Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Camille

Camille Parker, Intern Assistant



















Signature Scent: “Can I say sauteed garlic & onions?  Or fresh basil?  I don’t really wear a scent.  How about lavender?  I love the smell of fresh lavender.  Every time I pass by a lavender plant I rub it on my skin like it’s perfume.”

Accessory/Accessories: “My husband has outfitted me pretty well.  He gave me this awesome gold Tiffany cocktail ring that I wear with everything.  My 2 staples that never come off, though, are my pearl earrings and my simple, gold cartier ‘love’ bracelet.”

Favorite Flower: “Garden rose. I think they’re beautiful and elegant but somehow also humble.  I love the ivory and peachy colors best.”

Polish: “OPI cajun shrimp.  Bright orange is perfect for summer (and I always wish it were summer!)

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding: “A typical weekend involves leisurely morning coffee, gym class, brunch at home or out with friends and a stroll or some shopping.  An ideal weekend looks quite similar but in perfect sunny weather!”

Sneakers: “I don’t really do sneakers unless I’m working out and then they’re Nike.”

Favorite Brands: “I love my Shun knives, copper core All-Clad pots and Vitamix blender (it can turn a brick into silk).  Clothes?  That’s much harder for me to answer.  Shoes and bags tend to be Gucci (and occasionally Ferragamo… but only their fun stuff, not the square, business-y stuff).”

Daily Reads: “Tasting Table, Eater and Cooking Light.”

Beauty trick your willing to share: “I use a blueish, gunmetal shadow in my eyebrows.  It’s not as harsh as black but more substantial than brown.”

Ideal Vacation: “My ideal vacation would be cruising through islands on a big catamaran for at least a week.  The only clothes necessary would be a bathing suit, a sarong and a pair of flops.  The water would be amazingly clear and we’d stop only to scuba or snorkel or explore a remote island.  I’d eat fresh fish and exotic fruit at every meal and the ocean would rock me to sleep at night under the stars.  Heaven.”


With love by Alyssa


Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Ally

Ally Manor, Intern Assistant

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Signature Scent: “Chance by Chanel”

Accessory/Accessories: “Michael Kors watch, earrings”

Favorite Flower: “Lilys or Roses”

Polish: “OPI no chip, or Essie”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding? “A perfect weekend would be one where I can relax with friends, enjoy some me time by running or getting outside, and go dancing!”

Sneakers: “Converse or Nikes”

Favorite Brands: “Michael Kors, Bare Minerals, Benefit”

Daily Reads: “Cosmopolitan, my daily horoscope 🙂 (GEMINI)”

Beauty trick your willing to share: “I recently bought a few new products I really love, I love experimenting with make up but also want to look as natural as possible. I love Tarte cheek stain and then Sun Beam by benefit which just highlights my cheek bones and leaves me glowy and it’s great for summer.”

Can’t live without: “Bad reality TV shows, or my phone GPS I would get very lost.”

With love by Alyssa

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Alyssa

Alyssa Teuber, Executive Assistant 


Signature Scent: “Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Miss Dior. Next to add is Lancome La Vie Est Belle –I’m long overdue for a new scent.”

Accessory/Accessories: “I can’t live without my wristlet of candy. My mother’s diamond ring she gave to me –only if my nails are well manicured, earrings to finish it off. I also love layering my 4 gold necklaces when my earrings aren’t overpowering –a diamond from my dad for my 18th Birthday, a hammered heart I share with my mom and sister, a skull, and a karma for daily remembrance (something my cousin and I share together). I love that they all have sentimental value. And they look awesome layered together.”

Favorite Flower: “Is always changing (with the season or a new year). This summer I am lusting over peonies and succulents. I love mixing color and texture. I also love displaying an array of singles stems throughout my house.”

Polish: “Essie, OPI or London Butter. I have a huge crush on the fun names. It’s always about what name your wearing! Butler Please is a current favorite!”

Describe a typical –and ideal- weekend when you aren’t planning a wedding: “I am an early person (extreme). Mornings are my favorite part of the day! I usually wake up hours before him so I make myself a cup of coffee (soy please) and then head for a workout class. I’m always choosing between a hot vinyasa flow, cardio spin class, weights or outside run (minus the humidity). After workout I love to walk around town or go to the farmers market to see what I can find for new veggies and fruits. I always seem to find a new veggie that I have never heard of before. Simply amazing! Being new to the city leaves me with lots of Saturday activities to choose from. I’m still in tourist mod.”

Sneakers: “Asics when I’m in training. Nikes, Converse or I’ll throw some height into them and go with a wedge sneak!”

Favorite Brands: “Mac, lulu lemon, marc by marc, Joe, Cut25, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Joie, Nike, Chloe, Brian Atwood, Charlotte Olympia.”

Daily Reads: “WWD, every fashion magazine you can possibly think of, my bookmarked blogs and always a few educational books I’m currently reading Lean In, Spirit Junkie & How to Win Friends & Influence People. I’m always adding to my list of books I want to read.”

Beauty Trick your willing to share: “Coconut oil! It has so many wonderful benefits for health and beauty!”

Can’t live without: “Coconut oil, aquaphor, my family and friends, lulu crops, a good read, yoga, spin–any workout in fact, jewels and floss.”

With love by Alyssa

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Melissa

Melissa Mitchell, Associate Coordinator 


What is your signature scent?  “Amber Romance by Victoria’s Secret”

Accessory/Accessories?  “Earring, Necklaces, Bracelets and Shoes.  I can’t pick just one – they’re all a go to every day.”

Favorite flower?  “Lilacs”

Your go to polish?  “Grey in the winter and bright yellow in the summer.  Usually Essie, sometimes OPI.”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding:  “Get up early(ish) after sleeping at least 8 hours, enjoy a cup of English Breakfast tea in the sun on my balcony while reading a book, followed by a run/bike ride/yoga class.  Make a quick lunch, then stroll around the city.  Have a yummy dinner with my husband and friends at a non-assuming restaurant, after which we’d get a couple drinks or see a movie.  Wash, rinse, and repeat.”

Sneakers?  “Only when working out.”

Favorite Brands?  “J Crew, Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, West Elm, Target, Kate Spade”

Daily Reads?  “Style Me Pretty, Young House Love, What I Wore, Women’s Health, Purl Bee, and Darling Dexter”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “Make putting lotion on your chest and your neck a necessary part of your beauty routine.  They have thin skin like your face, but rarely get love, so they’ll give away your age long before your face does!”

Ideal Vacation?  “My ideal vacation is a getaway that can teach me something and involves a city or landscape that I can explore.  I want to see new things, experience different culture, witness the beauty of nature and leave technology and my every day life behind. I want to go somewhere I’ve never been and marvel at God’s beauty, creativity, and people.”


With love by Alyssa.

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Molly

Molly Blonn, Event Planner, Coordinator 


What is your signature scent? “I like Marc Jacobs Lola, but have been wearing a lot of Jimmy Choo — it was the scent of a good friend of mine that died Jan. 2012.”

Accessory/Accessories?  “I definitely like statement jewelry — necklaces. I also adore my Michael Kors watch.”

Favorite flower?  “Tulips, peonies and ranunculus.”

Your go to polish?  “ha, I don’t think I have ever gotten the same polish twice. I always just pick something based on my mood when I get into the salon.”

Sneakers of choice?  “I run in aasics, but love walking around in Toms or Converse.”

Favorite Brands?  “Gosh this is hard. I like Michael Kors and Kate Spade accessories. Love Madewell, Kay Unger and Kate spade dresses. I shop a lot at Ann Taylor Loft for work clothes. But really, I don’t shop a lot…”

Daily Reads?  “Style Me Pretty, Brit & Co, beUWeddings, and various workout/running blogs.”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “When in a bind, aquaphor as eye cream. And always always always wear sunscreen.”

What is your ideal vacation?  “Traveling with my husband somewhere brand new where we can see equal parts of touring the historical or tourist sites and hanging around the local bar getting to know the locals.”


With love by Alyssa.

Meet the ladies behind Soirée: Tiffany

Ever wonder about the glamorous life of a wedding planner? Today’s and this week’s blog features are all about “Inside The Life” of the Soirée Weddings & Events team. I’m here to share with you their daily loves and activities when they aren’t busy planning a one of a kind wedding. Each day I will introduce a new lady of the team and share with you her secrets to life, style and beauty.

Tiffany Munster, Owner, Sr. Event Planner 

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What is your signature scent? “Narcisso Rodriguez for perfume, but favorite lotion, candle and flower scent is lavender.”

Accessory/Accessories?  “I feel naked without my wedding rings.  I need to wear all 6 of them! Engagement ring, and stackable diamond bands.”

Favorite flower?  “Peony”

Your go to polish?  “I love essie polish…my colors are seasonal…reds, corals and pinks in the summer.  Taupe, wine and dark blue in the winter.”

Describe a typical- and ideal- weekend when you are not striving to put on a fabulous wedding:  “Drinks with my fabulous team at a fabulous restaurant on Friday night.  Early morning jog or yoga class, then hit the farmer’s market with Bowie and my hubs.  Then we stop for brunch at a dog friendly restaurant patio.  I go to the beach or a friend’s roof pool.  Then come home to get dressed up for a date night or night out with friends.  Sunday starts with breakfast on the balcony, park with the doggie, then ending the day vegging out on the couch with some bad reality tv, online shopping and some wine!”

Sneakers of choice? “I wear Saucony running shoes”

Favorite Brands?  “Louis Vuitton, rayban, BCBGMax Azria”

Daily Reads?  “Wedding blogs”

Beauty trick your willing to share?  “I wear tinted moisturizer (SPF 30) instead of make up and wash my face with Aveeno…Vitamin C serum for fine lines and dark circles! WEAR SUNSCREEN!”

Can’t live without?  “Chanel lip gloss, my blackberry, my Macbook, and my lululemon groove pants.”

With love by Alyssa.

Brilliant, Bold and Bright Pink!!

We are so excited to be partnering with Bright Pink for FabFest this month!

Bright Pink is an organization focused on early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. They are trying to empower women to take a proactive approach to their health by having an early detection strategy while lifting up and supporting other women.


Beautiful ladies with a beautiful cause!!

This is such an important cause and such a wonderful company that is really helping to increase cancer awareness and overall self awareness. We at Soirée are proud to stand with them and their cause and we can’t wait to be a part of their mission!


This is a special year for Soirée and our support for Bright Pink!  We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be the official Event Design Planners for the “Be Bright and Beautiful Ballroom” at this year’s Fab Fest!
Soirée is teaming up with HMR Designs to bring the participants an elegant, chic and luxurious space for them to enjoy while receiving their beauty treatments!  Participants will have the opportunity to sweat it out with some of their favorite Chicago fitness instructors, enjoy some snacks and then pamper themselves with complimentary hair, make-up and skin care consultations in the “Be Bright and Beautiful Ballroom.”
The event will be held at the Westin River North on September 29th and we are expecting over 500 bright, bold and beautiful participants!
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We can’t wait!  Hope to see all your bright and beautiful faces there!