The Just Marry! Team
At Just Marry!, we are committed to creating a trusting and genuine relationship with you and your family as you begin this new chapter in your life. Our highly regarded team is not only trained in every logistic of wedding planning, but has the poise and style to make your planning absolutely outstanding!
Get to know our wedding planning team!
Susan Southerland: Attentive
While she has received many accolades and awards, Susan’s proudest business accomplishment is her company and team she has built. Just Events! Group, Inc. is a family-friendly business filled with employees who genuinely care about their clients and each other. When Susan isn’t entrenched in the business, she loves traveling and having adventures with her husband and four children.
“I enjoy listening to my clients describe their perfect wedding and helping make it a reality. Together, we can make magic happen!”
Karen Gingerich: Dedicated
Karen has a talent for understanding people. She knows the importance of recognizing individual personalities and unique needs. When she isn’t managing our team of planners, you can find her relaxing at the beach, writing, and spending time with her family.
“When it comes to capturing my personality, I think Myers-Brigg is spot on. I’m an INFJ, a person who enjoys consulting and cooperating with others and helping them reach their full potential.”
Jennifer Haskell: Detailed
Jennifer’s favorite aspect of any wedding is the floral, believing that floral is the breath of life in an event. When she’s not hard at work on creating wedding masterpieces, you can find her steps away from the ocean or at the local farmer’s market with her family.
“I have truly fallen in love with every detail that goes along with designing everything from an intimate soiree to a lavish celebration. Everything starts from an idea, so let’s get to work! Happy Planning!”
Leanna McDonald: Exuberant
Leanna loves being able to say she has her dream job and that she doesn’t “work” a single day. When she isn’t planning clients’ special days, she’s planning things to do with her friends and family. She loves spending a day at the beach, on the boat at the lake, or simply having dinner and chatting with her family.
“I love learning all about the couple and where their love first kindled. Then my job is to bring that light into their wedding day!”
Rachel Spencer: Passionate
When Rachel isn’t planning events, she’s spending time with her husband, two cats, friends, and family. She loves to spend the day at the beach, seeing the newest movies, and catching up on the latest fashion trends at the local mall.
“I love seeing the moment that the couple first walks down the aisle together as newlyweds! It’s a beautiful moment that I am honored to witness.”
Kim Blanc: Devoted
When Kimberly isn’t planning events, she’s planning her next travel adventures with her friends and family. She also loves spending the day in the sun with a good book, cheering on her collegiate football team, and exercising with her dog.
“I love seeing the joy the couple has on the wedding day. They finally get to see everything they’ve planned come together. It’s exciting to see how happy they are on their special day!”
Victoria Van Pelt: Determined
Aside from planning events, Victoria enjoys spending quality time with friends and family and scrolling through Pinterest to get inspired for her next project. She also has a fondness for frosting cakes and arranging flowers. She loves to constantly test her creativity!
“My favorite part about planning weddings is watching the unforgettable walk down the aisle. To me, it always feels like time has stopped and all eyes are on the happy couple. You’ll most likely catch me wiping away my tears as I swoon over the couple’s first glimpse of each other!”
Danielle Zarrella: Diligent
When Danielle isn’t planning weddings, she can be found spending time with her family and friends, shopping, writing, and visiting her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts. She enjoys learning new things about the event industry, and is constantly reading about the latest and greatest trends in weddings. She loves to learn about anything to help make her clients’ dreams come true!
“After the planning process is done and the big day has arrived, I love to watch the couple’s reactions of seeing each other as they walk down the aisle. At that moment, you can see all the love they share in just one simple expression!”
Alexandra Rogers: Enthusiastic
Alexandra has always had a passion for the events industry, striving to perfect every detail and providing excellent customer service. She loves building one-of-a-kind relationships with her clients to help them make their dreams come true. She earned her degree in Event Management at the University of Central Florida, where she was able to fulfill her love of planning small and large productions.
In Alexandra’s spare time, you can find her exploring Orlando with her friends, doing yoga, and researching her next travel destination.
“My favorite part about wedding planning is seeing how happy the couple is when they walk back down the aisle hand in hand after being pronounced!”
Jessica Yutangco: Passionate
Besides planning weddings, Jessica loves exploring new places with friends, trying out new baking recipes, and coaching figure skating classes. She is inspired by new wedding trends, and is constantly scouring Pinterest and Instagram for fresh, creative ideas. She enjoys presenting her clients with beautiful and personalized details for their big days!
“My favorite part about the wedding day is watching the couple deliver their vows to each other. There is always so much love and excitement in their eyes and words that I almost always tear up. That is the moment that we have been planning for, and it’s so fulfilling to see their dreams come true!”