Board of Directors
The Association of Wedding Planners Board of Directors Consists of 9 Houston Area Wedding Planners and Company Owners
Resha is the Houston principal wedding planner for Something To Celebrate. Resha has been a professional event planner since 2006, beginning her career in Austin, Texas. She moved to Houston in 2009. She loves spending time with her husband, her 2 children, reading a good book, drinking coffee and taking her daily run!
Chelsea is the owner of Everything But The Ring, a Houston based wedding planning company that plans weddings locally and worldwide. She has been a wedding planner for 6 years, beginning in her hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She moved to Texas in 2014 with her husband and their cat and dog and loves to travel the world. She is also a freelance writer.
Kelly Balfour, owner of Eventology Weddings, has been producing weddings & events in the Houston metropolitan area for over 12 years. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Kelly is a wife and mother to two wonderful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time by the pool with her family.
Sarah is owner of Events by Sarah, a local wedding planning company that was established in 2013. Sarah has been planning weddings in Houston, where she was born and raised, since 2010. With a love of timeless classics and a touch of flair, Sarah is always excited to help her next client’s dream become reality. Sarah loves to travel and snuggle with her cat, Lucy.
JO ANN SCHWARTZ WOODWARD
JoAnn Schwartz, co-owner of Schwartz & Woodward, has created countless unique, luxury and unforgettable weddings for Houston couples since 2001. As no two couples are alike, no two weddings should be either. Whether you’re planning a large celebration, a quaint ceremony, destination wedding or a multi- cultural event, Schwartz & Woodward has the expertise to produce a smooth, seamless occasion. Jo Ann is partnered in life and business with her husband John. They love to travel to experience different cultures eating their way through each country. Murphy Woodward, their Corgi aka Pumpkin Pie joined their family in 2016.
DIRECTOR of MEMBERSHIP
Hedi is the owner of Harper Events and has 13+ years experience in the event industry. As a culinary school graduate she enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling and cooking with her husband and her 2 children.
DIRECTOR of PROGRAMS
A proud graduate of Texas A&M, Krista is the owner of Event Identity, LLC, a wedding planning company in its sixth year in business. When Krista is not with her clients or enjoying travels with her husband, she thoroughly enjoys her time in the kitchen preparing gourmet meals or playing with her ever favorite pup, Ember. She is also a doggie foster mom to many!
VENDOR LIAISON DIRECTOR
Natalie Dawley, wife and mother of three, is owner of Two Be Wed, a wedding consulting and event design firm serving Houston, Austin, the Texas Hill Country and destinations abroad- in business since 2006. Her staff of 10 planners coordinate more than a 100 weddings a year, with hundreds of events planned to date. Natalie loves to adventure with her family, is an expert thrifter, and passionate about ending sex trafficking in Houston.
Director of Communications
A proud undergraduate of Southwestern University and graduate of the hospitality management from the University of Houston (Go Coogs!), Daniella is the owner and lead consultant for The Added Touch Weddings and Events. In her free time, Daniella enjoys spending time with her husband and fur babies as well as exploring new cities and indoor cycling. She is an active member of her community at St. Anne Church, volunteering as a wedding coordinator for the church on weekends she is available.