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About 

SJE is a national event planning and design firm. Inspired by people, we believe that any celebration should be rooted in the story and personality of the client. We believe in the balance of grand gestures and quiet moments. In simple details and transformative experiences. Our focus is on creating events with good design that tell a story with quality products that leave your guests with a lasting memory.

Event Philosophy

Events are a celebration of people. Our fondest memories are rooted in our shared experiences with the people we surround ourselves with. These joyful celebrations are a time to gather, whether at a celebration of two lives coming together, a new life, or a special milestone.  It is time to be present in the moment and to create and cherish memories for a lifetime.


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About Samantha

Lover of gardening, good shoes, home cooked meals, and hand-crafted products. Born in the suburbs of Chicago, she is a Midwest girl at heart. She is easy to work with and enjoys cultivating a creative community with clients and other businesses. Gathering friends and family around a table to share a meal is one of her greatest pleasures. From time to time she remodels her home, gets her hand dirty in art projects, or cooking up a new recipe. Samantha is also a passionate traveler, lover of adventure, and a forever student of life and the lessons it has for us.

Samantha’s design esthetic is elegant and modern balanced with careful personal details. She is inspired by traveling and fashion while designing for the senses through colors, textures, and lighting. She takes a collaborative approach and likes to be challenged to think outside the box. She started planning corporate events in 2011 and has expanded to include weddings, social events, and corporate affairs.

Her work has been featured in Green Wedding Shoes, Mingle Magazine, Magnolia Rouge Magazine, Modern Luxury, Long Island Bride and Groom, Artfully Wed and more.