I’m also your guide, advocate, and the creative force behind Stress-Free Weddings. With a rich tapestry of experience that spans years and a certification that marks my commitment to excellence, I've dedicated my life to the art of bringing wedding dreams to life. 

My philosophy?

That every couple deserves a day free from stress, filled with the moments that matter most. It's not just about creating a beautiful event—it's about honoring your story with every detail.


master certified wedding planner & educator

hi, I'm brianne!

It's a journey we embark on together, with your vision leading the way. From the grandest ideas to the smallest touches, our process is collaborative, creative, and always focused on you. We blend creativity with meticulous planning to ensure that your wedding day is everything you've ever hoped for and more.

iowa & illinois wedding planner | because no two love stories are the same-and your wedding should reflect the uniqueness of your love

We believe in a personalized approach to wedding planning

We proudly will donate wedding event flowers on behalf of the newlywed couple to a local organization following their event. Beneficiaries have been Beacon of Hope Hospice; Genesis Clarissa C Cooke Hospice House ; Manor Care Nursing Home; Genesis East Hospital. Additionally, we were honored to donate 50 guest blanket/wraps to the Iowa City Animal and Adoption Center.

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Awards & Features

- Ashtia Jewell

We hired Brianne as our month of/day of planner for our wedding on New Year’s Eve and she did a fantastic job. John and I live in NYC but got married in Des Moines, Iowa. We did all of our planning from a distance here in NY so having Brianne was essential. She did a wonderful job month of the wedding coordinating vendor deliveries and arrival times. Day of the wedding she played the role of wedding attendant as we didn't have a bridal party. She also oversaw deliveries and made sure the reception venue was getting set up properly the day of. I think I'm a pretty organized person (Binders, spreadsheets, etc). and I'm telling you Brianne time and time again thought of and took care of little details that I would overlook. Ps. She also dressed so adorably on the day of the wedding - trendy yet professional. It's the little details I tell ya. Thank you Brianne for all your hard work!

“Brianne time and time again thought of and took care of little details that I would overlook.”

- Riana & tyler

Tyler and I can’t express how grateful we are for Bri and her team for helping with our wedding. We hired Bri to be our day-of coordinator, which did come with a lot of help in the months before the wedding with contract reviews and monthly check-ins. Bri responded promptly to every email and made sure we stayed on track in the planning process. Bri is super organized - with a binder full of information and checklists for every step of the way. Every single day-of detail was planned out and documented. My family RAVED about Bri and was so impressed with the detailed timelines they were given. She is also very knowledgeable about local vendors and gave us many great recommendations that we wouldn’t have found without her help.  We can’t thank Bri enough and will always recommend her to any future bride-to-be in the area!!

“Our wedding would’ve been what it was without Bri and her team!”

- jessica & brady

Brianne was absolutely amazing and I am so grateful to her for helping us execute our vision for our wedding day. We were wedding planning from out of state so to have someone in Iowa helping us was amazing and key to pulling off such a great day. She was very responsive in a timely manner and was able to help alleviate any stress I felt! I have recommended her to friends and I hope they take my advice! They won't regret it!

“She was very responsive in a timely manner and was able to help alleviate any stress I felt!”

- Lopa & Vishal

Brianne has now helped with two wedding in our family, mine and my sisters, for day of coordinator! She is quick with getting back to you with emails and she is willing to help with even the most out of the box requests. Her and her staff were quick to resolve a small mishap during the reception and I couldn't be more thankful for all she has done! I would highly recommend hiring her team for your wedding. You will not be disappointed!

“She is great to work with, great communicator, and always goes above and beyond to help make your day special.”

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Your wedding is a reflection of your personal journey, and we're here to bring that story to life. We collaborate closely with you, weaving your ideas and dreams into every detail, ensuring your day is personalized to perfection.

A Collaborative Process

Above all, we believe in the power of joy and the importance of celebration. As the premier wedding planner in Illinois, our goal is to create a planning experience that's as enjoyable and stress-free as the day itself, filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable moments.

Joy and Celebration

Our love for what we do fuels our creativity and drives us to think outside the box. Each wedding is a canvas for us to blend our passion for storytelling with innovative designs, crafting events that are as unique as they are beautiful.

Passion and Creativity

We celebrate love in all its forms and honor the diversity of the couples we work with. Our approach is grounded in respect for your traditions, cultures, and personal preferences, ensuring a space where everyone feels welcomed and valued.

Inclusivity and Respect

At the core of Stress-Free Weddings lies an unwavering commitment to honesty and openness. We believe in clear communication and ethical practices, ensuring that every aspect of your wedding planning process is transparent and true to your vision.

Integrity and Transparency

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Let’s Plan the Stress-Free Wedding of Your Dreams

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you deserve to look back on your special day with sweet nostalgia. Book a free consultation to find out how we can help you make your wedding day as memorable as the vows you’re about to take.

wedding planner in illinois for the unapologetically in love