We Believe

At Monarch Creative Events, we believe love is love! Everyone is welcome here. We are so excited you found your person and we want to help celebrate our union. 

We are here to give you the peace of mind that you can enjoy the planning process. Choose from one of our wedding packages based on the service level you need. 

Your wedding will be fun, energetic and remembered. 


Sarah Winkelman

Wedding Planner |
Social Media Manager

Sarah Winkelman started her career with Monarch Creative Event as a wedding assistant, but as we have grown, Sarah has become a wedding planner. Her organization and love for design bring peace of mind to our clients. 

Sarah's favorite part of the wedding is watching the groom's reaction to the bride walking down the aisle. 

When she is not making dreams come true for couples, she is at home with her Husband, Son, and English Bulldog. 

Alexa McNish

Owner | Lead Planner

Alexa McNish is the owner and lead planner at Monarch Creative Events. Her drive and passion led her to pursue this dream. 

Alexa has always enjoyed connecting with people and hearing their unique stories. Planning weddings hit on all of her strengths; creativity, organization, logistics, and connections. 

Her process has been mastered to guide couples through this journey and bring their vision to life. Alexa listens to each client to capture their unique style. 

Growing up on the border of Illinois and Wisconsin gave her a fun and active childhood. Now living in the Northwest Suburbs with her dog George gives her the balance of small-town and city life.