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Sarah Kathleen Events Team

Experience, Passion, Dedication, Innovation


Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning!

- Amanda

Amanda Fernandez

Meet Amanda: Amanda is a mother of one and goes by “Super Mom” at the home front. She is graduating in June with her associates in Business Admission specializing in Event Planning. Amanda has been planning events for quite some time now in Los Angeles, Houston, and Chicago. Amanda is a professional problem solver and would work 365 days a year if she could. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, cooking and shopping. She has an eye for photography and enjoys the arts, beauty and fashion.  Since entering the wedding industry, Amanda has worked on several different types of weddings in the Chicagoland area. Although Amanda is a sucker for anything glamorous, glittery and shiny, she can’t help but love working on DIY projects, using romantic candle-lit lighting and creative ideas in all the unique venues she visits.


Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might!

- Alyssa

Alyssa Donlan

Alyssa grew up in the Chicago suburbs where she fell in love with playing tourist. From exploring new places to meeting new people, and, of course, trying new foods, Alyssa felt inspired into the life of a designer. Alyssa spends time scouring Pinterest for new inspirations for cooking, fashion, and of course, wedding design. But what makes her so unique and so right for your special event? With Alyssa, relationships are a priority. At the heart of everything Alyssa does is her family and close friends. She gives them one-hundred percent of herself and plays a genuine and supportive role in their lives. Alyssa will go over and above whatever is needed to care for the people she’s most invested in. And she’s completely invested in her clients. With that same commitment and devotion Alyssa gives to her family, she shares with clients that hire her. She is intensely dedicated and passionate. Alyssa has exquisite attention to detail and a fresh creativity. Her clients can be sure to have a stress-free, stylish, and fabulous experience from start to finish. Although there are many aspects to wedding design that she loves, Alyssa’s favorite part is getting to know each couple and connecting with them on a personal level. She wants to know their story, hear their dreams, and make one of their most important days truly perfect and unforgettable.


Wherever you go, whatever you do, do in love!

- Loraine

Loraine McConnell

Loraine’s aspirations to become a wedding coordinator started after planning her own wedding. Ever since she was a teenager, she always loved helping to coordinate dances and events with student council. Loraine’s keen eye for detail and perfection helps make your special day everything you could have dreamed of. She is very passionate and hardworking to ensure event day is flawless and stress free. Her current favorite wedding trend is gold geometric terrariums, candles, and lots of greenery! In her spare time she enjoys crafting, reading, and spending time with her husband and puggle.


The middle of every project looks like a disaster. We can help!

- Kylee

Kylee Minor

Kylee grew up in Aurora and attended Waubonsie High School. From there, she continued her education at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale majoring in Elementary Education. Having a wedding where you are inviting many children? Kylee would love to help!  She has always had a passion working with children and would be very comfortable corralling them during your big day!  Out of college she was an elementary school teacher and a special education teacher. Currently, she works with a family as their full-time nanny. While planning her own wedding, Kylee realized her love for this industry.  She decided to take actions into her own hands and obtain a degree through New York Institute and Design in wedding planning. Since then, Kylee has been enjoying helping couples create the wedding of their dreams. When she is not working with children or planning weddings, Kylee is spending time with her husband, family and friends! If Kylee is not with them, then you will most likely find her out shopping!

Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. I want to be the one to help bring that fairy tale to life!

- Luis

Luis Reveles

In just a blink of an eye, the world can change and Luis’ world changed when he met Sarah from Sarah Kathleen Events about 3 years ago. With his funny, caring, and creative personality, he was brought on as the first ever Sarah Kathleen Events intern. Since then, Luis has moved into a role as a lead coordinator and enjoys helping his clients live their fairy tale. A true romantic himself, Luis is passionate about helping to showcase every love story while making sure each event is visually stunning. He has an active and dynamic approach to work and getting things when it comes to flipping a room from ceremony to reception. With his friendly, helpful, and polite way of doing things he makes a great Wedding Coordinator for Sarah Kathleen Events. He is also an avid baker and often whips up cupcakes and other tasty treats for the team! When he isn’t working on weddings, Luis loves being around his family- especially his new baby niece!


A wedding is a party, not a performance. If at the end of the day you are married to one you love, then everything went perfectly!

- Sarah

Sarah Rodriguez

Sarah began her journey as a wedding and event planner way back when she was a child, throwing parties for anybody that would attend. After focusing her studies in the hospitality world, she knew this industry was the right path. What better way to bring all of her interests together while having fun with everyone around her? Sarah obtained her bridal consultant certification and worked as an intern at a couple of local event venues before eventually taking a job at an audio visual company that focused on large scale events and incorporated the very best in event technology. It was here that Sarah learned how to create her custom 3D event renderings that are such a unique service for our clients. After a few years, it was time to strike out on her own! Sarah Kathleen Events was founded in 2015 and has been growing ever since. Sarah loves working with her team and clients on creating one of a kind events that leave lasting memories. It’s such a special day to be a part of! With her skills ranging between various different areas, she enjoys not just the planning and designing, but also food and wine pairings, incorporating creative AV and lighting techniques, graphic designing, and overall mood creation. When she isn’t throwing fabulous parties, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Jim, drinking wine and eating cookies, and relaxing at home with her dogs.