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The Story Behind the Name

 Brittany here, owner and creative director of 1945 Event Co. I often get asked, why 1945? How did you come up with that? I like when people ask because it gives me a chance to talk about why it’s so important to me. Growing up, my Grandparents, Nana and Papa, Grandma and Grandpa Gilmore were always there for me. My nana and I shared a love for planning and organizing parties. She taught me that everything is worth celebrating no matter how small, and that a good cake is priority when it comes to a celebration! From the time I can remember, probably 1st grade I was planning any type of sleepover or party I could come up with. My nana always encouraged my wild ideas and let me take the lead. When it came to family gatherings her and I would talk about the menu and decorations and go shopping for all the supplies. I cherish the sweet memories we have. She knew event planning was my passion and always told me to dream big. She believed in me and always made me feel like anything I did was amazing. She passed away January of 2019. I was struggling to find a name for my business I truly loved. Then 1945, the year my sweet nana Sharon was born came to mind and I knew it was perfect. Every event 1945 Event Co. does is in her honor. It makes it so special for me to honor her and live my dream through this business.  

Meet The Team

Brittany Chesney
Owner/Creative Director


First off, if you are reading this THANK YOU! I so appreciate anyone who takes the time to visit our site and learn more about our team and what we have to offer. I started 1945 because of my lifelong love to plan and host events. I have always had a passion for planning weddings and events and am so blessed to have my own business in an industry that I love so much. 

A little about me;

After graduating high school in, I began studying Hospitality management at Central Michigan University.  I then went on to study event management at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated with a degree in event management. After studying the hospitality and event industry for 5 years it helped build the foundation and skill set to be the detailed organized planner I am today. I am certified in creating custom detailed timelines in the timeline program we use. I have a passion for wedding and event design and just love bringing our clients vision to life. 

  I am married to my husband Scott, who you may see on wedding and event days. He is a huge support to our team. When it comes to our rentals, he is a huge part in the entire process. We have three fur babies. Two dogs, Roary and Rheo and a cat named Lady. When we aren't busy with weddings and events, we enjoy DIY, and small home renovation projects.

I am a lover of tea, I Love Lucy, nature, home décor, music, fall, candles, sour candy, chocolate cream pie, wine, cooking, adventures and traveling!

Cheers to celebrating all of life's moments :)

Alison Jones
Assistant Coordinator 


Connie Denbrock
Assistant Coordinator


Brielle Barber
Assistant Coordinator

Assistant Coordinator

Alex Nazar 
In House Floral Designer
Assistant Coordinator


Scott Chesney
Wedding/Event Assistant 

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