Hey guys! I'm Joanna, founder of Square Mile Events.
I'm a New Jersey native, dog mama to Ellie the Frenchie, avid traveler and lover of skinny margaritas.
My planning style? Personal and fun. I love to hear how each couple's love story evolved, chat about my clients' personal hobbies and build trust with my brides and grooms so that they know I've got their backs on one of the most important days of their lives.
How on earth did I fall into the role of wedding planner, you ask?
Growing up my mother threw such in incredible birthday parties featuring homemade theme cakes and creative activities like scavenger hunts that it is no surprise my desire to become an event planner started at a very young age.
While home over winter break in college I stalked a local New Jersey wedding planner, Tina LaMorte of Oh So Fab who appeared on "Whose Wedding Is It Anyway" and begged her for an opportunity to work as an intern. Instead of hanging with my girlfriends at the shore I spent that summer helping to set up and coordinate lavish weddings all over the Tri-State area.
Upon graduation from college I decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Event and Meeting Management from George Washington University and went on to work in corporate and non-profit events for eight years.
Throughout my event experience I have found myself drawn back to weddings time and time again. There is something so incredible about being a part of such a significant day as a couple starts their lives together. I still tear up watching a groom's face as his bride is walking down the aisle and I will never stop obsessing over a client's reaction when seeing their wedding venue transform into the vision they worked so hard preparing for.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and I cannot wait to hear your love story!