Owner | Lead Planner
Working side by side with Janie for the past 8 years, has taught me the ins and outs of all things wedding. I am thrilled to be able to create a unique ambiance and experience for every event that comes my way. Each bride and groom are different and come with different ideas and dreams. I really enjoy making their vision come alive before them, and making it better than they thought it could be.
Janie and I planned my wedding in Savannah, GA in October 2016. (The day after Hurricane Matthew might I add, it truly would not have happened without her!) Being married to my best friend is the biggest blessing. My passion is to guide the overwhelmed and somewhat helpless feeling bride, (and her family) to a state of relief that everything will be taken care of, so they can enjoy their time before being united with their best friend for life.
Founder of Events by Janie
From the time I was a little girl, “event planning” was a part of my legacy. My mother was a marvelous cook and we woke up every morning to yeast rolls rising for a hot breakfast and came home to homemade cookies and a hot dinner every night! She loved to entertain and had a knack of making every guest and family member feel loved and cared for with her cooking and Southern hospitality.
My mother went on to cater huge events and often I was a part of “sampling” and watching (and occasionally helping) as she pulled together rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and corporate events. She had a love of attention to detail that thrilled every recipient of her services and they all clamored for her when events were in the making.
I attended college at Valdosta State University and went on to the work force in Atlanta in banking and the pharmaceutical sales world. When I married and had a child, I stayed home for many years. When I went back to work, I was drawn to events as a way to manage my own hours and pursue a passion for making hospitality a part of my career.
“Events by Janie” has provided me an outlet bent toward organization, attention to detail, creativity and people! I love seeing the ideas that make each wedding individual and unique come together perfectly for every bride and groom! While brides often know exactly what they want their special day to look and feel like, the many details can be managed by me to leave them to enjoy the day! In addition to weddings and receptions, there are so many other avenues for events that need an eye for details and a love of people to make them special for the guests and allow the hosts to enjoy the event itself.