Windermere Elegant Weddings is a professional luxury wedding and event planning company, based in the Chicago metropolitan area. Since 2001, Windermere has offered the best in customized event solutions, reflecting your style & taste and tailored to your unique needs. We are excited to work with you! Together, let’s create a truly memorable event that reflects your unique vision, style, and values. We are professional members of The Association of Bridal Consultants, adhering to high professional standards and a stringent code of ethics.


It’s a privilege to be a part of your special day – you deserve to have the wedding of your dreams. We offer the best in wedding planning services. We listen, assist and guide you throughout the planning process. Not only that, but we make it fun! By keeping up-to-date on wedding trends, tools, and resources, we are able to better serve the needs of our brides and grooms and save them money. Continuing education is an integral part of our business practice and we are active members of the Community of Wedding and Event Innovators.


Denise Bonds is your advocate as you embark on the exciting journey to your wedding day. Denise is the owner of Windermere and is a real pro! With 17 years of wedding planning experience, Denise brings strong expertise and organizational skills. Her warm and positive presence will immediately put you at ease. Denise’s passion for weddings and all things romantic is infectious – Denise is your IDEAL WEDDING PLANNER! While pursuing her dream career as a wedding planner, Denise has joyfully raised three beautiful daughters.


Denise is supported by Pattie Basche, a Professional Bridal Consultant member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. Officiant Octavia Bonds joins the team, incorporating your traditions, beliefs, passions, and personalities into the ceremony. Octavia will help you to navigate through the sometimes-challenging times surrounding weddings and will perform your ceremony with warmth and joy. Since 2009, Pattie and Denise have worked together to create the perfect personalized wedding day for brides and grooms. To ensure a special and memorable day, you’ll want Pattie, Denise and Octavia on your team. They are on top of all aspects of your wedding day, from the ceremony and reception to the many details, including keeping everyone on time, organized, and joyfully engaged.


Denise Bonds – Owner Pattie Basche – Bridal Consultant Octavia Bonds – Officiant