about

Denae

Photo by KT Merry

Hi there! I’m Denae. I got into this line of work after I decided to plan my own destination wedding without a planner or coordinator. While I was organized by nature and had professionally planned events before, I knew almost nothing about weddings. After my wedding, I realized how desperately I’d needed a professional’s assistance, which developed into a newfound passion for helping other couples.

By 2012 I’d launched my own wedding planning business. With more than a decade of event planning experience under my belt, I have successfully made the leap from golf tournaments and galas to ceremonies and receptions.

I chose weddings not only because I empathize with the challenges that go along with planning a once-in-a-lifetime event, but because I deeply believe in the cause. Marriage has changed my life, and as a wedding planner, I now have the honor of helping other couples make that transition with ease and excitement. I believe that the first day of every couple’s marriage should be an exhilarating window into the life-long adventure that lies ahead of them. My job is to hold back the curtains so they can fully take in that view. With my array of hands-on services, I’m able to help couples with everything from creating a personal, meaningful ceremony to throwing one heck of an after party, no stress attached.

When I’m not planning someone’s big day, I can be found enjoying time with my handsome husband, our adorable twin sons and our lovable yellow lab. As much as I love wedding planning, “mom” is definitely my most treasured job title. While we reside in Rochester, MN, I love traveling near and far for work, but preferably somewhere warm with a beach. Other loves of mine include Italian food, champagne and cheering on the Kansas Jayhawks as a proud alum (Rock Chalk!).

I’d love to hear from you! I want to learn about your favorite things, why you absolutely can’t live without your fiancé, and what you two want the first day of your life-long marriage adventure to look like. Contact me today to start the conversation!