Meet our (almost) new Just Chic Events associate, Jessi Kaufman (photo taken by the ever-talented Hazelnut Photography):
I say almost because this post is WAY overdue and Jessi has been working in the capacity of an associate for Just Chic Events since last year. But it’s never too late for a formal introduction, so here we go!!
When I started Just Chic Events in 2007, I never had plans to expand it. It was going to be a boutique operation and I was going to be the lead on every wedding we took on. I, of course, would always have assistants and interns…..but the plan was to keep it all very small and minimal to the point where I could “handle it all.”
Then I met Jessi, she was a client of mine whose wedding was featured in Style Me Pretty last year. She took on to her own wedding planning like a natural…..so organized, so detailed and most importantly, had such a keen eye for all things chic and fabulous! So right after her wedding, she wanted to sit down with me to pick my brain about the wedding planning business. I think that was key for me….many people inquire about becoming an intern straight off the bat, but I was intrigued that Jessi wasn’t one to just jump into things, she just wanted to explore some options.
Jessi had been my kindred spirit from the get-go, so our time together had always been a blast during her wedding planning. That particular meeting ended with me offering her a job as an intern (where she quickly moved up to assistant), which she accepted immediately….and it was the beginning of the amazing double team that Just Chic Events is today!
Jessi is now part of the Just Chic Events team full time…..she is an associate coordinator taking on her own weddings as a lead, and still my right hand woman at most of my own weddings. I honestly don’t know what I would do without her and I feel so blessed that she was sent over to me when she was.
I asked Jessi to give me three bullet points about herself so everyone could get to know her a bit more, as you will definitely be seeing more and more of her on the blog! She responded with the following: