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Debi Lilly

A Perfect Event

In Chicago, you quickly learn to trust pretty much anyone that Oprah trusts. Case in point: event planner Debi Lilly, who planned Oprah’s (live on air!) 50th birthday party, not to mention some of the most fabulous weddings in the Windy City. (In fact, we trusted Debi so much that we made her one of our Glossed & Finders!) Her company, aptly named A Perfect Event, has a nation-wide following that includes celebrities (Brooke Shields and Debra Messing) and high-profile corporations (Cartier and Leo Burnett), and is miraculously managed by just Debi and a tiny staff. For G&F wedding weeks, Debi takes us through some of the chicest doesn’t-look-like-you-did-it-yourself wedding trends.

For a very special G&F DIY for gilded, gold, glittered & dipped candles, visit Debi’s Blog.

Find more of DIY Debi on, and on The G&F Blog.