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"We certainly made the right choice by using EEL for our daughter's wedding. Our daughter had a very specific vision, a rustic chic way to enhance a golf club venue that overlooked the water fountain and golf course. When we went in to see Jay, he was able to pull her vision andput it into a reality. Jay and Valerie were an absolute pleasure to work with. They were extremely professional, responsive and flexible. We had many questions in the beginning and they came through for us and took the time to answer each question/concern. As we approached the wedding day, we felt completely confident that the vision would be creaively accomplished and EEL DID NOT DISAPPOINT in any way, shape or form. They hung the cafe lighting randomly throught the wood vaulted ceiling and placed the paper lanterns perfectly over the monogrammed dance floor. Valerie was awesome when it was time to select the perfect monogram for the dance floor. She offered suggestions and ultimately created exactly the look our daughter wanted. Thank you EEL for working so diligently with our venue to handle all the arranging and logistics so that we did not have to. Look no further, if you are looking for a unique, creative way to enhance your venue, EEL is the essential choice. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND EEL! Thank you, the venue looked perfect!!! We received so many compliments and could not be any happier with our choice in hiring EEL!!!"


"Jay and Valerie were, and are, absolutely unbelievable. I was a needy client that had custom perforated aluminum panels made (representations of my family business). EEL, without any hesitation, were more than willing to incorporate them into the ceremony backdrop that I had envisioned. They even went so far as to take pictures of the mounted panels in their warehouse, to give me an idea of what they would look like for my ceremony! (AND modified the look as well!) EEL revised my wedding plan/vision no fewer than 5 times, and were happy to do so each time. I would recommend EEL to anyone with lighting needs. Weddings, corporate events - ANYTHING. They talk you through your ideas and visions - make them work for you and make them a reality - no matter your budget."


"I never thought the vendor we chose for our lighting and draping would turn out to be one of our favorite vendors but I was so wrong! My husband and I got married in November at Loft on Lake in Chicago and were blown away on how beautiful they made the venue. From the second we met with Jay we knew we wanted to work with EEL - he listened to all of our ideas, gave us suggestions, and showed us all of the different lighting and fabric options in the showroom in back. After we signed a contract with them, my husband and I were amazed at how quick they were to respond to emails, to send us updated invoices, and to help us with any concerns we might have. After meeting with so many wedding vendors while planning a wedding, in can be so frustrating to have people who just don't respond to emails or phone calls, but with EEL we never waited more than 24 hours for a response. For our final walk-through at our venue, they sent someone from Elegant Events to meet us there so we could go over any final details in person. The day of our wedding, my mother-in-law and grandma were at our venue early and were able to watch them set up our fabric backdrop and all of the lighting. They couldn't believe the transformation! I wish more of our guests had the chance to see the "before" version of our venue because EEL was able to turn a blank loft space into such a beautiful and elegant venue. We could not be happier that we chose to work with EEL on our big day and will continue to recommend them to everyone we know!"




"I had the pleasure of working with the Elegant Event Lighting team for a NYE wedding at Room 1520 and they were awesome! From the beginning they were very responsive to emails and always had input about the design. They had a great setup team who were very efficient and did everything to make the client happy! We look forward to many more events together!"





"I was so impressed with everything we picked for our wedding! It looked like a fairytale in our reception room! They were so nice and easy to work with! Loved them! They even custom designed our dance floor to Disney themed :)"




"Elegant Event Lighting did the most fabulous job on our downtown wedding!! From uplights, pin lights, and pipe and drape everything was fabulous and exactly what I envisioned. Jay and Katie were amazing and so wonderful to work with. I recommend everyone to Elegant EventLighting for all the little details that really makes an event! Thank you for helping make our day magical!"




"Jay and the team at EEL are second to none! When we decided to incorporate a structure with 1,000 cranes as part of our ceremony backdrop, Jay helped us design the structure and worked with our other vendors to incorporate the cranes and floral accents, making it trulyone-of-a-kind. He also suggested that we use the structure as our backdrop during dinner, which was such a good call because now we have photos from both the ceremony and reception that incorporate this unique and gorgeous feature! We could not be happier!"



"EEL created a gorgeous back drop for my wedding ceremony and reception at the Park Hyatt Chicago. The event space was very plain and had a conference room feel but EEL dressed it up with full pipe and draping, a beautiful chandelier and aisle runner. I couldn't have been happier with their work. They also handled the up-lighting and patterned dance floor lighting for the reception. They did a great job! We received compliments all night. Working with Kristen and Jay was effortless and they were very professional. I thought the pricing was very reasonable as well. I would highly recommend using EEL!"





"Elegant Event Lighting truly made our dream wedding a reality! Everything was perfect and they were very easy to work with! I would highly recommend them for your wedding or event. They are the best!"