press & PRAISE





for all those who believe in the authentic details.


Ever-focused on authentic, sincere relationships, and the thrilling art of creation; found in the moments that leave her clients breathless and in awe.


Hi, I'm Stephanie, owner and creative director, of Viva L'Event, someone who will be there to support and educate you through this very exciting time in your lives. Born and raised in Chicago, I've had the opportunity to plan and design weddings, corporate events, and galas both in the US and Internationally since 2005. Having my hands also in floral design for the past 6 years has truly given me the additional knowledge and expertise in the design industry. I have not only had the opportunity to speak and teach locally at workshops, but also at a national level.

My nickname since I was a little girl is "Bee" and yes I have not one but two bee tattoos. The Queen Bee brings strength and stability to her home, the hive. Productive and providing, her philosophy is to work hard to achieve greatness. As an planner, designer, educator and stylist, it's my passion to make all of my clients feel as they are a part of my Viva hive family.  And yes, a trip to Targ├ęt (yep it's fancy like that) is a weekly thing for this girl.

vi-va: long live! (used to express acclaim or support for a specific person or thing), a salute or cheer.

Traveling is a passion of mine, I come alive. Learning and exploring inspires me in my own work. Have a destination event, I'm ready!



While I'm a travel nut, home
and family is a place
of refuge.



Having a balance of mind,
body, and soul is a huge part
of my life.



Besides being born in the '80, music of this era are my jam. Classic crooners and reggae music also make me smile.



The sound of waves crashing,
the sun on my face, and the
salt in the air.  

the beach


An Italian girl who loves her food! Favorites-breakfast for dinner, cheese plates, caramel/cheddar (Chicago mix) or kettle popcorn that bag won't last long!



My Must Haves

"As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen."
-Winnie the Pooh 
Did you know I met my husband at a meeting I was planning?

in my spare time

When I'm not planning and designing events, I can be found at a fitness studio. With a background also as a fitness trainer, being in any studio; from yoga, bootcamp, and muay thai boxing keeps me centered.

in my spare time

There's little I love more than an adventure. From learning about a small town to places on the other side of the world, traveling
is a must. 

in my spare time

Sports nut! Rooting on my favorite teams the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Steelers! I checked off two bucket list items; being able to go to the Super Bowl seeing the Steelers win, and attending the winning trophy parade for the Chicago Cubs when they won the World Series.

in my spare time