My name is JoAnna Dee Bayliss. I'm grew up in the sweet town of Sheboygan, Wisconsin where I married my high school sweetheart Brandon! Together we lived our our college glory days at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. We met some of our very best friends there! (Indy holds a special place in my heart).
After graduation we spent three years on the East coast in Washington, D.C. Our favorite weekend explorations included Virginia wineries, mountain climbing in West Virginia, and exploring the food and art at Eastern Market.
Now, my husband and I reside in South Texas right by South Padre Island! We are loving everything Texas has to offer... and being 15 min away from the beach isn't too shabby ;)
I believe in forehead kisses and holding hands. I believe in getting lost on the dance floor. I believe in tears of joy and belly laughs for days. These are the precious moments you want to soak in on your wedding day.
I'm a creative, hands on wedding planner who works with couples to help make their love story come to life. From designing a dreamy reception, to day-of coordination, I have your back on handling all of the important details.
One of my favorite resources that I share with my bride is an online collaboration and planning tool called Aisle Planner. It makes the planning process fun! Everything from budget and guest list tracking, to timeline prep is there for us to keep on track and plan with ease.
I love to work with brides who are:
- beaming with excitement for their wedding day
- ready to personalize their wedding to match their love story
- able to roll with the day
- and who's heart pitter patters at the thought of peonies! (sigh)
I'm here to make your once in a lifetime event as memorable and romantic as can be!
When I was a little girl, my family and I adopted a German Grandpa, Opa, and took him in as our own. Over the years we got to know his family very well and were delighted to receive an invitation to celebrate the marriage of his grandson Carl, to his sweetheart Lauren. It was the very first wedding I can remember attending.
The bride looked absolutely angelic as she glided down the aisle. Their wedding embodied beauty, grace, and love and seemed like it was straight from a fairy tale. Right as the dancing portion of the reception was underway, the groom came to our table to visit with us. Right before he left, he kneeled down to me and said, one day your prince charming will come… and that was it… he planted the seed for my love of weddings.
Proud as a Peach
I've worked with some AMAZING couples across the country... and fun fact...the majority were out of state weddings! It is such a treat went wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty and WedLuxe features the weddings I worked on. I'm so glad I get to share them with you!