Meet Melanie Ewing
Principal Planner | Director of Operations

Melanie has been planning weddings for over 4 years and has successfully lead over 100 couples from their sweet engagement through their beautiful wedding day. Her planning style is known to be very warm, enthusiastic, and experienced, as she creates and designs weddings that capture the heart of her client’s love story. She is a Trained Wedding Planner with the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) and recognized as an event industry leader in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.

Melanie’s blessings abound as she is a devoted wife to her very own Prince Charming, Trey. They both live in a very cosmopolitan, trendy district, just a couple blocks away from the heart of Downtown Dallas. Melanie has a love for travel, music, and coffee… lot and lots of coffee. When she’s not planning your dream wedding, she enjoys dabbling with interior decorating, exploring the beauties of the city, spending relaxing afternoons at winery tours, and catching up with friends and family.

Meet Julie Blakey
Principal Planner | Director of Sales and Marketing

Julie has been blessed to own her wedding planning business for 9 years now where she has planned over 100 weddings for some truly amazing couples! Each event is different and she never stops growing or learning. Julie was trained and certified by nationally known wedding planners and designers and is also on the board of American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) here in Dallas. She has been honored to be awarded as the best of the best amongst the wedding planning industry. Julie’s planning style is warm yet direct – being able to communicate things in a manner that is clear for her couples and their vendors is one thing her couples appreciate most about her.

Julie is blessed to be married to her high school sweetheart for 13 years and they have two beautiful children. Gavin who is 7 years old, has a kind and gentle heart coupled with strong negotiating skills! And Caitlyn, who is 5 years old and loves animals, dancing and anything pink! If Julie is not planning with her couples you can find her hanging out with her hubs going swing dancing, binge watching their favorite TV shows or eating tex-mex and queso! In her personal time she loves to hang out with friends, read a good novel and work-out!

 

Meet Sarah Robison
Lead Planner

Sarah has been planning weddings for 5 years, and loving every moment! She has always loved being creative whether it’s building, sewing or crafting. She loves walking alongside clients in the planning process to create a unique and signature style personal to them. She finds the wedding day to be bittersweet in that couples become her family as she participates in the amazing day only to send them off on a new adventure and make their own family. This means everything to her and is why she loves her job! Additionally, she works part-time as Curriculum Director for the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP) wedding training course. She is also very passionate for education and quality training in our industry.

Sarah can honestly say that she is stuck like glue to her soul mate. Matthew and Sarah have been married for 22 years and have 4 absolutely amazing kids. Isaiah (18), Faith (17), Caleb (13) and Samuel (12) bring her joy every day and she feels blessed to be their mama. Sarah’s an All-American kind of girl who loves to camp, hike and not take life too seriously. If she is lucky enough to have any free time, you will find her hanging out in her garage sporting her tool belt, building to her heart’s content.

Meet Jacy Friedberg
Lead Planner and Office Assistant

Ever since she was little, Jacy had a knack and passion for events. She has been working weddings and events for 3 years now and enjoying it more and more each day. She absolutely loves getting creative and assisting her brides on one of her most exciting days – anything from flowers to cake tastings and everything in-between. When the big day comes and Jacy gets to see her bride’s face as she sees her dream plan come to life, it leaves a huge smile on her face.

Outside of weddings, Jacy loves spending time with friends and family, drinking as much coffee as the day allows, and binge watching some of her closest Friends – Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe!

Meet Corinne Sullivan
Lead Planner and Office Assistant

Corinne has always had a passion for planning, organizing and working with people – skills that drove her career in advertising for over six years working with global brands. Although successful, Corinne knew it wasn’t where her heart was. With a leap of faith, she decided to chase her dream and jump into the world of wedding planning. After gaining experience at Wolfgang Puck Catering and becoming a Trained Wedding Planner through the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners (AACWP), she found her perfect fit with Refined Romance. Corinne loves getting to know a couple and curating a relationship that allows her to help create their soon to be favorite day ever!

When she’s not building the perfect color palette and finessing final details, Corinne can be found keeping her husband, Ben, and two Boston Terriers, Grace and Bozworth, in line around Uptown, Dallas. A lover of food and a self-proclaimed amateur sommelier, Corinne loves entertaining and any excuse to gather friends and family.

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