About GiaBella Weddings

Lisa Gia Bascomb headshot

GiaBella Weddings is a Chicago wedding planning and design firm founded by Lisa Gia Bascomb as Parties Etc. in 1998 and rebranded in 2016. Lisa and her team of associates are one of Chicago’s most experienced and trusted wedding consultants and have coordinated hundreds of local and destination weddings and events. Lisa’s meticulous working style, keen eye for elegant design and personalized approach to each wedding has made her a favorite among both clients and vendors alike.


Prior to GiaBella Weddings, I spent many years in Los Angeles in the fast-paced entertainment industry planning events and assisting with Hollywood movie productions. In my “spare time”, I assisted a well-known Los Angeles wedding planner and fell in love with working with both the bride and groom to coordinate their wedding day.

With over 20 years of event planning experience and coordinating weddings, I take pride in my work and share both my enthusiasm and expertise with every wedding and event. Our attention to detail, sense of style, flexibility, warmth and strong relationships with respected and talented event professionals are what make our company successful. I help orchestrate a wedding that always compliments my client’s vision, while being respectful of both my client’s desires and budget. I am inspired by my couple’s personality, style and taste to thoughtfully design a wedding day that will revitalize the traditional and tastefully modernize the classics to make their wedding a reflection of who they are.  I am dedicated to making every moment of your wedding planning not only effortless, but fun — from the very first meeting to your big day.

I simply LOVE what I do! I truly enjoy getting to know my clients by planning one of the most important days of their life and meanwhile, creating relationships that will last a lifetime. I feel blessed to be a part of the wedding planning experience and celebration and never take it for granted. I promise to exceed your expectations.

Thank you to the following photographers for their photos displayed on our website including

LensWork Photography

Olivia Leigh Photographie

Artisan Events

KingenSmith Photography

Studio This Is


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We have had the pleasure to design and coordinate weddings for some truly lovely families. Here’s what they have to say.

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