Hospitality, Styling, and Logistics as a Wedding Planner & Multiple Creative Business Owner with Samantha Joy Leenheer

On this episode, Kristin sits down to talk with event planner, Samantha Joy. She is an event planner and designer for her company Joy Events, and the co-owner of Emergence Events. Many of you who tune into this podcast are photographers and as photographers we often don’t know all of the details that go into the planning side of events and weddings. Samantha is an open book and answering all of the interesting questions on this episode. Some topics covered include: sales, all the elements that go into planning, the power of styling through a story lens, House of Joy and how it came about, and the power of hospitality. Stay around until the end to hear about a fun styling freebie that Samantha is offering!

A Chicago suburbs native, Samantha is a Midwest girl at heart. She began her career planning corporate events in 2011. Since that time, she has expanded to include weddings and other social events. Samnatha’s event are recognized for their combination of color, experiential designs, and details that are emotional and meaningful. Described as fun and playful and still classic, her designs are rooted in the stories of her clients. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Modern Luxury, The Knot and more. Her vision for every House of Joy event is that her client are fully present because we believe our fondest memories are rooted in our shared experiences with the people we surround ourselves with.

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