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I help show my clients how to achieve their event vision, while bringing expert advice and experience into their lives without losing control. With 10 years of luxury hospitality training and another 4 years as an event planner, I have brought aspirations to reality for everything fromn intimate affairs to massive celebrations for my clients from Fortune 500 companies, to a daughter of a major Hollywood director, to other North Shore families just like you. 

The SoiréeSmith journey began in 2017, out of the desire to both live and work in our community. I desired to control my schedule as both “mom” Andrea and “career” Andrea and decided to embark on the giant leap into entrepreneurship! My mission became a wish to make the North Shore a better place to live through the planning of local weddings and other celebrations that foster the values and connections within our communities.

Enter: SoiréeSmith

it’s the end of the evening,
you’ve been able to imbibe,
you’ve made wonderful memories with your family & friends
and EEP(!) you even forgot you were the host of the whole affair!


Hi, I'm Andrea!

Imagine yourself

This can be your reality!

I’m Andrea & I work with North Shore families who desire a collaborative approach to their event planning experience but most importantly wish to enjoy themselves and live in the moment on the big day.

I immediately liked Andrea and had planned to interview other planners but went with my gut that we would work well together ... and we did!
Her help with the final month especially a detailed timeline was a life saver.
As an aside I liked that she is a Cubs Fan!

2018 Mother of the Bride

Hi, I'm Andrea!

my family

01

When not traveling along Sheridan or Green Bay for clients, Andrea loves spending intentional time with her husband and two children.

champagne is always 
the best way to celebrate

02

New Job (yes!)
New House (yes!)
Engaged (yes!)
New Baby (double yes!)

timeless details

Everything has a story, as well as a time and place. I enjoy thinking through how even the smallest of details can come together to convey a look and feel for every event!

03

Favorite cocktail

Champagne - always.

GUILTY PLEASURE

Jeni's Ice Cream

THE QUIZ

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

TAKE MY MONEY

L.K. Bennett, Karen Millen, Ted Baker
#anglophile

Secret talent

Rollerskating 

favourite International Destination

Munich & 
The South of France

favourite 
North Shore Venue

Chicago Botanic Gardens

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

Photos don't belong on your phone.
They belong on your walls, in your wallet, and in silver frames next to your bed.

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A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

Life's sweetest moments are the ones spent with those you love most, whilst sipping champagne of course. 

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