Olivia Nicoletti, Owner and Lead Planner
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.
Ashley Best, Planner
I’m also pleased to introduce Olive Fine Weddings & Event’s Planner, Ashley Best. She has years of sales, marketing, and event experience, and she is an excellent addition to the Olive Fine Weddings team — she embodies our customer service mindset, and I could not be more proud to have her repping OFW&E!
Ashley graduated from Virginia Tech and began her career in Non-Profit Management, followed by Technology Sales and Account Management, where she learned how to wear multiple hats, become a strategic leader and put the client first. All of those skills and more have blended together to make her a stellar Wedding Planner with the uncanny ability to whip an event into shape while maintaining her approachable side. Smooth logistics, personalized details, goo-goo eyes and dance parties make her smile. She was destined to be a Wedding Planner!
The Beginning of Olive Fine Weddings & Events
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 work on fundraising events for 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.