About Dejanae events LLC
Dejanae Events LLC is an awarding-winning wedding and event planning company located in Chicago's upbeat Hyde Park neighborhood. The DE Team takes pride in assisting couples with planning the most memorable days of their lives. Our motto "The Essence of Event Planning" reveals the depth we will go to make sure you and your fiance' have a splendid wedding day! We partner with some of finest creative partners in the industry.
Friendly, detailed and professional service are qualities that has given us longevity in the business. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a piece of mind while giving 100% to each and every event.
Desireé established Dejanae Events LLC, an award-winning wedding & event planning company over 18 years ago, in April 2000. She has since coordinated hundreds weddings employing her knowledge and research to assist couples with their special day while maintaining their specialized budget.
Desireé obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and English from DePaul University in 1995. Since working for a large accredited university and mid-sized law firm in downtown Chicago, Desireé has coordinated dozens of client events and assisted with sizeable client functions both in and out of state. She received her certification in Bridal Consulting & Event Planning in 2003 from the Professional Career Development Institute and from The Wedding Planning Institute in 2007, and is an active member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC).
Additionally, Desireé is the Instructor of Triton College and Waubonsee Community College's Wedding Planning Certification courses hosted in conjunction with The Wedding Planning Institute, a division of Lovegevity, Inc. She is recognized as a "wedding industry professional" and "academic leader" in the latest textbook edition of "Professional Wedding Planning - How To Start A Wedding & Event Planning Business" used in the Certification course. She has been a guest speaker at Kendall College; Harold Washington College; Washburn Culinary Institute; and Hill Food Service Consulting addressing the wedding & event planning business. And in May 8, 2009, Desireé appeared on Lifetime Channels wedding show called “Get Married”. She was one of the experts offering advice to couples planning a wedding on a budget. Her first appearance was in December 2007.
Desireé’s greatest achievement is authoring, WEDology Notebook: For The Budget-Chic Bride, released on March 1, 2011, and creating a series of seminars and educational materials for aspiring wedding and event planners called the “WEDology toolKIT”. Desireé was 1 of 3 Co-Hosts of the web-series called, “The Wedding Planners” from 2012-2013!
Dejanae Events is named "Best of Weddings by The Knot" 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2007 and in their Hall of Fame of Vendors. Just recently, Desireé was selected as a Pro Educator for the The Knot, one of 26 nationwide.