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What is A’Vents By August?

a•vent /uh-vent/ (noun) syn. event =

a thing that happens, especially one of importance; a planned public or social occasion

au•gust /aw-guhst/ (adjective)=

of supreme respect or grandeur; majestic; royal; inspiring awe
planning + design

planning + design

A’Vents by August {ABA} founded in 2009 by Alicia August-Wright, is recognized for creative event & wedding planning, floral styling and event design. We are an event planning + design company that creates spectacular signature events.



We infuse art and visual expressions to create remarkable experiences. With signature accents, unique services, and creative approaches, we plan, execute and help bring your event from concept to success during our process.



We are a Chicago-based company that offers event & wedding planning, event design and program development for individual and institutional clients. Experienced in corporate, social, and non-profit planning.

Who’s August Alicia?

I have always been a creative soul from visual arts to performing arts, from paint brushes to pointe shoes and now planning rewarding events for others. My admiration for planning, entertaining and styling has led me to where I am today.

As an Event Designer + Creative Catalyst, Alicia August-Wright is a certified wedding and event designer with over 10 years of experience planning, programming and creating events for clients of all sizes. Alicia is a proven professional with over 10 years of experience in planning events and project management at University of Chicago Medicine, Mayer Brown LLP and more.

Having been involved in events for most of her life Alicia, was determined to make a lifelong dream come true, by starting a full service event planning company in her hometown of Chicago and adopted city of New Orleans. As the principal + event designer of {ABA}, she brings her personable approach to detail, innovative and artistic ideas, love of making others happy, and pure enjoyment for planning to every event she plans.

In her world, everyday occasions are a’vents aka events. She is a lover of the performing arts, community engagements, The Artist Formerly Known as Prince,…oh, and let’s not forget, Martha Stewart. She is a take-charge gal who brings years of experience to her design palette. Alicia loves creating stand-out, against the grain events such as Girls with Pearls Tea, Holiday Giving, Flourish~A Midnight Brunch and StreetFood Artistry.  View the gallery.

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