JeanilW&E’s ( Jeanil Wedding & Event) blog gives you a peek on behind the scenes reality at JeanilW&E, shows you delicious events and a glimpse of the life of a wedding & event coördinator.
Raised in Mt. Prospect, IL and her earliest creative inspirations came from her mother, whose personality and flair for representing illustrators & photographers & attention to detail translated into Megan’s strong want to seek out the unexpected and capture vivid memories, even as a girl.
Megan found her passion for meeting and working one-on-one with others. “I love trying to pull out the every piece of the client’s personality and bring it into the wedding. I truly enjoy getting to know each client – not just what they want, but also how they decorate their own homes, where they like to travel, what they love to wear. The more you discover, the better you can decide what they really like and what they truly wish in “I personally like bold colors and strong contrasts and patterns, I always look for something different,” says Megan. “I am not afraid to blend different styles – modern can co-exist with vintage, traditional can mingle with elements that are more funky and off-beat. I aim to create a completely different visual statement that people won’t forget.”
Megan Jeanil is known for her chic and innovative approach to wedding design. Recognized as an industry leader for infusing her clients’ personalities into their weddings. Megan is one who dreams of being featured on Style Network someday for her wedding & event design.
Megan Jeanil, is a hip event designer, is famous for her bold use of color and fearless style. She has a fantastic ability to always break the mold and create what’s never been done before. Megan Jeanil never ceases to amaze her clients. She is a girl who can come up with a look on a whim and wow us all.
“The minute I met Megan, I knew she had what it takes to succeed. She is smart, dedicated to her talent, passionate about style and unique creativity, and one of the funniest women on this planet. Her sense of humor makes working together so enjoyable, you forget you are actually working! Plus, her down-to-earth personality, partnered with her wish for excellence, makes her one of the best. Turn yourself over to her talented hands and your event will be one of the hippest around.” – LAURA ROEPER
Developing a seating chart will be one of the most time-consuming aspects of a wedding. Especially when Aunt Sue and Uncle Richard haven’t spoken in 15 years after he caught her with the yard boy and he married the babysitter. Not only is it mandatory that their assigned tables are completely across the room from each other but their chairs will be strategically placed so their backs are saying hello but their faces never have the slim chance to even make eye contact. There is always a tricky situation to acknowledge and address but at least the display of escort cards will be cool. Right?! This is an “escort card chandelier” (pictures above) designed (executed by The Meetinghouse) and made for a wedding over a year ago. Local calligrapher Elizabeth Johns rocked out the calligraphy and photographer Abigail Seyemour took the killer pics.
Happy “Seating Charting.”
Say goodbye to the hot summer days…hit the happy hours on the patio before they close. Here is a great happy hour cocktail that Mitchell’s Catering shook up for Jeanil Event’s to taste. Please meet the Rosemary Rhubarb Daiquiri.
- 2 1/4 cups water, divided
- 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh rosemary leaves
- 3 cups 1/4-inch cubes fresh rhubarb
- 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
- 1 1/2 cups white rum
- Ice cubes
- 8 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 8 lemon peel twists
Bring 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons sugar to simmer in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat; add 1/2 cup rosemary leaves. Let steep 5 minutes. Strain, pressing on rosemary; discard rosemary. Let syrup cool 1 hour.
Place rhubarb, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 1/4 cups water, and 1/2 cup sugar in blender. Process until coarse purée forms. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into medium bowl. Using hands, squeeze rhubarb pulp to release as much liquid as possible through sieve; discard pulp. Cover and chill rosemary syrup and rhubarb juice separately at least 4 hours and up to 2 days.
Mix rosemary syrup, rhubarb juice, remaining 5 tablespoons lemon juice, and rum in pitcher. Fill 8 highball glasses with ice. Add rhubarb-Daiquiri mixture. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and lemon twists.
I’ve positively fell head over heels for Julianne Smith’s precious collection of cute color-coordinated and custom-made wedding garters! To see the range of styles she offers, visit here website, and look at the galleries of all her adorable, simple, girly designs!
Julianne encourages brides to “Embrace the Garter Tradition… With Style!” Of course, it’s up to each bride individually whether they want to involve a garter toss in their big day, but you have to admit that having a garter THIS PRETTY is a must… whether it gets tossed, or just stays your little secret! Or have two…throw one…keep the other.