Meet our founder

it's our joy and privilege to take on the responsibility of planning, sorting out, and executing each and every one of those details for you.

There are approximately 5,000 details for every wedding.

I remember what it was like being in your shoes — happily engaged and planning the wedding of your dreams. What an exciting time! Although I'm happily married, I still wish I could go back and relive my wedding day (I'm sure you've already heard, but it will go by way too fast!). Being a bride myself, I know how stressful wedding planning can be! I LOVED using a wedding planner for our big day, and I'm excited to offer you the same freedom.

Beyond my talent and appreciation for logistics and design, as your wedding planner, I will focus on ensuring you are able to truly soak up each and every moment of your big day so you are free to create the most joyful, beautiful, and treasured moments to last a lifetime.

One of the greatest joys in my life is being a mother. Michael and I welcomed our daughter, Genesis Joyce, into the world in 2020, and we haven't stopped smiling since! Her name means “the creation of joy” and she has been creating joy since the day we found out about her. Thank you, Lord! After 5 years of teaching 7th grade English Language Arts, I was ready for a career change that would allow me more time with our daughter. When it came time to name my business, the idea hit me as I was rocking Genna in her room. She was the reason for the change, so it made sense that she be the inspiration for my business name, and thus, Creating Joyful Moments was born.

the Bio:

Color: Cheetah print (obviously) but the OG colors - none of that pink or multi-color print! And yes, it's a color to me!

Local Indy restaurant: Bru Burger or Birdies - give me all the fried food, please and thank you!

Wedding day moment: I absolutely LOVE getting to prep my brides to walk down the aisle. Whether it's one of their parents walking them down or they're doing it solo, I love hyping them up for that special moment. I remind them it's easy to be distracted by all the guests looking their way, but I always suggest they lock eyes with their future husband as they walk down the aisle. SUCH a sweet moment to witness!

Chloe's Favorites:

Part of the planning process: Although I love working with our couples throughout the planning process, one of my favorite parts is either attending their final venue walk through and discussing their timeline and list of decor items OR running their wedding rehearsal. Those are the two moments where reality sets in and it finally starts to feel real that their wedding day is about to happen!

TV show to binge-watch: The Office and One Tree Hill are my go-to's. No matter how many times I've rewatched them, they will forever be my all-time favorites! And before you ask, I can't choose between Michael, Dwight, or Jim as my favorite Office character, but team Brooke Davis all the way for OTH.

Chloe's Favorites:

FOUNDER AND LEAD PLANNER & COORDINATOR

Meet Chloe

For as long as I can remember, I have had an OBSESSION with weddings. "The Wedding Planner" has been my favorite movie since I was 10 (I mean come on, J-Lo AND McConaughey). My mom and I would often spend hours watching “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Four Weddings” on Sundays when I was growing up.

One of my favorite things about event planning is the coordination, execution, and organizing the day from start to finish. I love putting my focus on the little details of the day and seeing it all come to fruition! I really enjoy getting lost in table scape design and seeing the whole space transform into our clients dream!

While in college, I struggled a lot with what direction I wanted to take my life and I changed my major about four times along the way. I knew I enjoyed working with people and I had a great eye for detail. My mom is actually the one that pushed me in the direction of events (shout out to Karen). I was lucky enough to get an internship as an event coordinator at a local venue and I have been hooked ever since! So, in 2019 I graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Hospitality.

the Bio:

Color: Black! Timeless, elegant, and looks good on everyone!

Local Indy restaurant: Mama Carollas has hands down the best Italian food in Indianapolis. I swear their cannolis are sent straight from heaven.

Wedding day moment: My favorite moment on wedding day is the announcement of the bridal party into the reception. I love hyping them all up for their entrance and setting the tone for the rest of the evening! Seeing the guests excitement and positive energy always makes me smile.

Courtney's Favorites:

Part of the planning process: I really enjoy coordinating with our clients vendors to create a seamless timeline! Seeing the day outlined on paper and then executing it on the wedding day is such a good feeling for me!

TV show to binge-watch: One Tree Hill. I have seen from start to finish too many times to count. It is definitely my comfort show!

Courtney's Favorites:

Lead PLANNER & Coordinator

Meet Courtney

Certified Timeline Genius
Wedding MBA

WeddingWire
The Certified Wedding Planner Society
The Knot

Associations

we can't wait to help bring your vision for your big day to life, even if you don't know what that vision is yet.

We'll share with you all the tips and tricks we have acquired through our experiences as a Certified Wedding Planners as well as things we wish we knew as brides (like breaking in those wedding shoes BEFORE your wedding day and having food sent with you to snack on after the reception — trust us).

We have always valued meaningful and authentic relationships, and our clients are no exception to that. Entrusting us with your wedding is something we treat with the utmost importance.

— Rachel & Billy 

My mom and I as well as my entire wedding crew and family did not have to worry about a single wedding day detail #StressFree. 

— Tara & Eric

Looking back on the wedding day CJM was hands down the easiest money we spent. CJM knocked our wedding out of the park.

Wedding Planning Packages

Full & Partial Service Planning • Wedding Management • Event Design • Special Events • Proposal Planning

Creating joyful (and stress-free) moments