Owner & Lead Planner
Hi! My name is Jes and I am a wedding planner in the Northern Virginia area. I'm one of those abnormal types who has known what they wanted to do since high school. You can say that it was a calling...or you can say that I had no other extraordinary talents but planning parties, so it was the only way for me to go :) I was set on that track and haven't stopped! Since 2010 I've worked for event coordinators, wedding planners, and catering companies. I’ve gained so much experience on how events run that it prepared me to launch my own company in 2016. I believe in ALWAYS learning, so since then I've gotten a Bachelors degree in Event Management, got wedding planning certified by Kevin Lee and interned for both him and David Tutera in Los Angeles.
I currently live in Centreville VA with my best friends and my cat Gandalf (don't judge my nerd side). I'm a cheeseburger lover, red wine & bourbon drinker, and I always ALWAYS look at the dessert menu first...because I'm a planner and you have to decide these things early! I recently bought a specialty rental company Bride and Joy and opened a 2500 square foot store in Culpeper, VA. Email me to make an appointment to come in to the store and see all of the beautiful things we can offer for your event! Rentals and planning easily go hand in hand. Check out the services tab to see what we can do for your big day. You can also click on the Bride + Joy Rentals tab to browse online.
Weddings are my passion and I have never once said "that's not in my job description" because I do anything to make my bride and groom's day run smoothly. It's led me to some pretty out of the box day-of duties, but I always say BRING IT ON! Your wedding is all about your love and your guest's support of that and I can't wait to start planning your big day!!!
Along with starting Jes Frank Events, I've started a charity that turned 125 years of my family's work in Guatemala into an official non-profit. You can check all of that out at www.raisinggutemala.org. I've been so blessed to be surrounded with the most supportive loved ones I could ask for. I get to live, create, and dream with them. I hope that I can create and dream with you too!