Jodi Hugging the Bride


Jodi Raphael

Throughout my life, whenever there was a homecoming or family birthday, for me, it became a good excuse for a party. That love of a celebration is what drew me to this business.  It’s a joy to help my clients celebrate some of the most important people and moments in their lives. –Jodi     


“Lights, camera, action!” These are the words that have marked my career, my first job as a television producer coordinating the myriad details of a live daily show. The transition to event planning was a natural one. I started JRE more than 20 years ago after working alongside some of the very best in the event planning industry. Over the years our business has grown, but what has remained constant is our uniquely personal approach to planning your event. We have been honored with multiple awards from The Knot and Wedding Wire and have received accolades from some of the industry’s most prestigious publications. I’m delighted and honored by this, but what matters most to me, is the way each bride or mitzvah family or 50-year couple feels as their event unfolds and the lasting memories are created. Connected. Inspired. Engaged. We take those words to heart with every event we plan.

From choosing a venue to making menu selections, our team is with you every step along the planning path so that the details reflect the emotion and ambiance you desire. Whether your event is simple or elaborate, whether celebrating those with a lifetime ahead of them or those who have shared a lifetime together, it is your opportunity to celebrate with family, friends and colleagues – to turn your vision into reality.

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