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Welcome! I am so glad you found me. Congratulations on this wonderful new chapter in your lives!

Events by Pamela Joy offers officiating and wedding planning. I am from Pelham, Massachusetts. Whether you are planning a small intimate wedding or a grandiose one, my wedding planning team is ready to assist couples and make their dreams come true. All weddings are approached with love and energy to ensure each couple’s day is personal and stress free. You're here because you are planning your dream wedding and want it to be delightful, personal and memorable. Or perhaps you are here because you want to renew your wedding vows. Maybe even bless your new little one with a special ceremony that is designed especially for the new addition to your family.

If this describes you, you are in the right place.

I have been a wedding planner for over 35 years. I began officiating during Covid, it was “my covid pivot.” I was missing my couples and the wedding celebrations, so I got ordained! I was delighted to marry four of my couples during Covid. It was magnificent. There is nothing better than joining a couple, with the ceremony script we’ve developed together, and standing in front of their friends and family. People always ask me why I officiate weddings. It’s very simple, because I love it! My goal is to provide you with a memorable and romantic ceremony that you and your guests will always remember, which is why I accept only a limited number of weddings each year.

You choose between a Religious, Non-Religious, Spiritual, Interfaith or Themed style ceremony. However you label it, right now you are at a significant moment in your life's journey.

No matter what type of ceremony you desire, I will work with you to make it memorable and meaningful.

Wherever your ceremony is taking place, I’m happy to travel to that location.

Services Offered
Each couple is unique in the amount of assistance they would like during their wedding planning process. Therefore, Events by Pamela Joy allows couples to choose how involved the team is through full service, manage day-of event, design your own service, and consultation options. Planning services include monthly check ins, timelines, referrals, and more. A variety of wedding types can be planned and accommodated as well, including civil, cultural, destination, double weddings, eco-friendly, elopement, military, non-religious and religious. Officiant services also available not only in Massachusetts but Florida's Sarasota County area.

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Marc L. Sent on 04/11/2024
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Pam saved us!

We decided to plan a wedding that fit our lifestyle, and the choice to do that made us insanely happy! The reality of getting a 100+ people out to a campground and bringing everything, literally everything, there hit pretty quick, and we realized we needed the right help. Pam! Pam helped us find the right food for catering that could navigate our situation. She helped us find the right bar staff. She helped us find an event tent company in case of rain.

The vendor help all felt like it came easy for her, but just as valuable if not what felt like more sometimes were the check ins during the planning process for brainstorming and checklists to keep us feeling like we were moving in the right direction and making progress toward making this event really for us, the way that was going to make us the most happy. She's a really warm, helpful presence. Thank you again!
User2931360 Sent on 12/29/2016
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I found that Pam was very kind and easy going and open for any ideas with setting things up. Very professional
Kara S. Sent on 05/28/2024
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I thought she was wonderful and very happy and did her job! I couldn't ask for a better officant!

She was wonderful! I'd give her 5 stars! She did her job well! 👏 She took the time to get to know us. She wrote a whole love story about us!
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Pam White
Pam White

Born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, Pam is an accomplished Event planner/producer who has built a name for herself and her company Events by Pamela Joy in the New England Event Industry. Pam has over thirty-three years of experience and has worked in several aspects of the event industry. Pam has been recognized as a Couples’ Choice Award Winner by WeddingWire the past several years in a row (2016-2020).

Prior to devoting herself to her business full-time, she worked, planned, and consulted on events in her various roles she held for the Amherst school system.

Pam’s gifts of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner. Pam will execute your concepts flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

Pam is an active member of the event industry and believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering, sponsorship and creating standards of excellence and raising the bar of professionalism. She is an active member of the Wedding Business CEO Club.

In her spare time, Pam is a wife and mother to two amazing children and a grandmother to an awesome grandson. She enjoys family time, travelling, dancing and enjoys listening to A cappella music whenever she can.

Tom White
Tom White
Event Crew Chief

Tom is passionate about events and Events by Pamela Joy! In addition to his full-time career with the Amherst School System he enjoys being part of this creative team as Crew Chief (a.k.a Go-fer).

As our in-house expert on technical matters, prop and stage handling, truck and trailer maneuverings, chief chair set up person, comic relief and added muscle for large scale events he is definitely an asset to the EBPJ team. I

In Tom’s spare time he enjoys long walks in the woods, riding his ATV, playing with his grandson, hanging with family and friends, yard work, golfing and camping.

Kristin Pettus
Kristin Pettus
Assistant Extraordinaire

Kristin grew up in Pelham, Massachusetts, and studied Criminal Justice and Social Work at Bridgewater State University.

Kristin is a true “Chaos Coordinator,” there’s even a photo on her Instagram page with a t-shirt that states that! Kristin was destined to be a mover and shaker in the industry. Kristin has worked in several aspects of the hospitality industry as well.

After graduating from college, she got married and has an awesome son, Connor. (Future EBPJ worker!)

Kristin has been an enormous asset with Events by Pamela Joy, taking the lead on some weddings, when we had two events on the same day.

Kristin loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends and enjoys long walks with Connor.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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The wedding celebration planned by Pam was one of the most beautifully coordinated events we've played music for! Held on an orchard, special touches included red accents (inc. bridesmaids' gowns) echoing the ripe apples on the trees. Pam had TWO coordinators overseeing everything, including the ceremony's processionals, which proceeded in perfect timing.

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I have done many weddings with Pam over the years and she truly knows what she's doing. She works with the other vendors rather than telling the other vendors what to do and ensures everything goes according to plan. You simply cannot go wrong with Pam at your wedding!

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The best in the business. I had the pleasure of working with Pam at a backyard wedding in Amherst, Ma. Her expertise and attention to detail is top notch. I recommend her to anyone getting married as she knows what looks great and will give you outstanding quality service. She is very easy to work alongside and will make your vision for your day come to life. Hire her for your event and wedding as you will not be disappointed in her above and beyond approach.

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