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!
Rachel was getting her hands into the organizational spirit and discovering her keen eye for detail at an early age. She has always been considered the organized one out of any group she has been a part of, whether planning for work or friends and family functions. Great communication skills and having a talented ability to understand clients’ needs and wants make her a great asset to our team!
“I want my brides to know I am here to help make the wedding of their dreams come true, and am honored to be a part of their big day!”
Susan founded Just Marry! in 1992 in the bedroom of her parents’ home. Since then, she has collaborated with thousands of couples to plan their big days. Her tenacity, talent and persistence helped her grow her company to include divisions for weddings, social events and corporate destination management. She is also a renowned speaker, author, business coach, and TV personality. She is the National Wedding Expert for Perfect Wedding Guide and is one of Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Magazine’s A-List Planners.
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!”
Over the past six years, Diana has planned countless events all over Central Florida and across the country. She has always loved planning parties, showers, and all other types of events for friends and family, yet weddings are her true passion! What inspires her to create the perfect wedding? Bringing out couples’ personalities, which she helps do through different aspects on their special day. Bringing their love story to life is where she finds true inspiration!
Her favorite thing to do when she takes a step away from planning spectacular events is spending time with her family. (Being Italian and Greek means a LOT of family!). Hanging out with family, entertaining friends, or curled up with a good book is where she likes to be!
“My favorite part about a wedding is seeing the smiling faces and true love shining through the bride and groom’s eyes! You won’t necessarily catch me watching the bride walk down the aisle…I like to watch the groom’s face when he first lays eyes on his soon-to-be wife. So romantic!”
Jennifer has been working in the event industry for the past eight years coordinating weddings, social events, and corporate events. Her commitment to details defines her enthusiasm for creating unique and unforgettable events that celebrate the most important day in a couple’s lives. Along with her passion for creating personal relationships with her couples, her keen eye for every aspect of design helps her create a seamless and beautiful event every time. She has a passion for making a couple’s ideas come to life.
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!”
Karen started with Just Marry! in 2009 as the assistant to the company president, Susan Southerland. Her background in high-level administrative positions gave her a strong base for wedding planning, and within two months she was coordinating weddings. Although she has stepped away from wedding planning to focus on company growth, she’ll always have a fondness for making couples’ wedding dreams come true!
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.”
Faye has been planning events since the 1990’s, and got her start by planning fundraisers for different charities. Knowing that the planning process can be stressful at times, she strives to make sure her clients enjoy simply being brides and grooms. She enjoys building personal relationships with everyone she works with, and her curiosity to see what makes people tick helps her talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime!
Faye falls in love with the beauty of every wedding: the beauty of the décor, the beauty in friends and family getting together to celebrate a wonderful occasion, and of course, the beauty of a bride and groom sharing their love and commitment to each other. On her days off, Faye can be found volunteering for various charities, studying lines for her acting class, spending time with her husband (and cats!), or just hanging out with friends eating pizza…her favorite food!
“I love being a part of the joy that weddings bring to the bride and groom, their family, and their friends. This is what I wish for my clients: joy.”