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Jill Michelle Atkinson bio


Jill was born and raised at the shore in South Jersey. She started her career in wedding and event planning in a party retail store at 16 years old. She then went on to attend college at the University of South Florida, to study Physical Wellness and Gerantology. Shortly after, she moved to The Florida Keys and has now been in The Keys for 16 years. Jill entered into the wedding world as soon as she arrived. She had no idea that her passion was in the wedding industry until she started working on events and realized that her handy mechanical skills actually come to play when designing a wedding. She loves to work with the square footage of a space to customize the set up that will work best for an event.
Jill is also an officiate/Reverend and works closely with each of her couples to customize each of the ceremonies that she performs. She loves details and exudes an energy that just does not quit! If something breaks, her passion is not to say “no” but to fix it on the spot. Jill loves the energy of a wedding. The ability to service all aspects of a wedding with her own product, allows her to see every detail from beginning of the planning to the end.


Jill is very blessed to have been  published in DYI Magazine, Style me pretty, Borrowed and Blue and The Floridian magazine. Weddings just make her smile.


Favorite Quote: “Keep looking up that is the secret of Life”
Favorite Wedding Gown Designer: Vera Wang
Favorite Shoe Designer: Justin’s Boots
Dream Wedding Locale: A Beautiful Lush Garden
Starbucks Order: Not a Coffee Drinker.
Dream Honeymoon Locale: In a cozy Log Cabin, snowed in!
City Crush: Aspen, Colorado
Cocktail of Choice: Captain Morgan and Diet Coke
Favorite Indulgence: My Road  Bike-Lucy
Favorite part of the wedding day: When the groom sees the bride for the first time.
When I'm not planning weddings you will find me: Still Planning Weddings!
Favorite Sweet Treat: Peppermint Patty
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
If I wasn't a wedding planner, I would be: Gerontology Specialist

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