Meet Alexandra Feo, MarComm Committee Member, ILEA Greater Chicago

Alexandra Feo  is the latest addition to the ILEA Chicago Marketing & Communication Committee and a new member of our chapter as of September, 2017.  Since Alexandra was a sophomore in high school she has dreamed of following in her father and her brother’s footsteps of owning their own local businesses. That is when she discovered the idea of owning an event/wedding planning company. This dream has taken Alexandra to Drake University to study Entrepreneurial Management and Marketing. During her time in the College of Business and Public Administration, she participated in several new business venture projects. One of these ventures was Magnolia, an online wedding planning business. Together Alexandra and her business partner competed in The Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition.

Besides Drake University, Alexandra’s dream has also taken her to London, England. During the Spring of 206, she studied abroad with Central College. While she was abroad, she studied Visual Merchandising at The London College of Fashion, and interned with Belle and Bunty, a local bridal boutique. Since her return to the states, she has participated in internships with three different event planners both in Iowa and Illinois.

Getting to Know You Q & A ...

What made you interested in participating in ILEA’s MarComm Committee?  

I decided to join the MarComm committee because I would like to make good use of my marketing degree. Besides my passion for event planning I have found a true passion for marketing at Drake University. I have really enjoyed all of my classes and would love to be able to apply my skills in places other than my own business. 

What would you say are the benefits for participating in our ILEA committees?  

I decided to join a committee because I would like to get involved in ILEA. I want to take advantage of everything that ILEA has to offer and I believe that joining a committee is a great way to network with other members. 

Tell us one thing we might not know about you. 

I have a pet bunny named Hazel Grace. 

What do you love the most about what you do? 

I love getting to see all of the little details come together at my events. For example, at my recent mean girls themed party, I had lots of small details like quotes integrated into my menu, like "we should totally just stab caesar salad"  and "enough cheese and crackers for 8 people." It is wonderful to get to see my guests admire these little details. Also when all of my elements are put together and setting up my decor, it is magical to see the space transformed. 

Where did you grow up? 

I grew up in South Barrington, Illinois. 

What's your event gone wrong horror story? 

I haven't been in the business for very long but I helped with my brothers wedding when I was in high school. And like most event horror stories mine involves the weather. Of course it was pouring rain on their wedding day and of course it was an outdoor ceremony at The Kane County Cougars Stadium. We ended up having an hour rain delay because they wanted to get married on the baseball field. We were very lucky because about an hour later the rain cleared up and we were able to have the ceremony on the field. This could have ended up much worse if we would have had to move the ceremony inside because there wouldn't have been very much room for the guests to see the ceremony. Luckily, when the rain stopped the ushers had some towels and quickly wiped off the seats for the guests and the sun came out making it a beautiful day. 

Thanks Alexandra and welcome to ILEA!

Alexandra Michele Events is a full-service Event Planner based in the Chicago suburbs. Operating since 2017, we pride ourselves on our highly customized and unique events. Whether planning your next Wedding, Corporate Event, or Birthday Party, we are here to make sure that each and every event we are involved with is truly unforgettable.

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