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Clementine Custom Events

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL 60640 US (map)

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773-961-8335

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Clementine is a full-service custom event and wedding planning company. Its owner, Kelly Cavanaugh, has the expertise to create and produce unique events that are fresh, bold, and... Read more
Clementine is a full-service custom event and wedding planning company. Its owner, Kelly Cavanaugh, has the expertise to create and produce unique events that are fresh, bold, and clever. Kelly's strong partnerships with Chicago's premier vendors in combination with top industry talent will ensure a perfect event. Clementine's main goal is to have an event reflect the personal style of each client.

Kelly has been in the event production business for over nine years. She has worked on fundraising events for the American Lung Association and has served as a senior wedding consultant at Blue Plate Catering, planning over 300 weddings at both small and large venues. In addition to being a Certified Wedding Planner, Kelly's specialty is menu design and food & beverage catering. Kelly prides herself on the creative details, cutting edge ideas and precise logistic planning that makes each Clementine event truly unique.

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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
I've always been an avid Trip Advisor reviewer and have yet to post a review on Yelp, but with our recent experience with Loren at Clementine Custom events I realized I needed to up my game. My daughter and son-in-law got married on Saturday at the Ivy Room. My one goal in hiring Loren was so that I could enjoy myself on the day of the wedding. Loren not only helped me achieve that goal she went above and beyond my expectations. From the moment we hired her through the entire process, Loren was responsive, informative, helpful, pleasant and kept us all sane and organized. She was calm and kept us calm, even when I couldn't figure out how to put on the veil or bustle the dress. Loren stepped right in and performed her magic. Honestly, I don't know how she does it. Everyone that interacted with Loren said the same thing. She started the weekend by directing the rehearsal on Friday night and she was still there well after midnight on Saturday after we already departed. BEST decision we made! Absolutely a gem.
I've always been an avid Trip Advisor reviewer and have yet to post a review on Yelp, but with our recent experience with Read more...
I've always been an avid Trip Advisor reviewer and have yet to post a review on Yelp, but with our recent experience with Loren at Clementine Custom events I realized I needed to up my game. My daughter and son-in-law got married on Saturday at the Ivy Room. My one goal in hiring Loren was so that I could enjoy myself on the day of the wedding. Loren not only helped me achieve that goal she went above and beyond my expectations. From the moment we hired her through the entire process, Loren was responsive, informative, helpful, pleasant and kept us all sane and organized. She was calm and kept us calm, even when I couldn't figure out how to put on the veil or bustle the dress. Loren stepped right in and performed her magic. Honestly, I don't know how she does it. Everyone that interacted with Loren said the same thing. She started the weekend by directing the rehearsal on Friday night and she was still there well after midnight on Saturday after we already departed. BEST decision we made! Absolutely a gem. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We worked with Kelly from Clementine Custom Events for our recent Chicago wedding. I was living out of the country and my husband and I were in a long distance relationship during the wedding planning stage. I interviewed a few different wedding planners and I knew that I could handle most things but wanted help the day of the wedding and for floral / decor. I was really looking for someone to be a sounding board / help reign in my many ideas for the decor side of things. Kelly put together a custom quote based on exactly what I needed and I couldn't say no. Her demeanor over the phone when talking to her was very composed and organized, I just knew that my wedding would be in good hands working with her.

Kelly was great to work with through finding a florist and doing the floral sample at her office in Chicago. I was always limited on my availability due to living out of the country and she was able to meet me each time I was in town. We had a final meeting to go through the decor that I wanted to put together the day of the wedding (aisle decorations) as well as votives, menus, table numbers, and photo booth signs, props. We went through everything we had and were planning to pull together and she helped give us confidence in our plan and give us guidance as needed. She was there for our rehearsal to help guide everything as well as to take our many boxes of supplies so she could set up for the wedding. The day of the wedding went so so smoothly, I know it would not have been the same without Kelly. She knew where everyone and everything was, she and her assistant setup the ceremony decor and reception decor since we brought so many items. Everything came out beautifully and was packed back up after the wedding and dropped off with my aunt so she could take it home for us. Kelly knew all of the questions to ask before the wedding so that everything was handled on the day of without a hitch. Highly recommend her and her team!!
We worked with Kelly from Clementine Custom Events for our recent Chicago wedding. I was living out of the country and my Read more...
We worked with Kelly from Clementine Custom Events for our recent Chicago wedding. I was living out of the country and my husband and I were in a long distance relationship during the wedding planning stage. I interviewed a few different wedding planners and I knew that I could handle most things but wanted help the day of the wedding and for floral / decor. I was really looking for someone to be a sounding board / help reign in my many ideas for the decor side of things. Kelly put together a custom quote based on exactly what I needed and I couldn't say no. Her demeanor over the phone when talking to her was very composed and organized, I just knew that my wedding would be in good hands working with her.

Kelly was great to work with through finding a florist and doing the floral sample at her office in Chicago. I was always limited on my availability due to living out of the country and she was able to meet me each time I was in town. We had a final meeting to go through the decor that I wanted to put together the day of the wedding (aisle decorations) as well as votives, menus, table numbers, and photo booth signs, props. We went through everything we had and were planning to pull together and she helped give us confidence in our plan and give us guidance as needed. She was there for our rehearsal to help guide everything as well as to take our many boxes of supplies so she could set up for the wedding. The day of the wedding went so so smoothly, I know it would not have been the same without Kelly. She knew where everyone and everything was, she and her assistant setup the ceremony decor and reception decor since we brought so many items. Everything came out beautifully and was packed back up after the wedding and dropped off with my aunt so she could take it home for us. Kelly knew all of the questions to ask before the wedding so that everything was handled on the day of without a hitch. Highly recommend her and her team!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/12/2015
4.7/5.0
could start this review by lying and saying every single thing went without issue and I have zero areas of complaint for our wedding. I could, but I won't because literally every large scale event, especially those planned from out-of-town and with a million moving pieces, will have slight glitches behind the scenes. Our wedding did, mostly on the catering end, but you know what? No one noticed because everyone was having way too good of a time, relaxed, happy, and entertained. And that's all Kelly and her team.

Kelly is such a sweet, intelligent person, and despite being pregnant and the mother of a newborn and young children throughout a large chunk of the planning process, was incredibly responsive. She never missed a beat and was upfront about any time she would be out of the office.

We hired Clementine for day-of and catering help, and they were able to help negotiate catering on our behalf, and were essential on the day of. I'm not kidding. We had a groomsman split his pants seconds before reception introductions (an unfortunate pop-locking-and-dropping it casualty) and there Kelly was with needles and thread.

Just knowing where to go, when to be places, the peace of mind knowing that Kelly and Anna were taking care of things behind the scenes was absolutely worth it. Their lovely personalities that were great to be around made it that much better.

I'd also be remiss to mention that if not for Anna I'm 99% sure my husband and friends would have worn tie-less tuxes because after 30 minutes of trying themselves, Anna swooped in and tied all the bow ties herself.
could start this review by lying and saying every single thing went without issue and I have zero areas of complaint for Read more...
could start this review by lying and saying every single thing went without issue and I have zero areas of complaint for our wedding. I could, but I won't because literally every large scale event, especially those planned from out-of-town and with a million moving pieces, will have slight glitches behind the scenes. Our wedding did, mostly on the catering end, but you know what? No one noticed because everyone was having way too good of a time, relaxed, happy, and entertained. And that's all Kelly and her team.

Kelly is such a sweet, intelligent person, and despite being pregnant and the mother of a newborn and young children throughout a large chunk of the planning process, was incredibly responsive. She never missed a beat and was upfront about any time she would be out of the office.

We hired Clementine for day-of and catering help, and they were able to help negotiate catering on our behalf, and were essential on the day of. I'm not kidding. We had a groomsman split his pants seconds before reception introductions (an unfortunate pop-locking-and-dropping it casualty) and there Kelly was with needles and thread.

Just knowing where to go, when to be places, the peace of mind knowing that Kelly and Anna were taking care of things behind the scenes was absolutely worth it. Their lovely personalities that were great to be around made it that much better.

I'd also be remiss to mention that if not for Anna I'm 99% sure my husband and friends would have worn tie-less tuxes because after 30 minutes of trying themselves, Anna swooped in and tied all the bow ties herself. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Loreen as our "month of planner" for our 10/10/15 Wedding at Promontory Point. From our first meeting I had an instant connection with Loreen! She is VERY organized, detail oriented and handles every situation with a can do attitude. She also has great taste which made her an excellent person to bounce decor ideas off of. If you want a stress free wedding day (month) hire Loreen for your special day!!!
We hired Loreen as our "month of planner" for our 10/10/15 Wedding at Promontory Point. From our first meeting I had an Read more...
We hired Loreen as our "month of planner" for our 10/10/15 Wedding at Promontory Point. From our first meeting I had an instant connection with Loreen! She is VERY organized, detail oriented and handles every situation with a can do attitude. She also has great taste which made her an excellent person to bounce decor ideas off of. If you want a stress free wedding day (month) hire Loreen for your special day!!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/3/2015
4.9/5.0
Jaci at Clementine is so helpful and sweet! I felt like we clicked right away. She has helped me stay sane during the planning process :)
Plus, she is so well-organized! And, smart, kind, inviting... the list goes on.
I do think that they are a little pricey - but I know it's worth it for total peace of mind on the wedding day! :)
Jaci at Clementine is so helpful and sweet! I felt like we clicked right away. She has helped me stay sane during the Read more...
Jaci at Clementine is so helpful and sweet! I felt like we clicked right away. She has helped me stay sane during the planning process :)
Plus, she is so well-organized! And, smart, kind, inviting... the list goes on.
I do think that they are a little pricey - but I know it's worth it for total peace of mind on the wedding day! :) Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
I'm really not sure what we would have done without Clementine! We worked directly with Loreen and she was the BEST wedding planner! From the very start until the end, the level of communication, follow through and attention to detail was phenomenal. With all of the nerves and emotions that are involved in the planning and are present on the big day, Loreen was by my side supporting me all the way through. I knew on my wedding day everything would be handled so that I could just enjoy my wedding and not have to worry about the details of the event. Loreen is also an amazing artist and she helped us create specialized items for our wedding that added a beautiful, personal touch. Don't look anywhere else! :)
I'm really not sure what we would have done without Clementine! We worked directly with Loreen and she was the BEST Read more...
I'm really not sure what we would have done without Clementine! We worked directly with Loreen and she was the BEST wedding planner! From the very start until the end, the level of communication, follow through and attention to detail was phenomenal. With all of the nerves and emotions that are involved in the planning and are present on the big day, Loreen was by my side supporting me all the way through. I knew on my wedding day everything would be handled so that I could just enjoy my wedding and not have to worry about the details of the event. Loreen is also an amazing artist and she helped us create specialized items for our wedding that added a beautiful, personal touch. Don't look anywhere else! :) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin!!? It will be hard for me to put into words how much I love Clementine Custom Events and Julissa Ijaola but here it goes. Julissa is one of the most incredible people I've ever met. She is also the most talented person I've ever met. She will take the time to listen to you and what you have in mind for your dream wedding and then she will literally bring it to life. From the moment of your first meeting you will feel how hard she wants to work to make this your perfect day(and your fiances). She will be able to work with all the different personalities in your family and be the sweetest most professional person with each person. The most important thing to me was that I wanted to get along with my wedding planner because you will be working closely with her through the whole process and to say I enjoyed working with is an understatement, now that the wedding is over I actually miss her. If you want to give yourself the greatest gift for your wedding journey, hire Julissa and Clementine Custom Events. Your dreams will come true, your stress levels will significantly drop(she actually took over my anxieties for me), and you will have fun! Look no further :) Good luck, and happy wedding planning!
Where do I begin!!? It will be hard for me to put into words how much I love Clementine Custom Events and Julissa Ijaola Read more...
Where do I begin!!? It will be hard for me to put into words how much I love Clementine Custom Events and Julissa Ijaola but here it goes. Julissa is one of the most incredible people I've ever met. She is also the most talented person I've ever met. She will take the time to listen to you and what you have in mind for your dream wedding and then she will literally bring it to life. From the moment of your first meeting you will feel how hard she wants to work to make this your perfect day(and your fiances). She will be able to work with all the different personalities in your family and be the sweetest most professional person with each person. The most important thing to me was that I wanted to get along with my wedding planner because you will be working closely with her through the whole process and to say I enjoyed working with is an understatement, now that the wedding is over I actually miss her. If you want to give yourself the greatest gift for your wedding journey, hire Julissa and Clementine Custom Events. Your dreams will come true, your stress levels will significantly drop(she actually took over my anxieties for me), and you will have fun! Look no further :) Good luck, and happy wedding planning! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
The best money spent on our daughter's wedding was in the hiring of Clementine Custom Events. My blood pressure decreased immediately when I first walked into Kelly's tidy office to participate in a conference call with the bride who lived out of town. Kelly walked us through a list of decisions that needed to be made, offering sage advise and counsel throughout.

I didn't see Kelly again until 45 days later when she managed to run an efficient rehearsal including plans A and B (we went with Plan B due to weather). On the day of the wedding she kept us all on schedule. I will be eternally grateful to Kelly's assistant, Anna, who got some misplaced table numbers to where they needed to be.

These ladies were truly a class act. My husband called it insurance, I called it peace of mind. Either way, we were glad to have them on our team.
The best money spent on our daughter's wedding was in the hiring of Clementine Custom Events. My blood pressure decreased Read more...
The best money spent on our daughter's wedding was in the hiring of Clementine Custom Events. My blood pressure decreased immediately when I first walked into Kelly's tidy office to participate in a conference call with the bride who lived out of town. Kelly walked us through a list of decisions that needed to be made, offering sage advise and counsel throughout.

I didn't see Kelly again until 45 days later when she managed to run an efficient rehearsal including plans A and B (we went with Plan B due to weather). On the day of the wedding she kept us all on schedule. I will be eternally grateful to Kelly's assistant, Anna, who got some misplaced table numbers to where they needed to be.

These ladies were truly a class act. My husband called it insurance, I called it peace of mind. Either way, we were glad to have them on our team. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
8/8/2015
4.0/5.0
Kelly put my husband and I at ease as she joined us prior to our wedding to help us determine all of the big (and small details) that needed planning. She is friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. I am so happy we had her to know what questions to ask, because without her expertise there would have been so many unexpected bumps in the road we never would have considered. She was friendly, open, and ready to deal with any surprises that inevitably come up on the day. I especially appreciated that she coordinated our vendors, went with me to our final run through, and took care to distribute all flowers to our wedding party and family. Her hand in these tasks saved me a lot of time and worry on a day that is supposed to be about joy and fun! Our timing was seamless the entire day and my husband and I are were able to fully enjoy our wedding without a worry or a problem coming our way. The only negative I can say was the plan we made for cleaning up and packing decorations after the wedding wasn't followed which caused some precious party time for my parents to be spent cleaning up instead of dancing the night away. This most likely could be avoided with more direct conversation about the venue and event planning team's expectations about clean up.
Kelly put my husband and I at ease as she joined us prior to our wedding to help us determine all of the big (and small Read more...
Kelly put my husband and I at ease as she joined us prior to our wedding to help us determine all of the big (and small details) that needed planning. She is friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. I am so happy we had her to know what questions to ask, because without her expertise there would have been so many unexpected bumps in the road we never would have considered. She was friendly, open, and ready to deal with any surprises that inevitably come up on the day. I especially appreciated that she coordinated our vendors, went with me to our final run through, and took care to distribute all flowers to our wedding party and family. Her hand in these tasks saved me a lot of time and worry on a day that is supposed to be about joy and fun! Our timing was seamless the entire day and my husband and I are were able to fully enjoy our wedding without a worry or a problem coming our way. The only negative I can say was the plan we made for cleaning up and packing decorations after the wedding wasn't followed which caused some precious party time for my parents to be spent cleaning up instead of dancing the night away. This most likely could be avoided with more direct conversation about the venue and event planning team's expectations about clean up. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Hayley
Wedding:
7/25/2015
4.5/5.0
Loreen Hospodar was such an asset to my wedding planning experience. From vendor recommendations, to elegant touches to the reception, and overall professionalism when small conflicts arose I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without her. Her artistic flare to simple things such as signage and frames gave my classic wedding reception the décor it needed to be uniquely mine.
Loreen Hospodar was such an asset to my wedding planning experience. From vendor recommendations, to elegant touches to Read more...
Loreen Hospodar was such an asset to my wedding planning experience. From vendor recommendations, to elegant touches to the reception, and overall professionalism when small conflicts arose I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without her. Her artistic flare to simple things such as signage and frames gave my classic wedding reception the décor it needed to be uniquely mine. Read less
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