Jessica’s career started in corporate event planning. After several years, she realized she possessed a passion for planning extravagant parties for her children. Her love of the more personal and detailed side of the business inspired her to branch into the wedding industry and launch St. Petersburg wedding and event planning business Parties A’ La Carte.
Jessica has over ten years of industry experience and utilizes her knowledge and expertise to produce the perfect event for you. She takes great pleasure in providing her experience, attention to detail, and creativity to aid in crafting events. As Jessica would say, "We don't just throw parties; we create memories."
Creating a lifetime of memories to cherish is Parties A’ La Carte's forte. What makes Jessica one of the most sought–after Tampa Bay wedding planners and event planners is her style, vision, and expertise. Her unique touch can be seen at any and every event, as she loves to think out of the box! Whether it's for a destination wedding on a tropical island, a cozy dinner celebration for ten, or a three-day wedding weekend celebration, no event is ever considered too big or small. View published Parties A' La Carte Events
Jessica's goal with Parties A’ La Carte is to create indelible memories for you to treasure for years to come.
Born and raised in Florida, Rainee obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The Florida State University. In her personal life, Rainee has always been dubbed “the planner” putting together travel and events for friends/family. This sparked her interest to explore a career in the event planning industry.
In 2014, Rainee joined the Parties A’ La Carte team as an Assistant Planner making her way to becoming an Associate Planner in 2015. Being an avid traveler and free spirit, she decided to take off on a big adventure in 2016 and drove across the country to live in Los Angeles, California where she would have the exciting opportunity to experience new places and people. In California, she furthered her hospitality experience by working as a Catering Manager at a boutique Hotel. During her time at the hotel, she obtained a wealth of knowledge on the ins and outs of managing an events and catering department for a venue.
After 3 years in California, she decided to move back home to Florida to be closer to her parents, 3 sisters and friends. While she loved her time in California, she is so happy to be back with everyone and part of the Parties A’ La Carte family again as the Lead Associate Planner!
For Rainee, watching our clients' faces light up when they see the final product is one of the most rewarding feelings. She also loves forming so many special connections and being given the opportunity to be a part of so many unforgettable and incredible memories!
A hopeless romantic and a big believer in Happily Ever After, Kelsey chose to purse a degree in Event Management, in 2015, at The Rosen College in Orlando, Florida. She takes great joy in learning people’s love stories and getting to be a part of their big day. During her time in college, she interned with various companies within the Hospitality industry which made her passion for event planning even greater. She gained experience planning small dinner parties, creating floral arrangements for weddings and special events, and volunteering in several other areas of the industry.
After graduating in 2019, Kelsey made the move back to the Tampa Bay Area, where she was born and raised. We were excited to welcome her to the Parties A’ La Carte family in September of 2019 as an Associate Planner and our social media and marketing coordinator. One of the things we love most about Kelsey is that she radiates positivity and happiness every where she goes. She has also been given the title of our resident “giggles.”
Through her creativity, passion, and dedication, Kelsey works hard to ensure that the clients’ and their guests have the best day ever! Her favorite part is being able to see the finished product and a happy client, knowing that all the hard work has paid off, and the memories created will be cherished for a lifetime!