Meet the team

Morgan-Elise Mitchell
Founder // Event Producer

With over 10 years experience in Hospitality & Events, Morgan has planned & managed many weddings, special occasions and international corporate events. She has a wealth of experience & knowledge in hospitality, and has planned events all over the world including Beijing, Ireland and Amsterdam. After a happy and very rewarding career in Hospitality & Events, and with encouragement from previous clients, Morgan decided to branch out to pursue her love of wedding planning full time, helping couples to have their perfect day. Clients tell Morgan she embodies the right balance of easy-going nature and Type A efficiency. Morgan takes pride in her ability to remain calm under pressure, quickly and effectively taking care of the unexpected. Morgan takes pride in what she does and loves seeing all of the planning come to fruition.

Kaitlyn Laura Cronin 
Founder // Event Producer

Relocating from Manhattan, New York, Kaitlyn has spent the last few years in Chicago working for a San Francisco-based tech company coordinating and managing corporate events of all size. Helping to scale the team from a start-up to an enterprise tech company spanning coast to coast, Kaitlyn brings her years of experience and knowledge from the corporate world into the social event space. Kaitlyn has a knack for problem solving through delivering creative solutions. Embarking on this new chapter has reignited Kaitlyn's creative drive, where she looks to marry classic, chic and quirky - topped off with locally-inspired details. 

Beckett (Rat Terrier) & Winston (Corgi)

We are the sweet office dogs at Elise Cronin Events. Beckett joined the team in 2007 and Winston is the newest member who has been at Elise Cronin events since 2017. We mostly nap and look for anyone who is willing to give us payment in the form of treats. But don't worry, if you do not like dogs they can just stay home curled in front of the fire. 



Elise Cronin Events is a Chicago and New Hampshire-based wedding planning company with a focus on creative direction, offering our clients a concierge-level planning experience. We design a very limited number of weddings a year, each of which take about ~450 hours of staff planning. We get to know you and your family, your likes and dislikes, what items are important to splurge on and ones you would like to be budget conscious about. Your guests will no doubt have a memorable evening and know how much thought was put into every detail. 

We are known for delivering sophisticated, elegant and personalized events filled with romance (and lots and lots of candles). 

reviews

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"Morgan Mitchell and her team are amazing! Her professionalism, creativity, sense of humor and passion for brides and their special day is off the charts. My daughter lives out of state but wanted her wedding in California – this seemed like a daunting task but Morgan made it seem like a piece of cake. She was available to chat with my daughter (who lives in a different time zone) and me to be sure we were all on the same page. She was able to meet with my daughter and know what would suit her best before my daughter knew! This took great listening skills and a complete knowledge of the industry. Kimberly has great relationships with vendors and knew which would work best with us and our situation so that there was never a moment of worry. I simply cannot speak highly enough of Elise Cronin Events!”


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“Wow… Elise Cronin Events essentially moved mountains in the home stretch of our wedding. They are beyond professional, yet so warm, which is exactly what I was looking for in a wedding planner. Morgan and Kaitlyn calmed my chaos, and did it all with a smile. They truly helped my dream wedding become a reality. My wedding party and family continues to rave about how great they made her feel throughout the entire weekend! Kaitlyn and Morgan, you guys are an angels and a lifesavers. So grateful for you both and Elise Cronin Events!”


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emily + chris

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“I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful I am for you and everything that you did to help make our big day a huge huge success! I know there are so many things you did behind the scenes that I probably don’t even know about in the days leading up and the day of that made my mom and I enjoy everything with little to no stress and, for that, I am eternally grateful! Chris and I had so much fun at the wedding and reception and the memories are priceless! We can’t wait to get the video and pictures! Thanks so much! For everything!”

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annie + james

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“Dear Morgan, just a note to say thank you for all of your wedding planning expertise. So many meetings with so many people, so many phone calls, so many emails — and the result — a very beautiful and joyous wedding ceremony and reception. Thank you so very much for sharing your talents to create such a beautiful wedding!"

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