ABOUT

OUR TEAM

Our team is comprised of a diverse group from different walks of life. We love celebrating your love and  merging cultural traditions and modern wedding trends. Our comprehensive planning process will ensure that nothing falls through the cracks. Take a look at our portfolio to see the breadth of our capabilities. The first consultation is free- give us a call! 

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Nancy Shen

Wedding Planner, Co-Founder

Hello~ I love art, fashion, and aesthetics. I have extensive experience in all three areas. If you need any help with picking out your wedding dress, I am the one to talk to! I am always looking for innovative ways to do things and love fusing modern & traditional and eastern & western. Growing up, my mom was a florist in the states, so I know a ton about flowers and floral arrangements. Music is another great passion of mine and I spend a lot of time searching for and arranging unique sounds. My aim is to help you make your wedding day stand out and be the most memorable day of your life because I know that your love deserves such a celebration.

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ANNA CHEN

Wedding Planner, Co-Founder

Hi! As a planner, you only know your client for a short period of time, but you develop a relationship with them and it becomes personal when tears of joy roll down those cheeks. These tears make me understand the importance of our roles as planners and I always feel proud of our final product. Being able to create a beautiful event to represent your love story is the most amazing feeling. I love seeing those bright and genuine smiles; it gives what I do meaning and purpose. I am a big foodie and enjoy trying different regional and ethnic foods; I'm also an expert on pastries and desserts. Hoping to use my passion and interests to bring you happiness on your special day!

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AMBER

Wedding Planner

Hi! I love everything glitter and gold! I love to make sure everyone is having a good time no matter what the occasion is. Music plays constantly in my head, so do not be surprised if you see me dancing with no music. Detail is my middle name, I believe that every little detail is just as important as the big ticket items to bring events together. These are a few of my characteristics that instantly helped me discover that event planning is for me! 

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Ji Hee

Assistant Planner

Hi- I am Ji Hee.

 

I love fashion, music, art, and WEDDINGS!

My interest for weddings started at a young age and has grown to become a crucial part in planning any event.

 

My attention to detail and excitement of creating a beautiful wedding allows me to go beyond your expectations! 

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julie

Assistant Planner

Hello! I live for challenges that put the pressure on so it's no coincidence that I have found a passion for wedding planning. Despite my craving for schedules and deadlines, I consider myself more right-brained and artsy. I like to craft my Pinterest pins and paint in watercolor in my spare time. 

 

I also love make-up and have an extensive collection of brushes, eyeshadow palettes, and highlighters of which I probably only regularly use about 1/8 of. I am a huge geek as well and can be found with my head happily buried in an Ice and Fire book when I'm not on the clock.

 

I cannot wait to assist the team in planning the wedding of your dreams!

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Erica

Assistant Planner

Hello! I am a Hospitality Management graduate and a romantic at heart, who delights in weddings and other social events. My passion is to exceed expectations and surprise customers. In the hotel industry, I arranged to have champagne delivered to rooms and rose petals placed on newlyweds’ beds. Having grown up in an event photo and video business, I understand a vendor’s perspective and its complex mix of creativity and logistics. A native New Yorker, I love exploring my city, its attractions, and restaurants. However, I consider myself a world traveler: I first went abroad at the age of three months and haven’t stopped since. I speak Spanish and truly love Mexican culture and food.

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Danielle

Assistant Planner

Hi there! I am currently in the process of finishing my Associate's degree. I enjoy traveling: I have been to France, Israel, and much more! My dream vacation is to go to Japan. I have one cat (Frankie)...he is fluffy and has long whiskers. When I was younger, I fell in love with weddings through watching movies. I've always wanted to understand how the bride and groom imagine their special day. Then I would want to convert it into a gorgeous reality of what they envision. 

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Natalie

Assistant Planner

Hi, I’m Natalie! Ever since I was a little girl, I loved all things weddings and parties! As I got older and really understood what went into event planning, I fell in love with the industry. I attended college and graduated with a degree in Resort & Hospitality Management and concentration in Event Management. During my time as an undergrad, I became a Certified Wedding Planner. 

 

When I’m not planning and executing events, you can find me at the beach during the warmer months, exploring local cities in my area, or spending time with my friends and family. 

DISHA

Assistant Planner

Hello! Food and weddings have always been consistent throughout my lifetime. As the daughter of an Indian wedding photographer and attending numerous events with my dad, I am very familiar with the 4 day wedding extravaganza. In addition, I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a passion for utilizing nutrition knowledge in creative ways. I stay informed about the latest food and nutrition trends, fun Chicago restaurants, food photography, and keeping the public informed about nutrition.

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Bridgette

Social Media Intern

Hi, I'm Bridgette. I'm currently in school studying psychology, advertising and public relations, and digital studies! I've always had an interest for social media and photography. I love being creative in many ways. Working at AAW has allowed me to learn about the wedding industry and all that it has to offer! I've always loved meeting and talking to new people. I enjoy sharing a couple's story through their wedding day pictures!

Jessie

Graphic Designer

Hi — I’m Jessie! I love art and visual design. I have been working with the Aisle Ai team since the beginning, helping with all their graphics, design questions, and helping with brand equity and guidelines! Sometimes I’ll even get pulled in to help with certain event design elements - happy to all AAW couples as needed. I’m crafty and open minded, all which allow me to easily work with new concepts and ideas. :)

Anna Z

Head of Talent, Vendor Relationships

Anna Z serves as Aisle Ai's Head of Talent and Vendor Sourcing. She makes sure that the Aisle Ai team is always on top of industry trends, has the best database of vendors for your needs, and coordinates all relationships between Aisle Ai and the wedding vendor community.

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Sarah & AMY

Co-Founders of Furiously Crafty, DIY Team

Duo team of ladies who are furiously crafty to help you with all of your wedding needs. Custom prototypes are provided to you in person so that we can make each piece exactly the way you imagined it. Gone are the days where brides want the store-ordered, factory created decor. The DIY team has the skills and expertise to create unique pieces that will make sure that your wedding stands out! 

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