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 7 years old and headed to 2nd grade this year. He’s the kindest little boy, soaking up everything he can learn! Lainey is 4, 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 Darcy Warden, lead planner at StR Events. I graduated from Ohio University and spent several years in the corporate world before pursuing my passion of wedding planning full time. I am originally from the Cleveland area and spent 2019 in Austin, Texas before relocating to Columbus at the beginning of 2020. I loved Austin, but I am a Midwest girl at heart and I’m so happy to be back in the Buckeye State!
I enjoyed my time in the corporate world, but I knew there was something missing. I’ve always been very organized with great attention to detail and an eye for design. That definitely serves me well in wedding planning, but what I truly love is connecting with couples and their families. I take pride in being able to serve them, remove stress, and make their lives easier so they can enjoy their wedding. Being involved in someone’s most important day is a wonderful experience and I am so grateful to be a part of that with StR Events.
Personally, I love road trips, Cleveland sports (for better or worse), laughing at the latest GIFs, meeting new people, and spending time with family, especially my niece and nephew. I am a strong believer in self-care and always happy to share any tips and tricks for starting a routine. I also enjoy volunteering at my church and serving in the community. I can’t wait to continue exploring Columbus, getting to know our community, and serving our couples throughout the process of planning their weddings!
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.