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Nicole Fauls, Owner and Lead Event 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 8 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 (obviously if you have a dog we should be friends!). 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! My job is to make sure you are fully able to relax and enjoy every incredible second of your day absolutely stress free! I want to give you piece of mind while executing your vision so you can enjoy your day with your family and friends. I will probably cry when I see you in your wedding dress or at your first look - sorry I’m not sorry. Let’s grab a drink and get to know each other!

Urban Allure Events has celebrated with over 150+ couples and continues to grow! Our newest project was the launch of CHI thee WED - Chicago’s first inclusive wedding blog that showcases every style and budget type! Definitely check it out for wedding inspiration and amazing local wedding pro’s!

I am the Social Media Director for Wish Upon a Wedding which is a non profit organization that grants wedding wishes across the country to couples suffering from life altering circumstances or illness.

Anney Grish, Senior Event Planner

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 three birds, Iggy, Chirppy and Avocado. 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!

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Brittany Valentine, Operations Manager & Senior Event Planner

Hey! My name is Brittany! Originally from the Chicago suburbs, I have spent the past few years traveling the country, from Denver to Los Angeles trying to find the right fit “home” which essentially lead me back here to Chicago!  I attended school in Michigan and graduated with a degree in Entertainment and Sports Promotions, so entertaining is definitely my thing!  

When I am not working, I love attending any and all Chicago sporting events, exploring the city, and spending time on the water.  I am so excited to meet you and hopefully bring a diverse background and creative energy to any event!

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Angelica Szymanski, Marketing Manager & Event Planner

Hi! My name is Angelica and I recently graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in public relations. It wasn’t until recently that I sparked an interest in the event planning industry. I mean it makes sense, I am the go-to gal for coordinating girl’s nights, birthdays, or really any type of excuse to celebrate.

I think weddings are so magical and I am so excited to assist Nicole and the rest of the Urban Allure team. I’m hardworking, organized and ready to learn about all things wedding.

Jeff Maitland, Digital Dynamo & Heavy Objects Consultant

Hello there!  My name is Jeff and I am the digital dynamo of 7 Birds Design 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 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. 



Hannah Gould, Summer 2019 Intern

My name is Hannah Gould, and I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. In the fall, I will begin my senior year at Indiana University, Bloomington.  In my free time I love baking treats, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family. I’m so excited to be interning with Urban Allure Events. I’m especially looking forward to working with clients to achieve the most relaxing, dreamy wedding possible.