Jessie & Kody

Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine, IL  //  lead planner: alexa

They had two dog rescues come in to show some dogs that needed to be adopted. Jessie wanted puppy bouquets rather than flower bouquets with her bridesmaids. It was so fun!

What made it special

How we brought this park district to life. We brought in caricatures, flower crowns, tattoo artists, food trucks, a mobile bar, and an ice cream cart. Every guest was amazed with the detail of this Post Elopement Party. 

Favorite detail:


“Monarch Creative Events exceeded my expectations beyond belief! I am quite the control freak, but Alexa was so respectful of my ideas and tweaked everything to perfection. Any time I needed her opinion or advice on a matter, she was right there by my side (through email, text, or a phone call) with exactly what I needed. My husband and I were not her typical bride and groom. We did not want a ceremony and we wanted something pretty casual with bits of tradition, but also something different than what most weddings are like. Alexa worked with us every step of the way, even went I went rogue on the décor instructions, and never had one complaint. And this is all only PRE-event! 

The day of was, no joke, more than I could have possibly imagined. Alexa made my vision become a reality, when I wasn't sure it could be possible. To give you a visual, we had our celebration at a forest preserve with food trucks, a mobile bar, an ice cream cart, caricature artists, flower crowns and tattoos, and TWO DOG RESCUES WITH PUPPIES!  The amount of compliments received on our celebration was insane!!! If there were any issues the day of, I never heard about them or dealt with anything. Everything went PERFECTLY! I owe it all to Alexa and Monarch Creative Events for making my dreams come true! I can't wait for my pictures to come back so I can re-live the day and share with as many people as possible!!! Thank you Alexa and Monarch Creative Events!!! You truly are angels!!!”