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SouthWind Events

SouthWind Events is a professional wedding planning and design company proudly serving the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area. Our mission is to take your vision for your wedding day and make it a reality with our exceptional planning services. Your day should be beautiful, stress free, and unique to your love story. We take pride in our keen eye for detail and design and high level of organization and communication, both with our clients and their wedding vendors. For your wedding day, you deserve the very best – and that’s exactly what we strive to provide with our wedding planning services.

CEO and Lead Planner, Nikeva Lawrence

Meet Nikeva Lawrence

I’m Nikeva Lawrence, the CEO and Lead Planner of SouthWind Events. My goal is not only to make your event a success, but to bring your vision to life while providing you a sense of peace and comfort in the wedding planning process. I look forward to working with you to provide a personalized wedding planning experience that leads to a magical day that celebrates you and your new beginning with the love of your life.

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"SouthWind Events is in the business of making dreams come true and visions come to life. The planning process was so much fun, even when it was stressful, because I knew I was working with an expert and I could trust her and the process leading up to my big day. Nikeva was very responsive, organized, hands-on, genuine, honest, professional, caring and friendly. Even though, I was not her only bride, she made it feel that way. My wedding day was way better than I could have even imagined. I want to rewind time and do it all over again. Such a great experience. Thank you."

Jamika N

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"I had the pleasure of working with Nikeva and her team for my June 2022 weekend. Initially, I really thought that I could plan it myself and that wasn't the case at all. I was happy to have Nikeva as she kept us on track towards our wedding from a financial stance down to the little details of our wedding date. She was available as needed for planning or running ideas by. My wedding weekend went so well that even the guest noticed the planner made it happen that weekend. She even went out to grab a pair of pants for my uncle who unfortunately left his in Texas the day of the wedding. It was fun planning the wedding with Nikeva. that I almost wish I was getting married again just to work with her and her team again. You will not have to worry if Southwind Events is planning your next event!"

Ulanda C

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"I have to say SouthWind Events is thee absolute best hands down! From the time of our first conversation and there after Nikeva was on point. They didn’t miss a beat, i appreciate her giving me take aways to complete by our next meeting which kept me on top of things. She pushed for deadlines to be completed so that i can enjoy the last week before wedding day. She was in constant communication with vendors where i didn’t have to be, scheduling set which was on point, day of wedding she made it easy for me. Day of wedding, setup was BEAUTIFUL, and it blew us away. I know we made the best decision ever in choosing SouthWind Events to coordinate our wedding! Everyone was so impressed and loved this team, they really are great!! I will tell anyone that is getting married, SouthWind is your go to for coordinating. My vendors truly loved working along side of her, she made it easy for them to do their job. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU’VE DONE!"

Monica C

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"SouthWinds was very professional and helpful before and during our wedding day. Their team was detailed oriented and made the day that much smoother and more enjoyable."

Reuben H

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