Jill & Derek

About Us

Derek (landscape architect, golf lover, Iowa fan) and Jill (event planner, marketing director, shoe lover) found their hearts in San Francisco , where they’ve lived the good life for over six years together.


Upon ‘I do’, they just knew hosting a wedding back home in the Midwest would be the perfect fit. Hopefully Chicago will welcome these two Redbirds/lovebirds!


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Wedding Day Details

Join us in one of our favorite cities, Chicago to celebrate our wedding Saturday April 12, 2014.


After planning hundreds of other sweet ‘I do’s, it’s time for the planner to take the reigns! With the Chicago skyline as a backdrop, our Art Institute  Modern Wing wedding will be a party for the ages. Lovers of art and good design,  we thought the Art Institute would be the perfect fit. The modern and clean styling of the museum will be a perfect canvas for their pops of color and whimsical party. Enjoy this website, and get your colorful dancing shoes ready for their big spring event!

More Wedding Details here.

bust a move! hop online and request a few songs you’d love us to play at the wedding. group: drish password: Koenen

Thank You


“So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend…”

Wicked, the musical

A huge thank you for all of the love and support…

You all got us here and now it’s time to celebrate with you! We cannot tell you how excited we are to get everyone together in Chicago.


ChicagoHop on a plane, in a car, or on the “L” train, and join us in pretty Chicago for a “masters” wedding weekend of fun.  For those joining us via plane, Chicago’s two major airports (O’Hare and Midway) are connected to the downtown by a short and inexpensive ride on the “L” or cab ride. Once you get downtown, your feet can get you all the places you’ll need to be, so leave that rental car parked in the lot at Hertz. More Chicago Details.

Gift Registry

Our home mailing address:
Derek Drish & Jill Koenen
1327 Baker St.
San Francisco CA 94115