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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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ABOUT US

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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Kyna
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
When I first started the wedding planning process with my husband, I very quickly felt overwhelmed by the number of vendors and nervous that I would pick a lemon or get overcharged. I’m also a super organized and detailed person, so I knew that if I didn’t hire help I’d end up spending my entire engagement stressed and unhappy. I initially reached out to about 10 potential wedding planners to get a sense of scope and pricing. Some responded instantly to my request for a quote and called me that very same day! But then when I followed-up again -- radio silence. I was discouraged to say the least, until we met Melissa at Clementine Custom Events. Melissa was EVERYTHING we were hoping to find in a wedding planner - flexible, fun and reliable. She never left us hanging if we emailed her with a question and counseled us when we weren’t sure which direction to go. Melissa helped us come up with a budget and every vendor she recommended came in at or under budget. To top it off, the vendors she suggested were just amazing -- the photographer, the officiant, the caterer and staff, music, etc. I was actually able to let go of all the details and just enjoy the engagement and the wedding day because I knew that Melissa had it all covered. On the day of the wedding, Melissa was fantastic at keeping things moving seamlessly with a smile-- including making sure family and friends were in the right place at the right time. My husband and I had a great time working with Melissa. You won’t be disappointed if you have Melissa on your side.
When I first started the wedding planning process with my husband, I very quickly felt overwhelmed by the number of Read more...
When I first started the wedding planning process with my husband, I very quickly felt overwhelmed by the number of vendors and nervous that I would pick a lemon or get overcharged. I’m also a super organized and detailed person, so I knew that if I didn’t hire help I’d end up spending my entire engagement stressed and unhappy. I initially reached out to about 10 potential wedding planners to get a sense of scope and pricing. Some responded instantly to my request for a quote and called me that very same day! But then when I followed-up again -- radio silence. I was discouraged to say the least, until we met Melissa at Clementine Custom Events. Melissa was EVERYTHING we were hoping to find in a wedding planner - flexible, fun and reliable. She never left us hanging if we emailed her with a question and counseled us when we weren’t sure which direction to go. Melissa helped us come up with a budget and every vendor she recommended came in at or under budget. To top it off, the vendors she suggested were just amazing -- the photographer, the officiant, the caterer and staff, music, etc. I was actually able to let go of all the details and just enjoy the engagement and the wedding day because I knew that Melissa had it all covered. On the day of the wedding, Melissa was fantastic at keeping things moving seamlessly with a smile-- including making sure family and friends were in the right place at the right time. My husband and I had a great time working with Melissa. You won’t be disappointed if you have Melissa on your side. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loreen is amazing! My mother initially did the research and found Clementine through another friend's recommendation, and I am SO happy she did. We hired Loreen for day of planning and for the first 9 months before the wedding I played "wedding planner" but once Loreen stepped in a month prior to our big day, man was I so wrong. I was nowhere close to being a wedding planner! Loreen thought of absolutely everything and walked us through the entire weekend - thinking through every step and providing suggestions along the way. When you only hope to get married once, everything is new and overwhelming but Loreen made the whole process enjoyable and we absolutely loved working with her.
The day of we did end up having very minor "glitches" but Loreen's smiling face always came in to calmly tell us what was happening, what the solution was, and that she was taking care of it. I did not stress the entire wedding weekend because of Loreen. I was able to truly take in every moment with a big smile and a full heart. Loreen, and I'm sure other Clementine planners given their wonderful reputation, are worth every penny.
Also as a side note we had several vendors who told us that Loreen was the best wedding planner they had ever worked with. Coming from vendors who do weddings all year long this completely validated our thoughts on Loreen as being amazing as well!
Loreen is amazing! My mother initially did the research and found Clementine through another friend's recommendation, and Read more...
Loreen is amazing! My mother initially did the research and found Clementine through another friend's recommendation, and I am SO happy she did. We hired Loreen for day of planning and for the first 9 months before the wedding I played "wedding planner" but once Loreen stepped in a month prior to our big day, man was I so wrong. I was nowhere close to being a wedding planner! Loreen thought of absolutely everything and walked us through the entire weekend - thinking through every step and providing suggestions along the way. When you only hope to get married once, everything is new and overwhelming but Loreen made the whole process enjoyable and we absolutely loved working with her.
The day of we did end up having very minor "glitches" but Loreen's smiling face always came in to calmly tell us what was happening, what the solution was, and that she was taking care of it. I did not stress the entire wedding weekend because of Loreen. I was able to truly take in every moment with a big smile and a full heart. Loreen, and I'm sure other Clementine planners given their wonderful reputation, are worth every penny.
Also as a side note we had several vendors who told us that Loreen was the best wedding planner they had ever worked with. Coming from vendors who do weddings all year long this completely validated our thoughts on Loreen as being amazing as well! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
JACI is amazing. She really goes above and beyond to make sure everything involved in wedding planning went smoothly. She's got your back. We had full confidence in Jaci. She's the best!!!!
JACI is amazing. She really goes above and beyond to make sure everything involved in wedding planning went smoothly. Read more...
JACI is amazing. She really goes above and beyond to make sure everything involved in wedding planning went smoothly. She's got your back. We had full confidence in Jaci. She's the best!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Jaci Weber by my sister's friend who has worked with her in event planning, and thank goodness she was available to work our wedding day! Jaci is organized, fun, sweet, a decision maker, a delight. Before our wedding day, Jaci went above and beyond to make sure every detail was executed and her checklists were a lifesaver. After the wedding day, I heard from my friends and bridesmaids how "on top of it" she was. She truly put her heart into our wedding and we are forever thankful!
We were referred to Jaci Weber by my sister's friend who has worked with her in event planning, and thank goodness she was Read more...
We were referred to Jaci Weber by my sister's friend who has worked with her in event planning, and thank goodness she was available to work our wedding day! Jaci is organized, fun, sweet, a decision maker, a delight. Before our wedding day, Jaci went above and beyond to make sure every detail was executed and her checklists were a lifesaver. After the wedding day, I heard from my friends and bridesmaids how "on top of it" she was. She truly put her heart into our wedding and we are forever thankful! Read less
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Petros
Wedding:
8/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Greeks, stop looking because this is your girl.
Julissa Ijaola. Warm, focused, empathetic, & pragmatic. My wife regarded her as our North Star, the light that helped guide us through all things wedding. I viewed her as a general, coordinating with the vendors to play out the wedding we wanted. Experience has taught her to anticipate our needs before we even knew what we needed. Her advice it top notch & her contacts are top class. Julissa is simply the best.
To Julissa, as if we haven't said it enough, we can't thank you enough. The warmth of your laugh, your smile, your assurance, your guidance, & finally for your genuine kindness. We wish you the best in everything for you!
Greeks, stop looking because this is your girl.
Julissa Ijaola. Warm, focused, empathetic, & pragmatic. My wife Read more...
Greeks, stop looking because this is your girl.
Julissa Ijaola. Warm, focused, empathetic, & pragmatic. My wife regarded her as our North Star, the light that helped guide us through all things wedding. I viewed her as a general, coordinating with the vendors to play out the wedding we wanted. Experience has taught her to anticipate our needs before we even knew what we needed. Her advice it top notch & her contacts are top class. Julissa is simply the best.
To Julissa, as if we haven't said it enough, we can't thank you enough. The warmth of your laugh, your smile, your assurance, your guidance, & finally for your genuine kindness. We wish you the best in everything for you! Read less
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Peggy
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding can be so stressful. That is, if you don't have JULISSA helping you every step of the way. I cannot imagine going through that process without her. Every single detail of my daughter's wedding was perfect. This did not happen by accident. JULISSA made sure that our dream wedding came out exactly as we had planned it. I know that she had other clients that she was working with while also working with us, but JULISSA made us feel as if we were her only clients. If you want the wedding to be a success, and the planning to be enjoyable instead of stressful, then you NEED JULISSA!! JULISSA went above and beyond all of our expectations!!
Planning a wedding can be so stressful. That is, if you don't have JULISSA helping you every step of the way. I cannot Read more...
Planning a wedding can be so stressful. That is, if you don't have JULISSA helping you every step of the way. I cannot imagine going through that process without her. Every single detail of my daughter's wedding was perfect. This did not happen by accident. JULISSA made sure that our dream wedding came out exactly as we had planned it. I know that she had other clients that she was working with while also working with us, but JULISSA made us feel as if we were her only clients. If you want the wedding to be a success, and the planning to be enjoyable instead of stressful, then you NEED JULISSA!! JULISSA went above and beyond all of our expectations!! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa was unbelievable! Not only thinking about everything from a preparation standpoint, her day of execution was perfection. Thank you!
Melissa was unbelievable! Not only thinking about everything from a preparation standpoint, her day of execution was Read more...
Melissa was unbelievable! Not only thinking about everything from a preparation standpoint, her day of execution was perfection. Thank you! Read less
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loreen from Clementine was an absolute pleasure to work with. As MOB who lives on the east coast, this was an investment worth every penny. Loreen was focused on my daughter and now son in law, ensuring that the day was what they wanted it to be. One of our fears from attending other weddings was the sometimes "dramatic" nature of wedding planners. Loreen was calm, unobtrusive, and yet got everything done perfectly. Loved her, and highly recommend her.
Loreen from Clementine was an absolute pleasure to work with. As MOB who lives on the east coast, this was an investment Read more...
Loreen from Clementine was an absolute pleasure to work with. As MOB who lives on the east coast, this was an investment worth every penny. Loreen was focused on my daughter and now son in law, ensuring that the day was what they wanted it to be. One of our fears from attending other weddings was the sometimes "dramatic" nature of wedding planners. Loreen was calm, unobtrusive, and yet got everything done perfectly. Loved her, and highly recommend her. 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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