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A Few of our Favorite Things

A Few of our Favorite Things

During the Holiday Season when the city is sparkling with lights and good cheer, we find inspiration around every corner! (We do love to sparkle here at MDE!). But when the holidays are over, and we are stuck in Chicago in January, we need every bit of help we can get...

Timeout from Holiday Hustle for a little Holiday Happiness…

Timeout from Holiday Hustle for a little Holiday Happiness…

I always find it hard to believe it when the holidays actually arrive... The year seems to go along at a normal pace, moving from one event to the next, from the bleak Chicago winter, to the new promise that comes with spring, to summer, from weekends of weddings and...

Join MDE at the Drake for the Chicago Scene NYE Party!

Join MDE at the Drake for the Chicago Scene NYE Party!

Ring in 2011 with Chicago Scene at the Hottest New Year's Eve Party in Chicago! Chicago-Scene 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Party at The Drake Hotel. Chicago Scene magazine is the #1 magazine for young professionals in Chicago... it is the most read fashion, dining,...

Erin and Josh’s Engagement Photo Shoot

Erin and Josh’s Engagement Photo Shoot

A teaser collection of images from Erin and Josh's engagement photo shoot. Images courtesy of Carasco Photography. We can't wait for their wedding on June 18, 2011 at Cafe Brauer!

MDE Intern Lindsay talks about her first Bridal Expo….

MDE Intern Lindsay talks about her first Bridal Expo….

Hello everyone, my name is Lindsay Grote, I am a recent college graduate who is still fairly new to the Chicago area.  I just began working as an intern for Michelle Durpetti Events a few weeks ago and I am loving every minute of it.  I didn't know that I wanted to...

Nina Victoria & Carlos

Nina Victoria & Carlos

We hope you enjoy some favorites images from one of our favorite events this past year!   Nina Victoria and Carlos had an amazing wedding this past August...We loved working with Nina to bring her special day to life! Read on to learn some of the details and...

What’s Happening Now!

What’s Happening Now!

It is amazing to me that every time I sit down to write a blog I tell myself, OK, Let's try to do one of these a week and POOF! Just like THAT 3 weeks go by! My how time is FLYING... Between weddings, events, horse showing and living life - time just flies when we are...

Blissfully Wonderfully Raising Our Glasses for a Great Cause….

Blissfully Wonderfully Raising Our Glasses for a Great Cause….

The Blissful Wishes Ball took place on Monday, November 1 at the Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago, and WHAT a party it was! It was SO exciting to have the event sell out just days before the event...and only got better from there! See below for some of my...

YES to new new new! Part 2

YES to new new new! Part 2

So in keeping with the spirit of embracing new - I am so excited to finally announce the new addition to Michelle Durpetti Events! Please read below to learn more about Courtney Gerring! Originally from Indiana, Courtney moved down to Miami Florida to pursue her...

NO to New New New?…..Part I

NO to New New New?…..Part I

"As one door closes, another opens..." - Have you ever heard that? I think it is safe to assume that many of us have said that phrase to friends, business associates and even ourselves on more then one occasion....I think it was created to help us deal with the...

Labor Day Weekend 70th Birthday Celebration!

Labor Day Weekend 70th Birthday Celebration!

I was excited to work on this event! Over labor day weekend we helped our client throw a surprise 70th birthday party for her favorite guy... We were contracted to provide them with destination management and private event production services. Destination management...

Blissful Wishes Ball- A Great Party for A Great Cause!

Blissful Wishes Ball- A Great Party for A Great Cause!

******** In case you haven't heard yet, we wanted to share with you some exciting news!  The First Annual Wish Upon a Wedding Blissful Wishes Ball is happening on November 1st and we are so privileged  to be a part of this event that supports such a worthy cause! Get...

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