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Atlanta wedding planners for couples with big dreams and busy schedules

Serving Couples in Atlanta, Georgia

Est. 2013


You don’t want

just another wedding.

You want an unforgettable experience you and your loved ones can remember and cherish forever.

Imagine feeling present throughout your engagement that you're able to fully savor this chapter of life with your partner-for-life. You're also able to celebrate with your loved ones and keep pursuing your ambitious goals, all while behind the scenes, our team has crafted a fabulous wedding experience that perfectly reflects your unique love story.

Unlike other planners who only offer design or planning, leaving you struggling to pick up the other pieces while you balance your busy schedule, you’ll get both when you work with us.

Because we believe you don't have to choose between crushing your career goals, enjoying your new engagement, and planning a once-in-a-lifetime wedding.

Creating Joy Events Co. is trusted by...

The Creating Joy Events Co. Signature Service is perfect for you if:

Incredible weddings take an incredible amount of time and dedication. We’ll handle all the heavy lifting (research, communication, design, logistics, etc.) so you can have your (wedding) cake and eat it too.

You simply don’t have enough time to plan the wedding you deserve

Just because you’ve got other personal or professional priorities doesn’t make your wedding any less important. We have a streamlined project management system and guide you through every step of the way. What does that translate into? Maximum wedding style, minimal effort.

You’ve got other priorities

Without the right support team, you could end up too stressed to enjoy the moment. My expert team of professionals work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure your special day flows seamlessly. We’ll handle absolutely everything so you won’t have to lift a finger.

You want a seamless wedding day experience

We’ve got the experience, and creativity to craft a wedding that’s uniquely You. One of our expert planners will get to know you and your partner, tease out every detail, build a wedding plan to execute every aspect. Here’s the bottom line: If you can dream it, we can make it come true. 

You’re not sure how to bring your vision to life

Here’s what some of our fabulous couples had to say… 

Janel is the epitome of organization!

We were planning a wedding from another state and she made the process sooo easy. We hired her and we received so much more than we signed up for. From the moment I met her, I knew she would be great!

She has a positive attitude and a constant smile. I love that she was always a phone call/email/ text message away… Even when it was just for me to vent. She came to vendor meetings, and dress fittings and helped us to select the last few vendors we were missing. She kept us very organized but never overwhelmed with frequent phone conferences and checklists.

On the day of the wedding, EVERYTHING occurred exactly according to my vision and the plan that we had discussed. I am so happy to have chosen her for my big day and I believe that she’s now a true friend of ours.

- Carmen & Jamal

There are not enough positive adjectives out there to describe Janel! She is absolutely incredible!

She created our entire timeline, called everyone to discuss details, and sent us worksheets to make sure we stayed on track leading up to the wedding. On the wedding day, she and her assistants directed our shuttles, directed all the vendors, ordered lunch for my bridal party, made sure my fiancé and I did not see each other until the first look, and the list goes on and on!

When my future FIL’s boutonnière went missing, Janel quickly handcrafted another one. When I realized I forgot my garter Janel quickly pulled a spare from her bag... She was prepared for everything!

In the end, the wedding was absolutely perfect. Janel made sure we stuck to the timeline and the whole reception ran flawlessly. She went above and beyond her duties and it showed. Thank you Janel for everything. I could not have done it without you!

- Nika & Stephen

Olga & Hayelom

carmen & jamal

Janel has a great and calming personality.

Janel was highly recommended by one of my friends, who happened to be in the wedding industry as well. When my husband and I first met her, it was an immediate choice that she was going to be our coordinator.

She understood our parameters, our budget, and our style, which was really important to us. Janel was also reliable and quick to respond to emails. So when I would have a stressful moment of insanity, I would send an email to her. She was quick to reply with a suggestion in a calming manner. (She was calm even in emails!)

All we needed to do was show up, and we knew everything would go smoothly. And it did!

Olga & Hayelom

carmen & jamal

Nika & Stephen

To plan an elevated wedding experience that's just as fabulous as you. 

Our commitment to you:

Our stress-free, white carpet experience...


Consultation call

Soon after reaching out, we’ll be in touch to schedule our initial call together. We love this step! Not just because we’re excited to hear your unique love story but because it always feels like starting a new friendship.


Planning and design

 Once we say I do to each other, you’ll get private access to your personal wedding project so you’ll always know what’s on the agenda. Together we’ll move your project step-by-step until you’re finally walking down the aisle!


Total management

From vendor communication to wedding set-up and breakdown — and even directing the wedding rehearsal, we guarantee that everyone and everything will be in their right places. We’ll take the wheel so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.


The celebration!

From the crack of dawn until the lights go out, we’ll be there every moment of your big day. With the support of my team and me, you’ll feel as relaxed as a guest at your own wedding. And if something does go wrong, you'll never even know because we've already handled it.

meet your

wedding planner

biggest advocate

bestie for the next 12 months

Hi! I’m Janel, the founder and lead planner of Creating Joy Events Co.

While this may be your first soiree, this isn’t mine.

As a certified wedding and event planner, you can rest easy (and finally close all those tabs!) knowing the most important day of your life is expert hands. I know that wedding planning can often feel like a full-time job — one that you’re not getting paid for.

Leave it to me, who has over a decade of experience planning corporate events and hundreds of weddings, to make sure even the smallest details are planned out perfectly.

More than that, your celebration is just as important to me as it is to you and your family. And just like me, you’re eager to impress. I credit my upbringing as a military brat to the reason why I’m a “social chameleon” and the reason parents and guests love me!

When I'm not busy collaborating with my fabulous brides? You can find me snuggling with my sweet kiddos, drinking a glass of wine on the couch with my handsome husband, or binging on the newest Netflix series!

Social and Corporate events for the passionately busy

With over 11 years under our belt, Creating Joy Events Co. is your go-to Atlanta event planner for seamless milestone birthdays, galas, conferences, and retreat management.

From design and conceptualization to vendor supervision to entertainment, you'll have peace of mind that every detail is taken care of, so you can focus on giving your full attention to attendees.


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