Meet Rochelle of R&J Events
Detail-Oriented • Light-Hearted • Collaborative
who is R&J?
some of my favorites
Coffee, at least until it’s wine-time
Carbs in any shape or form
(almost nothing goes untouched)
It’s an all-inclusive, high-end experience for busy and overwhelmed couples who still desire to create an unforgettable celebration. And most of all, it’s an experience aimed at injecting some fun back into wedding planning.
Let’s face it: Wedding planning can seriously be a full-time job (and one that you’re not getting paid to do). Maybe you’re also fed up with people telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. And Pinterest, while beautiful, isn’t giving you the answers you need.
Working with me not only guarantees a huge weight off your shoulders, but also someone who will listen, collaborate, and guide you. From the initial consultation all the way until the last beat the DJ drops, you will have a trusted professional by your side who will see your vision through to the end.
After graduating college and moving to Houston, I landed a job in commercial property management. It was with this job that I learned everything about planning events: From contract negotiation, to how to quickly problem-solve, to effective layouts.
And while I enjoyed my time there, I didn’t quite feel fulfilled. It wasn’t until I was (lovingly) coerced into helping plan my sister’s wedding that I realized how different weddings could be, and it was really the emotional element that pulled me in. After helping her plan, I thought maybe I wanted to be a wedding planner.
I took a year to learn about the intricacies of weddings and I’ll be honest — I wasn’t fully confident I could do it (it is a ton of work!). But after a lot of research, education, and working with mentors, I decided to take the leap and say “I do” to what is now R&J Events.
When I first started planning, I knew I was in my element. It felt natural to work with so many amazing, inspiring, and adoring couples. However, I quickly noticed a pattern. Couple after couple were coming to me saying they felt like they were drowning in a seemingly never-ending to-do list.
The Journey That Led R&J Events to You
But what are the couples saying?
This is why R&J Events exist —to guide and reassure couples through what is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of their life.
Grew up in New York and North Carolina
Earned my Bachelor’s degree in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains
Moved to Houston with the hubs in 2016
Fell in love with planning and executing weddings and other events
Started R&J Events
I always strive to upkeep my education about the industry, planning techniques, and best business practices. You could say I’m a bit of a wedding nerd, but it’s all to accomplish what matters most: Creating a positive and productive experience for my clients.