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Afton Events got its name from its founder, but it takes a village to bring a wedding to life! The team is made up of women with extensive event experience from various backgrounds, each bringing their own unique skill set to the table.

Meet everyone below, and we'll meet for drinks later!

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meet afton

Afton Vangsness, Owner and Lead Planner

Hi, I'm Afton - the lead wedding and event planner around here, and your new fangirl! I am a Type A personality - organized, detail-oriented, and bossy, with a Type B mindset - creative and free-spirited. Combining these traits with my years of experience in the events industry, led me to launch Afton Events, a Chicago wedding and event planning company. I am a firm believer that every wedding and event should be a direct representation of the client and an expression of who you are. I LOVE all of the pretty things involved with weddings, but I also LIVE for a detailed timeline and all of the little logistical details. I specialize in making the process FUN and a constant celebration. My favorite part about being a planner is taking the stress off of others so they can truly enjoy their day!

I live in downtown Chicago with my husband, 2 year old daughter, and my Chihuahua. In my spare time, I love experiencing all of the Chicago restaurants, watching all the shows Bravo has to offer, and I am ALWAYS down for a cocktail!

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