Just like you found your fiance we want you to find the perfect match in a planner. Having three planners allow us to bring diverse styles together. Our ideal clients are looking for unique ways to celebrate with their guests. They envision their wedding as way to celebrate in a one-of-a-kind way with the “this is totally us” feeling. They are the busy professionals juggling work with wedding planning. They have family all over the United States (and sometimes further) coming together to celebrate. They love animals, champagne brunch and traveling. They enjoy the finer things in life but still love a late night Target run. They are foodies at heart but will never say no to a Big Star Taco and margarita combo. The ladies love shoes, Kate Spade, and a good manicure. The guys realize the importance of a good beard trim and are nerds at heart. We are LGBTQ friendly and welcome all loving couples - love is love any way!
Nicole Fauls, Owner and Lead Planner
Hello! My name is Nicole and I am the Owner of Urban Allure Events. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA attended college in Jacksonville, FL and made Chicago my home 7 years ago. I know how to handle any situation that life may throw your way and can stay calm in the crazy. I believe you can never have too much champagne or post too many pictures on Instagram! My friends laugh at the amount of planners and calendars I rely on. My husband Jeff and I live in Ravenswood with our two dogs, and cat. In my spare time I love to explore the city or binge watch Netflix shows.
The most rewarding part of the planning process is getting to know you! As an Event Coordinator my job is to make sure you are fully able to relax and enjoy every incredible second of your day absolutely stress free! My role is to give you piece of mind while executing your vision so you can enjoy your day with your family and friends.
I have a love for all things social and I am proud to say that I hold not one, but TWO board positions as social media coordinator! In Chicago, I am the Social Media Chair for National Association of Catering and Events (NACE). On the national level I am the Social Media Director for Wish Upon a Wedding. Interested in learning more about either of these organizations? Just ask! #wishuponawedding #nacechicago
Anney Grish, Event Coordinator
Hi! I'm Anney, event coordinator for Urban Allure Events. I grew up here in Chicago, graduated from Roosevelt University and now live in Humboldt Park with my boyfriend Matt and two birds, Iggy and Chirppy. For the past 5 years, what little free time I have is spent playing roller derby and traveling - both to compete and just for fun.
Nicole and I fantasized about throwing parties as our career for many years and it still feels like a dream come true to be doing it now. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing our clients fully kick back and enjoy themselves as they realize we've taken care of all the tricky parts of their event. I love celebrating all of life's best and happiest moments and my goal is to help others do the same!
Jeff Maitland, Digital Dynamo & Heavy Objects Consultant
Hello there! My name is Jeff and I am the digital dynamo and heavy objects consultant here at Urban Allure Events (more on that later!). I grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and attended Indiana University. Most days you can find me at the hospital performing my day job but on nights and weekends I help Nicole and Anney with all things tech and heavy!
My role at Urban Allure Events is two-fold. First, I am the website administer and tech guru for various geek related needs. I love designing wedding websites, consulting on invitation designs, and creating helpful digital tools to help plan and support events. Second, I am the muscle behind the day-of event planning, particularly in the area of moving heavy objects from Point A to Point B.