We create weddings that reflect the beauty of our couples’ stories. No two weddings are the same; instead, we tailor our signature blend of southern hospitality and elevated style to each.
Our passion is working with you and your families to tell the story of how you came to be and why you decided to gather your loved ones at the special spot you have chosen. We do this by curating all the details big and small to create a custom experience that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. We are inspired by the things you adore - the garland that hangs are your family's holiday cabin, that aroma from the candle at the hotel you stayed at during your engagement, the way your grandmother set the table every Sunday - and design an event filled with meaning. We will guide you through the entire process, creating memories throughout the months of planning that culminate in a beautiful start to a new life chapter.
Based in Louisville, Kentucky, we love nothing more than a gorgeous wedding in bluegrass country, but we also love working in unique spaces like a downtown loft too and have produced events all over the country and abroad.
Jaclyn is a born and bred Kentucky girl who can’t remember a time when she wasn’t planning for some kind of gathering. Growing up in a big Lebanese and Syrian family meant that Sunday dinners were a family cornerstone during her childhood and she loved being surrounded by aunts, cousins, brothers, and sisters.
This weekly tradition was the start of a life-long love of celebrations. Jaclyn brings the same warmth and sense of closeness to wedding planning. With an aesthetic that combines old-world heritage and classic styling. Jaclyn is an old soul with a modern spirit.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles, Jaclyn worked in visual merchandising for Anthropologie. When she realized that her design and styling interests extended far beyond store windows, she founded Jaclyn Journey Weddings in 2010 and also now owns an interior design studio – Journey + Jacobs Design Studio – which opened in 2018. She draws on her background and staging experience to set the scene for weddings, crafting unique, stand-out spaces that complement the couple, their families, traditions, and interests.
Jaclyn and her husband, Chris, married in 2011 and have a son, Kit Thomas. She loves classic movies, long dinners with friends and family, good wine, and traveling.