About

Meet Jessica

...marrying the modern with the past, and helping you celebrate the important things in this once-in-a-lifetime season.

Whether you need someone to walk with you throughout the entire planning process–from the inspiration and budgeting phase, to the coordination and execution phase–or someone to take the reins during the final stages of planning and execute all your hard work, that’s what I’m here for.

in creating fresh and sophisticated events

I believe

The gentleman on his favorite bourbon, pocket squares, and why he never leaves home without an umbrella.

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Known for: leather boots, a glass of wine every night, and  endless, organized checklists.

MEET JOHN

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With more than 13 years of experience, my team and I have planned, styled, and executed countless weddings for Brides. I always say my Brides inspire me the most—marrying your vision for fresh sophistication with details that stand the test of time from my light-filled studio in Columbia, South Carolina. This is still my dream job… even after a dozen years! 

Nearing college graduation (and maybe needing an easy credit), I signed up for a college course called “Theatre Production.” I raised my hand for House Manager, ears perking up at the prospect of controlling the environment and “front of the house” experience.

Hi, I’m Jessica, and it’s my joy to serve brides across the Southeast through wedding planning and styling.

about me

From directing theater walk-throughs to coordinating box office volunteers, to ordering the programs and swinging open the doors and adjusting the lighting, I did it all—and fell completely head over heels for the orchestration of production. A long-time aficionado of food, fashion, hospitality, and visual details, I found that the wedding industry was a natural next step—and I shadowed for years before starting my own business in 2007.

These days, I’m thrilled to spend my days serving brides across the Southeast by creating fresh and sophisticated celebrations, marrying the modern with the past, so my Brides can focus on what matters and celebrate the important things in this once-in-a-lifetime season.

Travel

Dreaming up a new adventure with Jim, my sweetheart husband of 8 years—whose Boston-accent is ready-made for cheering on my hair-brained dreams.

Family Time

Chasing Vivienne James around our favorite park while cuddling baby Thomas

personal Style

Perfecting my signature pixie-coiffed haircut and the searching for yet another jumpsuit that is calling my name...

Houses

Browsing Realtor.com for pre-War brownstones in New York City’s West Village ready for renovation

Antiques

Taking in good bones of antique furniture while giving it a fresh coat of paint

Print

Running my fingers over thick, creamy letterpress and flipping through the pages of a newest Madewell catalog

foodie

Obsessing over Eater’s 38 list whenever traveling to a new city

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My Favorite Things

"I can't speak enough wonderful words about Jessica. She included me in all parts of the design process and gave me the most valuable advice. I would do it all over again!

She was worth every penny!

-Alex and Cole

SHE MADE OUR DAY AS PERFECT and as WONDERFUL AS I IMAGINED! EVEN IN THE FACE OF A TROPICAL STORM, SHE WAS CALM AND CREATED THE MOST LOVELY RAIN PLAN THAT PUT ME, MY HUSBAND, FAMILY, AND GUESTS AT EASE. WE LOVE YOU!

“Hiring Jessica as our day-of coordinator was the best decision! Her timeline of vendor performance or delivery was extremely helpful in keeping the day running smoothly

It was so freeing to leave the last minute decisions to her.

-Annette, Grandmother of the Bride

She bridged the gap in several situations that could have later become problems, and she did it with calm and grace."

“Jessica gets to know each couple and brings their love for one another to life with her impeccable taste for timeless beauty. After getting to know us throughout the planning process, she orchestrated the most amazing team! 

She would make any anxious bride feel at ease

-Kathryn

I was able to take in all her hard work. We couldn't have done it without her, and I truly wish I could be her bride forever!”

finding beauty in the small things with a commitment to creating well-orchestrated events that give our brides a joyful, light-hearted-yet-streamlined process during a season of their life that could easily be overwhelming.

I’m here to serve you, eliminating unnecessary stressors during this season, and allowing you to focus on what matters most—your marriage.

Jessica Rourke Weddings leads with service

Our Philosophy

ALWAYS Classic. ON THE DAILY.

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