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Meet jessica

In the whirlwind of congratulations, idea boards and lots of advice coming your way, you've begun to piece together ideas of what your wedding will look and feel like. Planning your day is an incredibly intimate process, culminating in a precious 24 hours that must be handled with great care. Putting on a wedding takes a team effort, from friends, family, vendors and venues. We believe that at Shine Events, we are the best team to come alongside you to help curate this memorable day, and make you feel truly cherished.


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Testamonials

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Denisse & Tony

Michelle & ZAchary

maggie & jonah

"If I could give Jessica Gelder from Shine Events 10 stars I would! At our initial consultation I knew she was the perfect wedding planner for me, we just clicked! Jessica took on our wedding knowing that we had a short timeline to work with and she handled it with complete professionalism, class and grace! Jessica accompanied me to tour venues, to look at linens, flowers, décor, everything… She even helped me with ideas when I was struggling with my “vision,” she was literally beside me every step of the way. Jessica is not only one of the very best wedding planners out there, she also has an accounting degree so she will make sure you stay within your budget! There are no words to truly describe my gratitude for Jessica and her team on my wedding day, everything was executed with perfection and simply put, it would have been impossible without her talent. I will forever be grateful to Jessica for making my wedding a dream come true!"

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Denisse & Tony

"Jessica is an artist. She captured exactly what we wanted for our destination wedding in the Arizona desert and delivered a day we will never forget. My family refers to our wedding as an event because of how extraordinary it was. Everything from the food to the flowers to the tiny details you may not know matter were perfect--and it was all because of Jessica. On your wedding day you shouldn't have to worry about anything, just enjoy the moment, and I couldn't have done that without her. She is the definition of customer service and truly cares about her clients and the biggest day of their lives."

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Michelle & Zachary

Maggie & JOnah

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"It's hard to know where to start with Jessica Gelder and Shine Events. I was given Jess' name by my wedding venue as a preferred planner and upon talking to her for the first time - it was clear that she was beyond the best choice. Not only am I incredibly grateful for being introduced to Jess, but I feel incredibly grateful that she agreed to take on our wedding. As all brides know - wedding planning has its ups and down, the stress can be high and the number of moving parts can be overwhelming. From the moment I started working with Jess, there was never a moment when I ever thought she didn't have all of this under control and/or that she wouldn't be there to support me and my family in any way she could. She has a way about her that calms you, makes you feel understood and also that you've got someone in your corner to make everything happen. She makes time for her brides, works so hard and knows all the best wedding secrets! Her style, vision, and insight when it comes to weddings (and life in general) are impeccable and truly I credit her and her hard work for making my wedding the perfect day for myself, my husband and our families lives. Without her, our day wouldn't have been half of what it was. She created the most beautiful event I've ever seen and ensured it went off without a hitch. Since my wedding day, I've been telling everyone how incredible she is and how much I'll miss working with her every day. I don't anticipate this will stop anytime soon. As my husband would say....I'm "obJESSed" and I hope you get to be someday too."

Testamonials

Follow the arrows to see what our couples have to say about their Shine Events experience.

Denisse & Tony

"If I could give Jessica Gelder from Shine Events 10 stars I would! At our initial consultation I knew she was the perfect wedding planner for me, we just clicked! Jessica took on our wedding knowing that we had a short timeline to work with and she handled it with complete professionalism, class and grace! Jessica accompanied me to tour venues, to look at linens, flowers, décor, everything… She even helped me with ideas when I was struggling with my “vision,” she was literally beside me every step of the way. Jessica is not only one of the very best wedding planners out there, she also has an accounting degree so she will make sure you stay within your budget! There are no words to truly describe my gratitude for Jessica and her team on my wedding day, everything was executed with perfection and simply put, it would have been impossible without her talent. I will forever be grateful to Jessica for making my wedding a dream come true!"

Michell & Zachary

"Jessica is an artist. She captured exactly what we wanted for our destination wedding in the Arizona desert and delivered a day we will never forget. My family refers to our wedding as an event because of how extraordinary it was. Everything from the food to the flowers to the tiny details you may not know matter were perfect--and it was all because of Jessica. On your wedding day you shouldn't have to worry about anything, just enjoy the moment, and I couldn't have done that without her. She is the definition of customer service and truly cares about her clients and the biggest day of their lives."

Maggie & jonah

It's hard to know where to start with Jessica Gelder and Shine Events. I was given Jess' name by my wedding venue as a preferred planner and upon talking to her for the first time - it was clear that she was beyond the best choice. Not only am I incredibly grateful for being introduced to Jess, but I feel incredibly grateful that she agreed to take on our wedding. As all brides know - wedding planning has its ups and down, the stress can be high and the number of moving parts can be overwhelming. From the moment I started working with Jess, there was never a moment when I ever thought she didn't have all of this under control and/or that she wouldn't be there to support me and my family in any way she could. She has a way about her that calms you, makes you feel understood and also that you've got someone in your corner to make everything happen. She makes time for her brides, works so hard and knows all the best wedding secrets! Her style, vision, and insight when it comes to weddings (and life in general) are impeccable and truly I credit her and her hard work for making my wedding the perfect day for myself, my husband and our families lives. Without her, our day wouldn't have been half of what it was. She created the most beautiful event I've ever seen and ensured it went off without a hitch. Since my wedding day, I've been telling everyone how incredible she is and how much I'll miss working with her every day. I don't anticipate this will stop anytime soon. As my husband would say....I'm "obJESSed" and I hope you get to be someday too.

We understand how confusing and overwhelming the wedding planning process can be. But we also believe that every bride deserves to have an amazing wedding experience. At Shine Events, we are there to walk you through every step of the planning process, from overwhelmed to overjoyed. 

the shine events process

step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

schedule your free consultation

Choose your package:


A. Full Planning & Design

B: partial Planning & Wedding Day Management

c.Month-of coord. & Wedding Day Management

Gain access to your customized planning portal where we help you stay organized

experience your wedding day as it was always meant to be

Let's start planning your wedding!

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At Shine Events, we are there to walk you through every step of the planning process, from overwhelmed to overjoyed.

Step 1:
Schedule your free consultation

 Finding someone you can trust and feel confident and comfortable with is a vital component to the planning process.

We can meet locally or we can schedule a consult over the phone or via facetime. Approximately 50% of our couples each year are destination weddings. 

step 2:
choose your package

We believe that every couple and every wedding is unique. Therefor we offer three planning packages designed to fit your specific needs and budget.

Step 3:
access your customized planning portal

staying organized throughout the planning process is a must!

every package includes access to your own planning website.

step 4:
enjoy your wedding day!

after all the months of planning and dreaming, your wedding day has finally arrived. Now enjoy your wedding as the confident, beautiful and on-trend bride you were always meant to be.