Photos: Garbo Productions, Chicago | Event Design: Birch Design Studio, Chicago
Event Designer Profile: Marina Birch, Birch Design Studio
Who: Marina Birch, Birch Design Studio
Where: Chicago, IL
Years in the wedding business: 5 years. After interior design school, Marina started her own company, doing events on the side for fun. Now it's her full-time gig!
Signature style: Luxuriously couture with attention to detail -- just check out the ribbons of phalaenopsis orchids hanging from this chandelier.
Secret weapon: Marina knows how to stay calm, and her keen perception skills allow her to intercept problems without the bride, groom, and their guests ever knowing about them.
Best advice: "Never lose sight of the fact that this one day is actually a celebration of your choice to celebrate every day of your lives together."
- Christa Vagnozzi