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Jan Barbeau's #1 passion is to create weddings for couples who want their day to be EVERYTHING. Everything they ever dreamed of.
Everything they envision. Everything guests find unforgettable.

Perfect Events by Jan Partners with Montage Salon and Spa, The Cake Connection and Elevage Wine and Spirits to Share the Christmas Spirit with our 2021 Couples

While2020 was a challenging year for the entire world we have so much to be thankful for and are looking forward to awesome celebrations in 2021.  This blog is a shout out to our partners which contributed to the Christmas gifts for our 2021 couples.


Kristen at Montage Salon & Spa

Montage salon and spa is a mix of creative entrepreneurs working together as a team!  They bring the finest there is to offer in hair and skin care.  Their team of highly trained professionals will indulge you the luxury of being pampered.


Kristen is an experienced Licensed Esthetician and Makeup Artist. She has been a part of the industry since 2004. She worked at a high-end salon with strong educational background before starting her own business. Kristen has taken many advanced esthetics courses covering chemical peel, copper peptides, acne, anti-aging, advanced skin assessment and clinical treatments.
She has extra certifications in Sugaring, a natural hair removal method, custom blended mineral make up and microdermabrasion. She has also been specially trained in Bridal makeup, Brow and lash tinting, brow artistry and everyday cosmetic use. Kristen’s drive for knowledge has fueled her passion for helping people achieve the natural beauty of their skin.


Kristen can be found at 612W. State Street Geneva, IL / 630-208-6000



Maria and Antonio at The Cake Connection

Maria at The Cake Connection always provides the most amazing, always freshly baked wedding and specialty cakes, cup cakes and cookies.  Not only does Maria provide phenomenal custom cakes, she can provide an entire sweet table or brunch buffet.  For my son’s wedding the Cake Connection provided an amazing combination of sweet and savory baked goods including a variety of melt in your mouth croissants, biscotti and quiche so everyone had delicious food while getting ready for the wedding.


Maria is a proud mother of three and master series graduate of Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary Art. Baking her whole life, she shared her passion for baking with her youngest son Antonio. As their passion grew so did their need for a business. The Cake Connection serves as a platform to share their connection and love that is their baked goods.


Antonio is an executive pastry chef for an iconic Chicago Michelin star restaurant who specializations include classical pastry, artisan baking and fine dining.

You can reach Maria at (630)202-9815 or Antonio (630)202-9818  



Karen at Elevage Wines and Spirits

Elevagei s a unique provider of wine and spirits and has established a dense network of connections through many restaurants, hotels, wine bars and retail stores in which quality wines are imported and distributed in the Chicago area.  

Located in St. Charles Karen is our extraordinary Wine Concierge who prides herself on attentive customer service and has a wealth of knowledge.  Elevage is truly unique and offers customized wine selections to fit your personal style. Imagine a private wine tasting to select the wines and spirits for your wedding.  Karen not only works with many local restaurants and venues she also provides wines for events at homes or private venues.  See previous blogs on Bubbles and Wine Concierges to learn more about Karen and Elevage.

Karen can be reached at 1-224-558-9145 / https://elevagews.com/ karen@elevageews.com


We are so thankful for all of the support of our business partners and are looking forward to a wonderful year as we celebrate with all of our 2021 couples.


If you have questions or need extra help, Perfect Events by Jan is always here to help you plan the perfect event or wedding.


Happiness and joy, 


Let's talk about your perfect wedding.

Contact us: 630-689-8749




Jan Barbeau's #1 passion is to create weddings for couples who want their day to be EVERYTHING. Everything they ever dreamed of.
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