Oh hey there! I’m Melissa, and I am the Owner and Lead Planner of Jubilee Weddings and Events.
Believe it or not, I’ve done over 800 weddings over the last 13 years, and I have been a certified wedding and event planner since 2005… yes my feet hurt, but it is SO worth it.
We take pride in coordinating weddings all over Western Washington. We have had the pleasure of working at many venues around the Pacific Northwest and love being able to visit new venues too!!
If you came over here to learn a bit more about me… well brace yourselves! I LOVE weddings and parties - I mean who doesn’t right?
From bridal showers and baby showers, to birthday parties and big celebrations, I want to be a part of it!
Being married since 2005, I know how exciting it is to get married to the love of your life, so any chance I can get to help another couple, is a dream come true.
Speaking of true love, we have an amazing 12 year old son, who doesn’t think I’m too strange just yet. I do act as his Uber driver to take him to sporting events, and school activities, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! Oh, and not to mention his teacher (thanks Covid!)
Traveling is always on my to do list, especially if it’s near a Disney park or resort. Who else is a huge Disney fanatic? I can’t help it, Disney is a magical place!
Cooking is also one of my passions - it may get a little messy, because making up my own recipes is a frequent activity of mine in the kitchen.
When I’m not coordinating a wedding, or when I don’t have one of my many other hats on, I LOVE kayaking. The movement of the water… the sun kissing my skin - there’s something so serene about it. Especially on a Washington lake.
I cannot wait to meet you, and to be a part of your special day!!
Meet Our Team
Leslie Fleshman-Lead Planner/Coordinator
Leslie has a PASSION for planning and has been with Jubilee for 12 years! Ever since she can remember, she has always loved decorating and creating memories and fun experiences with others. When she’s not thinking about coordinating weddings, she enjoys reading, boating, improving her home with fun DIY projects and online shopping (who doesn’t love a good deal?) In the end, connecting with people and helping our clients bring their vision to life is what she loves the most about this industry. We can’t wait for you to meet her!
MeLisa VanderVeen- Lead Coordinator
She is no stranger to the wedding industry, as she's been planning weddings for the past 16 years in Northwestern Washington! She loves the memories created when people come together for big celebrations. The culture, and the creativity of the couples & vendors who are involved is very beautiful to her. Her favorite part has to be when her couples say I do! The joining of two families... it's amazing. She is also really in tune with health and wellness! From creating new recipes to staying active, she loves doing this with her kids. Any excuse to get outside around the Pacific Northwest, is a good time for MeLisa.
Kayla Honmyo- Assistant Coordinator
Kayla will be graduating this year in business marketing (how exciting!) Her event experience isn't vast, but when you meet Kayla, she'll charm your pants off. From her kind demeanor to her expertise in fundraisers and celebratory events - you'll want her helping you plan your big day. Her and her family have always loved celebrating! Whether it's a small holiday, or a large one - they know how to throw a party. She absolutely adores the creativity that comes with wedding planning, AND the fact that each wedding is totally customizable. Hello creative mind! In her free time, she loves going on adventures with her friends and family, shopping, baking, and swimming.
Victoria Fennell- Assistant Coordinator
Although this is her first job as a wedding planning assistant, she planned her entire wedding on her own because she loved every aspect of the process. She fell in love with the beauty and the magic of weddings. Victoria's favorite part of the wedding planning industry is that it's a huge celebration! When she's not at school or working, she loves road trips with her husband and her friends - oh and picnics at the beach.
Monika Nuth- Assistant Coordinator
Monika is an avid event planner. From planning educational workshops and social events, to hosting dance showcases and other events, she is ready to try wedding planning! (Which we think she's going to be so wonderful at). Monika really enjoys the process of making an idea become a reality, and is looking forward to coordinating a wedding that is smooth and memorable! She LOVES love. Seeing couples that are so in love is a special part of wedding planning for her. In her free time she enjoys dancing (hip hop oh yeah!) She also loves taking photos with her film camera. If there's anymore free time, catch her watching Netflix!