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. As a little girl, I would always help my mother with company events, help my church with senior dinners and always find ways to host an event for family and friends. 

While there were many moments in my life that could have led me into the world of event planning, nothing changed my perspective like planning my own wedding in 2016. 

I quickly realized that we needed more planners who truly believe that love is love and everyone deserves to have an amazing wedding day. 


From that moment, I gained my first event planning certification. I then became an International Wedding Planning Professional (IWPP) through QC Event School and founded Janna Simone Weddings and Events. Since then, I have become a Certified Timeline Genius!


A few fun facts about me...

 I love to sing

My favorite TV shows are 911 and All American

My favorite food is mac & cheese

I LOVE customized coffee mugs 

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. I provided assistance with design concept and styling. I also provide first level assistance to the lead planner of your event. 

A few fun facts about me...

I love music

Custom phone cases are my thing 

I LOVE Nipsey Hussle

"J" is my nickname

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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 it is 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.

While My 11-year background in customer service provides me with great skills such as effective communication, time management, conflict resolution, and reliability, it is my creativity, knowledge, integrity, and care that allows me to be successful in my role as your wedding planner. With trends constantly changing, it is my duty to keep myself up to date. I am constantly looking for ways to educate myself and improve the services that I offer to my couples.   -Janna

Are we a great fit? 

To ensure that we provide our couples with exceptional service, JSWE accepts a limited number of weddings and events per year. We pride ourselves on working with the best fit celebrants.  You are an ideal celebrant for JSWE if: 

  •  You have a warm and inviting personality

  • You understand the true value of a Wedding and Event Planner 

  • You appreciate convenience  and expertise.

  • You respond to communication in a timely manner 

  • You are respectful and courteous throughout the planning process 

  • You want to hire licensed and insured vendors 

  • You have a minimum wedding budget of $30,000.00