Meet Us

Think of us as the directors and producers of your wedding, from the early planning stages through the execution of your celebration. We are diligent, we are perfectionists, and we pursue excellence in all that we do.

Our purpose goes beyond managing the logistics and all that takes place behind the scenes. We believe the foundation for a successful event is built on communication, trust, and respect. We cherish the relationships and friendships formed with our couples and their families and consider it a privilege to be asked to plan such a memorable event in one’s life.


Kathie has always had an admiration for planning parties and events, whether corporate, for friends or personal. Her journey into wedding planning began after assisting with her son’s wedding nine years ago. A longtime friend in the wedding industry suggested she channel her creative talents and passion for planning into a full-time career. With that, Side By Side Weddings was born. Kathie handles every occasion in a highly organized and professional manner and has the innate ability to maintain a level of calm in stressful situations. Planning a large event can often times be hectic, but Kathie navigates through the challenges with patience, kindness and ease.


With a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management from the University of Florida, Jacqui began her professional career planning corporate events in MLB. After working alongside Kathie on several occasions, she quickly realized planning weddings was her forte. In addition to having an eye for refined aesthetics and the extraordinary ability to multitask, she prides herself in meticulously handling every last detail to perfection, leaving nothing unnoticed.

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