Event Planner Website – Five Grain Events, Chicago
We’re proud to launch the new unique custom website design we’ve been working on for Joan Cinquegrani and her team at Five Grain Events! Their detail-oriented team of list-makers focuses only on the logistics of event coordination, bringing all the creative details together in a seamless execution. As Joan puts it, “We put an emphasis on the logistical aspects of event planning. We love working with our clients to come up with real solutions to any elements they want involved in their event. We foresee every detail so that they can sit back and enjoy their event (whether that be a wedding, milestone birthday party, corporate meeting—or anything in between!).” Needless to say, we wanted to bring the same smooth execution to their new website design… and the design details we incorporated were sure to be noticed by this particular team! We brought in unique details like patterns made from their logo, a distinctive diamond-shaped navigation design on the homepage, and magazine-inspired text treatments. Showing off their impressive portfolio and versatile skill was paramount; as Joan said, “We are in the midst of transitioning from almost exclusively weddings, to diversifying our clientele quite a bit. I wanted to make sure my site was flexible enough to showcase all our beautiful weddings, but also a space where our corporate and social clients could come and not be wondering whether we do anything but weddings!” So we incorporated slideshows, Pinterest-style galleries, and a nifty feature to sort galleries by venue or event location—all cleanly organized by various event types. Add their rave reviews in rotating testimonials throughout the site, and Five Grain’s new online presence is complete. We think there’s a lot to love about this updated custom website design for Five Grain… and even more to appreciate in the functionality behind the fresh look. Stop by, take a look around the new site, and enjoy Five Grain’s unique and vibrant personality: The “theme party” pages turned out to be Joan’s favorite feature: “I’m most excited about our “theme party” page as I feel this is a niche market that has not yet been tapped. We LOVE coming up with out-of-this world themes and then branding them down to the tiniest detail. Guests at our theme parties are constantly exclaiming “how did you think of this?!”, and it’s obviously a different client than someone looking to plan a traditional wedding—so it’s nice to have a place to showcase our capabilities.” We first connected with this team through Thursday Therapy and Be Sage, two networking events that bring together the best of the wedding industry. “I am also the co-host of Thursday Therapy in Chicago, and Nikki has always been incredibly timely with our TT website requests. We had the privilege of meeting in person at the first ever Be Sage conference in August of 2014 and I knew then that we would work well together. It was so much fun to concept this site together and then see it become reality in such a short time.” It’s a pleasure to introduce the rest of the world to the Five Grain team on their new site! Congratulations, Five Grain Events! We look forward to seeing your newly diversified events and continued brand growth. Happy launch!