OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Since 2003, I have worked and traveled my way across the United States and abroad – I’m a big “you only live once” kind of person and take every opportunity I can to travel and gain new experiences. My events career has taken me everywhere from Newport, Rhode Island to Sydney, Australia, to Hoboken, New Jersey, and San Francisco. I founded my company in 2009 and have worked tirelessly ever since to build the reputable and seasoned wedding planning company that it has become today. An eternal optimist at heart, I’ve always been a “glass half full” type of gal and take this view into every event – I really and truly love my job and will never stop feeling thankful for each client who trusts me to join them on their journey to “I do”.
Things that inspire me
- quality time with my husband, 2 australian shepherds, family + friends
- nature – getting outside inspires me more than anything
- music – all kinds (my mom is a retired music teacher!)
- the ocean – growing up by the shoreline, I have saltwater in my blood
- farmers market visits on saturday mornings
LOGISTICAL GURU + DIRECTOR OF EVENTS
I grew up in a small Midwest town where choosing to pursue a career in wedding planning was a stretch of one’s imagination. Instead, I was encouraged to take a safer, more well known path studying graphic design as a “fallback” plan. My rule-following-self did just that and after two years of design school I packed my bags, boarded a train (yes, train!) and headed to the University of Central Florida to study Event Management.
For over a decade, my career has taken me coast-to-coast working alongside the top planners in the country. In 2017, I joined the JF team on-site, and since have become the Director of Events. While Jacin pours herself into your design plan, expect me to do the same for all of the nuanced, logistical details that make your event unique to you. On event days, you’ll find me providing memorable moments of service to you and your guests, while keeping us right on schedule.
Having grown up working at my family’s hardware store, customer service (along with a strong work ethic) has always been a high priority for me. This upbringing also instilled an appreciation for the small-business approach as I watched many of my family members manage their own businesses while maintaining a healthy work/life balance, something I learned to be a key ingredient to a happy life. As a small business owner, I take great pride in being able to give my clients an amazing (and fun) wedding planning experience from start to finish, an “experience” that I have tailored through the years to meet the needs of my busy clients. My boutique approach is not meant for mass event production, and instead I limit the number of celebrations I take on per year to a maximum of three. By doing this, it means that when you book with my company, you book with me as your main contact, not a secondary coordinator. As a full-service planner and designer, I will literally work with you through the entire planning process from the moment you say”yes!” to the very last sparkler exit, coordinating your logistics and design hand in hand from start to finish.
We are so honored to be included in Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides Magazine and Southern Living Magazine’s elite lists of top wedding planners and are also proud to have our work published in Martha Stewart Weddings along with Town & Country, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Brides, The Knot, and several other prints and online publications. All accolades aside, though, we absolutely and truly believe that life is too short not to chase your dreams, inspiration can be found everywhere if you truly take a moment to look around and soak it all in, and true happiness is enjoyed most when shared with others. With all going on in this crazy world, we truly feel fortunate to be able to share this happiness with ur clients during such a monumental part of their lives.