Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc

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    Heather Vickery, Owner and Event Director of Greatest Expectations has been planning weddings and special events for more than 20 years. Her diverse background in event design, marketing, hotel sales, catering and non-profit event management gives her exceptional experience and makes her an invaluable partner in your wedding planning.

    Heather and the Greatest Expectations team have planned every type of event from small, intimate gatherings at a private estate to galas in some of Chicago's largest museums and hotels. Heather also plans destination weddings all over the world, creates custom wedding proposals and helps clients plan and celebrate every type of life event imaginable. If you can celebrate it, Heather can plan it.

    Heather is dedicated to and passionate about giving back to the community and making a difference in the lives of others. She created the eleven eleven WEDDING Giveaway, has served as a "wish grantor" for Wish Upon a Wedding and was awarded their prestigious "shinning star" award in 2013. She was also part of the planning team for Under a New Moon, uniting the first six same-sex couples in Illinois. She is a member of Stand Up For Equality (Illinois wedding vendors united for marriage equality) and served on the planning team for their "Love is Love" event.

    In 2014, Heather joined the Gay Wedding Institute (GWI) as an Event Producer. The Gay Wedding Institute trains wedding professionals towards the mission of eliminating homophobia and heteronormative practices from the wedding industry. GWI is the world's only wedding certificate course that focuses on the LGBT Market.

    Heather is passionate about event and wedding planning. Each wedding is a unique event inspired by her clients ideas and guided by her unparalleled knowledge and expertise. Heather and the Greatest Expectations team work together seamlessly to create the best possible planning experience and ensure that your wedding day exceeds your Greatest Expectations.

    Photos by: Julia Franzosa Photography, Ben Elsass Photography, Amanda Hein Photography, Doug McGoldrick Photography and Bellissima Photography

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