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Hello! I'm Jessica Rourke, and I'm a Wedding Planner located in South Carolina. My work takes me thoughout the beautiful states of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, as I bring to life joyful wedding days for my clients. I started my business in 2007, and for the past fifteen years I have had the honor of working with couples, as well as their families to produce milestone events, as they celebrate the gift of marraige.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Mary B. Married on 05/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Jessica made our wedding dreams come true!

I highly recommend Jessica Rourke and her wedding planning team! I stumbled upon Jessica鈥檚 Instagram account after my now-husband and I got engaged and booked our venue, and I cannot imagine working with anyone else! She understood my vision before I could describe it, and she brought it to life. Her calming and confident energy permeated our wedding planning process, which reassured me, a Type-A bride. She is poised and comforting, and she knows when to crack a joke to lighten the mood. Her vast experience working in the wedding industry meant she helped me through every step of the planning process. Her attention to detail was unparalleled: she recommended the most stunning bridesmaid dresses; worked with our florist to design spectacular arrangements and bouquets; and even selected a particular lace overlay for our tables to accomplish the dreamy, classic vibe we envisioned. She also coordinated the unglamorous details like renting transportation from three separate vendors, managing the chair and linen rental orders and deliveries, etc. She knows the best vendors, and she works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure her weddings run smoothly. Our wedding was truly breathtaking. I know Jessica and Shana are to thank for our magical, perfect day going off without a hitch. I absolutely recommend Jessica Rourke for all your wedding planning needs!
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Lexie H. Married on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best, most talented planner!

I think it's rare for a bride to have the opportunity to see their future planner's work ahead of time. For me, I was lucky enough to see Jessica's work at one of my best friend's weddings. Her wedding was stunning, but more importantly, it was executed flawlessly, from start to finish. My friend's entire family RAVED about their experience working with Jessica, so when we had the opportunity to work with her, it was a no brainer.

When planning a wedding, there are a few things that are key factors to keep in mind when finding your perfect planner: 1) someone who will collaborate on the design, and bring unique ideas to the table, 2) someone who respects your budget, 3) someone with a strong working relationship with amazing vendors, 4) a hyper-organized person, and sometimes overlooked 5) someone who can navigate the stresses the bride often endures with grace and patience. Jessica exhibits all of the above listed qualities and so many more. She's responsive, creative, organized, and kind. She has formed strong relationships with amazing vendors and works well with all involved parties. Jessica worked to keep us on schedule and my mom and I looped in at all times. As we got closer to the wedding, we had weekly meetings to go through remaining action items and talk about any late-breaking changes. When we had last minute guest changes/cancellations, she handled the updates efficiently and made sure to update impacted vendors (like food and beverage). Even after the wedding was over, she would email us to make sure we鈥檇 seen the email from our photographer with our sneak peek photos! Day of, we ran on-time (even ahead of schedule sometimes!) and it was cool, calm and carefree for both me and my mom. She had everyone in the right places, kept us all on track, and had full control of the day.

The last thing I鈥檒l mention is her kind spirit, which I already touched on briefly. Jessica is legitimately so, so kind and exudes a calming yet confident energy about herself. We always knew that she had things under control, and if there was a point where she felt stressed, I literally never would鈥檝e known! Like Marie Kondo says, find the things that bring you joy; it was an absolute JOY and pleasure to work with Jessica on our wedding.

Jessica is truly an incredible planner and I will always recommend her to any newly engaged couples. She went above and beyond. Her passion for weddings and helping to create special moments for her couples is so apparent, and it translates in to how she executes weddings. She鈥檚 the best!!!
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M Kenn Married on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Seriously The BEST!

When you start the somewhat confusing and chaotic experience of planning a wedding it can seem overwhelming, but not with Jessica Rourke. She begins by getting to know the bride & grooms vision for their dream wedding then creatively pulls together each piece of the puzzle, putting ideas and vendors in place that can execute the dream successfully for the bride and groom. Speaking as the MOB, a very particular MOB, I quickly realized that I could sit back, let Jessica take the wheel and I could just enjoy the process. Our venue OEI is known for its lovely outdoor photo opportunities. It is possibly the main reason for its popularity, so rain of course, throws a curve ball in all that. In our case it rained like a monsoon the entire wedding day. Jessica and her team kept the Bride and myself apprised of the adjustments the photographer had to make and assured us we would still have wonderful photos. She adjusted the timeline and knew just what to do to get the photos we wanted and in the end, it was perfect! Speaking of perfect......the Ceremony and Reception left people literally gushing even the following day.
People said they had been to weddings all over the country, but had never seen anything like what Jessica had done. And Jessica's team was outstanding! Literally the kindest, most calm, capable group of women we could've asked for. They kept all of us on schedule and made the day relaxing and fun. So to say that I HIGHLY recommend Jessica Rourke is a complete understatement. If you want a creative, calm, professional, organized, adaptable and kind person to give you a wedding you will never forget, then Jessica is your planner!! Thank you Jessica from the bottom of our hearts!
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