Hi there! I’m Jennifer, owner and principal event planner here at StR Events.
I started StR Events in 2010 after planning my own wedding (so cliche!), with lots of support from my amazing husband. I worked full time while getting the business going, and now solely work for myself (with a few amazing ladies at my side)!
I love this business because I get to meet new people, make new connections and learn about relationship dynamics all the time. With corporate clients, I get to learn about businesses and their goals, and hang with them when they are celebrating or enjoying their clients and employees. With weddings, I get to spend the day with people on the happiest day of their life. I mean, really think about that. I get to make their dreams come to life, and then be there to see them soak it all in. My favorite part is giving them a hug at the end of the night, and seeing the glow of the day in their faces.
A little bit about me. I have two amazing kids and a husband (who is also our CFO) of 10 years! Cohen is 6 years old and headed to 1st grade in the fall. He’s the kindest little boy, soaking up everything he can learn! Lainey is 3, going on 15 – she’s smart, sassy and capable of doing anything she puts her mind to! I am well aware that I have RBF (if you know what that is, then we’re on the same page – if you don’t, let’s leave it there), I love exploring the food and drink scenes in Columbus, I wish I worked out more, and I am generally a straight-forward kind of person.
I can’t wait to meet you!
I’m Michelle Tancrede, Wedding Coordinator at StR Events. I graduated from The Ohio State University and started my career in sales and corporate planning. While I always loved the corporate world, I knew that I was missing my calling. Planning, organizing and creating are my passions, but my true inspiration comes from getting to know couples on a personal level. I love hearing their individual stories and the journey that led them to this special time in their lives. I see each wedding as a unique and fun adventure. It is exciting and an honor to be a part of making couples dreams a reality and having a great time doing it!
My husband, Adam, and I have been married for 10 years. We have been on the go and have lived in several fun cities, from Providence, RI to Chicago, IL, and a few in between. Each location gave us a variety of diverse experiences and a true appreciation for each other. We are happy to plant some roots in Upper Arlington and call it home. We have been blessed with two beautiful children that light up our lives. Our oldest, Logan, is a 5 year old little boy that makes us laugh daily. Our little girl, Ella, is a spunky 3 year old with an infectious giggle. It’s amazing how life takes you through so many beautiful stages. I love that I get to help so many couples start the journey of a lifetime.
I am born and raised in Columbus, Ohio but have a serious heart for adventure…and weddings!
I’ve wanted to be a wedding planner since I was 12; everyone thought it was a lofty dream. Working with StR Events on weddings and planning directly with clients established the love I have for this industry.
My desire to be a wedding planner is rooted in my heart to celebrate people. I love getting to know people, learning their heart, and helping to make one day so special for them. A day where they don’t have to think about anything, and can just be the center of attention for once. It is such an honor to be welcomed into a wedding day, even to play a small part.
I graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Strategic Communications.
Throughout my life, I have always loved attending events! I loved waking up and feeling the excitement of knowing I had something special to go to that day. In a sense, that’s why I chose to start working in events – I get to go to someone’s special day every weekend!
Being able to help execute a special event and see everything come together is so satisfying. Knowing I’m helping to create memories gives me a sense of purpose.