The Dream Team


Wedding season is in full swing here at Jane Rae Events and we could not be more excited about it!! We clearly have a passion for weddings, from the moment the bride walks down the aisle, to the final dance - we are giddy to take on every detail. Our team works tirelessly to ensure that every (seemingly) minor detail is accounted for. While simply knowing this fact about our team may be enough for some people, we think that it’s essential for every bride and groom and their families to know who they are working with. Personal connection is crucial in life. We love to run our business with relationships at the center. So, with that being said… please let me introduce you to our extraordinarily talented team!!!


Katie Murphy

First up, we have our fearless leader, Katie Murphy! This gal is without a doubt the brightest light on our team. She truly cares for people and works night and day (literally) to ensure that each bride and groom feel cared for and heard. Her laugh is contagious, her problem solving skills are to another level, and her ability to look at a space and automatically know exactly how to make it look like a fairytale is unmatched.

What was your favorite memory from a wedding you have attended?

“I have to be slightly bias and say a couple moments from the best day of my life - my wedding day! I remember hitting the end of the aisle and Matt (my husband) and I just looked at each other with so many emotions. Love, excitement, relief (that the vows were done), happiness, and gratefulness. Second moment I have to say, would be at the reception when Matt and I said our thank you. I am behind the scenes for a reason, speaking in front of people is not my thing! But! Looking out at all the people who were there to celebrate with us... I have never been so thankful.”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) Seeing that the little things do matter. Efforts & details large & small make a difference. They come together to create one big event! (2) I love being a part of the good in all people. At a wedding, there is so much love and celebration & it warms my heart to be a part of the team to make that happen. (3) I truly love bringing people together. Our lives are so busy & on a wedding day all the family & friends near & far come together for a grand party. A memory to have forever.”
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Ashley Maturan

Next up, we have Ashley Maturan. How can one accurately describe Ashley? She’s always there to cheer people up, somehow has a positive attitude about absolutely everything, and is one of the hardest workers we have ever seen. She is someone who truly never backs down from a challenge.

What is your favorite moment at a wedding?

“Seeing the bride and groom’s family and friends and how happy they are for the couple. I think that is a beautiful picture of community which is what relationships are all about.”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) Weddings are constantly full of excitement. (2) I get to be super creative during the planning and decorating process. (3) The couples and families we get to work with are just fun to be around!”
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Haley Rippert

Next, there’s Haley Rippert. Haley is a special nugget at Jane Rae Events. She consistently brings us to tears laughing about some ridiculous story she’s telling. Haley is bold and thoughtful and her attention to detail is what makes her perfect for this industry. Our team would not be the same without her bubbly personality.

What was your favorite memory from a wedding you have attended?

“My favorite memory from a wedding was at a close friend’s dance and Keith (my boyfriend) and my favorite song at the time came on and we ended up taking over the dance floor! So fun!”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) I love design! I’ve always enjoyed designing and decorating various things and found that I really enjoy putting together centerpieces and table arrangements. (2) The people. Every once in awhile there are clients that really stick with me and they’re the kind that make it so fun! They’re very excited and grateful and that makes our jobs more enjoyable! (3) The finished product! The process can get a bit messy but at the end it’s so rewarding to see the way things turn out and work together!”
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Rachel Qualm

Next up is Rachel Qualm. Rachel brings life and laughter into every situation. She is so filled with joy that you can’t help but be happy when she is around. She is always ready with an encouraging word or some killer dance moves, she makes everything a celebration!!

What was your favorite memory from a wedding you have attended?

“My all-time favorite memory has to be from my own wedding. There was a part during the ceremony where my husband messed up the vows and I started laughing uncontrollably...which means I snort loudly at the same time. Our ceremony was probably the least serious wedding I’ve ever been to (which was perfect for us). My favorite part of any wedding is the dance. I love to dance as ridiculous as possible in order to make others feel comfortable to get on the dance floor as well. There is so much joy in dancing like no one is watching….even when they are in fact watching.”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) Being able to come alongside people on the most important day of their lives and make everything they ever dreamed of come true. It’s an honor to be able to make that happen for people. (2) Working with all types of families. Every day we get the opportunity to experience different personalities, unique styles, etc. I love being in an industry where I never know who is going to walk through the door. (3) Setting up the event. I love being able to put an entire wedding together from ceremony to reception and see the vision we’ve been creating for months and months actually come to life."
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We have 4 interns with us this summer. Here’s what they had to say about weddings and the industry we are blessed to be a part of:

Elsie

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

“I love love looove the father daughter dance! I also like seeing the ‘something borrowed, something new, something blue’ that the bride and groom incorporate!”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) I love that the wedding industry allows me to be creative. (2) I love that I can take the stress away from the bride and grooms big day. (3) I love how every day is different and how no client is the same!”
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Jennie

What was your favorite memory from a wedding you have attended?

“My favorite moment at a wedding was at my sisters wedding during the reception - I was walking around upstairs and looked down at everyone enjoying the people/venue/food and feeling that sense of accomplishment as I watched all our hard work pay off.”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) All the details and planning!!! (2) Getting to use my problem solving skills (3) Getting to make a brides dream become reality.
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Jordan

What is your favorite part of a wedding?

“My favorite moment at a wedding is when a bride walks down the aisle and watching the reaction of the person giving them away and the groom. It's such a special moment that always bring tears to my eyes.”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) I love weddings! They are such a special time for everyone involved and I get to be a small part of making the special day happen. (2) Weddings are so pretty! Each wedding is so unique and it's interesting to see how each one has their own personal touch. (3) Since every wedding is unique, my day to day looks so different. One day I could be helping with linens, the next in a design meeting or packing."
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Maddie

What was your favorite memory from a wedding you have attended?

“My favorite part of my cousins wedding was at the ceremony. They each had a jar filled with a different color of sand once the pastor said some things they poured both of their colors into one jar to make it one. This to me was a very special moment because it is something that they will be able to have for the rest of their life to symbolize the promise they made that day!”

What are your top 3 favorite things about being in the wedding industry?

“(1) It allows me to be strategic and problem solve. Not everything is going to be perfect and that’s okay! When problems come up I love finding solutions to fix them. (2) Everyone deserves one day where they don’t have to worry about anything and can relax. One day that they have only dreamed about! (3) The fact that I can help make those dreams a reality is truly why I value about  being in the wedding industry.
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Well, there you have it folks! That’s our team and that’s why we love what we do. YOU make our job what it is. Thank you for allowing us to do what our hearts were made for and thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day. We can never say enough thank you-s.

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XOXO,

The JR Team