We are so excited to welcome our newest Event Manager, Jessica Yutangco, to the Just Marry! team! Jessica has worked with us on events for about a year on a contract basis, so we’ve had the pleasure of seeing her in action. She’s a true rock star and we know her couples are going to love her!
Let’s get to know more about Jessica, shall we?
- Will you share a little about your wedding planning experience?
I’ve wanted to be a wedding planner for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I loved to decorate and make everything around me as beautiful as possible. I looked for any excuse to throw a celebration, from Christmas to birthdays to tea parties! In high school, it was only natural that I started planning fundraisers and social events for an organization that I was in, and from this, I fell in love with event planning. After combining this passion with my inherent love for weddings, I knew that I was meant to be a wedding planner!
Every job experience I have held in Orlando has been related to weddings and events so that I could learn as much as possible about this industry. While pursuing two hospitality and event degrees at UCF’s Rosen College, I worked in weddings at an upscale resort, and then helped to plan weddings as an independent wedding planner at a variety of prestigious venues across Orlando. I was fortunate enough to also work in catered events at Walt Disney World®, planning events within the four theme parks and resorts. Wedding planning is my ultimate passion and I couldn’t be more thrilled to help couples have the most magical day of their lives!
- What is one wedding memory you’ll never forget?
One of the most emotional weddings that I worked on took place in the couple’s backyard. Their ceremony was held at night under a giant oak tree, and we hung hundreds of lanterns on its branches so the couple and their guests were completely enveloped in a soft, warm glow. Their vows were handwritten and so personal and lovely that everyone was in tears. At the end of the ceremony, everyone tossed flower petals on the couple, making for the most mesmerizing night! This embodied everything I love about weddings: emotions, sentimentality, beauty, and love.
- Outside of wedding planning, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love to visit the Disney theme parks with my friends, explore new restaurants in Orlando, go to the beach, and shop for home décor! I constantly look for new items to decorate with. Usually, anything pink, gold, and/or sparkly is for me! I also enjoy coaching figure skating classes and working with the cutest kids!
- What can your couples expect when they work with you?
They can expect efficient responses, attention to detail, organization, excitement, and fun! I will go above and beyond to ensure that the planning process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. I want my couples to really enjoy every step of planning their wedding and I will do whatever it takes to make sure that their big day is exactly what they have been dreaming of and more! I believe that every wedding should have a touch of magic in it, so expect a little pixie dust from me!
- Tell us something fun or quirky about yourself.
Traveling is a huge passion of mine, and one of the best times of my life was studying abroad in England! That year, I explored over 13 countries in less than 6 months, including all of the United Kingdom, Greece, Amsterdam, Italy, and more. I’m always on the lookout for my next adventure!
Thanks for sharing with us, Jessica! We’re looking forward to helping you create many more wonderful wedding memories in the years to come.
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