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 14 years of experience as industry leaders in weddings and corporate events...

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Meet 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

Sr. Planner / Coordinator

Jess Clark


Rachel Baxter


Deirdre Parks


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Meet Alison

Sr. Planner / Coordinator

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


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


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 Erica


As a young girl, Erica always enjoyed being the life of the party, but even more in planning the party or event to ensure the experience was memorable. Erica enjoyed organizing holiday parties, dinner parties, birthday parties, and much more. She was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina and has spent time living in Colorado and Florida within the past few years while working and training in the Hospitality and Event industry. Erica began her journey in entertainment and performance at the age of 3 as a competition dancer and spent time teaching and planning productions as well. She graduated from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2020 where she obtained a B.A. in Dance Performance. Erica is currently obtaining a second B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida – Rosen College. 

In her professional career, she has worked for The Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, The Ritz Carlton in Aspen, The Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC and The U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, until she was hired in her dream position as part of the Blush team. A passion of Erica’s is to bring the couple’s dream vision to life and make it a reality that exceeds all expectations. She loves working closely with the couples and guiding them through this special milestone in their life. Erica is outgoing, creative, and motivated, and she prides herself on having exceptional time management, organizational, and scheduling skills. She is eager to put her skills to use in planning your perfect day! 

Meet Kristi

Marketing Intern

Kristi brings to Blush three years of experience as a bridal stylist. During high school, she did a semester of job shadowing at a local bridal boutique in her Ohio hometown. A passion for all things weddings was ignited, as well as a desire to bring to life amazing moments for bridal couples. Over the years, Kristi has absolutely loved styling brides so their look reflects their individual personality and flair.

In addition, Kristi has also developed an ardent specialization in social media. She enjoys using her creativity and vision to develop content to showcase innovative ideas. Her background also includes planning trunk shows, photo shoots, and coordinating events. She thrives in a high energy, collaborative environment. The best part of working in weddings? It's her relationship with her clients, and helping to create spectacular memories of a long-dreamed about and cherished event.
Kristi is pursuing a degree in Event Management while working as an intern at Blush.