Working with Akeshi and her team was one of the best decisions we made regarding wedding planning. She is meticulous and organized. Her follow up and follow through were just what we needed. Akeshi handled all of the communication with vendors during the planning stages and on the wedding day. By engaging Akeshi and her team we truly had peace of mind that everything would go smoothly and it did! I did't realize what a huge help her team would be on the wedding day. Their presence and coordination allowed us to enjoy every single moment of our big day completely hasssle free. I would highly recommend not only hiring a planner, but that it be Akeshi and her team. She is professional, accountable and wonderfully friendly - she is top-notch
Kris and James
If you are looking for a planner in the Chicago area or anywhere else, stop your search here. My husband and I got married 12.12 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago and we still can't believe how smoothly and perfect everything went. We feel like we had a fairytale wedding and our guests have given us the same feedback. Even though I do not live in Chicago and wasn't able to meet with Akeshi face to face very often, she did a great job understanding who I am and what I wanted. From the very first phone call, I realized how many connections Akeshi has in the Chicago market and her great relationships with vendors made the whole planning process go very smoothly. Akeshi and her team are the DREAM team
Monica and Rob
We're busy professionals in training, and wanted a small and simple, elegant Indo-Pak wedding reception on a budget, in downtown Chicago. Akeshi came highly recommended and I decided to invest in an event planner. It was the best decision I could have made. She was on top of everything since day 1. We started by planning a detailed calendar from Day 1, stayed mostly on track, and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I trusted her more than myself throughout the process. Akeshi was dependable, reliable, honest and extremely responsible. One of her biggest assets is her creativity. There were times when we ran short of budget and she pulled through with brilliant creative ideas at minimum cost to us. Another tremendous asset is her progressional demeanor, and happy spirit. On the day of the reception, we had everything timed to the last second. Our guests had a lovely evening, were impressed by the decor and arrangements as well as the organization which is rarely seen in Indo-Pak weddings. Also, the food was amazing and the decor was spectacular. Everything was done to perfection. On top of a busy night, she kept checking on me to make sure I was doing okay. She was my sister that day. I truly appreciated this since I don't have a sister and was longing for one. Now, I have one for life! My hubby was happy to see me happy and relieved on our special day. All thanks to Akeshi. We love you!
Saleha and Imran
I cannot say enough great things about Kesh Events :-) when I was looking for a planner, I immediately went to the knot and searched wedding planners in the Chicago area. Many planners popped up, and I reached out to a few. However, upon the return phone call from Akeshi (Kesh Events,) I knew that she was the planner we needed. Not only did she promptly return my phone call, but over the phone her energy & passion for what she does was very evident! Upon chatting, I was confident that she would be able to capture our wedding, exactly how we wanted it...especially being that we wanted a themed reception. When I met her in Chicago for the first time, my initial thoughts were confirmed; she was AMAZING! She walked in, looking beautiful as ever, introduced herself & hugged us...We instantly clicked! Akeshi was always available to answer questions, no matter what time of day or night it was and she really kept me involved with the planning process which I liked! She was never pushy, never overbearing, always had great ideas and made sure to present us with the most amazing selection of vendors ever! I must say, that everyone she referred us to had same level of professionalism & talent as her. Watching her interact with the vendors, it was evident that they feel the same way about her, as we do. Everyone spoke highly of her, and her talent. I love that she is a jack of all trades… She has a great eye for couture & luxury decor, so everything at the wedding and the reception looked stunning. The set up, the flowers, and all the small attention to details was amazing! I'm still in awe at how beautiful the ballroom was! Our wedding day was literally perfect. The day was seamless… No stress, no drama, no noticeable hiccups, and everything looked amazing. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and have been raving about the wedding since it has passed! We are all missing that we can very much. Akeshi made sure we had everything we needed, that everything and everyone was in the proper place at the right time. She made sure to coordinate transitions, that everyone had an itinerary, and most importantly… She made sure to keep a great, and positive attitude. She really helped keep me sane through the entire process, and was always smiling! She literally has the most amazing energy, and her smile lights up the room. I could go on and on about her… But all in all, I'm just very blessed and thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her, and her team. My husband and I will forever be thankful for her amazing work, not to mention we have gained a friend in the process! If you need a wedding planner, Kesh Events is definitely THE best! You will not be disappointed! Simply put...she's amazing !
Heaven and Mike
Where do I begin...when I think of Akeshi and her team, so many wonderful things come to mind. My wedding was 7-7-17 and I reached out to Kesh Events in January after reaching out to a few event planners in the industry. From the initial phone consultation with Shalamar I was greatly impressed. So I had to meet Akeshi in person and from entering her warm, fabulous office space I was amazed at her work. Most importantly she understood my vision for our special day right away...so not only was I beyond impressed with her planning capabilities but also her vision for the design. Without much thought we immediately went with Akeshi and her team for planning and design. Let me tell you her team has the connections and move quick to exceed your expectations!!! Our minds were blown away...anytime we thought of something within a couple days appointments were made and/or tasks were confirmed and completed!! Talk about Wonder Woman!! Considering my husband and I were extremely busy leading up to our big day...Akeshi and her team made everything effortless and I completely had trust in her. Although always professional they seemed like an extension of our family and that meant a lot to me...we were more than just a “customer”, she was passionate from beginning to the end and she wanted to fully execute my vision. I can go on and on and write a book about my positive wedding experience with Kesh Events and team. So let’s get to the big day...I had an idea of what to expect but what took place was beyond my imagination!! Everything was exceptional and with excellence...I was wowed, our guests felt like royalty, here we are months later and people are still raving about our fabulous wedding that should’ve been televised (LOL no seriously 😉). I’ll end with this I’m not a “crybaby” especially in front of people...but when I saw how she had transformed the venue I cried like a baby (there are pictures to prove this😩). I cannot thank Akeshi enough and give her enough props...if I had to do it again, I would do it all over again and I definitely wouldn’t change a thing!! There is no wedding without love and...Akeshi in the mix!!!
Nicole and Darron
Akeshi, you stopped at nothing to make sure I had the most incredible day/weekend of my life. You gave me comfort and peace of mind when I needed it the most, and everything turned out perfectly. Nothing I can say could truly translate the gratitude Jeff and I have for you. Your effortless execution, and delivery are nothing short of 5 stars.... from picking the right vendors to the little things like spending time getting to know us. Your talent and expertise far exceeds anything I know. Our whole wedding weekend was everything we imagined and far more. Thank you for creating memories that will for sure last a lifetime. Akeshi you rock!!! With love, Chelsea Lazkani
Chelsea and Jeff
Akeshi and her team were AMAZING! Actually, they were more than just AMAZING! Akeshi and her team really had my dream wedding come to life. She worked with my fiance and I from the very beginning of our planning stages and boy was she worth it! She made planning fun and easy. Not only is she a great planner but she is a sweet and wonderful person who is so easy to work with. It is almost like planning a wedding with your bestie! Akeshi and her team not only delivered planning services but she also delivered design. My guests can not stop gushing about the exquisite floral pieces and design which brought such class and elegance to my loft space. My wedding day could not have been more perfect and it was definitely thanks to Akeshi and her team. I would recommend her in a heart beat! <3
Stepanie and Gavin
WOW! I cannot say enough nice things about Akeshi and her team. To be honest, going into the big day I was a little worried regardless of who we were to go with for our planner. We had met with and done research on several vendors because we were picky....you should be on your big day right?!? You want the day to go flawlessly and don't want to have to think about forgetting the little details. The moment I met Akeshi I was impressed by her organization and class, not to mention she has such a fun and loving personality that I knew I would enjoy working with her. Leading up to our big event I felt very confident in our decision to work together. Akeshi and her team delivered the PERFECT day! They went above and beyond our expectations which we are forever grateful for
Liz and Joey
Kesh is the ABSOLUTE best! She took my vision and turned it to reality. Every single detail was perfect! The floral arrangements were BEYOND unbelivable! I would tell any bride that their service is a wedding MUST! They worked with our budget to create a fairytale wedding that blew my our minds. My dad's direct quote the day after the wedding "Akeshi and crew was worth every penny! Best investment for the wedding!" Thank you for making our day so special! We absolutely adore you
Marissa and David
There aren't enough words to express how amazing the Kesh Events team was in planning and executing our fairytale wedding. We live in NYC but were married in Chicago and at no point in time did it feel like we were over 750 miles away when it came to dealing with wedding details and vendors due to the expertise and organization of Kesh Events. The entire process was seamless. I actually became worried that I wasn't as panicked as people make you think brides should be/are. But there was absolutely no reason for me to be and Kesh Events constantly reassured me of that. Everything you can think of and all those things you never knew you had to think about were taken care of by Kesh Events; from EVERY detail at the wedding to all the communication the year leading up to the wedding. They were full of kind and calming words. They made sure we stayed on track from the day we started our planning relationship til literally the very last minute of our wedding. They were heaven sent and I would HIGHLY recommend them. I can honestly say that my husband and I would've been completely lost without them. --Danielle
Danielle and Wale
Where to start?! Our big day was absolutely perfect and we owe it all to Akeshi and her team. I wasn't the typical bride. You know, the kind who had been dreaming of her wedding since grade school and had a scrapbook full of ideas. I had never imagined the dress, venue, flowers or any of it until after my husband proposed and when he did, I was immediately overwhelmed. We live in Indiana but our families are mostly in Chicago. We decided early on to have the wedding in Chicago so it would be more convenient for our guests. I knew I was in over my head so I started the search for a planner. I still remember our first call. It was if I had known her for years. She was pleasant, energetic, and not afraid to give me honest truths when needed. From the very beginning she helped us establish a realistic budget and ensured we kept to a timeline. She put me at ease that my vision (once I finally established one) would come to fruition. She made the planning process a walk in the park. Then the big day came. Again she was there every step of the way. Just when I didn't think it could get any better, we arrive at our venue and the decor was ahhhhh-mazzzzzing. My guests are still talking about how beautiful our wedding was to this day. To get to the point, because of her, we could really enjoy every moment with our loved ones on such a special day. If you are looking for wedding planning and design services, look no further. Besides the groom, Kesh Events was the best decision I ever made when it came to my wedding day
LaToya and Johnny
Going into the wedding planning process, I had my reservations about recruiting a wedding planner. I had heard so many horror stories from friends and colleagues so I decided not to bother myself with hiring anyone. A couple of months after I got engaged, I bought my dress from a fabulous boutique in downtown Chicago and little did i know, that encounter would completely transform the wedding planning process for me. They handed me a cute little business card for Kesh Events and told me to check it out. I actually forgot about it since I had already kind of made up my mind about hiring a wedding a planner. The night my husband and I started putting together a budget, I came across that business card while digging around in my purse. Something told me to call and set up a meeting just to check it out at the very least. This was by far the best wedding decision that I made! From organizing our wedding vendors, to designing and orchestrating the beautiful venue decor, everything was magnificent. Akeshi and her team were such a pleasure to work with. I am normally a very laid back person but as most people who have been through the wedding planning process know, stress likes to sneak in at the worst times. I literally can't recall any moments when I felt overwhelmed or strained. The entire process was SEAMLESS. Kesh Events literally took our vision and effortlessly turned it into the amazing reality that has come to be the best day of our lives!