Join the 2017 JDE Team!!!




Hey there!  Are you interested in getting into the wedding industry but you're not sure where to start?  Or do you just love pretty things and want to surround yourself with blushing brides as often as possible?  Well, we've got great news {I totally sound like an info-mercial here}!!  We're looking for 2 assistants to join the JDE Team for the 2017 wedding season!


The requirements are simple: We're looking for ladies with strong attention to detail, a professional and friendly demeanor, and the ability to take direction, but make creatively-led decisions on their own when necessary.  Bonus if you enjoy doing the Wobble and won't laugh at me when I cry through the speeches.


This is an intern-level position and is unpaid.  However you will ALWAYS be fed and there is room for growth throughout the season, which could lead to a paid position.


The assistants would be required to help with both weddings and styled shoots.  Wedding would require you to be available starting at 1pm and ending after cleanup at the end of the night.  These days are generally 10-12 hours long.  Styled shoots would require you to be available for the entire shoot and these days are generally 4-6 hours long.


If you're interested and think you'd be a great fit for the 2017 JDE Team, shoot me an email explaining what you would bring to the team!  We'll be accepting applications until March 5th!  justdandyevents@yahoo.com

Introducing the JDE Team: Owner & Lead Coordinator Holly



Happy Friday friends!  Welp....I made everyone else talk about themselves a little bit, so I guess now it's my turn to introduce myself!



I'm the owner and lead coordinator for Just Dandy Events.  I currently work a full time job as well, but weddings are definitely where my heart lies.  I share my life with my adorable boyfriend & best friend of almost 7 years, Wes and our super sweet black lab, Wyatt.  When I'm not coordinating weddings or putting together styled shoots, I can usually be found touring wineries with the girls, hunting with Wes, or playing with Wyatt.

What made you want to work in the wedding industry?
I have always loved weddings of all shapes, sizes, and styles!  I get the biggest rush from watching all the beautiful, thought out details and the heart of the couple come together to create their "best day ever".

What's your favorite part of a wedding day?
The speeches!  I know most people tear up through the father/daughter and mother/son dances.  But for me, I get all sorts of emotional listening to the maid of honor and best man talk about their friendship with the couple.  Hearing about the love they have for their friend and the support they give to the bride & groom gets me misty-eyed every time.

What's your favorite nail polish color?
How about a top 3 since I could never pick just one?
Plumberry, Mint Candy Apple, and Bahama Mama....all by Essie

Dog or Cat?
I love all animales.  That being said, my dog is the most perfect creature on the planet.  So I'm a little biased towards dogs.  Love you sweet boy!

Favorite go-to snack at the end of a long day?
Cheese & crackers and a big glass of rielsing...best way to wind down from a crazy day.

Beach or Pool?
I love the sounds at the beach.  I could listen to the waves all day.  But I would choose the pool 100% of the time.  I don't like sand.

Favorite song to roll down the windows and jam out to?
All the things!  Currently, I'm loving anything by Old Dominion and Daya.  But I will honestlu sing along to anything on the radio happily!  My ipod is a crazy mix of country, rap, and metal.  I mean it when I say I listen to everything.

One random fact people may not know about you:
I spent a few years in high school secretly considering the idea of becoming an architect.  I have a serious infatuation with beautiful buildings and bridges and thought for a long time that I'd like to design them.  Turns out, I can appreciate that beauty without having to create it....thank goodness.



Thanks to Elizabeth Henson Photos for our awesome team headshots!

Introducing the JDE Team: Intern Kaitlin



Hey ya'll!  Happy Friday!!  Time for another introduction of a member of the 2016 JDE Team!  Everyone meet Kaitlin!!  She may look familiar to you....she's been on this blog a couple times before...as a JDE Bride!  And now I'm beyond excited to have her as a part of the team, helping to make our other couples happy on their wedding days.

Read on to learn more about Kaitlin and be sure to say hello to her!

  What made you want to work in the wedding industry?
After planning my own wedding, I fell in love with wedding planning.  Instead of the process being stressful for me, I found it to be so much fun and a creative outlet!

What's your favorite part of a wedding day?
It's a tie between the cutting of the cake and the moment the groom sees his bride walk down the aisle.  I love to watch the expressions on their faces.

What's your favorite nail polish color?
Pink Outside the Box by OPI

Dog or Cat?
Definitely dog :)

Favorite go-to snack/drink at the end of a long day?
This is a tough one since I'm currently pregnant and my cravings are so up and down.  It's hard to remember what I enjoyed before baby!  At the moment, Annie's White Cheddar Popcorn!

Beach or Pool?
Definitely a pool girl!

Favorite song to roll down the windows and jam out to?
Leather and Lace by Britney Spears

One random fact that people may not know about you:
I'm a HUGE Britney Spears fan....always have been and always will be!

Yayy Kaitlin!  I'm so excited to have you on the team!  It's such an awesome bonus when a bride becomes a friend and a coworker!

  And thanks to Elizabeth Henson Photos for the awesome team headshots!

Introducing the JDE Team: Assistant Coordinator Michelle



Happy Friday friends!!  I'm excited to be back with another introduction!  Today it's all about my beautiful "little" sister, Michelle!  Michelle has been a part of JDE since the very beginning stages and I'd be simply lost without her.  She's my mildly-OCD-hearted, bow-tying, laugh-inducing side kick and I'm so crazy thankful for her!

Read on to learn a bit more about Michelle and be sure to leave her some love!!




I'm 26 years old and currently a stay-at-home wife and dental student.  My husband and I have an adorable 3 year old kitten whom our lives revolve around.  When I'm not in school or helping Holly with events, I can usually be found either at the beach or at the gym working out.

Why do you work in the wedding industry?  And what's your favorite part of a wedding day?
I enjoy the wedding industry because who doesn't love being around love?!  My absolute favorite part of a wedding day is putting all of the tiny details together and getting to see the final outcome.  It's always just so magical!

What's your favorite nail polish color?
I'm not a big fan of nail polish, but I own approximately 1,800 bottles of it.  If I had to choose one it would probably be Bikini So Teeny by Essie.

Dog or Cat?
I really just love all animals and am not picky as long as I get to snuggle them.

What's your favorite go-to snack/drink at the end of a long day?
I could live off of Monster {zero ultra in the white can} and Red Bull {tropical in the yellow can}!!!

Beach or Pool?
I don't have a preference between the beach or a pool, as long as I can outside in the sunshine and can jump in the water, I'm a happy girl!

Favorite song to roll down the windows and jam out to?
Literally every song that comes on the radio is my favorite song and I, for some reason, always feel the need to say that out loud every time a new song comes on.

One random fact that people may not know about you:
I can eat an entire dozen of donuts in one sitting and then blame my husband for eating all of my donuts because I will not even realize how many I just ate.




Love you Chelle!  Thank you for being such a big part of the JDE Team and for always keeping me in line.

And thanks to Elizabeth Henson Photos for our awesome team headshots!!  You da bomb!

Introducing the JDE Team: Intern Lauren



Happy Friday ya'll!!  I'm so excited to begin introducing you to the members of our 2016 JDE Team!

Everyone say hello to Lauren!  Lauren is spending the season with us as an intern and has also been my right hand on the social media front for the past month.  I'm so thankful to have her on board!

Read on to learn a bit more about Lauren and make sure to leave her some warm welcomes!




Hi!  My name is Lauren and I am so thrilled to be a part of the JDE team this season!  I graduated from JMU in May of 2015 {Go Dukes!} with a degree in communications.  I'm newly married to my high school sweetheart and am currently working in my first real world job.  I'm hoping that this internship will help me get back into public relations, which is what I am passionate about!  You can often find me in one of three places - Target, in the kitchen baking, or on the couch binge watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

What made you want to work in the wedding industry?
I fell in love with weddings around the age of 14.  I remember spending hours in the floor of Barnes and Noble alongside my best friend {and Matron of Honor}, Blair, sifting through countless bridal magazines.  We loved planning our dream weddings to Orlando Bloom {mine} and Kenny Chesney {hers}.  Fast forward to my {actual dream} wedding in February of this year, which I planned myself.  As stressful as it was, it was the most fun and exciting time of my life!  I loved every minute of being a bride, which resulted in some major post-wedding blues!  Last month, I got to plan another event - Blair's baby shower - which helped me realize that I might have a knack {read: love} for event planning.

What's your favorite part of a wedding day?
Cake!  Just kidding....kind of!  My favorite part of any wedding is when the couple is pronounced husband and wife.  Even when I wasn't the bride, that moment always gave me butterflies!  You can literally feel the happiness radiating around the room.  I love it, too, for what follows - clapping, cheers, and {in my case} confetti!

What's your favorite nail polish color?
My go-to color is often either a pretty neutral or bright pink.  I love OPI's Strawberry Margarita!

Dog or Cat?
I am definitely a dog person.  My parent's English Bulldog, Elmo {aka Moo} has my heart.

Favorite go-to snack/drink at the end of a long day?
My go-to snack lately has been a spoonful of Trader Joe's Cookie Butter.  Give me that and a glass of moscato and I'm a happy girl!

Beach or Pool?
I love spending afternoons at the beach!  I was born and raised here, so beach days were the norm growing up.

Favorite song to roll down the windows and jam out to?
Sugar by Maroon 5

One random fact that people may not know about you:
I've had breakfast at Tiffany's - little black dress and all!



YAY LAUREN!!!  Thank you for all that you do for JDE and it's couples!<3 font="">

And thank you Elizabeth Henson Photos for the awesome team headshots!!