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Photography: e.l.m.. Photography

FOUNDER, OWNER & LEAD PLANNER
MELISSA SNYDER

With her outgoing personality and love for the outdoors, Melissa was destined to design weddings and events that are unique, thoughtful, and memorable.

Ever since her children can remember, Melissa has always thrown big, extravagant birthday parties for them. Their birthdays are her most favorite days of the year, for they were conceived via invitro fertilization (IVF). It's because of this that Melissa goes out of her way to make her daughter's birthdays extra special, because after all, they are her miracles. 

 

In 2018, the business idea, Simple Celebrations, came to Melissa after hosting a Fairy Tea Party for her daughter's 4th birthday. After hunting for months, collecting vintage teacups for the party, Melissa thought it would be a nice idea to offer her teacups and decor to other parents who were interested in throwing a similar party. From there, Melissa designed over 30 different themed party kits that include everything you need to throw a fantastic party. Her mission: To help others host a beautiful event all while keeping it SIMPLE. 

A year later, Melissa was asked by a family-friend, who recently lost his house to a fire, to marry him and his fiancé. Melissa gladly accepted the role and offered her rental supplies to help them host a beautiful wedding in the backyard of their newly rebuilt home. 

Then, in 2020, Melissa decided to leave the teaching profession after 13 years and be a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters, Claire and Cora. During this time, Melissa also helped four couples host their backyard weddings that were originally cancelled due to the pandemic. It was then that Melissa decided that wedding planning was her passion and future career.

 

From the moment you meet Melissa, you will be treated like family. Your dreams are her dreams; your ideas are her passion, and she will do what it takes to make your vison come to life. She is known to go the extra mile to ensure the day runs smoothly and everything is in place. The most rewarding part of her job is seeing the joy and happiness on her couples' faces and hearing the words "Everything was prefect." 

 

Melissa, her husband Al, and their two daughters, Claire (8) and Cora (5) currently reside in Brockport, NY. They are pet lovers and currently have a dog - Toby, a cat- Layla, a quaker parrot- Sweet Pea, and a few chickens. In her free time, Melissa likes to travel, garden, and soak in the sun.

 

Whether you're looking for someone to plan your event, run the day. or beautiful rentals, Melissa would be honored to be a part of your special day!