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Jenny & Rob on Style Me Pretty!

Jenny & Rob on Style Me Pretty!

Jenny and Rob's gorgeous, gold and blush late August wedding at Greenhouse Loft has been featured on Style Me Pretty! We loved working with Exquisite Designs, Elegant Event Lighting, Tipsy Cake, Food For Thought and Windy City Limousine to make this a day to remember,...

The Truth About Planning YOUR Wedding

The Truth About Planning YOUR Wedding

Hello Readers! It has come to our attention recently that many media outlets, including NATIONALLY recognized morning shows like Good Morning America, have started hosting segments that try to engage the "bride on a budget" by offering "tips" to help reduce expenses...

MDE featured on the Modern Weddings Blog!

MDE featured on the Modern Weddings Blog!

Party Politics With a background in major political and corporate functions, Chicago-based Michelle Durpetti Events offers unparalleled logistics for your big day   After starting her career coordinating high-powered political events for families like the Obamas...

WGN Midday Fix: Oscar Party Planning!

WGN Midday Fix: Oscar Party Planning!

We were thrilled to plan a fun Oscar Party segment for yesterday's WGN Midday Fix! Our very own Emily Weinstein made her TV debut and earned an Oscar for her performance in our book! To begin the party planning process, we chose a color palette of black, red, gold and...

The 2014 Chicago Hunter Derby

The 2014 Chicago Hunter Derby

We are thrilled to be helping the Chicago Equestrians for a Cause plan their signature fundraising event, the Chicago Hunter Derby, for the second year in a row! Last year's event was a smashing success, raising over $141,000 for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's...

Part Two of Emily’s Asian Adventure

Part Two of Emily’s Asian Adventure

Emily is sharing the second half of her Cambodia and Thailand adventure this week, read on for some fantastic travel tips! Koh Samui itself felt like a typical beach town, but is known for having some of the world’s most incredible beaches, diving spots and spas. That...

Thailand & Cambodia Honeymoon Spots!

Thailand & Cambodia Honeymoon Spots!

Emily recently traveled to the Far East and she is sharing her favorite spots, that are perfect for honeymooners, in a two part series on the blog this week and next week!  Though I love planning, working with my awesome clients and the high intensity energy of each...

Getting Active with Studio E!

Getting Active with Studio E!

With January comes New Year's resolutions, and like a lot of people, we have committed to become more active! With this Polar Vortex, it's not an easy task, but we have been having so much fun at Studio E! We have been working with Karina Davis, and she manages to...

Napkins…

Napkins…

We are working on a very special anniversary party this week, and came across a question even we needed guidance on, how many cocktail napkins should we order? If you've ever wondered the same thing, here is the knowledge we found super helpful! Luncheon & Dinner...

The 15th Annual Tennis Opportunity Program Fundraiser

The 15th Annual Tennis Opportunity Program Fundraiser

We were thrilled to produce the 2013 edition of the annual Tennis Opportunity Program Fundraiser for the third year in a row! The event was held at Midtown Tennis Club on Saturday, October 12, 2013. With celebrity tennis host Katrina Adams, 20-time WTA Doubles...

Don’t get left out in the cold! Call us today!!

Don’t get left out in the cold! Call us today!!

  Respected, Creative, Committed, Experienced.  Michelle Durpetti Events is a full-service event and wedding planning firm in Chicago specializing in all aspects of management and production. MDE is comprised of a creative team with a unique style; our work...

Chicago Hunter Derby feature on Occasions online!

Chicago Hunter Derby feature on Occasions online!

  We are so excited to see the Chicago Hunter Derby featured on Occasions! (click here for the feature)  A little about the event: Just an hour north of downtown Chicago in Antioch, Illinois, are the open fields and rolling meadows of Annali Farm. Owned and...

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