Jeannene Lillie Events


Jeannene Lillie Events


Jeannene Jones-Rupert






Ann Arbor, Michigan


 Ann Arbor

My Story

My journey into wedding and event planning and design always felt inevitable as I was the go-to planner for my family and friends whenever there was an upcoming event or life moment. I remember as early as middle school coordinating beach days with our friend groups and my early spreadsheets prior to excel. This early love and knack for events launched me into committees throughout high school, college, and my professional career; always the one with not only the vision for the event but the binder or clipboard filled with every detail needed! I've always been enamored with moments of gathering; whether they be small dinner parties or large multi-day wedding celebrations. There's just something so special about bringing people together; especially for a wedding which in many ways marks the creation of a new family and legacy! After years of being the unofficial event and wedding planner, I finally decided to take the leap of faith and create my own business, Jeannene Lillie Events! I knew I wanted my business to focus on the intentional process and details that go into planning weddings and events.

Our Services

Jeannene Lillie Events is a wedding and event planning and design company based in Ann Arbor serving couples in Michigan and destinations worldwide. The Jeannene Lillie Events team is committed to planning and designing an intentional wedding that is inspired by your love story!

We absolutely love getting to know you and your personal style so well that we can create an enjoyable wedding planning experience and one-of-a-kind wedding design with your beautiful relationship at its core. If you are dreaming of a wedding filled with sentimental moments and a party that brings all your loved ones together to celebrate, you are in the right place!

We offer the choice between two planning packages for your wedding day: wedding coordination + design and full service wedding planning. We also offer curated planning + styling options for engagement, anniversary, and other photoshoots!


The best day of my life, brought together by the lovely Jeannene! I honestly always forget to write reviews, but I thought that everyone should know just how amazing our wedding day was because of this talented lady and her sidekick. Not only did she field my questions and concerns at random hours of the day, but she helped create my dream wedding at my number 1 dream venue. Her insight and expertise was SO helpful in the stress of planning, and seeing it all put together brought literal tears to my eyes. I kid you not, I cried when I saw the reception space during our reveal!! I’m so thankful we were connected, and I've enjoyed watching her expand her experience to include beautiful designs for her couples. She is so talented and so creative! We are extremely grateful to not only have had her touch on our magical day, but to have also made such a wonderful new friend!! Thank you so much Jeannene, and thanks for also saving my false eyelashes during the reception—yes, she really does it all! - Brooke & Cory

We don't even know where to start when it comes to Jeannene and her team. From day one, she really listened to us and to what we wanted. I used to work in events and love planning and creating my own decor and so when I told her I basically want to create our wedding and then hand it off to her to make it come to life, she just said, "Yes, we can absolutely do that for you!”And that is exactly what happened! She answered all my questions throughout the process without any judgement and with total honesty. She really supported us through every step and then the day of just rocked it! Her and her partner made my vision come true. Some people came to us in the days after and said, "Oh my gosh, were you so stressed when XXX happened?!” And my response was, "When what happened" and that is why JLE is the best decision you can make when planning the most important day of your life. - Rebecca & Kate

One of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding was hiring Jeannene and her team as our wedding coordinator! Jeannene was so kind, knowledgeable, and supportive throughout the whole process. We knew we were in great hands with Jeannene and we truly don’t know what we would have done without her. We had to make some quick changes for our wedding ceremony due to rain and Jeannene and her team were able to make our entire day run smoothly. Jeannene truly loves what she does and cares so much about her couples. If you hire Jeannene, you will not regret it. Thanks, JLE!! - Lauren & Gunnar

Hiring Jeannene as our wedding planner was by far the best decision my husband and I made during our wedding planning process. She worked with us for a 10 month period during which she consistently went above and beyond. She is kind, patient, thorough, and a joy to work with. She created a detailed timeline and walked us through the entire process step by step. She thoroughly researched venues, vendors, etc... and was always open to our ideas and suggestions. During our wedding day, she personally made sure that we were ok and on schedule. Our wedding day was amazing and we have received so many compliments from our guests, and it would not have been possible without Jeannene. We highly recommend her to anyone planning their dream wedding. Thanks Jeannene! - Sonia & Jay

Jeannene will make all your dreams come true!! But even better, Jeannene helps you create your dream if you're a busy couple that needs help! How can I summarize what this amazing woman has done for us? From beginning to end, I cannot express how much I relied on Jeannene's help, detail-oriented approach, and thoughtful care with each detail for our 'private estate' wedding. We met Jeannene during a crazy time in our life (we were moving, there was a global pandemic, and our careers were all over the place) and we hired her to bring an inclusive and modern approach to a private farm. Jeannene, nailed it. She went above and beyond, even driving to Pennsylvania weeks before our wedding to go over every detail and need. She found vendors when others fell through, she found ways to order things into a private venue, when we had no other options. Most of all, she took control of what could have been a crazy 250-person wedding and made everything run so flawlessly that my family members got to enjoy the wedding stress-free. I didn't even know this at the time (to her credit) but apparently our thousands of candles never got delivered and Jeannene's team drove hours the next day collecting all these beautiful candles. No one ever knew! My own father in law said 'it was the best day of his life'....On a personal level, as the bride I can't express what a good person she is, Jeannene really cares about brides having their best days ever. She was always there to text or call when I had fears around how to handle my wedding with safety and care. Jeannene ultimately started as our wedding planner and became our family's dear, dear, friend. We’re all having Jeannene withdrawals now. Seriously, stop looking for a wedding planner, I say this with full confidence: you can't find better than our Jeannene. - Sarah & Andrew

If you're looking for a true memory-maker, chaos-coordinator, and all-around incredible human on your side on your wedding day, look no further. Hiring Jeannene and her team for day-of coordination was the best wedding investment my spouse and I made. Why?

1) Because she prioritizes the couple's experience. With Jeannene on our side, the only thing my spouse and I had to worry about on our Big Day was showing up, focusing on each other, and having the time of our lives. She managed all the frenzy that we would otherwise be stressed about (with a smile on her face), and we were able to float on Cloud 9 the entire day.

2) Because she is meticulous. She made sure every last detail was buttoned up beforehand, and that everything (and I mean everything) on The Day happened exactly on time. No ceremony delay, no catering delay, no band delay - everything happened precisely when it was supposed to. Thanks to Jeannene, we were able to maximize our time and truly enjoy every moment without stressing about setbacks.

3) Because she is tenacious, and is committed to her clients in a way that truly blows me away. She delivers only the best for her couples, and she expects nothing less from the vendors she works with in creating wedding day dreams come true.

4) Because when Jeannene says she loves her couples, she really means it. From the start I could feel her genuine investment in our love story, and I knew then that she was the right person to help us plan the most important, most intimate day of our lives. (She also made sure that we actually got a chance to eat dinner with our guests on our wedding day, which was a game changer.)

5) Because at the end of the day, when you're trusting someone to help design and execute one of the most momentous days of your life, you want to like them. And there's no way you can't like Jeannene (or the rest of her crew). She is one of the most down-to-earth people I've met, and she fosters the kind of warm, welcoming, ooey-gooey atmosphere that everyone strives for on their wedding day.

- Taylor & Chelsea

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