Rishi Patel

Vice President of Sales and Design


An advocate for fully transformative design, Rishi remains one of the most highly coveted designers among clients seeking affirmation that no dream is too big. A firm believer that service is luxury, Rishi specializes in fully tailored private and social celebrations. An educational background in Finance from Indiana University coupled with a lifelong love of design enables Rishi to lead the design team at HMR with a well-rounded enthusiasm for pushing the envelope each and every day.

Rishi hopes that his insistence on unconventionality will continue to transform the landscape of event design, and it’s this attitude that has afforded him the honor of designing events for President Obama and Fortune 500 Companies, among many other discerning clients and celebrities alike. A loyal Chicago native and avid traveler, Rishi regularly seeks inspiration from whatever cultural landscape he can find himself in. Regardless of the marvelous adventures in design that await him, Rishi will always consider himself an artist at heart.


What are some of the biggest rewards of the work you do? We plan for months and months for that moment in time that takes our clients’ breath away. That feeling of accomplishment and the gratitude felt from each and every celebration we create is truly priceless.

What brings you joy? Pizza and driving loafers. I have a slight obsession.

How do you want to be remembered? For impeccable taste and incredible energy.


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RISHI’S RECENT WORK

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KENT DRAKE PHOTOGRAPHY | THE FIELD MUSEUM | DRISH COUTURE EVENTS
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KENT DRAKE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HMR | THE PENINSULA CHICAGO | MINDY WEISS
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FANDL PHOTOGRAPHY | HILTON CHICAGO | AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
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CHELLISE MICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY | PRIVATE RESIDENCE | ESTERA EVENTS
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KENT DRAKE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HMR | PRIVATE RESIDENCE | PAULETTE WOLF EVENTS
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FANDL PHOTOGRAPHY | MORGAN MFG. | AMANDA WEIL
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KENT DRAKE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HMR | RITZ-CARLTON | SO STACY

TESTIMONIALS

 

Rishi,
Where do I even begin? From the moment my family met you, we knew you were the perfect person to pull our whole wedding vision together! Your creativity was immediately apparent with your beautiful sketches (already in my scrapbook)! When we started this whole process, we were looking for that WOW factor. You not only brought the wow, but you surpassed anything we could have imagined! You and your HMR Team were always available to answer our questions, calm our fears, and bring so much excitement to the planning process! Walker, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team and cannot thank you enough for making a dream into reality!

All our love,
Lauren & Walker

Dear Rishi,
Thank you for all your did to make this past year so very special for our family. Getting to know and work with you was most definitely a highlight of our past year! What a treat it was to see our dreams turned into a stunning reality!! You are truly a genius-plus you’re a gentleman as well! Sending you a giant hug and kiss and warmest wishes. May you be surrounded by people that appreciate and respect you and receive back as much joy as you clearly bring others! Looking forward to seeing you again soon-xoxoxo

Terri

Dear Rishi,
This is a difficult note to write. How do we properly thank the person who made our wedding look like a complete dream? To put things in perspective, I’ve been buying wedding magazines since I was 12; I’ve watched almost every single wedding/bride show on TV for the past 15 years. Nothing I’ve seen in print, TV, or online compares to the beauty you created for us on our wedding day. It was intimate, romantic, filled with gorgeous florals, and everyone was on cloud nine. It was, in a word, perfect. We find ourselves incredibly fortunate to have worked with someone who’s not only creative and energetic, but also undeniably gracious and kind. You are a gem. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything.

Your friends,
Jen & John