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About the Team

Laura Patterson, Owner and Chief Idealist
Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, I was raised by parents who were big supporters of the arts, always encouraging my brother and me to express ourselves creatively.  It came as no surprise then when I decided to head for the bright lights of New York City and enroll in Columbia University.  True to my roots and my passions, I graduated from college with a double degree in Theater and Jewish History.

Life takes many twists and turns and my path eventually led me to the world of special events.  After spending 8 years planning events for some of Chicago’s top caterers (Food For Thought and Marcello’s), learning the ins and outs of the Chicago wedding and events scene, The Ideal Day was born.

I love to work with clients who share a desire to collaborate and who aren’t afraid to try something different.  My ideal clients understand, as I do, that wedding planning is serious business, but don’t take themselves too seriously.  I work especially well with clients who value the overall guest experience and treat their family and friends like VIPs start to finish.

I am a recent transplant to the north shore of Chicago and now live in Highland Park with my family – husband Joel, son Micah and daughter Tamar.  My own wedding was definitely part drama (a Jewish wedding in smalltown Georgia) and part comedy (ok, it’s true….I rolled into the reception wearing rollerskates).  I love to be outside with my family and enjoy living close to the lake!  On weekends off, you will find me endlessly window shopping, enjoying live music or eating out and enjoying good times with family and great friends.

I am gratified every day by the work I am privileged to do and am thankful beyond words that clients trust me to guide them through the plans for one of the most important days in their lives.  What can I say?  I love to be surrounded by love!