Love Notes

Chelsy & Ted Conrad

LAËTITIA DONAGHY PHOTOGRAPHY - Wedicity Wedding Day Detailing

She saved the day- literally! We got married this past June, it was 95 degrees (no joke) that day. We were scheduled to take photos from 2pm-5pm downtown and throughout the West Loop, but the groomsmen couldn't handle the heat. After two hours in the sun, we went to the venue to cool off. Guests were set to arrive in 1.5 hours. 5 minutes into cooling down the power went out. The entire city block lost power due to an oil leak outside on the corner box- nightmare. No lighting, no air conditioning, no elevator for guests to get to the second floor and rooftop for the ceremony and subsequent reception. No power for the amp for the band. When the outage occurred, she happened to be in the elevator- terrifying. The fire department had to come and let her out. She emerged with a huge smile on her face, her calm demeanor, and handled EVERYTHING. We had beautiful little tea-light candles lining the room for light and ambiance. She pulled a generator from the adjacent building. There were probably 100 other things she did but I was too busy finding my own "zen" in the corner to get through the large hiccup in the day. Needless to say, when it was time for cocktail hour on the roof the power kicked on and the night went off without a hitch. Our friends and family say that the power outage made for a funny twist on the night, and that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We'd have to agree :) THANK YOU TIONNA, YOU WERE A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH! We are forever grateful for your expertise and wonderful aura.

William & Dominique Myles

Wedicity Wedding Day Detailing - wedding at Stan Mansion

If we could give 10 stars we would! Here’s why. Working with Tionna and the Wedicity team was an absolute dream. As a bride you are probably excited but the details of planning can often overshadow that bliss and quickly turn to anxiety and stress. Tionna calmed my TypeA bridal worries from day one of wedding planning (10 months out) up until the day of. She is incredibly knowledgeable, resourceful and flexible in the planning support that you need as a couple. She asks questions to understand your vision, budget and priorities and then guides you through the exploration, decision making and execution processes that are so critical in planning a wedding. Tionna gave us firm reminders when we needed them, advocated on behalf of us throughout vendor hiccups and constantly reminded us that the day was about US, which was totally necessary. While I was already incredibly pleased with her services, the day of execution of the wedding sealed the deal. Everything was absolutely PERFECT! Again, I am a TypeA professional and I notice everything and have very high expectations. Every vendor (makeup artist, hair stylist, photographer, MC) that I engaged with throughout the day had a tailored schedule that they were expected to follow and all mentioned their contact with Tionna leading up to the day. She runs a tight ship! The two members of her team that assisted at the venue ensured that our bridal party did not have to keep up with any belongings, and it was like magic the way our things just showed up exactly where we were, when we needed them throughout the entire day. I never felt worried, or found myself evaluating if the pace of the day or execution was not what we wanted. We ENJOYED OUR DAY, and we were able to be in the moment. That’s what you want on your wedding day. Additionally it was all done with warmth, genuine care and passion! We highly recommend Wedicity Wedding Detailing. You will not be disappointed. Worth every cent we spent!

Toni & Patricio Velez

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Hiring Tionna and her team was the best decision I made when planning my wedding. Let me be clear, I knew absolutely nothing about planning a wedding before we got engaged and what I tried to teach myself was so overwhelming! Tionna makes everything super relatable and attainable, everything is going to be fine! She makes sure of it! In the months leading up to the wedding she provided us referrals for any vendors that we were lacking, one of whom I hired to do calligraphy for the wedding who was also super affordable amazing. No matter how many questions I had, she was on it! 90 days out we met up, created lists, talked vendors, timelines, walked through the ceremony, etc. and we left with to dos and dates for us to accomplish. 60 day out we visited the venue, were able to ask questions and really visualize our wedding. 30 days out we met up, discussed everything, and I was able to meet her assistant Anesha who was also incredible. Her and her team were so sweet, super patient and positive, incredible energy from the planning to rehearsal to of course the wedding day itself. We had so many items to set up, vendors to coordinate, & a clueless wedding party and they executed flawlessly. They had ear buds and walkies and were communicating with each other constantly - I felt like i was in “The Wedding Planner” (shameless J Lo reference). There wasn’t a single issue and they were always there when I needed them from the second I needed to walk down the aisle, to ensuring we had food during cocktail hour and the reception, to providing emergency glue to a dangling lash, and finally to literally bustling my dress before dancing the night away. I can’t recommend Tionna enough for what she did for me and my wedding. I am truly lucky to have found her and her team!

Rachel & Jennifer Higgins

Rachel & Jennifer Higgins - Wedicity Client Review

"Tionna was absolutely incredible.  On our search for a planner/coordinator, we interviewed 6 different companies/individuals.  Tionna stood out from the very beginning.She was not just a day-of coordinator.  She was so proactive and met with us several times leading up to our wedding.  We were planning remotely, as we are not from Chicago - and she was always SO accommodating to our schedule when in town.   Tionna built us a timeline and kept us to it.  She had everything laid-out so perfectly as to not overwhelm us with decisions.  When we didn't have an exact answer, she offered us great suggestions that we ended up taking! She hooked us up with excellent vendors, when needed.  Tionna took over communications with all of our vendors and venue far in advance of the big day, and executed FLAWLESSLY.  Our wedding took place at Lacuna Lofts on multiple levels, and she got everyone and everything where it needed to be. On our day, we wanted to enjoy ourselves. I never once felt stress about logistics or plans - because I knew Tionna had things on lock.  On top of her impeccable professionalism, Tionna is an absolute joy of a person.  She made us feel so special throughout this process, and we couldn't recommend her more highly."

Chelsea & Rob Kaskovich

Chelsea & Rob Kaskovich - Wedicity Client

"My husband and I hired Tionna on the advice of a friend who also used her for their wedding design in Chicago. We were absolutely blown away by Tionna's organizational skills, professionalism, and take-charge attitude. Tionna wore many hats on our wedding day - creating and adhering to a timeline, decorating the ceremony and reception spaces, making sure the wedding party and family members were where they needed to be at all times, and managed all of our vendors.  I was able to truly relax on our wedding day, instead of worrying about flower deliveries, caterers, etc.   Tionna went above and beyond when, instead of leaving our cars full of wedding items overnight at the venue as we had planned, she decided she would feel better if she took everything to our hotel. She then (and I still don't know how she pulled this off) drove three packed cars to our hotel and unloaded everything into our room.  We were amazed at how hard Tionna worked weeks before and on our wedding day.  On a day that we had spent so much time and money planning, it was important that we were able to fully enjoy it. With Tionna there, we absolutely did. She was quite honestly the best money we spent for our wedding."

Lorraine & Christopher Ybarra

Lorraine & Christopher Ybarra - Wedicity Client

"Having Tionna as our wedding coordinator was one of the best decisions we could have made to support our big day! She was there every step of the way, from helping with the wedding programs and giving advice on almost every facet of the wedding, to organizing vendors and guests and making sure everyone and everything was at the right place at the right time! I have never worked with someone so organized and compassionate about what they do. Tionna truly understands what it takes to put the needs of the bride and groom first and does everything possible to make it the best day ever for everyone involved! I strongly recommend Tionna for all of your wedding needs!! You will not be disappointed!"

Jodi & Peter Burke

Jodi & Peter Burke - Wedicity Client

"Tionna Van Gundy, based out of Chicago, is an exceptional Wedding Planner and Events Executive. My husband and I held a small, intimate wedding reception for 75 people. From the moment I met Tionna, I was sold. Her professionalism, thoughtfulness to detail, guidance, patience and insight made our wedding the Simply Elegant Event we desired. We rented out the entire restaurant and staff for our intimate special day in April 2013. Tionna oversaw her entire staff to deliver us a warm, family-like gathering that we clearly will remember for days to come. From menu-planning to bar service to floral design to restaurant decor and more, Tionna over-delivered. She is calm, detail oriented, kind, funny, smart and utterly delightful. Always the consummate professional, Tionna was ever-concerned about "our" day as if it were "her" day. Her sense of detail and style shine. We highly recommend her for any Event Planning you may need. You can rest assured you will receive the best service bar none! Thank you, Tionna!"

Annie & Michael Lilly

Annie & Michael Lilly - Wedicity Client

"Our wedding day would not have been the perfect day that we never wanted to end, without Tionna's planning and support. Period. We waited till the last minute to ask for assistance, but Tionna jumped in head first and began assisting us with the planning process about a month out and was onsite to ensure everything went smoothly. We had some issues with our venue and Tionna handled the situation with professionalism and ease, despite my husband and my frustration. She was detailed, organized, easy to work with, funny, and calm. We fully trusted she had everything under control and that she would ensure our wedding day would be flawless. The day of the wedding, Tionna was onsite bright and early to assist with the venue setup, vendor load-in/setup, and the family and bridal party arrivals. She made sure that my husband and I could solely focus on getting married and being able to enjoy every moment together, by handling the venue contacts, vendors, timeline, and every situation that came up. If anything didn't go as planned, we had no idea. The day ran unbelievably smoothly. We could not have asked for a better wedding day, it was absolutely perfect. We can't thank her enough!"

Kevin & Whitney Nix

Kevin & Whitney Nix

"Tionna was a dream to work with!  While technically she was our “day-of” wedding planner, she went above and beyond her obligations and far exceeded my expectations. Tionna had incredible attention to detail, was extremely organized, creative, quick to respond and beyond friendly every step of the way. She seamlessly managed every aspect of our wedding day, allowing my husband and I to relax and enjoy. I am beyond grateful to Tionna for everything she did to make our wedding the amazing day it was.  From start to finish, she was a pro!  THANK YOU, TIONNA!"

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