Hello! I am very excited to welcome you to the Jen Leslie Events blog! This is where I’ll be sharing all things events, from what to wear to your next party to great ideas for easy DIY wedding decor – you’ll find it all here! I promise that everything you find on this blog will be trendy, cute, and stylish, and will hopefully inspire ideas for your wedding or next event.
Since this is our inaugural post I wanted to share with you a little bit about myself and how Jen Leslie Events came to be. My name is Jen and for the last five years I have been a corporate event planner, and a couple years ago I expanded my experience to include weddings and private parties. I love event planning because I love working with people. It is such a thrill to see others enjoying an experience I helped create. I love the adrenaline rush that comes from perfecting the final details and managing the logistics, which tie together the entire event. As for weddings, meeting a couple at that pivotal moment in their relationship and getting to know their friends and family is what makes weddings so much fun to be a part of! Plus, I am able to bring experience and knowledge to someone who may be overwhelmed, lost, and looking for clear guidance on their big day. Realizing that wedding and event planning has become my passion, I began to develop Jen Leslie Events and as of today, it is officially open for business!
The name Jen Leslie comes from my first and middle name. I decided to use my middle name because it is a name deeply rooted in my family. My grandmother’s maiden name was Leslie and she gave it to my mother as a middle name, who gave it to me for my middle name. Then my parents decided they liked ‘Leslie’ so much that they gave it to my younger sister as her first name. I love how it connects us all and I plan on passing the name ‘Leslie’ down to my own daughter someday, granted I don’t have all boys!
This is me and my amazing husband, Brett, on our wedding day two years ago. We were married outdoors in October and scored one of the few amazing days that the Pacific Northwest offers in late fall.
Brett and I love to travel and spend time outdoors. We recently returned from two weeks in Thailand where we went scuba diving, rock climbing and explored the country. It was one of the best trips we have ever taken! Now we are back in the swing of things and I am focusing on growing Jen Leslie Events and sharing my ideas for inspiration with you here on the blog. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for reading!