Effortless Events

Creating one-of-a-kind weddings throughout Chicagoland

Serving the Chicagoland Area, IL


Creating One-of-a-Kind Weddings.

Effortless Events is owned and managed by Cindy Shanholtz, a passionate, experienced event planner, as well as a former corporate financial analyst. She is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC), the International Special Events Society (ISES), and the local Chamber of Commerce. Cindy is honored to be the exclusive wedding coordinator to the Morton Arboretum. She has planned over 425 unforgettable weddings, including destination, commitment, civil, cross-cultural and eco-friendly weddings.

As a Chicago-based company, Effortless Events has worked with many wonderful clients, both in the area and out of state. Whether the wedding is small and intimate or large and elaborate, Cindy emphasizes the importance of creating a wedding that uniquely represents the couple. She embraces their vision, and turns the couple’s dream wedding into a reality; all while keeping an eye on the bottom line. Through years of experience, Cindy is able to assemble the perfect team of vendors for each couple. Known for her explicitly detailed itineraries, your wedding day will be flawless.

Relax and put your mind at ease. Enjoy your wedding day, knowing that Effortless Events has taken care of every detail.

Been In The Business: Over 10 years
Cindy Shanholz
Owner & Lead Planner

Cindy’s industry knowledge, ever-growing list of contacts, and financial savvy allow her to work with clients to create events that exceed expectations but not budgets. Cindy is the mother of three terrific kids and Effortless Event’s company mascot, an adorable dog named Eli. When not working, Cindy spends her time traveling, reading magazines, and enjoying a fabulous glass of champagne.


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