Working with Christine was wonderful! We were put in touch directly from our venue, and our project had really tight deadlines. Christine and team were able to produce what we needed in such a short timeframe, and production quality was fantastic. She sourced all the elements that made our event a success with great attention to detail that really made a huge impact.Christine was great with communication, kept us up to date on progress and her onsite help was excellent as well. Definitely recommend working with her for your future event, she has the best quality and an eye for the details.
Lisane Lapointe, Senior Vice President Luxury Management Group
Christine is a highly skilled designer who understands partnerships with her clients. The creative process is shared and then she elegantly executes.
Julie & Steve
I am trying to figure out HOW I can possibly sum up the ‘amazingness’ of Christine and her team in one little review! I will try… I began working with Christine one month after my engagement and through the entire year to our wedding in May 2014, and to this day she is STILL helping me tie up loose ends from the wedding aftermath! She is wonderful, and made the whole planning process fun, easy and completely manageable.
I had no idea what theme, colors, venue etc. I wanted when we started. Christine helped me from day one with every detail, pulling from her many years of wedding planning knowledge to present options that I simply chose from – and this is how I preferred it! With my parents living out of state, she was a godsend all year, making the process stress-free for me and my family. All of my favorite vendors that we ended up using were from Christine’s recommendations, and she clearly has wonderful relationships with and is respected by them all! She was very helpful in identifying cost-saving ideas, and bargains where I would have never had a clue they existed!
She is so talented in organization and design as well. My wedding theme word of “whimsical” quickly became a reality and everything turned out absolutely beautiful. Our guests still talk about the beautiful décor and wonderful time they had that weekend. She and I would follow a calendar of to-do’s throughout the year, breaking down the tasks so they never become too overwhelming. The day of our wedding, everything went off without a hitch, and every time I saw Christine that day she seemed relaxed and genuinely happy to be there experiencing it all with me! Lastly, and as a great bonus, I feel like my husband and I made a new friend in the process – cheesy I know but really, we just had a great time, and a FUN time planning the whole thing. Go with Christine you won’t be sorry!
Christine has a top team and she gets it done in style. Complexity and attention to detail is Christine's specialty. She has an eye for detail and flair. She found the most beautiful flowers for our dining room table - all the guests were blown away. She keeps here staff on point yet unobtrusive and were always there at just the right time. They work really hard and make it look effortless and easy. All things are under control and you always feel in good hands despite what happens. I would definitely use CJDE and her crew next time.
Elena & Bob
Christine is quite simply the best there is. Prior to the wedding, we discussed color palette, types of flowers, and the overall look that I wanted. Christine's ideas and suggestions were wonderful. She advised me about many details beyond the floral design. On our wedding day, she not only brought our discussions to life but she far exceeded my expectations. Our reception was breathtaking. It was as if that late spring day had come into the ballroom in the form of the most exquisite arrangements we had ever experienced. All the guests and even the staff commented on how lovely it looked. Christine's team also did casually elegant place cards and menus in complimentary colors. It was unforgettable. No detail escapes her. She viewed a photo of my wedding dress and designed my bouquet to coordinate with the dress. It was perfect. A bonus is that Christine is as lovely a person as her flowers. She is sweet and gracious as well as exceptionally talented. I highly recommend her.
RUE MAGAZINE, TABLEMAKERS DINNER
“For the event design, the duo pulled from the vibrancy of the season. Flower arrangements were foraged from the garden and designed by Christine Janda, while a moss runner brought a burst of green to the 30 foot table. (And is one of the most creative tabletop ideas we’ve seen!)”
MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE, DANIELLE & STRUAN
“Danielle and Struan celebrated their love with a beautiful springtime wedding designed and planned by Christine Janda.”
MODERN LUXURY MAGAZINE, ONE COLOR TWO WAYS
“Two up-and-coming planners on the Chicago wedding scene show us how to make the hottest color combo this season–shades of plums and purples–work to suit your style.”
CARATS & CAKE, LEIGH & BRETTON
BUBBLY BRUNCH ENGAGEMENT PARTY + PINK PEONIES GALORE
“A bubbly brunch with your closest friends and family? Yep, this is my kind of engagement party! Because who doesn't love brunch? And champagne? Yes, please! Today's styled shoot from event and floral designer Christine Janda Design and Events and Becky Brown Photography is a total beauty.”
PERFECT PALETTE, STYLIST SPOTLIGHT
“When it comes to wedding design, I have to admit that I really admire stylists and event designers who don't shy away from color! Fearless floral designers who love to incorporate bright blooms? Designers who aren't afraid to make a statement? Yep, those are the kind of event pros that I absolutely adore.”
STYLE ME PRETTY, ROMANTIC CHICAGO WEDDING WITH BILLOWY TULLE DRESSES
“A true fairy tale wedding is what comes to mind when we think of Maribeth and Tim’s big day. We’ll also be the first to admit that there’s no such thing as too much tulle when it comes to 1) wedding dresses and 2) flower girl dresses.”
STYLE ME PRETTY, ELEGANT TENTED BACKYARD LAKE FOREST WEDDING
“Nothing is more romantic than intimate home spun "I Do's"... And when your home's grounds (well, in this case, the Groom's parents') looks like this? Swoon! Annie Parish Photography captured this stunning couple at their beautifully tented, all-white backyard.”
CRATE & BARREL, ONCE IN A BLUE ROOM
Working with the lovely lifestyle blogger Lauren Kelp, we created a pop up dinner within Crate & Barrel itself. The inspiration: launching their new line “Once in a Blue Room”.
STYLE ME PRETTY, WHIMSICAL SUMMER WEDDING COMPLETE WITH SEVERAL CUTE CAKES!
“With fresh summery details imbued with a whimsical and bohemian flair, we bring you Kate and Derek’s Chicago Botanic Garden wedding.”
BRIDES MAGAZINE, FEB/MARCH 2017
Tina & Jordan’s wedding featured full spring gardens suspended above dining tables creating a truly etheral dining & dance setting at Chicago’s historic Café Brauer. Captured beauitfull by Tim Tab Studios.