Beth Bernstein

Owner & Event Director

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A proud Jersey Girl and Midwest transplant, Beth spent nearly a decade working at Chicago’s top advertising agencies, followed by several years producing events for non-profit organizations. After a fundraising gala in 2009, Beth was approached to plan her first wedding and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Beth is known for her ability to get things done with grace, style, and a bit of an East Coast edge. She wins over the most discerning of clients and quickly builds trust and rapport with everyone involved in the planning process. 

 

Trusted and respected by her clients, Beth is also known as a leader and a highly sought-after speaker within the wedding industry. Just three years after starting SQN Events, Beth received Wish Upon a Wedding’s “Shining Star” Award in 2012. She currently serves on the board of directors of WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association) and is a member of the Allied Council of NSBWEP (National Society of Black Wedding + Event Professionals).

 

When she’s not reviewing timelines or designing the perfect tabletop, you’ll find Beth guzzling coffee, shopping, riding a bike that goes nowhere at SoulCycle, volunteering, screaming her head off at her son’s hockey games, or visiting her daughter at college. Beth resides in Chicago with her husband of 23 years.

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A proud Jersey Girl and Midwest transplant, Beth spent nearly a decade working at Chicago’s top advertising agencies, followed by several years producing events for non-profit organizations. After one of these fundraising gala in 2009, Beth was approached to plan her first wedding and the rest, as they say, is history.

 

Beth is known for her ability to get things done with grace, style, and a bit of an East Coast edge. She wins over the most discerning of clients and quickly builds trust and rapport with everyone involved in the planning process. 

 

Trusted and respected by her clients, Beth is also known as a leader and a highly sought-after speaker within the wedding industry. Just three years after starting SQN Events, Beth received Wish Upon a Wedding’s “Shining Star” Award in 2012. She currently serves on the board of directors of WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association) and is a member of the Allied Council of NSBWEP (National Society of Black Wedding + Event Professionals).

 

When she’s not reviewing timelines or designing the perfect tabletop, you’ll find Beth guzzling coffee, shopping, riding a bike that goes nowhere at SoulCycle, volunteering, screaming her head off at her son’s hockey games, or visiting her daughter at college. Beth resides in Chicago with her husband of 23 years.

Mina Lee

Event Manager

Born in Chicago and raised in Georgia, Mina has a unique combination of city savvy and southern charm and she’s no stranger to the events industry. Growing up, her family owned a number of restaurants where she learned early on that hospitality can take on an art form. With over 20 years of experience in the events industry, Mina has done it all – nonprofit events, corporate events, social events, and of course, weddings. (She even owned her own event planning company a few years back and has also worked in catering and as a venue manager!)

 

When Mina’s not planning and executing events, she can be found playing at the beach with her kids, drinking coffee and reading at local cafes in Oak Park, and researching new recipes to cook fun meals for family and friends.

Born in Chicago and raised in Georgia, Mina has a unique combination of city savvy and southern charm and she’s no stranger to the events industry. Growing up, her family owned a number of restaurants where she learned early on that hospitality can take on an art form. With over 20 years of experience in the events industry, Mina has done it all – nonprofit events, corporate events, social events, and of course, weddings. (She even owned her own event planning company a few years back and has also worked in catering and as a venue manager!)

 

When Mina’s not planning and executing events, she can be found playing at the beach with her kids, drinking coffee and reading at local cafes in Oak Park, and researching new recipes to cook fun meals for family and friends.

Photo: Dennis Kwan