Wedding Planner Chicago


Our team specializes in creating unforgettable weddings that capture your imagination and transform your ideas into reality as we infuse each event with dedication, innovation, and flawless execution.

We only accept a limited number of weddings each year, as this allows us to provide the highest level of client service and attention to details to every one of our wedding and event planning clients.

As your Chicago Wedding Planner, we work with wedding and event professionals of the highest caliber who can provide the very best products and services to our clients.

Whether you envision your ceremony on a beach, golf course, ballroom or backyard, we design weddings to perfectly reflect your personality and speak to your unique love story.



Barbara Vanni, founder and lead planner

Born and raised in Italy, my father ran his own interior design and furniture business and my mother had an unbridled passion for working with flowers.
I grew up breathing design, colours, and all things beautiful!

A decade ago, I moved to Miami and had the wonderful experience of working with lots of South American culture and style and when I met my husband, I moved to Toronto, graduated from the highly renowned Wedding Planner Institute of Canada (WPIC) and I obtained my International Certification as a wedding planner and wedding coordinator; founded Bweddings in 2014.

A few years later with two young children, we wanted to be closer to family and we had the opportunity to move to Chicago where I became an ordained minister by the American Marriage Ministries (AMM).

All of these incredible experiences have shaped my knowledge of a wide variety of cultures and have influenced my polished and unique personal style.

Working with me and my team to plan your wedding means you have an advocate to represent your vision, goals, and budget. No stone is left unturned as we plan and coordinate each important detail of your big day.

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful experience of being a bride!

With Love,
        💕 Barbara

LeVonna Broomfield

Wedding Coordinator

Vonna has been working in events for the last 4 years. Since a teenager she has been the known friend or family member to plan and/or assist others with events. Her first event role was in the Higher Ed setting working at Chicago's well known school DePaul University.  She is passionate about making sure your special day is just as you envisioned.

When not working, Vonna is spending time with her two sons and fiance. She enjoys cooking, setting up new home decor and exploring new restaurants around Chicago.

Brittani Fields

Wedding Coordinator

Brittani joined the Bweddings' team in 2022 after working as a wedding assistant for the past 2 years in Chicago. As an outgoing person, Brittani would volunteer to plan the social events and holiday parties for the non-profits she worked at full-time. This eventually led to working as an event coordinator full-time at a University while also networking with and meeting local Chicago planners. She even took on the vision and plan for her own wedding in September 2022. Outside of coordinating events, Brittani enjoys planning fun activities for her husband and son, exploring new restaurants all over the city and researching her next vacation!

Chrissy Panayotou

Senior Assistant Coordinator

A nearly 10 year veteran of the wedding industry, Christiane (better known as Chrissy) got her start in the catering sector.  

Working for small family businesses, she was able to sample all aspects of hospitality services and weddings are what caught her eye and kept her coming back.  

Born in Chicago but raised in Greece as a child, she was blessed to watch different cultures collide and watch something new and beautiful emerge.  When she’s not making wedding day dreams come true, Chrissy can be found experimenting with new cuisines in the kitchen, much to the delight of her fiancée and children!

Janelle Martin

Junior Assistant Coordinator

Janelle joined Bweddings' team in 2021 to assist with day-of events.

A born Illinois resident, Janelle has been working events and weddings since she came to Chicago 7 years ago. She got introduced to events in the University setting and was able to expand her scope after being introduced to various contacts across the events field. She is passionate about making sure your special day is just as you envisioned.
When Janelle isn’t assisting with weddings and events, she is a full-time case worker and cat mom and she is usually out and about exploring all the great activities and opportunities across Chicago, especially the Lakefront.

Wedding Consultants Chicago


"We couldn’t have asked for a better planner."

Our Chicago wedding planner, Barbara provided the exact level of service we had hoped for. She was able to give advice when asked and make critical decisions on her own when issues arose. She kept a great attention to detail and set up everything exactly as we had described. We couldn’t have asked for a better planner.


"never like 'just another client'."

“I can't even BEGIN to say how AMAZING working with our Chicago wedding planner, Barbara was. I am not exaggerating when I say we would have been completely lost without her. I was definitely a difficult bride, in that we were planning at a distance and balancing very very busy work schedules as we planned, but despite my being a stressed, neurotic mess at times, Barbara went above & beyond to ensure that our big day went off without a hitch. She was also amazing at handling some very 'strong' (read: stubborn) voices from the peanut gallery in both sides of the family, and took everything in stride (in situations where even I wanted to strangle people, and I'm related to them!). She made me feel important & I felt the whole time that our wedding was a priority for her - never rushed, never stressed, and never like 'just another client'.

Emma & Giancarlo

"I highly recommend Barbara and her team..."

“Words can’t explain how amazing the wedding day went with the help of Barbara. She made sure that everything went smoothly in our Chicago wedding and was even willing to go the extra mile for our needs. I highly recommend Barbara and her team for any wedding planning services anyone would need for their wedding. Thanks Barbara! We love you!”

Christine & Andy