Favorite Flowers: Peonies
Best Wedding Advice: BE TRUE TO YOURSELVES. This is YOUR day and love story.
On the day of...just let go. You will be so happy you did.
Favorite Wedding Moment: That moment when I send the bride down the aisle!
Song That Makes Me Want to Jump on the Mic: Whitney Houston's "Dance with Somebody"
Best Late Night Event Snack:
Chicken nuggies from Chik-Fil-A
One Emergency Item I Will Never Be Without:
My sewing kit! It has saved many a bridal party from clothing disasters!
Lynsey, Marketing Director and Lead Assistant
Lynsey is our marketing guru and lead assistant on all our events. She handles our social media, creative shoots, and is basically the team mom. She brings snacks to every meeting...and I don't mean chips and dip. We're talking homemade gnocchi and charcuterie boards straight off of Pinterest. She loves her puppies, whisky, and can dance to some Backstreet Boys like nobody's business.
My Goals at Every Wedding:
Make killer drinks, keep everything running smoothly, and guarantee everyone enjoys themselves.
Song That Makes Me Want to Join Your Guests on the Dance Floor:
“Yeah” by Usher
My Favorite Drink to Make:
His face is one of the first ones you see when you come back down the aisle as a married couple. He delivers your favorite drinks while you enjoy that Post Ceremony glow. He’s worked in the service industry for 20 years and his positive attitude is contagious. His infectious laugh livens up the party and he creates incredible cocktails on the fly that guests keep coming back for.
Jes Frank, Owner
Thank you for stopping by. I can't wait to hear all about your vision and your story!
How I Ended Up Here:
I knew what I wanted to do early in life and haven't stopped working for it. Since 2010 I've worked for event coordinators, wedding planners, and catering companies. I’ve gained so much experience behind the scenes that it prepared me to launch my own company in 2016. I believe in ALWAYS learning, so I've gotten a Bachelors degree in Event Management, wedding planning certified by Kevin Lee, and interned for both him and David Tutera in Los Angeles.
In 2018 I bought Bride and Joy and opened up a 2500 square foot warehouse to offer specialty rentals and decor to clients. I look forward to creating with you!
I'm a cheeseburger lover, red wine + bourbon drinker, and have never turned down a bowl of mac + cheese.
I always ALWAYS look at the dessert menu first...because I'm a planner and you have to decide these things early!
Matthew 6:34 is my life verse.
I'm incredibly honored to have started a charity that turned 130 years of my family's work in Guatemala into an official non-profit called Raising Guatemala.
My Favorite Part of the Wedding Timeline:
When cocktail hour begins because that's when you know the party is starting.
Best Thing About Our Team:
We are all so cohesive. We all do our part and then some!
Most Unique Wedding Moment I've Seen:
The bride surprised her groom by serenading him at the reception.
Bride and Joy would not be up and running without this man. He keeps our orders organized and arriving at their locations on the right days and times. He fixes broken things and creates beautiful new pieces. He shows up to every event with a smile on his face and goes out of his way to make each big day run smoothly. When he's not at our warehouse he's snuggling with his cat Albus Dumbledore, fishing, or finding adventures.
My Favorite Cocktail to Make:
The Best Part About Working Weddings:
Working with Jes and the team and all the laughs. It creates a good atmosphere to be our best for you.
Best Part of My Job:
Seeing your face when we nail your signature cocktail!
As a certified bartender for over a decade, Dave serves up delicious and intricate cocktails. He’s creative, dedicated, and knows how to make everyone have a good time. He handles all of our private tastings and guides our clients through the bar process so that the alcohol never runs out and the good times keep rolling.