About Forever & Always Events

Forever & Always Events will follow you anywhere in the Chicagoland area and beyond.  We take on a limited number of events per year to maintain excellent customer service. Every client deserves an exclusive and extraordinary event experience and we will orchestrate every element of the event, starting with the color scheme, to event design, budget planning, managing vendors and everything in between.  Jessica and Bill will search for the best to decorate and transform hotel ballrooms, urban parks, rustic lodges and sandy beaches into magical settings for any type of event whether it's local in the Chicagoland area or on a hill in Italy over looking the sunset. We create events that incorporate your personal history, culture, and traditions.  
 
Our experience in event planning and industry knowledge allows us to help you save time, money and most importantly, stress. When working with Forever & Always Events, you can rest easy knowing that your wedding is in good hands. On the day of your event, we will discretely take the reins so that you, your fiancé, your families and employees can enjoy your event to the fullest. So sit back, relax and watch the details in your vision come to life!


About Jessica Bruno

Ever since Jessica was young, she was always fascinated with weddings. She would always come up with designs for different wedding gowns, looked at wedding magazines and mock planned different weddings. As the founder of Forever & Always Events, Jessica knows it's not about her vision, it's about yours. She brings your dream to life with finesse and passion, balancing logistical details with creativity and warmth.
 
Jessica graduated from North Central College in 2010 with a degree in Psychology, a minor in dance and a certificate in wedding planning and event planning. Jessica feels her psychology degree helps her be attentive and accessible to people. The dance minor helps her have a creative and open mind. A certificate in wedding planning and event planning gives Jessica a foundation to utilize her skills with a high level attention to detail. ​
 
After planning her own wedding, which family and friends still talk about, Jessica came to help other friends and family with their weddings and events.  Jessica knows planning a wedding or event can be overwhelming and stressful. She wants to take those feelings away and replace them with fun and joy. She also knows how it feels to be on your big day: nervous, anxious, giddy and, most of all, excited. Jessica would love to help couples experience the same feelings she had on her wedding day and help clients make that birthday, anniversary or corporate picnic the event family and employees will be talking about for years to come!


About Bill Bruno


At an early age, Bill had a mind for imagination and how to make that come to life. He is also one to put others first and help out when needed. Put two and two together, and this is a recipe for a great coordinator. All he needs is the vision on how you see your wedding or event, and he will bring it to life.
 
Bill graduated Saint Xavier University in 2007 and 2010 with two majors in communication and social science, and two minors in history and education. His two majors in communication and social science, and minor in history, give him the tools and mindset needed to reach out to clients and vendors. It also gives him the knowledge on how to speak to individuals to get the job done. Bill's minor in education have him experience with lesson plans in the classroom just as he will do putting your dream event together. 
 
Why interested in event planning? It's something that can be very stressful for any client. With Bill's passion to help others and a strong imagination, a wedding or event is the perfect stage for him to help couple's dreams to come true. 


About Bill & Jessica


We have been married since June 14, 2013 and have been together since January 2010. Both of us love to travel and love to go on hikes or walks with our maltipoo, Nala. We also love to go to the movies, read books and listen to music! Check out our favorite things!

Jessica's Faves
Bill's Faves

Color:
Pink!!!! I have loved pink since I was born! I can never get enough that color! 

TV Shows or TV Binge:
I love watching So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent, Friends, Full House and the list goes on!
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Movie(s):
Harry Potter and any classic Disney movie (Cinderella, Snow White, etc.) If I had to pick a Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and for Disney movie, The Little Mermaid.

Way to spend day off:
If it's warm weather, then anything outside! If it's cold weather then just snuggling on the couch with Bill and Nala watching movies!

Wedding detail:
Lighting and chair covers/linens!!! They both can make all the difference in the mood and ambiance of the event.

App:
Facebook. It's my addiction!

Favorite place you have visited so far:
London!!! I would go back in a heartbeat!

Food: 
Mexican!!! Especially chips and salsa - my weakness!

Song/Style of Music/Artist:
Favorite song: Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran

Favorite style: Pop  
Favorite Artist: Michael Jackson 

Drink:
Amaretto Stone Sour

Books:
All Harry Potter, but if I have to choose one, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Favorite Season:
Fall. I just love all the colors, the crisp cool air, bon fires, blankets and pumpkin spice everything!

Hobby:
Dancing (ballet, jazz, contemporary), painting, drawing and reading a good book.

Obsession:
Harry Potter and Disney (if you haven't figured it out already, lol) That's why our dog is named Nala!

Holiday:
Christmas! I know, so cliché, right? But I just love the atmosphere Christmas brings. Cozy fires, hot chocolate, friends, family, Christmas cookies (yum!)

Sports:
Football: Chicago Bears
Baseball: Cubs (We finally did it!!!)
Basketball: Bulls
Hockey: Blackhawks

 

Color:
Green! It reminds me of the leaves and grass in the summertime. 

TV Shows or TV Binge:
I would Binge watch Happy Days

Movie(s):
Jurassic Park! Absolutely love this movie!

Way to spend day off:
Catching up on day time TV: Price is Right, Maury, Judge Judy, etc. It's a guilty pleasure.

Wedding detail:
Lighting!!! It really sets the tone for the wedding. You always need great lighting for any event. Even something as small as just a dinner date night at home with some candles on the table. 

App:
WWE - my favorite sport and can't get enough of it!

Favorite place you have visited so far:
Australia

Food: 
Pizza! I'm a really healthy eater, no junk food or dessert, but pizza is my weakness. Put some green pepper and mushroom on and it's perfect!

Song/Style of Music/Artist:
Song: Name by Goo Goo Dolls.

Favorite style: New Wave 80s.  
Artist: Lenny Kravitz

Drink:
Anything with Rum! 

Books:
Twilight: New Moon - don't judge me! ;)

Favorite Season:
Summer!!! I live for hot and humid weather!!!

Hobby:
Working out! I'm a fitness junkie! 

Obsession:
Weather. I am always checking up on the weather and learning how the Mother Nature operates. 


Holiday:
Fourth of July!! I love going to family and friend's BBQs and watching the fireworks. It's Patrioticand it's in the hot and humid summer in my favorite month!

Sports:
Football: New England Patriots
Baseball: Cubs (We finally did it!!!)
Basketball: Bulls
Hockey: Blackhawks