Meet Team Stella
We have 3 professional event planners and 3 event assistants on staff and we absolutely love what we do! Our team can assist with multiple weddings each weekend, so please contact us for availability and to set up a complimentary consultation
Owner & Lead Planner
Hi, I’m Jessica! I’m a lover of all things sparkly, a huge fan of cherry almond cupcakes, ORGANIZED to a fault & a self-proclaimed Workaholic. I love to laugh and I’m obsessed with weddings. But more importantly, I’m obsessed with helping couples create a unique, one of a kind wedding, while also helping them to keep their sanity (and actually enjoy their engagement!) I’m a born people-pleaser and I love the thrill of finding someone the perfect linen, putting together a flawless timeline, or helping someone track down the perfect detail to complete their day.
My favorite part of the wedding day is the end of the night when we get to hug the bride & groom---I love seeing countless hours of planning turn into a successful, seamless event! I tear up during ceremonies, I’m a sucker for a good first dance song, and above all, I absolutely LOVE what I do!
I have a degree in public relations and have had my hand in planning events since 2002. Since opening Stella Event Design in 2007, I’ve helped over 100 amazing couples plan weddings along the lake shore!
Hi, I’m Holden, I love weddings for the little moments that capture the spirit of the day and
the love that surrounds the couple. I'm extremely organized and scheduled and I live for my Google calendars. I love Tiramisu, fine wines and I'd love to see luxurious
fur coats make a comeback! Prior to joining Stella Event Design, I worked with Equality Michigan planning large events such as Motor City Pride.
I have an eclectic style that combines everything from vintage and
lace to rhinestones and glam. My favorite colors are black or purple, my favorite wedding cake flavor is white
chocolate with raspberries and my guilty pleasure is dessert & wine pairings from a really nice restaurant--I love food!
In my spare time I enjoy shopping, trying new restaurants and going to concerts. When I'm not planning weddings I also play the piano, and am trained as an organist, playing at St. Marks in Grand Rapids on a regular basis.
Mary Beth George
Hello there! I’m Mary (known to some as Beth) and I’m a funny, flan-loving event planner! I’ve been working with Stella Event Design since 2008 and I love the thrill of helping couples plan their perfect day! I love weddings because they represent all that we want to be a part of—love, unity, beauty and family. My mothers pearl ring is my prized possession, and I adore sushi, raspberries, rain storms and confetti cake. If I could plan a celebrity wedding, I would help Justin Bieber tie the knot (but I have a feeling I’ll be waiting a while!)
I have a degree in counseling from Great Lakes Christian College and a passion for working with people. When I’m not at a wedding you can find me relaxing in my hammock, reading, or spending time with my husband BJ and son Liam!