Hi, I'm Olivia.

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I am passionate about creating the perfect event to highlight the extraordinary love between two people.  I graduated from Cornell University and my career began in consulting, where I learned how to think critically, be direct, and adapt to clients.  These skills have transformed my working style.  I moved onto nonprofits and events next, and although I have worked in a variety of roles, weddings are what make my heart glow.

Weddings are meaningful, festive, fun, silly, nerve-wracking, raw, emotional, but most of all, joyful.  I especially enjoy weddings that are chock full of details – sometimes, small things can elevate an event and make the couple’s personalities shine. 

I would love to work with you to create your perfect day.


The Story

A few years ago, a college friend reached out and said, "You always talk about being a wedding planner. Well, my sister is engaged, overwhelmed, and just wants to show up at her wedding. Can you help her?"

Shortly thereafter, I met Julie and Erik who would become my first-ever wedding clients. They were laid-back and somehow totally cool with the fact that I had never done this before. 

Little did I know, this experience would teach me so much and inspire the dream that is Olive Fine Weddings & Events.

In the last 4+ years, I worked as a Wedding Planner for Chic Weddings & Events in Washington, DC (hey, Sandy & Leigh!) and am currently the Special Events Manager at the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. 

I live in Chicago, IL with my sweet husband, Adam, who is the most supportive and continues to encourage me to pursue my dreams.