back to 6th grade. Go back to a time where my life was simple and the only worries of my life were completing middle school assignments and making sure to have a seat on a yellow bus every day. But we travel back in time to see 11-year-old me come across famous quotes by famous authors, writing each of them down on my binders to make myself seem “cooler.” However, among the hundreds of quotes she scribbled down, one still stayed nestled in her mind to the day:

“Writing is its own reward.” – Henry Miller

To write is not only the ability to make words travel from mind to paper, or in the case of the twenty-first century,  to a computer. Writing is the art of expressing one’s emotions, thoughts, history, and knowledge and allowing it to be shared, enjoyed, and loved by others. Since stumbling upon this quote, writing has been a passion and talent of mine; this passion allowing me to attain success in undergrad. Now, 11 years later, I find myself the opportunity to write, to learn, and to grow with Visions. This internship allows me to put Miller’s words to action and allow writing to be a rewarding experience for me and for Visions. This opportunity allows me to learn new information within the world of weddings and proposals, allows me to write and gain editorial skills that will aid me in the professional world, and allow me to engage with a readership in ways I have never been able to before. This internship and this experience will no doubt make up a large part of my life’s story, allowing me to take what I’ve learned to be applied to the company blog as well as what I am learning with Visions Event Studio. Writing is indeed its own reward, and the rewards I’ve seen thus far are illuminating. Yet, the story of my life is not over yet, its rewards are still pending. There’s much more to be written. 


Olivia Allan

[MINI INTERN]

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 beforehand and am proud to be helping my mom with the couple’s biggest day of their lives. 

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