Owner, Operator & Lead Designer
Hello there. Good Morning or Afternoon, or Happy Middle-of-the-Night scrolling from under the covers. My name is Jacqueline and I plan Dream Weddings for couples all over the Southern California with one thing always in mind: all Good Love deserves to be Respected, Honored and Celebrated.
Nothing is more important to me than making sure that what matters to my couples is the main focus of every choice, decision, conversation; and that ultimately, it is the theme of every big day I plan.
What matters most to you?
I want to capture it, I want to honor it.
After completing some Education in Theatrical Production, where I consider my passion for Event Planning started, in 2017 I transferred to and completed education, training and certifications for Event and Wedding Planning and Design at the Quebec-based school QC Event School. Since then I've slowly grown my business and network, planning Weddings and Designing Flowers and Decorations across Southern California. And growing my team from a solo-prenuer to an agency of planners ready to serve and honor the uniqueness of each couple that comes through our doors.
I am passionate about helping people celebrate major life events in the way they envision, at the budget point that makes sense for everyone!
Lead Planner & Administrator
Gloria Franco has been with JM Planning & Design company for two years and is our Lead Coordinator and Administrator. Gloria is instrumental in ensuring that everyone's big day is as successful and as memorable as they planned it. Gloria has always had a passion for and commitment to helping people achieve their goals and dreams. Having worked in Theatre Management, Client Services and as a Project Coordinator, her experiences have honed her ability to juggle tasks, organize multiple schedules, and to remain calm through any issue. In and out of her professional life, she is always finding herself in the middle of planning fun and memorable events for the people around her (birthday parties, bachelorette parties, weekend trips, you name it!). Gloria is determined to help guide each person through the good and hard bits to make it to the big day. In the end, the happiness of the people around her make it worth the journey.
Client Services / On-Site Coordinator & Decorator
Courtney Rose Halyard is an experienced event coordinator from New York City. Courtney has event experience in everything from catering coordination to entertainment. She is thrilled to be working with such a stand out team. Courtney has cultivated a refined eye for design through her experience in the fashion and film industries. She is excited to collaborate on your wedding to make it the day you imagined and more.
On-Site Coordinator & Decorator
Meet Rheanna, a mother of two and experienced wedding coordinator. With a keen attention to detail and a creative mind. Rheanna excels at bringing couples' visions to life. Her ability to problem-solve and think on her feet ensures that every wedding runs smoothly. But what truly sets Rheanna apart is her empathetic and compassionate nature. She truly cares about each couple and their special day, and it shows in the beautiful and memorable weddings she creates.
On-Site Coordinator & Decorator
Kira has recently discovered her love for planning events, but we think she’s always had it in her. She has a BFA in Acting from California State University of Fullerton where she has worked on stage and backstage for countless productions. She worked at the Cheesecake Factory for almost a decade up to the management level, but recently left to follow this new passion of event planning and wedding coordination. She loves making dreams come true, and in her down time she’s either reading a good book cuddled with her two cats Desmond and Molly, or catching up on the latest movies with her partner, Joe.
Lauren Holman is new to the events game, but she has been a planner and coordinator all her life. She comes from a VERY big family of nine children (she’s number eight), and so has lots of experience organizing holidays and other events while working with distinct personalities and needs. She has a BA in Theatre Performance and directing, and an MFA in Acting for Film, both from schools whose focus was to develop well-rounded creators, not simply performers. While in school, she was a stage manager, production manager, director, producer, and much more. She has since ventured out to work as a 1st AD on a feature films, where her only job is to make sure each day of filming moves according to the plan. But her passion for creating meaningful moments in art has pushed her to try her hand in events, where she can create meaningful moments in life.