I'm Bristol Echeverria, Owner and Master Certified Wedding Planner with Sustainable Soirées, as well as Education Chair of the Green Wedding Alliance and host of Chicago's biggest wedding industry networking event, Thursday Therapy. I'm extremely passionate about celebrating all of your life's celebrations, especially your wedding! I dedicate myself to you and genuinely want you to focus on the joy of getting married and celebrating as sustainably as possible.
As your wedding planner, I consider YOU to be my number one priority. I can promise that your wedding will be planned with the utmost care and attention to detail needed to ensure you're being taken care of and your expectations are being met. I pride myself on my ability to be the calming presence in every room and orchestrate a seamless wedding day.
Fun facts: Among many other things, I love coffee and chocolate, flowers, fine art, reading chick-lit, Bravo reality shows, Taylor Swift, spending time with family, and being inspired by the people I surround myself with. I am lucky to have married my best friend, whom I met in high school, and have quite possibly the sweetest daughter in the world. I'm truly grateful you stopped by Sustainable Soirées and I look forward to helping you plan your favorite day ever!
Moinyett is an event enthusiast through and through! Born and raised in Chicago, she loves meeting new people and assisting with celebrating their biggest moments in life.
Moinyett has experience in lodging, catering, and event production so she understands the full scope of wedding necessities from beginning to end. There are so many important moving pieces to a wedding, but the dessert table is her favorite part!
Engi is passionate about and committed to helping people. Outside of her professional life as a senior strategy consultant, she is always finding herself in the middle of planning memorable events for the people around her. She has leveraged her corporate and personal event planning experiences to guide couples in curating their ideal wedding day!
Amanda is passionate about sustainability and event planning. Outside of Sustainable Soirées, she works as a full time technology consultant in the professional services industry. Her professional occupation has helped her develop important project management, communication, adaptability, and organizational skills that are key to event planning. Utilizing those skills in planning events and trips for friends, Amanda has developed a great passion for planning. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing plans come to life and the joy it brings to others. In her free time, Amanda loves to bake, hike/go on walks, and travel.
Sustainable Soirées has five core values that our team uses in the planning of every event...
Our team uses 100% recycled paper and plans every event using an online suite of planning tools, documents, and spreadsheets that are also accessible by our clients at any time
As a member of the Green Wedding Alliance, we prioritize working with like-minded vendors who implement green practices both in the office and in the execution of events.
Our design services provide couples with unique ideas that don't require purchasing single-use items. We pull inspiration directly from their venue to utilize the space wisely and we provide recommendations for stylish, reusable rental items.
We arrange composting services for food waste and floral repurposing services so that your beautiful arrangements can have a second life at nursing homes and charity organizations.
We plan weddings primarily in the Chicago area, but, from time to time, we will drive to Wisconsin and Michigan. We value the close relationships we have with local wedding professionals, so by staying local we ensure consistent results for both our team as well as our clients. Not only do we support our local economy this way, but we also reduce our carbon footprint by not traveling more than 120 miles.
We plan and design events that leave a lasting impression on your guests, not the environment