About Us

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Meghan Andalman, Owner & Lead Consultant

Inspired to create a sophisticated, highly personal event boutique for Chicago brides, owner Meghan Andalman left the corporate world in 2007 to launch Lovebird Events.

Armed with a unique understanding of the modern bride, Meghan set out to redefine the wedding planning experience. Her objective: to make the planning as enjoyable as the party.

Today, Meghan has successfully transformed her passion for people (and parties!) into a growing business venture. Under her direction, Lovebird has gained a reputation for creating exquisite events that are as smart as they are stylish.

Lovebird Events has been featured in publications including Chicago Social Brides, Style Me Pretty Illinois and Daily Candy Weddings.  In 2013, Meghan co-hosted the first-ever “Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party” Chicago event, one of the premiere bridal and wedding events in the country.

Meghan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lives in Chicago with her husband and toddler son.  She is a founding member of Share Our Spare, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of low-income families with young children, and spends much of her free time volunteering for the organization.

Meghan thrives on the personal connections and fulfillment that come from planning an individual’s event. She truly loves all things wedding and subscribes to the belief that anything is possible – with the proper planning of course…

Mary Beth Kraft, Day-Of Event Consultant

Mary Beth fell in love with planning events at four years old, when she would stay up past her bedtime in order to ‘serve’ guests at her parents’ parties. Her early career and social life centered around planning fundraising events and soirees, endearing herself as a ‘social butterfly’ to her colleagues and friends.

In 2009, Mary Beth joined the Lovebird Events team and acts as a Day-Of Event Consultant, as well as Lovebird’s social media guru. In addition to weddings and events with Lovebird, Mary Beth’s expertise extends into charity galas, bridal showers and birthday parties, and successful fundraising events.

It’s not just an event to her; it’s a personalized experience to be enjoyed by all. And most importantly, Mary Beth wholeheartedly believes in: themed, decorated cupcakes; all things “love;” and that a true party planner can chronicle her life in cocktail napkins.