Michelle Durpetti Events

Michelle Durpetti Events



From weddings to intimate gatherings, Michelle Durpetti Events creates exquisite events for their clients throughout Chicago and beyond. Founded on the principle that event planners must be good sources of creative ideas combined with practical experience, flexibility, and the know-how to manage an event from beginning to end, it is Michelle Durpetti Events’ pleasure and privilege to take what is conceptualized and bring it to life in dazzling detail.

We work with our clients and event partners to create thoughtfully designed events that surpass expectations, and with our couples to bring visually impactful, beautifully orchestrated weddings to life. From curated menus to thoughtful details, we are with you every step of the way to bring your wedding dreams to life.

We have been recognized nationally as a hospitality expert, and as one of the country’s top 50 planners by Partyslate. Michelle Durpetti Events is one of Chicago’s leading firms for wedding styling, planning, logistics management and event production, and we are incredibly proud of who we are, and what we do. In 2019. we were so excited to receive the "editor's circle" designation from Inside Weddings as well. 

With hundreds of thousands of miles traveled, and three years living abroad under her belt, Michelle and her team bring their creativity, attention to detail, and ability to create memorable, meaningful moments with them to destinations far and wide. With fluency in both (but not limited to) Spanish and Italian, our team can easily adapt and communicate in many countries and throughout many cultures. We provide our destination management clients design and styling services so the wedding is gorgeous. But we also provide logistics, travel and on site management so that our clients are enjoying the destination as much as they do the planning journey (see what we did there?!).

Whether you would like us to plan your entire wedding or provide support with month-of services, the team at Michelle Durpetti Events is here to help you navigate the planning process and serve as a reliable resource and knowledgable guide throughout the planning process.

The team at MDE is comprised of individuals who believe that everyone is entitled to a beautifully planned and executed wedding or special event, regardless of race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation, and we work very hard to create lovely events that are well celebrated for our clients and their guests.

We pride ourselves on our vendor relationships, developed over the last eleven years planning a variety of events and weddings for clients in Chicago and throughout the U.S. We do not accept commissions for referrals and instead rely on trusted relationships cultivated over time. We utilize that insight to make recommendations that best fit the needs of each client, and always have our client’s happiness as our top priority

With over 350 weddings and events under her belt, and 11 years in business, Michelle and the MDE team have planned weddings and events throughout the country and beyond.

Just imagine how much fun we could have planning your wedding! ❤️