What is "Sweetchic"?

We couldn’t find a word that embodied what we love about weddings… so we created our own!

sweet | sweet |

(adjective) delightful, sentimental, precious

chic | sheek |

(adjective) stylish, sophisticated, elegant


Established in 2008, Sweetchic Events is one of Chicago’s top boutique wedding and event planning companies. We pride ourselves on being the perfect fit for busy, tech-savvy professional couples who appreciate the finer things and want a chic, memorable wedding… but don’t have the necessary 200+ hours to plan it! Our mission: help you realize your wedding vision, and bring it to life with expert planning and coordination.

We take on a limited number of weddings per year in order to maintain our high standard of customer service.

When you work with Sweetchic, you can rest easy knowing that your event is in good hands. We can take care of everything from event design to budget guidance, etiquette advice to vendor coordination, and everything in-between. And on your big day, we’ll discretely take the reigns so that you, your fiancé, and your families can enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.


Meet the Team


Charlene Liang, Owner & Lead Planner

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In high school, Charlene was that girl who secretly read wedding magazines in the corner of the library; fortunately, it worked to her advantage. As the owner of Sweetchic Events, Charlene knows that a wedding isn’t about her vision, it’s about yours. She brings your dream to life with finesse and passion, balancing logistical details with creativity and warmth.

Charlene started Sweetchic Events in 2008 to fulfill her long time love-affair with weddings. Charlene graduated with an M.B.A. in marketing and management from Loyola University Chicago and a B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She is also a Professional Bridal Consultant with the Association of Bridal Consultants. For many years, Charlene worked in the hospitality industry, honing her organizational and customer service skills. Her business savvy combined with her eye for detail and love of all things pretty truly sets her apart when it comes to planning a wedding for today’s busy professional couple.

Spending time with family! Making her two sons laugh. Traveling and the pre-trip planning. Binge-watching TV shows. Listening to audiobooks. Organizing. Shopping. Costco and Target runs. Hanging out at bookstores. Greyhounds. Flowers. Coffee. Brunch. Sushi. Moscato. DESSERT!!

Stinky cheese. Olives. Beer. Vacuuming. Snakes. Scary movies. Rudeness. Intolerance.

Courtney Hart, Wedding Planner

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With a passion for planning, organization, and living by the motto 'details make the design', Courtney knew wedding planning was for her. Her favorite part of a wedding day is the big reveal, where the couple sees their reception space for the first time. A time where the happy couple can enjoy a moment of stillness during a day that flies by too fast, and enjoy every detail that was created because of  their love story. 

Courtney graduated with a B.S in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Roosevelt University. Her concentration in Meeting and Event Planning has only enhanced her skills in planning and organization. 

Running. Binge watching Game of Thrones with the husband. Tattoos. Target's Dollar Section. Cleaning. Dancing. A good glass of wine. The Green Bay Packers. Cats. Concerts. Small towns. Justin Timberlake.

Blimps. Yogurt with fruit in it. Insects. Eating alone at restaurants. Snow after Christmas. Driving over bridges. Whiskey.

Kelsey Oberlin, Wedding Coordinator

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Kelsey loves the hustle and bustle of a wedding day, and all of the painstaking details that go into personalizing a wedding. Kelsey graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University. Her extensive experience in the very customer service-driven boutique hotel industry makes her the perfect addition to the Sweetchic team.

Binge watching TV shows on Netflix. Enjoying the great outdoors. Reading. Tea. Shopping. Barre Code. Checking out new restaurants.

Clutter. Doing the dishes. Traffic. Laziness. Scary movies.