Karen Jones "KJ" had obtained her "designing experience" in the early 1980s from working for Ralph Lauren Cosmetics in New York.
From Macy's Herald Square in NYC to Abraham & Strauss in Smithtown, Long Island ~ KJ had enjoyed setting up many different looks for their cosmetic retail counters and case displays. Designing, for fragrance & cosmetics locations, was an absolutely amazing experience!
KJ had also attended Southampton College of LIU for Hotel Restaurant & Management and had managed The Melting Pot restaurant in the early 1990s.
After designing her own 2 weddings, and helping friends and family with their parties & events, she brings a lot of knowledge that can help today's modern brides and party planners. KJ can also credit her coordinating, planning & organizing skills from working over 23 years in the dental field, as she has been a Patient Coordinator for some of Sarasota's top dentists and has attended many prestigious seminars such as, "The Nordstrom Experience", "The Ritz Carlton Experience" and "The Disney Experience" in customer service.
Now "KJ" is here to help you Design & Create the Wedding or Event of your dreams!
We have designed Weddings, Ceremonies, Fundraisers & Themed Venue Parties,
either indoors or outdoors.
From Floral Installations onsite to our unique "Table-scaping Centerpieces that include rented table linens & table decor, we can transform the look of your event to match your individual style
Based out of Lakewood Ranch, FL ~ We have worked in both Manatee & Sarasota counties!
Our team of professionals draw from the finest local sources of furniture, lighting, and accessories to transform hotel ballrooms, urban parks, rustic barns, and sandy beaches into magical settings.
"Karen, I can not thank you enough for everything you did for my husband and I. We could not have pulled it off without you. From the countless hours of ideas and decision making, to the rehearsal and day of coordinating, to all the special touches and extras you added, to rescuing our cake! You have been absolutely incredible and I will talk about you forever! If any bride is looking for someone who truly cares about what they are doing and cares about the bride, groom, family and all of the guests there is no one better than Karen! Thank you SO much!!"
"We met Karen at her home office today and left relieved knowing we are in good hands!!! The professional yet relaxed atmosphere was perfect for our "wedding craziness". With the patience of a saint, she answered tons of questions and gave us great ideas & advice. Thank you Karen!"
"She is very informative, patient, and has very creative ideas. My fiancé and I are so happy we are working with Karen, and would highly recommend her."
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Karen Jones "KJ"
As a Bride of the '80s & '90s, I enjoyed planning all of the little details in both of my weddings.
I didn't know then, that it would eventually become my passion.
I understand how each Bride feels, in wanting their wedding day, with their Groom, to be as beautiful and memorable as it can be.
Karen is also a Board Member for Lakewood Ranch Community Activities and has donated a lot of her time to volunteering on community events and fundraisers.
Barb is our Project Manager & Stylist!
She is also busy being in charge of Month of Coordination for our Brides & Grooms.
Barb will customize floor plans, processional charts, timelines and more in order for your event to run smoothly.
KJ's Mentor & Coach
Master Bridal Consultant & Event Designer ~ Owner & President of Circle City Designers in Indiana ~ Tonja J. Shadoan