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We hired Art of Imagination to add ambiance, color, and style to our wedding at Stan Mansion where they do lighting at most of events.


Lighting and décor really goes a long way. You have MANY options to choose from when you work with AOI. They take the time to listen to your vision and have a clear understanding of your event and they really deliver whatever you ask. We were delighted with the lighting and décor at our wedding, which brought out our theme and helped the photos look magical!


The owner, Deborah, ensures perfection every time. However, she is one of the busiest and most sought-after people in the business. You will coordinate a lot through her assistants and it’s important to be patient. Thanks for such a great job, Deborah, you did a wonderful job!

– Ario T.

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Deborah Weisenhaus is the queen of imagination with a heart of gold that shines through and touches every detail of your event. Deborah provided amazing draping and event decor touches for a client-appreciation party I hosted. My guests were so impressed with the elements that went into creating the spectacle of my event, that they truly felt transported into the lifestyles of the rich and famous which was appropriate for the event’s intention to convey the experience of being guided on the red carpet into a VIP backstage concert lounge.

Art of Imagination lives up to their name by embracing their client’s vision, infusing their unique inspiration and creating a true work of art!

– Jason K.

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Deborah & her team at Art Of Imagination used their talents to transform my wedding at Room 1520 into an amazing space, while respecting my creative vision and my budget.

I had a lot of ideas going into it what I wanted to do in the space and Deborah was really able to understand them and contribute her own expertise to create the wedding of my dreams.

Deborah is such a nurturer of creativity & did such a great job of helping me create an amazing ambiance & experience for my guests. If I had to do it all over again, I would still use A.O.I. Thank you for everything!

– Amber Linn S.

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Absolutely a 5 star business. We got married at Loft on Lake a few weeks ago. I planned the whole wedding in 2 months from Los Angeles so I never saw nor tasted anything before the day.

The venue, while gorgeous, was well-served with draping and lighting to distinguish between ceremony and reception. Also, while I was having a non-denominational wedding, I did want a chuppah and Art of Imagination had the most beautiful, chuppah! Until then, I had no idea that most of them looked like Taste of Chicago tents. We exchanged a couple emails and spoke on the phone and when we finally met, Deborah greeted me with a hug.

Deborah and her team made Loft on Lake look magical inside and I say this as someone who didn’t even want a wedding! I really can’t recommend them enough.

– Julie M.

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Deborah and her team did an amazing job at our wedding at The Rookery. The space itself is already really beautiful, but it is incredible how Art of Imagination’s work completely transforms the space. Their drapery and lighting really added some elegance to the space.

Deborah is also great to work with. We booked her for the drapery service earlier on in our planning, but I contacted her later about adding an altar-area. Deborah was honest and told me that she didn’t like the way an altar looked in that space. I so appreciate her talking me out of it because she was absolutely right and instead of being sales-y and getting us to pay for something else, she was really trying to make our wedding more beautiful!

– Anne S.

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I own an entertainment company and have worked on countless projects with Art of Imagination. they did an amazing job designing the grand opening for my event space Galleria Unico and can truly transform a room to make you think you are completely somewhere else. Deborah is an amazing person to work with and I give her & her team the highest recommendation.

– Corey S.


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We were fortunate enough to have Art of Imagination do our wedding at the Chicago Cultural Center last weekend and Deborah made an already beautiful space look even more amazing. The draping and lighting was perfect and while my wife had a clear idea of what she wanted, Art of Imagination nailed it and then some. They even helped us find the perfect florist to work with and all the bouquets and arrangements were amazing and exactly what we envisioned.

– Elijah H.

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Art of Imagination did a stunning job draping our reception at the Rookery Building. The space exuded glamour and elegance and for weeks / months afterwards guests asked how we had planned such a stunning wedding.

While I never met Deb in person, she was the only wedding vendor I felt comfortable just chatting with, sending a few emails, and mailing a check to without significant investment of time. She was engaging, excited about weddings as I was and without pretense.

– Diane L.


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Art of Imagination owner, Deborah, is a creative genius who uses her extensive art background and years in the event and wedding industries to create stunning displays of fabric and light that she customizes for every event she does. She and her team do a lot of work at Loft on Lake, where I work, and every time she and her staff are thorough and exceptionally pleasant. I’ve seen them work on everything from soft wedding backdrops/decor, to glitzy fashion shows, to sleek corporate events – Art of Imagination’s is truly capable of anything and every time they continue to impress me and all my co-workers.

There isn’t anyone in Chicago who can compete with their combination of creativity, craftsmanship and focus of Event Planning and Event Design – I highly recommend them for any and every event!

– Vitaliy V., Venue Manager

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Deborah is a bit of a magician and a pleasure to work with! She did the draping and decoration for our courtyard wedding at the Glessner House and the results were so lovely. During our wedding planning we hit a bit of a financial snafu which had the potential to dramatically alter our vision. However, after consulting with Deborah and letting her know that we had half the budget that we planned, well, the results were spectacular and actually better than our intial plan. The courtyard is beautiful in and of itself, but the draping and the gorgeous arch that she created complete with crystal drops was glorious and adding just the right amount of romance and magic to the setting. I highly reccommend working with Art of Imagination. Their elegance and creativity are without measure and we are grateful.

– Allison H.