BIO


It has long been a dream of mine to open my own event design firm and a few months ago the time came to do just that. Jolie Fête is my dream come true.

I have been in the event business for a long time. I started my career in 1999 when I did an internship with Marriott International in one of their hotel's Sales and Catering offices. I decided from there on out that I wanted to pursue event planning for life.

Since then, I have been one busy girl. After my internship I graduated from college and began working for Marriott again in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was an administrative assistant who worked her way up to senior management in a matter of two years.

When my husband and I moved back home to Washington, DC I took an event manager position at the Georgetown University Conference Hotel by Marriott and was promoted to a senior event manager in one year. I had an opportunity there to work with the most amazing people and to work on some incredible events. Georgetown gave me the opportunity to work with people such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Prince Charles, First Lady Laura Bush, Henry Kissinger, and many other public figures and celebrities. My background working with high profile events and people has provided an invaluable experience managing a diverse array of events.

When my husband was accepted to medical school in Arizona we moved to the desert where I took a position as a senior catering sales manager at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. I specialized in weddings there and furthered my passion for the most important event in people's lives. Weddings are pure magic; that's why I love them.

There are a few things that I know for certain. I love my life, my husband, my family, my dogs, and my friends. I can't live without laughter, great food, traveling, and spending time with the people I love most. I am an incredibly passionate person and I intend to share that passion with all of you.

I love what I do. I love events of all kinds, especially weddings. I have an amazing amount of energy and put a personal touch on EVERYTHING that I do. I am dedicated to my trade and will work harder than anyone to accomplish YOUR event goals. My passion for this business is immeasurable and I can't wait until I can show you what I can do!

XO,
Rachel


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