raleigh | durham | cary | chapel hill | BEYOND 

Wedding planning for the modern, sophisticated North Carolina couple.


Simple. Sleek. Timeless.

About us

Meet the team

Kiss stress goodbye with Southern Skies Events!

We are a team of passionate, creative & experienced planners, here to help create your dream day, allowing you to focus on sweet moments with friends & family.

Whether you’re hosting an intimate ceremony or larger than life black-tie affair, let Southern Skies give you an unforgettable event. From the proposal through the send-off, we’re here for you every step of the way. 

We go above & beyond to make sure your guests receive exceptional care from people who are driven to turn your dream into reality.

Emily Ann Photography

Owner, Lead Planner


Dedicated. Expert. Boss Babe.
New dog mom to adopted pup Archer. Lover of all things wedding. Find her at her laptop with a glass of wine, coaching or playing soccer.




Event Sales Extraordinaire

Event Sales Extraordinaire

Event Sales & Planning


Event Sales & Planning

Professional. Sweet. Down to Earth. 
Mom to daughter Brooke. Dog mom to pup Scout. Lover of navy color schemes & hot new trends. Find her spending time with her family & teaching Scout new tricks.

Organized. Genuine. Sunshine.  
Dog mom to rescue pup Zoe. Lover of neutral color palettes & watching kids steal the show with their dance moves. Find her exploring nature with her pup & hubby or laughing with friends.

Passionate. Bubbly. Friend to all. 
Dog mom to rescue pup Cali. Currently planning her own black-tie affair. Lover of timeless & modern mixed wedding traditions. Find her watching true crime shows or decorating her new house. 

Sincere. Positive. Hard-Working. 
Boy mom to Jack & newborn Brian. Cat mom to Camden & Rory. Lover of sports & St. Patrick's Day. Find her hanging with her boys and making others smile with her infectious laugh.

Personable. Kind. 
Mom to a sweet kitten. Lover of colors & blending wedding traditions. Find her at the hospital saving lives (she's a licensed RN!) or spending time in the scenic outdoors.


Event Sales & Planning

Event Sales & Planning

"Jen was AMAZING. We went back and forth between having our originally planned 200 person wedding this September, to postponing, to ultimately a small ceremony in our backyard because of COVID and Jen helped me navigate through all of it. She was amazing with all of her resources and helped re-plan an entirely new event in about 2 months. She was so easy to get ahold of and reached out many times going above and beyond to make everything so stress-free. There's always things you think of later that if you could do over you'd change but choosing Jen & Southern Skies is not one of them! Loved working with her and cannot recommend her enough!"

- Emily & Alex

"I had the best experience using Southern Skies Events for my wedding, I would absolutely recommend using them! Jen is kind and professional, but most importantly she is a great teammate. I had a major vendor issue, and Jen was able to tackle and solve the problem. She is very knowledgeable of the field and supportive. I was so glad to have her there on my wedding day."

- Kelsey & Cody

Lora Gore Photography

Light & Cedar Photography

Photographs by Stephanie

“I was calm and confident on our wedding day, because I knew Jen had made sure it was perfect!”

“Jen is kind and professional, but most importantly she is a great teammate.”

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"We hired Jen from Southern Skies to be our Day of Coordinator, and it was the best decision that we made for our wedding. [...] Jen gave us peace of mind that family wouldn't be worried about the details of the day and we could relax, knowing that our wedding vision would be executed perfectly. Jen's professionalism and attention to detail made our day truly stress free! Southern Skies' services are the best money you can spend on your wedding and yourselves."

- Michael & Erich


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