I started this journey without even knowing it. My great grandmother was an artist & interior designer. She also had a huge influence on who I am today. I had no idea how much I took after her(even though half my family reminded me on a regular basis that my crazy, free spirited antics reminded them of her) until my precious daughter came into this world. I was so enthralled in designing her nursery; I'd have dreams of the layout, draw diagrams, stay up late crafting & so on. Before I knew it, it was time to plan her very first, very important birthday party. My party planning behavior mirrored the former nursery designing days. I was in love, so much so, that when it was all over with, I was devastated. I wanted more. I began volunteering for friends and family, just to scratch that itch, that was always begging to be scratched. At the end of each party, I would just sit and bathe in my complete exhaustion. It was the good kind of exhaustion, that felt so rewarding. I was able to use my creativity and design skills (thanks Granny) & my complete type A, control freak personality(thanks Mom) to create such wonderfully-organized parties. My husband always would tell me that this was my niche; wedding and party planning. I just didn't have the confidence to act on it yet. I'd tell him no one would take a blonde, 24-year-old seriously enough to trust me with such an important task. I am my own worst critic! On a whim though, I looked into certification courses in Meeting & Event Planning at USF. I casually mentioned it to my wonderful-but at times unrealistic husband; and there was no turning back. He's my balance, the ying to my yang. I always look for ways something could go wrong (not a bad quality in a well prepared planner) and he always thinks everything will work out. When I wrote my business plan, my goal was to own and operate my own wedding and event coordination and design business, have a small supply of rentals, offer floral design, write a blog on budget advice for a DIY bride AND have a store that sells handmade wedding decorations & childrens' party packages. I'm up and running! I can't believe what a beautiful whirlwind this process has been and I can't wait to see where it carries me.


  1. Jessie is an AMAZING planner. She planned, decorated and hosted my engagement party for my fiancée and I, and we couldn't have asked for anything better. She is very personable and always quick to respond to e-mails or phone calls. I will be using her for my wedding as well as any future parties. Anyone looking for help with a wedding, birthday party or any event, this is your girl.
    Thanks Jessie

  2. Thank you so much! I absolutely can't wait for the big day! :)