Frank J. Andonoplas
Recently named Event Planner of the year, Frank J. Andonoplas has designed social and corporate events all over the country since 1992. Frank is an active member of the Association of Bridal Consultants was appointed State Coordinator. He has also earned the designations of Professional Bridal Consultant, Accredited Bridal Consultant, and Master Wedding Planner, making Frank the 19th expert in the world to earn that distinction. He is also a member of the International Special Events Society, and served on their Board of Directors. Additionally Frank is active with the National Association for Catering and Events and the Catering Executives Club of America.
Frank's work and expertise has been featured on every Chicago television Channel as well as national appearances on CBS’s The Early Show and ABC’s 20/20. Frank speaks regularly at workshops on wedding planning throughout the country, and has been the keynote speaker at the Annual Business of Brides. He consulted and assisted in the installation of the exhibition Threads of Tradition: The Wedding, at the Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center in Chicago. Frank also serves as a guest commentator for many, bridal fashion shows; both locally and nationally.
Frank was appointed to the Advisory Boards of Special Event Magazine, DePaul University School of Hospitality Leadership and Wedding Planner Magazine. He also has received the Association of Bridal Consultant's Dorothy Penner Award for Passion and Excellence to the Wedding Industry. His talent has been recognized with 18 Chicago Excellence Awards, Biz Bash Award and the coveted GALA Award. He was also recently inducted into the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.
Frank’s expertise is regularly featured in local, national and international Wedding Magazines. Also he was asked by Traditional Home Magazine to design their Tabletop of the Month, as well as designing and styling pictorial features introducing the latest Wedding trends for Chicago Style Weddings Magazine and Website.
Frank Andonoplas was TheKnot.com's, Chicagoland wedding expert. Modern Bride Magazine named Frank as a Wedding Ambassador for Excellence in Wedding Planning. He also serves as Advisor for the Wedding Track Workshops featured at the annual Special Event Conference.
He was named as one of the Top Ten Wedding Consultants in the Country by the Association of Bridal Consultants. He was voted and ranked first in the Chicago's Favorites Annual Readers Poll by Today's Chicago's Woman Magazine, and was named Chicago's Top Favorite Wedding Planner.
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5555 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
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