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BRIANNA KOURI

As a bride living afar in Ireland, the thought of planning a wedding in Florida felt like a daunting task. It seemed like a mission impossible until we crossed paths with the extraordinary team at JMEP. With their unparalleled expertise and unwavering dedication, JMEP transformed what could have been my biggest nightmare into an unforgettable journey that far exceeded our wildest dreams.
From the very first moment I connected with Jennifer, I knew we were embarking on something truly special. Her expertise and dedication radiated through every interaction as she meticulously grasped every detail of our vision, all while conquering the challenge of planning from across the ocean. Jennifer not only understood our vision but our preferences and the unique situation of planning from a different country. Throughout the entire process, Jennifer's professionalism and warmth enveloped us like a comforting hug. She was not just a planner; she became our trusted confidante and partner in crafting the perfect day.  But what truly sets Jennifer apart is her meticulous attention to detail. Nothing slipped past her eagle eye, ensuring that every aspect of our wedding was flawless. From managing timelines to coordinating with vendors, she flawlessly handled it all, allowing my husband and me to relax and savor every moment of our special day. Despite the distance, Jennifer made sure not a single aspect of the wedding was overlooked. They not only met but exceeded every expectation, turning our day into a flawless 10 out of 10 affair. Whether you're planning from near or far, this remarkable team will not only bring your vision to life but surpass it in ways you never thought possible. JMEP, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for bringing the wedding of our dreams to life and for being an integral part of it every step of the way. 

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JULIE SMITH

Jenn is AMAZING, one of a kind! I hired JMEP to help me with the overwhelming task of planning a Celebration of Life for my recently deceased husband. Jenn was super easy to work with and has incredible ideas and taste. She is assertive, but so likable and caring. I could not have done this without her and will be using her and her team for my kids’ future weddings!

I had already chosen the venue, a menu & music, but Jenn and her team jumped in to help me with everything else. She created a partial custom party package which included creating & sending a save the date and then later the official evite, customized a floorplan, coordinated furniture, linens, flowers, drapes, lighting, a videographer, attended walk-throughs of the event space, meetings with the DJ, and procured beautiful custom memory photo walls. She and Megan were on-site on the night of my event to make sure everything ran smoothly. I have not stopped receiving compliments about how elegant and respectful the space turned out and how wonderful the evening was to honor my husband. It was even better than I had hoped for.

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MICHELLE JOHNES

Trust me, it's worth it!
Everyone feels the same when looking at planning a wedding. The result of using Jenn was....
It's all getting done, no need to get stressed to remember things, she will.
Appointments quick and easy, you won't even realize you're planning a wedding.

COMPLETE TRUST IN HOW IT TURNS OUT. Jenn will NOT put her name to anything that is less than fantastic. She understood what I was looking for with a few pictures and one conversation. We were getting worried we weren't going to be able to get our dream wedding planned. I stressed out more before I found Jen and started planning then I ever did actually planning it.

Best choice in our planning was calling her. I now have a memory of a magical day, and the never ending compliments from friends and family.

Love Notes

Step into the world of love stories brought to life with JMEP. Our testimonials page is a treasure trove of heartfelt experiences shared by couples who entrusted us with their special day. From enchanting destination weddings to intimate celebrations, these testimonials offer a glimpse into the joy, beauty, and seamless execution that define the JMEP experience. Join us in celebrating the love stories we've had the honor to be a part of and discover why our clients rave about their unforgettable journeys with JMEP.

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HOVIG MELKONIAN

Guys – make sure your bride to be has a wedding planner. And for those of you lucky enough to work with Jennifer at Jennifer Matteo Event Planning, you will be all set!

Jennifer was incredibly detailed, thorough and exceptional to work with. As many guys believe, once we pop the question, we’re practically done right? Being engaged was really the end of anything I needed to think about. When people would ask me, “how’s the wedding planning going?”, I would respond, “my wedding will be my surprise party.”

But okay – let me tell you, it was not only the best party of my life but the best weekend of my life and JMEP is to thank. We live in New York City and Jennifer and her team from the very beginning understood my bride’s vision and helped execute it without us feeling like we needed to even be in Florida. I was most impressed with the attention to detail and creativity in every aspect of the celebration. With every wedding there could be hiccups but Jennifer was there the entire time and addressed anything that came up in real time without us even knowing it was going on. For us, the day flowed seamlessly, and we were able to enjoy every moment without a worry in the world, thanks to the meticulous planning, execution and being there for us.

We have received countless compliments from our guests about the beauty of the venue, the smoothness of the event, and the overall magical atmosphere. All credit goes to Jennifer and her amazing team.

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LAUREN HITCHEN

Jennifer Matteo, and team are absolutely outstanding!! Highly recommend. Jennifer and her team are the best, and so attentive and the attention to details is the best in the industry. I have met with and interviewed many planners, and I am so glad I chose Jennifer Matteo, and her team over everyone else in the industry. I could go on... The team is outstanding.

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As a wedding vendor in the Sarasota area who works with many planners, I love the JMEP vibe. They are relaxed and fun and they get the job done beautifully without being uptight. I don’t think the average person realizes how much goes into planning a wedding and then the day of execution of a wedding. It’s massive. I love how the JMEP team stays calm even when the inevitable surprises come up.

If you want a creative force, on-trend and never boring, and a team on site that will be cool and collected, this is a great fit.

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JAYA AND ALEX

I don't even know how to begin this review because JMEP was incredible start to finish. Due to COVID, this was my 3rd time planning and now in a different state. Long distance planning is tough to say the least and the JMEP team was there every step of the way reassuring us that the weekend will be incredible.

Our wedding weekend was a Catholic Cuban and South Asian fusion weekend with so many different elements and the team did not miss once. The team was on every call with vendors guiding us on what would be best while keeping in mind our budget. Special shout out to Ana Mendez who is such a sweetheart with a calm and friendly presence and was the main contact throughout the process. Bella was present throughout the weekend and Jennifer was present on the final wedding day, and those ladies too were phenomenal.

The team always made sure the immediate families were okay, the bride and groom were fed/hydrated and they had great communication with our many vendors. Best decision was hiring this team!! Best weekend of our lives!

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ELIZABETH ENGRASSIA

JMEP was exactly what we were looking for when we started to plan our destination wedding in Florida. My now husband & I are both from New York and knew immediately that we were going to need the guidance and support from a professional down in Florida to help us make all of our wedding decisions.

Jennifer & her entire team were super patient with all our questions during the process. She has so many connections in the industry and I completely trusted her with each of her recommended vendor selections for us and our vision. I couldn't have been happier with the incredible team of professionals that made my wedding day so seamless & special. A special shout-out to Ana out of her Tampa office - she was so sweet and down to earth. I had a lot of changes all the way up until the day before the wedding due to covid, and she handled everything so gracefully and took all of the stress off of me!

Thank you JMEP for a dream wedding, we are forever grateful.

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HALEY TAYLOR

The easiest and best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Jennifer Matteo and her team. Not only is Jenn and her team incredibly talented, they’re amazing human beings and so much fun to work with. 

JMEP made the whole process of planning our wedding fun and stress free. From every vendor they recommended, to the show table(s), to every small detail, everything was so amazing!! I’m sure I wasn’t the easiest client they’ve had - I was the annoying bride that changed everything twice- but they never made me feel short of amazing. I can’t get over of how perfect our wedding day was, all thanks to Jenn, Bridgette, and the rest of the team. 

We love JMEP and will find another reason to hire them again soon. Thank you - we are forever grateful!

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HALEY REESE

The easiest and best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Jennifer Matteo and her team. Not only is Jenn and her team incredibly talented, they’re amazing human beings and so much fun to work with. JMEP made the whole process of planning our wedding fun and stress-free. From every vendor they recommended to the show table(s), to every small detail, everything was so amazing!! I’m sure I wasn’t the easiest client they’ve had - I was the annoying bride who changed everything twice- but they never made me feel short of amazing. I can’t get over how perfect our wedding day was, all thanks to Jenn, Bridgette, and the rest of the team. We love JMEP and will find another reason to hire them again soon. Thank you - we are forever grateful!

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CHRISTINE & BLAKE

Jenn and her team are amazing! We had a perfect wedding day and we couldn’t have done it without them. From the first phone call to clean up after the wedding, they were there to take care of all the small details, answer questions, help guests and our families, and so much more.

Special shout out to Jenn, Ana, and Haley who were on site for the big day - thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! You were wonderful and made our day stress-free. We received many compliments from family and friends on your professionalism and can’t thank you enough!

Blake and I would 100% recommend Jenn and her team to anyone planning a wedding.

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Jenn and her team were fantastic! I know almost nothing about getting married or being a bride- and lucky for me, I found Jenn! Jenn and her team were hands-on with everything. They even helped us find some amazing vendors! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding. Everything turned out truly amazing, every detail was carefully thought out and things I would have never even considered, she made sure were perfect. I would absolutely recommend Jenn and her team.

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KIRI STEWART

Jennifer and her team helped me throw the cutest Formula One first birthday party for my son. They did exactly what I needed, took charge hiring all of the right vendors and organizing the entire event. The party turned out fabulous, and was exactly what we envisioned. Can’t wait to work with Jennifer again!

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JUDY SMITH

We are so grateful for Jennifer and her team who made the wedding weekend for Kate and Lyle so special at the Jubilee Estate. We hosted a Friday Welcome Party which was all White and fabulous, the Saturday Wedding was magical with no detail spared, and the Sunday Brunch and Pool Party was the perfect ending to the best weekend ever.
Everything was spectacular and just what we wanted. Jennifer and her team ensured everything was perfect. Their expertise, attention to detail, and total management of each day allowed for a carefree weekend that was beyond our expectations. Jennifer’s recommendations for catering, florists, photography, music, and rentals were all first class. So sad to see it end. Absolutely Fabulous!

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Jennifer and her team excel in event design. They were able to bring my vision to life, and were a great sounding board for decisions and guided me to timeless selections. Meetings with Jennifer and Megan were always fun! Megan knocked it out of the park day of - she easily managed a pop up rain shower during dinner, and got the event back on track as quickly as possible. She was so sweet and professional, and a joy to have running our special day!

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