Meet Joel, Owner/Certified Wedding Planner

Joel Parra is a 2018 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Concentration in Marketing. He has been in the event industry for three years and is not only a Certified Wedding Planner by The Bridal Society, but is also the Members Benefit Director for the organization. His background is in customer service, hospitality, and food & beverage. Before wedding planning, Joel was an executive planner and PR director for a fashion show that raised over $35,000 a year for cancer research.

His passion for wedding planning came from the organized lifestyle he lives and his love for creating happiness for others. He created this company to ensure that every engaged couple would be able to plan the wedding of their dreams while being stress free. His focus is on one goal and that is to create, plan, and execute a spectacular, love filled event that brings happiness and joy to the couple and their loved ones.

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Meet Stacey, Lead Event Planner

Stacey Fernandes is a 2012 graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Entertainment and Event Management. She has worked on many events before joining Just Planned Events including company wide trade shows, weddings, radio promotions and charity events. She is currently working towards her Wedding Planning Certification with The Bridal Society. For the past year she has worked in the marketing field at Pet Food Experts, an independently owned pet food distributor, creating and designing the relaunch of their storefront webpage. Over the past five years she has worked closely with the planning and execution of their company wide trade shows in four different territories located in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Washington.

Planning events has always come naturally to Stacey, and it is something that she is very passionate about. She keeps her personal and professional life impeccably organized while being able to multitask many different things. One of her finest qualities is her attention to detail on any event that she is coordinating. Making sure that every base is covered so that events are carried out properly is of high importance to her.

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Meet Sarah C. Belanger, Creative Consultant

Sarah Belanger is a third-year student at Marist College in New York. She is working towards a double major in fashion design and merchandising. Sarah has interned with Bennett & Company and works with Marist Design Department as a fit model. She observes changing trends while modeling for new designers as well as in New York Fashion Week. Sarah also utilizes her skills in graphic design to assist companies in brand identity.

Sarah’s focus will be on creative design and branding for Just Planned Events. Sarah will be sharing tips and forecasting trends on JP’s Journal. She hopes to inspire clients by sharing innovative ideas and advice to provide you with your most memorable event.