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4 Great Ideas For Thank You Bags

Looking for a special way to thank your guests for celebrating with you on your big day? Offering a nice thank you bag is a great unexpected way to show them how much you care and how thankful you are...

Elegant Blue & Ivory Wedding Reception

Captured beautifully by Danielle Heinson Photography, Katherine & James’ celebration featured an elegant blue and ivory wedding reception at The Estate. Before heading to The Estate to celebrate their union, our couple first became husband and wife in a...

The Estate Awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2019

We are excited to announce that The Estate by Gene & Georgetti has been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2019! This will be the third year in a row that The Estate has received this prestigious distinction which is only given to the top 4% of vendors...

Timeless White Wedding at The Estate

On a beautiful August afternoon, Kathleen and Michael became husband and wife in a timeless white wedding that began with a traditional church ceremony where the two exchanged vows. The newlyweds were celebrated with bubbles and cheers from their guests as...

2019 Wedding Trends with Michelle Durpetti on WGN

As we step into the new year, we can anticipate new trends and color palettes that’ll emerge throughout fashion and even wedding decor. Having ten years of experience in planning and designing events and countless features on national bridal media outlets,...

Romantic Rose Gold Summer Wedding

From ceremony to reception, Erin & Adam’s romantic rose gold summer wedding at The Estate was nothing short of magical! Understated decor paired with elegant florals were the perfect combination for the intimate occasion. Our bride and groom first...

Featured in Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago

Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago released their newest print issue in December and it is nothing short of stunning, as always! At The Estate, we are both admirers and proud supporters of this beautiful publication who’s pages are filled with inspiring real...

Michelle Durpetti Speaking at Wedding Masterclass

This January, brides, couples, and wedding pros are invited to attend the virtual Wedding Masterclass summit where the best industry professionals from across the world will be speaking including our very own pro and Managing Partner, Michelle Durpetti of Michelle...

Managing Partner Michelle Durpetti Interviewed on Wedding Lovely

Credit: Mary Carol Fitzgerald Photography Wedding Planner, Managing Partner, and Amateur Equestrian are just a few of the many hats that Turnkey Hospitality Managing Partner Michelle Durpetti wears on any given day. Since 2010 Michelle has produced over 350 weddings...

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