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Serving Couples in Atlanta, Georgia


Atlanta wedding & event planner for busy couples with high-expectations

Meet Janel Hanserd

Founder of Creating Joy Events Co. and your

wedding guru.

biggest cheerleader.

personal diplomat.

newest friend.

event expert.

Hi,  gorgeous!

As a certified wedding and event planner, I've gained the know-how and expertise to handle any type of event. But after being in the events industry for over a decade, I found myself being pulled towards weddings. In 2013, I finally decided to open Creating Joy Events Co.

There are few things I love more than helping crazy-in-love (and crazy busy) couples share who they are and why they belong together with statement weddings that represent their authentic love story.

I'm most proud of the relationships I've formed with my Creating Joy couples. They consider me their honorary Maid of Honor because they know they can depend on me through sickness and in health, always text me for wedding advice, and I'll always be just as excited as they are about their special day.

So, what do you say — is this the beginning of a new friendship? I’d love to chat over a coffee or glass of wine!

Our Core Values


Integrity is the foundation of all great relationships. That means upfront honesty, ethical responsibility, and personal accountability. It means acting with professionalism even when you think no one is watching. That is our promise to you.


Don’t let pushy wedding planners bulldoze you into planning their fairytale wedding instead of yours! At Creating Joy Events Co., collaboration is our cornerstone. So give us your biggest inspirations, boldest plans, and biggest ideas no matter how crazy they might seem. Together we’ll put the fun back into wedding planning, and create an event as one-of-a-kind as your love story.


Pre-wedding planning can take you far, but life has a way of throwing a curveball when you least expect it. That’s why we’re prepared for every contingency on your wedding day. Even our backup plans have backup plans! Let us sweat over the details behind the scenes so you can stay looking flawless.

The only Atlanta wedding planner specializing in busy couples who refuse to cut corners

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The Creating Joy Events Co. 


Just like a relationship, we never settle — we’re committed to designing, planning, and executing a celebration beyond your wildest dreams.


More than a wedding day, we craft unforgettable wedding experiences 


Understanding it’s the subtleties that make a couple’s relationship beautiful, we elevate even the smallest details so your wedding authentically represents you and your partner.


Like us, you have high standards. We specialize in designing luxe and fabulous weddings that are sure to impress your guests.


A seamless and stress-free wedding planning process that lets you focus on doing what you love with the ones you love.


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