Janna Parrish

Owner | Lead Certified Planner

I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina where I later moved to Raleigh with my spouse, Jasmine. I developed my passion for planning events when I planned my first beach trip for my family. From there, I volunteered with my mother at company events and found any reason to host a family or friends gathering at my home. 

I pursued my dreams, gained my first event planning certification through Ashworth, became an International Wedding Planning Professional (IWPP) and founded Janna Simone Weddings and Events in 2019. Since then, I have become and I am a Certified Timeline Genius and I am always applying myself to new wedding & event planning education. I love to sing, my favorite food is mac & cheese and I LOVE customized coffee mugs and wine glasses!

Jasmine Parrish

Lead Assistant

I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. I am the Lead Assistant for weddings and special events.  I started in the wedding industry with my wife, Janna. I enjoy being a wedding day assistant because I consider myself to be a very helpful person and a team player.


My primary role is to ensure that the couple remains comfortable on their wedding day. My sense of style allows me to assist with design concepts and assist the couple with wedding day styling. I love music, custom phone cases and pizza!

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Janna, why should I choose Janna Simone Wedding & Events? 

"I plan weddings because LOVE WINS. We are all unique. I believe that everyone will find their lifetime partner no matter your age, race, sexual orientation, size or religious beliefs. Most importantly, I too, have been in your shoes. I know what is it like to have a wedding idea keep you up past midnight, or to feel like it is so complicated to pick out the perfect linen.  My number one goal is to implement strategies I have studied to make your planning process as stress-free as possible. My 9 year background in customer service provides me with effective listening skills, communication skills, time management and resolution skills. I will use these skills to help curate one of the most memorable days of your life! There is no better way to celebrate love than to help you plan your dream wedding!" -Janna