You will feel the love.
We will ensure you, those around you and those we work with concentrate on what is most important: the celebration of your love. Sometimes life stress, planning an event and people pulling you in every-which-way, can start to derail what a wedding should be all about. A wedding is about celebrating the love that two people share and the union that brings these two lives together. We will gently remind you (and your mom, your maid-of-honor, even your next-door neighbor if you need) that planning your wedding and actual wedding day should be enjoyable. This is a really fun time in life!
You will feel taken care of.
So many of us spend much of our lives taking care of others, working long hours and forgetting to stop and smell the roses. Your wedding is one of the most meaningful and best days of your life. JJE has a goal that you will not just smell the roses, but also all the other flowers in your bouquet.
We ensure you will feel heard; special, deserving and uplifted. It is part of our job to know when you need to step away to take a water (or chug a glass of champagne) break so you can have a breather from the chaos of family dynamics. We collaborate with the vendors so that the photographer knows that they must get that special shot of yours, your mother’s, and your grandmother’s engagement rings. We will hand you a tissue at just the right time, so your makeup does not smudge from your happy tears. We will give you a gentle pat on the shoulder to remind you to breathe when you finally realize “holy moly; I’m getting married”. We know what you need when you need it.
You will feel more focused and on track.
When planning, ideas can become all-consuming and then defining your decisions can seem overwhelming. You start to contemplate on: how did I become that person who has serious and intense discussions over the use of lace ribbon versus stringed crystals? We provide you a timeline for the planning process to assist with meeting useful deadlines. This timeline keeps you on track to make decisions so that you don’t miss out on scheduling the dopiest DJ, yummiest caterer and saving money on not having to rush order supplies.
If nothing else, the most important service to keep you on track and focused that we can provide is coordinating the wedding day schedule and activities. JJE wants to ensure you feel like a guest, and not the ringmaster, at your wedding.
You have worked so hard in planning this special day for you and your family and friends. Your actual wedding day is time to drink champagne/bourbon/sparking water while you giggle over how cute your flower girls look and shake your head over how your groomsmen really don’t know how to tie a bow tie. You should hug those around you way too tight, finally write down your vows and take a moment to contemplate that this is just plan awesome that you are about to marry the love of your life. Let us worry about the rest of it.
We accomplish the tasks of the day such as coordinate the vendors and decorate the ceremony and reception site. We meet the baker as they drop off your wedding pies (because cake is just so old school), double check that the peonies are really blush and not just light pink, and that the DJ does or does not play the Electric Slide. JJE will get you to the “church” on time, wrangle the wedding party between the cocktail hour and the grand entrance, and insure you have a moment to eat.
Simply, we make sure the day runs smoothly so you can just concentrate on enjoying and celebrating your love with family and friends.
Our work isn't done until we ombre the cupcake "cake"!
Or...until we order a miniature replica of the couples' original wedding cake made by the same bakery it came from on their wedding day 40 years ago.