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Welcome! I'm NICOLE and I lOVE PLANNING TIMELESS WEDDINGS FOR COUPlES THAT CARE ABOUT THE DETAILS.

My goal is to put the enjoyable parts of the event planning experience in front of you.

Hand over your ideas and enjoy your time. Myself and my team can handle the rest.

I designed a wedding planning process that focuses on timeless wedding and event design, meticulous planning, trusted vendors, and an elevated guest experience to craft thorough, well-thought-out, and memorable events.


ABOUT

We set the standard for all other wedding planning firms

At Storybook, we don’t let anything stand in the way of your dreams for your day. We’re your advocate, helping you enjoy the journey without unneeded stress. Whether your wedding is for 60 or 600 guests, we have the team to make sure that everything goes to plan.

In order to provide our highly sought-after experience, we take a very limited number of weddings per year. 

Our process is strategically coordinated and no detail goes overlooked.

Nicole is the Storybook founder and the woman able to foresee challenges and strategically solve any hiccups in planning. She has planned hundreds of weddings and knows how to move people through the flow of the evening with integrity and grace. 

Living between Austin and Chicago, Nicole loves the diversity of her weddings and values developing strong relationships with her couples. Many have become lifelong friends.

Nicole found a passion for making her couple's wedding visions come to life and has developed Storybook’s in-depth experience for the (maximum of four) couples that she works with per year.

Whether you want a gentle, calming wedding planner or want to go cheers over beers, Nicole can flex to match the planning energy you need. With her, nothing is impossible.

Nicole is a mom to two sweet boys, and is grateful each and every day for her husband who has supported her business journey over the past seven years. In her free time, you can find Nicole designing home interiors or inviting close friends over for her epic cheese and wine pairings.


A bit about Nicole

Nicole Hensley
Founder & PRINCIPAL PLANNER

Long Story Short

for the skimmers

If I weren't a wedding planner....

I'd be an Interior Designer

On My Night Stand

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

MY WEAKNESS

A warm chocolate chip cookie

Drink of choice

Champagne or a Bright Gin Cocktail

(One of my) favorite Movies

The Great Gatsby - Leo Version

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Chris Hemsworth...duh!

I met my husband at

Disney World

take my money

Crate and Barrel & Nordstrom

secret talent

Floral Design....should I add it to my services?

listening to

Amos Lee &
Damien Rice

Current hobbies

Training to become a wine sommelier

weekend plans

Park and Museum hopping with my kids

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Chris Hemsworth...duh!

(One of my) favorite Movies

The Great Gatsby - Leo Version

I met my husband at

Disney World

take my money

Crate and Barrel & Nordstrom

secret talent

Floral Design....should I add it to my services?

listening to

Amos Lee &
Damien Rice

Current hobbies

Training to become a wine sommelier

weekend plans

Park and Museum hopping with my kids

Joni loves to celebrate the individuality and style of each unique couple she meets and works to ensure that their celebration is a true reflection of who they are, both separately and as a couple. The best part of being part of the Storybook Team is the union of strong females that come together to make amazing dreams come to fruition! Having been a professional in the hospitality industry for over ten years, Joni intimately understands every detail that goes into making any occasion appear effortless. 

When she's off duty, you may find Joni at a restaurant opening, at the boxing gym or cuddled up with her nose in a book.

Joni Taylor

a few more things you should know: 

From the very beginning of our time together each moment is personalized and touched on. 

No detail is overlooked. Down to the decorative icecubes during cocktail hour.

We take details seriously

When I say your wedding is uniquely yours,
I mean it. 

Sketching and translating your vision to a more comprehensible visual for our vendors is a key part of our design process.

If we can't find an example, I create it for you.

no 2

Whether its a non alcoholic spritzer or popping bottles over oysters, I prefer to make wedding planning an experience. 

What's your drink of choice?

Why wait until wedding day to have a little fun?

No 1

no 3

I live in Austin, but work up to four weddings in Chicago per year. 

The cost of travel to and from Chicago are included in the cost of our package pricing as I'm there often!

Chicago and Austin, I love you both.

no 4

LOVE IS LOVE

Here at Storybook Weddings and Events we honor and cherish the uniqueness of each and every one of our couples. 

We love celebrating our couples and do not host any space for hate or judgement. 

In addition, we hold each of our vendors accountable to the same values and only work with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC friendly vendors.

I believe

Your Engagement should be just as memorable as your wedding day.

 I believe

Your path to the altar is longer than your walk down the aisle. Together we will ensure a smooth and enjoyable planning process that ends with an unforgettable party.

20 TIMELESS
COLOR PALETTES

At Storybook, we value timeless design. So much so that it makes up one of the four facets of our planning process. If you believe in timeless design too, we would love to share 20 beautiful color palettes, carefully curated, just for you. 

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