Find out how we can make your event sustainable

managing all of your event details big and small from start to finish

we blend our signature sophisticated style and our connections with top-tier event professionals to produce your beautiful and sustainable event

meet the team

I'm Bristol, a Master Certified Wedding Planner, detail-oriented queen, architect of joyful occasions, and your task manager best friend. Nine years ago, I found my calling. Not only am I extremely passionate about helping couples have the celebrations of their dreams, but I saw a need in the event industry for a more eco-conscious approach. I want every couple to simply show up to their wedding day without a single worry and feeling completely present. I want you to enjoy the planning process just as much as the wedding day and feel that you are in such good hands you can simply focus on making cherished memories with your loved ones while I work in the background to ensure the "i"s are dotted, "t"s are crossed, and that you're celebrating as sustainably as possible.

Outside of my life as a wedding planner, I love coffee, flowers, and getting inspired by fine art. I enjoy re-watching episodes of Gilmore Girls, staying up-to-date with Bravo reality shows, and discussing the latest Taylor Swift easter eggs. 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 with. We enjoy going on adventurous camping and hiking trips around the country and challenging ourselves out on the golf course on beautiful days here in Chicago.

I'm truly grateful you stopped by Sustainable Soirées and I look forward to helping you plan your favorite day ever!




Hello, I'm bristol (she/her)

Owner & Lead Planner

  • Owner, Sustainable Soirées
  • Education Chair, Green Wedding Alliance
  • Host of Thursday Therapy
  • Master Certified Wedding Planner 
  • Certified Wedding Design Consultant 
  • Industry Advancement Director, CWPS



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Hello, I'm moinyett (she/her)

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!

Associate Event Consultant

Associate Event Consultant

Hello, I'm engi (she/her)

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! 

Production Assistant

Hello, I'm Amanda (she/her)

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.

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sustainable weddings & events

Eco-friendly creative team

Staying local

MINIMIZING WASTE

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

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Smart design

Conscious paper consumption

these are a few of our favorite things

sustainable living = joyful living

recycled

paper

local

flowers

seasonal

ingredients