Considered one of the top wedding planners in the nation and founder of Weddings Unique, Heather is dedicated to providing the highest level of client service, detailed perfection and flawless execution. With fifteen years of experience in consulting, planning, designing and producing over 1,500 weddings in Florida and around the world, Heather has the ability to go well beyond the traditional role of a wedding planner and offer extensive knowledge and access to world class locations, venues and vendor relationships.
Heather is one of only 20 nationwide Master Bridal Consultants designated by the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and also an active member of the International Association of Event Specialists (ISES) while currently pursing the certification as a prestigious Special Event Professional (CSEP).
Heather frequently travels, speaks and conducts media interviews. She has been seen on hit TV shows including The Style Network's "Married Away" and "Who's Wedding Is It Anyway", Platinum Weddings, E!, iVillage Live!, Inside Edition, The Learning Channel, The Daily Buzz, FOX News and Lifetime TV's "Get Married". Her regular contributions appear in the pages of InStyle, People, Grace Ormonde, The Knot, Elegant Bride, Brides, Bridal Guide, Destination I Do, Central Florida Bride, Orlando Leisure, and Orlando Style with a monthly column. Her point of view and tips on trends and all things wedding have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Business Journal and Copley News Service. Find her expertise online as the ongoing Central Florida Expert at The Knot.com.
Heather is married with two children.
Prior to joining the Weddings Unique team, Linda founded her own wedding and event planning company, Simply Soirée, Inc., in 2001 and operated till 2010.
A native from New Orleans, Louisiana, Linda brings warmth and soul to all her events.
With over 13 years experience in the wedding and special event industry, Linda's background includes restaurant management and director of catering. Linda has held the prestige position of Events Director for Bank of America, where she planned, executed and managed all in-house and field events and projects for the Central Florida Region. She later showcased her talents with Sterling Events, a premier meeting planning company in North Carolina. At Sterling Events, she had the privilege of traveling across the nation, planning and executing large conferences, trade shows, mult-day seminars and very special events – including a Luau in Maui, Hawaii for 800 guests. Linda has also coordinated events for many major corporations including WESH television, Fiserv, House of Blues and Universal Studios Florida. She has even booked talent & produced concerts.
Before moving to Orlando, Florida in 1990. Linda also danced a few steps with Fred Astaire (Dance Studios) – as both an instructor and producer of their annual extravaganzas and has choreographed special waltzes for many weddings.
Linda is a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and is also a contributing writer for the magazine as well as on the planning committee for the organizations 2007 and 2008 annual conference. She has also been a featured guest for the "Ask A Professional" segments on a local radio station and has appeared on TV45 as a professional wedding consultant. Linda is also a founding member of the nonprofit D.A.R.T. (Disaster Aid Response Team) ministry that was formed in 2005 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and is now certified and a part of the CERT (community emergency response team) program. She is also very involved in local stage show productions.
Shanna graduated from the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management with a degree in Event Management. Her thirteen year background in hospitality and catering has given her extensive food and beverage knowledge. Prior to Weddings Unique, Shanna coordinated various weddings, social galas, and corporate events by working closely with clients to design their perfect event. She is passionate about design and décor and enjoys organizations on the verge of transformation and the leading edge. Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, Shanna spends her spare time reading Food & Wine magazines, while hanging out with her wonderful puppy Giggsy, a shih-poo, and her fiance Josh.
A uniquely creative and multi-talented marketing professional, Jessica delivers a fresh and dynamic approach to her clients. Her diverse areas of expertise include art direction, creative concepting, graphic design, copywriting, and production coordination. As a seasoned wedding professional, Jessica has extensive experience designing custom stationery suites including; programs, menus, invitations and other large scale event projects.
Jessica is passionate about the arts and finds her design inspiration in unexpected places. Striving to stay current on today's trends, she can often be found perusing a design or fashion publication. Jessica holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Central Florida and is a new mom to her daughter Taylor.