Meet The Central Florida Team

The details DO matter! They come together to create a feeling that will not soon be forgotten. When your guests share about the fun they had at your wedding, they may not remember the exact song, the color of lighting, the entree you served, etc… but they will remember the awe when they first walked into the reception, the warmth they felt when you shared your first dance, the surge of energy they got when the band hit the stage, and the feeling of hope and romance as they watch you and your new spouse begin your new life together. They remember how they “felt” that night!

How do you want your guests to “feel” when leaving your wedding? Let us help you create and design the perfect details that your guests will remember for years to come!

  • Brandee Gaar

    OWNER, LEAD DESIGNER

     I am a party planner and I LOVE planning parties! I designed my first soiree at the age of 6 when I convinced my babysitter to help me plan and execute a surprise anniversary party for my parents complete with invitations (their closest neighborhood friends of course!), decor (balloons, streamers and a home-made banner), wine (Asti Spumante…will never forget!) and hors d’ oeuvres (pigs in the blanket if my memory serves). It was a great night! Since then, my love of event planning has grown and my taste for the details has matured (thankfully!).

    I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration /Hospitality Management and was blessed to be on the opening team of the prestigious Gaylord Palms Resort here in Orlando, FL. After 6 years of planning large scale corporate events I decided to follow my passion for planning weddings…and so became Blush!

    Weddings excite a special emotion that gives me a high like no other event! I love everything about the process of planning a wedding. Hearing the engagement story (and how nervous he was), how he (or often she) picked the perfect ring, what their vision for the perfect day is and of course meeting the excited family members anxious to help in any way they can! My 2 favorite moments on the big day…the moment he sees his bride for the first time (sometimes during the first look, sometimes the moment she steps into the aisle) and the moment I get to preview the reception space with my newly married couple! I love seeing their eyes as they take in all of the details we have meticulously planned for so long and hearing my favorite expression “It’s so much better than I imagined!”.

    I am a mother to 3 stunningly beautiful little girls…Emma, Hannah and Lilly and wife to the love of my life, Ira. They are my biggest fans and I am blessed to get to live each day with them by my side!

  • Alison Watkins

    SR PLANNER/COORDINATOR – CENTRAL FLORIDA

    My dream of event planning came early on after I planned my high school prom.  I went on to attend the University of Central Florida where I earned my degree in Hospitality Management.  After graduation I became a Meeting Planner for the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center where I planned and executed educational conferences from 50 – 400 attendees as well as designing special events for the non-profit organization.

    I have also worked for the American Automobile Association (AAA) where I collaborated with other planners to create fresh, exciting conferences and special events for the organization’s Board of Directors and other top club executives.  My extensive professional background in corporate and social event planning was the perfect fit for Blush!  I pride myself on excellent service and will accept nothing but the best for each of my clients.

    I am a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), I serve on the Advisory Board for the University of Central Florida’s Event Management Degree, and I am a member of Meeting Professionals International.

  • Taylor Curington

    COORDINATOR ~ CENTRAL FLORIDA

    People with great passion can make the impossible happen. I am very passionate about weddings and everything that comes with it. The planning, the excitement, and of course the LOVE!!! What I enjoy most about weddings is every wedding has its own individuality, each one is unique and can never be repeated. I find excitement from the new challenges that comes with every wedding, to think quick and find that perfect solution. My favorite part of a wedding is looking at the expression of the Bride and groom when they see the reception for the first time. (The bride usually crying tears of joy and the groom smiling from ear to ear while embracing his newly so-called wife)

    I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Event Management. Planning events has been a passion of mine as far as I can remember. In my family I am the go to person for planning any type of soirée, whether it being a small family dinner or a huge celebration.  I have a very high attention to detail and a passion for creativity. I have a talent to turn nothing into something extraordinary on a budget.

    I look forward for my turn to share the same experience to become a bride and walk down the aisle.

  • Miriam Clark

    COORDINATOR ~ CENTRAL FLORIDA

    I am a Floridian by marriage, but born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana! (GEAUX SAINTS) for as long as I can remember, I have been an avid planner! Middle School, High School and College were all filled with events that I coordinated along with a team that I was able to effectively lead. Having the knack to be a leader afforded me opportunities to plan class trips, carnivals, dances, fundraisers and of course the annual crawfish boil for 4,000 people!

    I earned my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and In my professional career, planned larger and more intricate events like trainings, orientations, conferences and one of the  most memorable events in a college students’ life,  commencement ceremonies!  This also gave me some real life opportunities to manage large event budgets and do so efficiently without sacrificing quality!

    Over the years, I have had the honor of planning weddings for friends and it sparked a love for weddings. Getting to know the couple and what they envision for their big day is first and foremost the priority. Gaining their trust is the key to a successful partnership and transferring the vision of the big day! I tear up each time I see a bride walking towards her future and I live for the first look of the reception space when the new couple walks into the room and their expectations were exceeded! Truly a great start to a lifetime of happiness! I am blessed to be part of the Blush Team, and having the profound privilege to celebrate love and two people becoming one! I look forward to meeting you!

    “Love is patient, love is kind, it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preservers, love never fails”!

  • Jess Clark

    COORDINATOR ~ CENTRAL FLORIDA

    KW5_6640I’m an implant to beautiful Orlando, originally from the merriest of all the states, Maryland! While I was born and raised on Old Bay and Blue Crabs, and I love my home state, I have always had a love for travelling. I spent my last few years as part of Disney Cruise Line, dressing up like a pirate, and helping guests become members of Mickey’s Pirate Crew. While I enjoyed performing, I realized my true passion has always been in organizing, coordinating, and planning events. Now I’m here to help you create amazing memories.

    I received my Associates in Business Management from Anne Arundel Community College, but most of my education comes from hands on experience. I have worked for a national obstacle mud race, where I learned the logistics of putting on an event for several thousand people in a remote location. I was part of the inaugural team for Disney Cruise Lines “Star Wars Day at Sea”. And, most recently I worked the Star Wars Celebration 2017 convention here in Orlando. Although I have a passion for all things Geeky, my true love is weddings.

    Weddings have been a passion of mine since I was a child. I started off with collecting wedding magazines, and creating scrapbooks showing my dream wedding between Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys, and myself. Every wedding I get to work with feels like magic to me, and I cannot wait to make your day amazing!

  • Alexis Comas

    COORDINATOR – CENTRAL FLORIDA

    As Walt Disney said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” That is what makes planning weddings so special. I attended the University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management where I received my bachelors degree. I began my journey with Blush as an assistant in 2014 and I knew wedding coordination was what I wanted to do ever since! My passion is helping my bride and groom plan their special day and start their happily ever after. I believe your wedding is one of the most memorable and special days of your life. I am dedicated to making your wedding a relaxed, yet exciting experience that will leave your guests talking about it for many years to come.