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Creating Memorable Occasions

Jennifer Matteo and her team provide expert styling and planning for luxury events

Article by Michelle Parnell

Photography by Shauna and Jordon, @Shaunaandjordon

Originally published in Lakewood City Lifestyle

Jennifer Matteo lives out her passion for creating beautiful, memorable, and unique occasions through styling and planning luxury events with her team at Jennifer Matteo Event Planning. “From weddings to galas to corporate events and everything in between, we are a full-service event planner able to plan, stylize, and execute your vision as well as manage guests’ expectations,” she shared. “No matter what we are doing, we are a part of somebody's monumental day, an event that they are meant to be proud of, and we really love being a huge part of that.”

From the very first steps in the planning process, Matteo strives to customize every aspect of the event for her clients and do so in a manner that allows them to enjoy the planning process and the event. “We are so personal in our approach and really like to get to know our clients and ensure we align as far as vision and workflow, which results in everything coming together to make this beautiful vision for you,” Matteo explained. “We also pride ourselves on being very available to our clients throughout the whole process. We provide top-notch customer service and make sure that everything is beautiful as well as operating properly.”

Through her years of experience in the industry, Matteo has developed a network of local resources and vendors who coordinate to cover all aspects of the event. “We live in a great town where everyone is very supportive of local businesses, which we try to do as well,” she added. “All of our vendors are local to the market here, and we love to support them.”

This support extends to serving the community as well. “We really enjoy giving back to the community by participating in, and donating our time to, a lot of events that are community-driven or fundraisers for different causes,” Matteo said. “If we can pull from our client base, vendors, and people who are supportive of us to support others, I think that is really great. Those little things go a long way.”

As a woman in the business world, Matteo encourages other female entrepreneurs to step out and chase their dreams. “There are definitely opportunities for women with great ideas and a good work ethic,” she said. “You just need a clear vision of what you want to do and a great support system behind you. I have an amazing team behind me who helps make it all look seamless.”

Visit or call​ 941-315-8212 for more information and to book a consultation. Also, follow Jennifer Matteo Event Planning on most social media outlets including Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram.

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