We plan breathtakingly perfect-for-you weddings, so you can focus on building a life you love. 

“At the end of the day, people won’t remember what you did or said. They will remember how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou

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Your big day is a celebration of the love that you’ve created and the life you’re building together. 

You want to create one-of-a-kind memories for both you and your guests—the people who matter most to you!

Each carefully selected, expertly executed fine detail of your big day adds up to create those lasting memories. People may not remember every tiny facet of your wedding day...

But they WILL remember how awe-inspiring their first view of your reception was, how their heart swelled with joy during your first dance as a married couple, how they enjoyed the effortless flow of the evening. They’ll remember feeling filled to the brim with hope, love, and even nostalgia of their own wedding as they watch you and your forever love begin your new life together.

And you’ll have the freedom to stay present throughout your day, soaking in every precious moment, knowing that our team has it all handled.

How do you want to feel when you reflect back on your wedding?

Cue the happy tears

It’s not just a day. It’s a part of your legacy.

Our goal in all we do is to grant you peace of mind. We want each and every client of ours to trust and know that their precious vision will be executed as if their event were our own.

Why? Because just like you, our team gets that life’s big events aren’t only about delicious food, stunning decor, or who wore what.

They’re also about lasting memories, deepened connections, and exceptional, effortless experiences from start to finish. 


                       | above & beyond

supra et ultra

Sublime celebrations for the passionately busy

... we’ve honed our impeccable client service, our unmatched attention to detail, and our vast knowledge of etiquette, modern design principles, and current event aesthetics trends.

Our commitment to you is to go above and beyond to serve you from a place of deep investment in you, your partner, and your team members — no matter the occasion.

We strive to ensure that your wedding is as romantic, unforgettable, and perfect for YOU as your relationship is. When you crack open albums 20 years from now and reminisce on all that your love has endured, we hope you feel the same rush of joy, exhilaration, love, and true peace that you did on the day you said, “I do.”

And when it comes to your event? We’ll take the stress and worry out of planning by handling every detail from initial inquiry to the final congratulatory round of applause. Eleven Events by Blush was created to give you the freedom to focus on bigger goals while we take care of crafting an event that exceeds your team’s expectations.

With over 16 years of experience as industry leaders in weddings and corporate events...

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Your Dream Team

Serving refined couples throughout Central & North Florida

Each member of our team is uniquely talented and equipped to help provide you with a flawless experience from engagement to grand farewell!

Brandee Gaar

Owner / Lead Designer

Brandee is the fearless founder of Blush, and her love for party planning runs deep! She founded the company after 6 years of planning large-scale corporate events at the prestigious Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. A natural-born event planner, she recalls planning her very first celebration at the age of six—a surprise anniversary party for her parents (with the help of her babysitter, of course)!

Weddings ignite a fire in Brandee unlike any other; she’s obsessed with every part of the planning and execution process. She adores hearing a couple’s unique and special engagement story, learning about their vision for their perfect day, and meeting all the family members anxious to help in any way they can! 

She loves the look on spouses’ faces as they catch the first glimpse of their forever love, and the glimmer in their eyes as they preview the reception space as a newly married couple! Brandee’s favorite expression to hear from clients is, “It’s so much better than I imagined!” 

In addition to serving as Blush’s CEO, Brandee is also a coach and consultant for growth-driven entrepreneurs! Learn more here.

Alison Watkins

Sophia Perez 

Stephanie Green 

Norma Ventriere

Stephanie Adamo

Ashley Barksdale

Vicki Blood 

Tiffany Duffy 

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Meet Alison

Sr. Planner / Operations Director

Alison dreamed of being an event planner ever since planning her own high school prom! After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Hospitality Management, she worked as a Meeting Planner for the Emergency Medicine Learning & Resource Center in Central Florida. This, along with her work for the American Automobile Association (AAA), honed her experience in planning and executing exciting professional and educational conferences and special events for hundreds of attendees, including top-level executives. 

Now, Ali loves going above and beyond at Blush. She prides herself on her excellent service, and she strives to deliver nothing but the best for each and every client! Alison is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Central Florida’s Event Management Degree.

Meet Jess

Sr. Planner / Sales Manager

Jess joined the Blush team in 2018, following a colorful and diverse professional history! Between performing as a pirate for the Disney Cruise Line, planning a national obstacle mud race for several thousands of people in a remote location, and working for the 2017 Orlando Star Wars Celebration Convention (among other past experiences), she has learned that her true passion is organizing, coordinating, and planning events. 

Jess has loved weddings since she was a child. She started by collecting wedding magazines and curating scrapbooks showcasing her dream wedding (between herself and the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter, of course). After years in the Disney business, now she’s here to help make your fairytale dreams come true with magical memories and a seamless wedding planning experience. 

Meet Rachel

Sr. Planner / Coordinator

Dreams do come true! Beginning my career with Blush is a culmination of all the desires of my heart. Growing up, planning has been ingrained in my life from a very young age. From planning birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, slumber parties, gender reveals and baby showers, I was the ‘go to’ person when it came to planning and bringing together events for my family, church, friends and work. Over the years I have learned to work within a budget while still creating magical moments. I have always had an eye for detail and my friends jokingly call me “Pinterest.”

Being a DIY (Do It Yourself) bride, while working a full-time job, I realized the importance of a wedding planner. As I planned for my wedding, I knew this is what I wanted to pursue full time. Utilizing someone who understands your vision of your big day, makes the wedding so enjoyable!

 As you begin the journey of stepping into your future together, I am looking forward to providing you with an experience of bringing YOUR dreams to life!

Meet Deirdre

Sr. Planner / Team Development

For as long as she can remember, Deirdre has loved planning parties and events—from friends’ surprise parties to tablescapes with fancy napkin folds for her family’s Thanksgiving dinner (after asking her parents for a book on napkin folding designs at the age of six). Creating and planning has always been a big part of her life, so it certainly didn’t come as a shock when she pursued her Event Management degree from the University of Central Florida!  

After years of experience with the Disney Fairytale Weddings Team, creating memorable weddings and events at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando, being a part of the Blush family is a dream come true for Deirdre. She recognizes the importance of trust and understanding between a couple and their wedding coordinator, and she prides herself on her organizational skills, authenticity, and dedication to her work and her couples. Deirdre strives to be your biggest hype girl and is delighted to learn more about you, make your wedding day the best day ever, and put her napkin-folding skills to the ultimate test! 

Meet Stephanie

Associate Coordinator

Stephanie has always loved planning events and began planning as a little girl with social events for her neighborhood. In college she majored in Hospitality Management at the Rosen School of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). After college she worked in food and beverage for a national restaurant chain before starting in the events field. 16 years and many happy clients later Stephanie loves helping couples celebrate their wedding day. She ensures no details are left out and that the couple, their family and friends truly enjoy their once in a lifetime experience. Stephanie is a Certified Wedding and Event Planner (CWEP) through the Certified Wedding Planner Society, the world's leading wedding planner certification program.

Meet Sophia

Associate Coordinator

At the start of College, Sophia was pursuing her education in Psychology. She loved to learn about people and how to ensure they are taking the best steps towards happiness. Within her education, Sophia realized she was learning so much, but was lacking the hands-on personal connection she was desiring.

By switching to UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Sophia was able to open new doors for herself that she had never imagined were possible. Quickly after transferring, Sophia joined the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) at UCF club (now known as WEDS). In her senior year, she became the President of ABC and was given the opportunity to become a Certified Wedding Planner through the Certified Wedding Planner Society.

Now, 5 years later as a full-time wedding planner in Central Florida, Sophia's dedication is evident in every aspect of her work. She will ensure every couple is fully seen, taken care of and supported during each step of the planning process and wedding day.

Meet Kelsey


Kelsey recently joined the Blush team after realizing, while planning her own dream wedding, that her previous experiences were really just practice for her calling as a wedding planner! She is a hopeless romantic at heart and genuinely loves love. Her varied industry-spanning career makes her a well-rounded advocate for your wedding vision! After graduating from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), she moved to Atlanta to pursue her dance career - her first love. While working and creating with a contemporary ballet company, she also honed her skills managing national dance competitions. Since moving back to her hometown to be closer to family, Kelsey’s worked as a marketing manager, building out her network and cultivating rich relationships with clients, vendors and colleagues.

Kelsey prides herself on her attention to detail, enthusiasm, multi-tasking and always having positive outlook! She is most excited to meet you and learn about your unique love story. Together, she can’t wait to create the perfect wedding to represent your love. If you can dream it, she will find a way to do it. She can’t wait to work with you to make your fairytale wedding come true!

Meet Vicki

Associate Coordinator

I am a wife and mother of 2 kiddos living in Jacksonville FL. I have worked in the hospitality industry since I was 14. I’ve done everything there is in the hospitality world, but I have always gravitated to the event/catering side of work.

I started planning weddings in 2014 by helping out with friends’ and families’ weddings. After having my daughter in 2019, I decided to start my dream job of wedding planning.

I love being able to bring my couple’s visions to life. It’s very important to make sure my couples are present for their day and not worrying about the small details. I strive in making sure my couples have the most magical day! 

Meet Abby


Abby has always had a passion for hospitality and making any occasion an unforgettable experience. After graduating from Florida State University (Go Noles), she and her husband lived in Jacksonville, Florida (Go Jags) where she worked as a planner for over 4 years in St. Augustine helping brides bring their vision to life. Prior to that, her favorite memory from high school was planning her homecoming and prom. She also has a deep love for flowers and floral design. She now resides in west Orlando with her husband, 2 kids, and numerous farm animals. Wedding day feels like game day to her, and she brings an efficiency and communication that makes each event go off without a hitch! 

Meet Stephanie

Associate Coordinator

I have been part of the hospitality industry ever since I can remember. My grandmother owned her catering business and I would help her every time she had an event, I loved it! I went the traditional route in getting a bachelor's degree in Health Administration to soon realize that I had a different calling. My passion for organizing and planning events has always been innate in me, so I decided to tap into those skills and have never looked back. I believe that every detail matters and I will ensure that you and your guests truly enjoy your once in a lifetime experience.