Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.
Frank J. Andonoplas, Owner and Creative Director of Chicago’s Frank Event Design, has been planning same sex weddings since they were first known as Commitment Ceremonies. Named Event Planner of the year in 2012, Frank has also been planning Chicagoland weddings for the last 20 years.
One of 79 Master Bridal Consultants worldwide, one of Frank’s favorite words is “Unexpected”. This what the guests remember, seeing, tasting and hearing things they have never seen before. This is Frank’s Forte.
When detailing your Chicago area wedding, he strongly feels that it should reflect your style and personalities, evidenced by his philosophy of “there is no such thing as a small detail”. Whether it is your favorite food, color or song, it is something that he will be sure to include in the design of the wedding.
When he uses the term design, it is not just the decor. It should hit all the senses, Taste, Sight, Hear and even touch. He works with you to create an experience, not just an event.
His “one wedding, one weekend” approach insures that you are his priority. Frank’s expertise is constantly showcased in National and Local Wedding Magazines, Newspapers, and Blogs, and on local and national television segments including “The Early Show” and “20/20”. He has created weddings for over 1000 guests and well as for no guests at all – an intimate wedding for just the couple. From ballrooms to Banquet facilities, Museums to restaurants, and even an ice rink, Frank’s creative flair can turn the ordinary to extraordinary.
Frank is a regular speaker at industry conferences and trade shows, where he also is learning and bringing back the latest trends to make your wedding unique and memorable. His cutting edge ideas are constantly sought after by local news shows and wedding magazines, as being always on trend, and most of the time, ahead of trend.
In addition to the Catersource Event Planner of the year, Frank’s work has been won 18 Chicago Excellence Awards, The DePaul School of Hospitality Industry Award, The Association of Bridal Consultant’s Penner Award and the coveted Gala Award for Best Wedding. Frank also sits on the Advisory Boards of Wedding Planner Magazine, Special Events Magazine and the DePaul University School of Hospitality Leadership.
If you’re looking for the perfect planner for your Chicago wedding ceremony, please give Frank a call.
Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography