These are close friends of mine that are absolutely some of the very best at what they do. I love when I get to work with them. Like me, they are passionate about what they do, and who they get to do it for. Reserve them with the full confidence of knowing that they will help make your day better than you could hope for without them!


I highly recommend working with a wedding planner – be it for full planning or “day-of” coordination. Having a professional in charge of directing your day, keeping your vendors on the same page and sticking to the timeline, and helping your guests navigate the day is something you will thank yourself for! Here are two of the best!

Mary of Pure Event & Design

Pure Event Planning – Mary fell in love with wedding and event planning in college. Before starting Pure Event Planning & Design, she worked as a wedding coordinator and events manager at several high-end venues in the Twin Cities. She started Pure Event Planning & Design because her passion in life is making her clients’ lives easier. Planning weddings and events can be stressful and complicated, and Mary and her team want you to have fun while planning your wedding. Mary’s work allows her clients be present for every moment of their special day.

I have had the pleasure of working more events with Mary and her team than any other planning company. She is amazing and we work together like a well oiled machine!

Jenna of Jenna Culley Events

Jenna Culley Events – Jenna is a born and raised Wisconsin girl but began her career in New York working at high end, private clubs learning how to plan, execute and design over-the-top events. When she returned to the Midwest, she launched Jenna Culley Events (previously known as Jenna A Events) in the Mpls – St. Paul area, and brought all of that big city experience, layered with her small town smile. She now has a team of planners that hold her same service-driven values and perfectionist tendencies.   Jenna lives in Oakdale with her husband, Justin, and their three children, Cate, Ava and Wyatt.

I had the pleasure of being the DJ for Jenna and her husband, Justin. For as good a planner as she is – and she is – she is an equally great human being.