Meet your team of Details Made Simple Day of Wedding Coordinators. Just a super passionate group of wedding-obsessed women who would love to make the biggest day of your life, the BEST day of your life!


 

Central/North Jersey 

Carla Friday

Carla Friday

Founder & Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ and NYC
(732) 692-4259
carla@detailsmadesimple.com

Carla's Bio

Oh hey there! I’m Carla, the Founder and the mastermind behind Details Made Simple, a multi-state wedding firm focusing solely on day-of wedding coordination. I started DMS initially to just exercise my love for weddings and to help assist brides and grooms with all their wedding details and execute them to perfection, and 10 years later here we are! I am so genuinely passionate about weddings, I still dream about them in my sleep to this day! I simply love the beautiful details, logistics, and all the pretty that goes along with them.

My wedding superpower is easily that I have an eye for the details – in fact, I’m OBSESSED with them – from the ceremony, reception, multicultural traditions, to the tiniest piece of sparkly decor placed just right. So, in my mind, it’s always about the details and they must be perfect, I’m a true Capricorn to the core! My clients appreciate my calm demeanor when under pressure, my quickness to tackle any challenges that may come up, and doing it all with a smile 🙂

As the owner of such a unique company, I hold myself and my amazing team of coordinators to the highest standards, exceeding every client’s expectations on a daily basis, this is not negotiable for me. Developing a personal relationship with each couple is the key to making each wedding perfect and memorable, and this is super important to us.

Oh, and I’m a professional taco eater – I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like. I’m a lover of Pugs and all their chubby cuteness. A total jet setter, searching for the next beach to visit when possible. Coffee is life and always puts a smile on my face from the first sip. 

Let’s sit down, have a cup, and talk about your big day!

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Shadé Coleman

Shadé Coleman

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ and NYC
(908) 834-7626
shade@detailsmadesimple.com

Shadé's Bio

Shadé has been with DMS since the beginning and has now coordinated over 80 weddings with perfection! Her expertise is in cultural weddings such as South Asian Indian, Jewish, Asian & Filipino. We call her the cultural wedding guru actually, as her superb skills and knowledge of so many cultural traditions really set her apart.

Traveling abroad to Belgium, where she studied International Tourism & Hotel Operations, helped her learn first-hand how significant it is to know about different traditions around the world. Her mission is to always provide personal, upscale service to all of her couples. With over 10 years of experience in event coordination, a Certification in Event Planning, and a B.A. in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University, she is educated about the field and will ensure that you “enjoy every moment” of your wedding day!

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Jackie Diaz

Jackie Diaz

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(603) 401-2817
jackie@detailsmadesimple.com

Jackie's Bio

Jackie has always known exactly what her wedding would entail; from the lighting to the attire, to the color scheme and floral. She comes to DMS with a unique experience, as she was a Details Made Simple bride in 2020. She understands exactly what it is we do, and how it affects the best day of one’s life. She experienced first-hand how stress-free a wedding really can be! No detail will be left aside with her on your side.

Jackie has a knack for organizing everything around her with ease but developed a passion for helping others achieve their dreams. In addition to Details Made Simple, she also strives to change lives in fitness, as the General Manager at a local health club. She truly believes that ‘those who believe can achieve,’ and her belief carries over into making your wedding day the most memorable day of your life. 
 

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Kelly Myers

Kelly Myers

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ 
(732) 407-7435
kelly@detailsmadesimple.com

Kelly's Bio

Weddings have always been that special event that has intrigued Kelly. From binging wedding shows to being a bridesmaid, the celebration of love has always held a special place in her heart. As a recent bridesmaid in a DMS wedding coordinated by our very own Carla, Kelly was able to see how helpful and reassuring it was to have a same-day coordinator. From that moment, she knew this would be an industry for her.
 
A communications and marketing professional by day, Kelly uses her communication and organization skills to make your special day go as smoothly as possible. She understands that weddings can be unique or traditional, therefore her goal is to execute every detail to help bring forth the vision each couple has. Kelly promises to be your right-hand woman to make sure everything is done to perfection. She is excited to meet the future brides and be a part of making your wedding the best day of your life!
 

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Lauren Wilson

Lauren Wilson

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(908) 472-6804
laurenw@detailsmadesimple.com

Lauren's Bio

Meet Lauren, a day-of-coordinator whose passion for weddings only grows with every event. She has always dreamed of having a beautiful wedding herself, but her wedding vision mainly centered around getting to marry the love of her life. Now that she is getting to do that, Lauren has realized just how fun planning ALL of the wedding details can be! In fact, she can’t get enough, and she knew she was meant to become a day-of-coordinator.

Lauren combines her creativity, organizational skills, and eye-for-detail to help couples tie the knot. She has a variety of event coordination experiences from weddings, philanthropic events, sorority socials, and other social events that make her prepared to achieve your wedding day goals.

There is so much that goes into creating the perfect special day no matter the size of your celebration. Every element ties together to create a unique day that kicks off the beginning of a new part of your life. As The Happy Couple, your job at your wedding should be just that: be happy and get married!!! Lauren is here to take care of the rest so you can celebrate stress-free. She will be your go-to girl on the day of while you focus on making memories that will last a lifetime.

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Sarah Yarmark

Sarah Yarmark

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(215) 589-8474
sarah@detailsmadesimple.com

Sarah's Bio

Sarah has always had a passion for all things love and weddings. Seeing couples light up knowing that they found their forever person brings her so much joy. She simply loves love and has been dreaming of her own wedding since she was young. Getting to help coordinate someone’s special day is something Sarah truly looks forward to! 

Sarah values the connection that she makes with her clients. She takes on each wedding with her encouraging, personable, and warm personality paired with her strong organizational skills. She is very meticulous and pays close attention to details. Lucky for you Sarah has an eye for all things wedding and will use that to her advantage when helping you coordinate your special day. 

Sarah feels that the wedding day should be a celebration that every couple should enjoy to the fullest. The love, happiness, and joy each couple feels on their wedding day is all that should be on their mind. Sarah is here to make sure that you are cherishing every moment as she takes care of the rest. Sarah has event coordination experiences from running children’s birthday parties, philanthropic events, and other social events that have given her the coordinating skills she needs to make sure your wedding day is everything you expected and more. She can’t wait to be there for you and make sure your special day is a dream come true!

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Alex Williams

Alex Williams

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(848) 459-7445
alexw@detailsmadesimple.com

Alex's Bio

Alex LOVES love! She also comes from a big family and is always the one to orchestrate all the parties and events of any size. She comes with years of experience in event coordination, however, weddings are what holds a special place in her heart. She knows the importance of organization and execution from not only a coordinator level but from the bride level as well, having thrown her own DIY wedding!

Her attention to detail and “Get Stuff Done” attitude and mindset make her an excellent choice to make your big day The Best Day Ever. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing your most special day is in the best, most capable hands.

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Michelle Caniglia

Michelle Caniglia

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(973) 997-1381
michelle@detailsmadesimple.com

Michelle's Bio

Hello New Jersey brides!
 
I’m Michelle! I am a North Jersey native, turned New York transplant, and now I am back to being a full-time Jersey girl! During my time in the city, I worked as a professional actress, as well as maintained a position at one of the highest volume restaurants in Manhattan. I worked as a server and an event coordinator, running everything from intimate family celebrations to large-scale corporate functions. No matter what side of hospitality I find myself on, my favorite thing about it all is the people. I truly love people, and I love making people’s ideas come to life. I got married in 2021, and after experiencing all of the excitement of being a bride myself, I realized that I would love nothing more than to help other brides see their dreams come true on the best and most important day of their lives. I want you to experience the joy that I did on my wedding day.
 
My meticulous nature, attention to detail, and wide knowledge of venues in the area make me a valuable addition to any bride’s day-of entourage. I have a ton of tricks up my sleeve to help us smoothly sail over anything that may arise. Take all of those wedding jitters, as well as any worries or fears, and give them to me! Let me be your helping hand, your second set of eyes, and your peace of mind. I’ve been there, and I will be there for you every step of the way! I can’t wait to meet you, you beautiful bride-to-be!

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Shannon Mead

Shannon Mead

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(973) 715-4197
shannon@detailsmadesimple.com

Shannon's Bio

Shannon is a recent DMS bride herself, that loved planning her wedding so much, that she couldn’t imagine not taking her passion and skills to the next level! Since she was a little girl, she dreamed of the perfect wedding with a focus on small details. Picturing her day through the eyes of Pinterest, she turned those ideas into a reality. She was able to turn a beautiful farm, with goats and cows, into a DIY fairytale come true. Shannon says she wouldn’t have been able to pull off the party of her and her husband’s dreams without the help of their Details Made Simple day of coordinator, Kim. Shannon realized while working with her DMS coordinator, that she too could make other brides’ dreams come true and help others just like her coordinator did for her. 

Shannon uses her background as a special education teacher to organize, plan, and execute the best of each event. She makes each experience unique and unforgettable for everyone involved. From proposals, celebrations, wedding events, parties, and more, Shannon puts 120% into everything she does. Shannon cannot wait to share her love for creating, imagining, and bringing dreams to light. She will become your best friend, your go-to girl, and someone to lean on throughout the best time of your life. She can’t wait to help you make this YOUR best day yet!

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North Jersey ● NYC Area ● Long Island NY

Tamara Paschall

Tamara Paschall

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: North NJ / NYC
(862) 272-2160
tamara@detailsmadesimple.com

Tamara's Bio

A hopeless romantic and big believer in ‘happily ever after’, Tamara takes great joy in learning people’s love stories, seeing them through their big day, and making their dreams become realities. Combine her love of helping others with her insane attention to detail and you’ve got the ultimate go-to for making sure every last detail is perfect and each and every bride and groom are smiling.

Originally from New York City, Tamara has an extensive background in the hotel and restaurant industry, and working in such high-stress environments has helped her master the skills of multitasking, time management, and efficiency of customer service as a top priority.
As Tamara puts it, “At the end of the day, my role is to provide an incredible experience for our couples, alleviating their stress, maximizing their joy, and creating lasting memories at their milestone life celebration. I take that very seriously and love every minute of it.”

When she isn’t working behind the scenes on your special day, she is usually entertaining friends and family at home, cooking a fabulous meal with her husband, sharing a lot of laughs and good conversation.

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Shay Georges

Shay Georges

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area:  North NJ / Long Island
(917) 744-5236
shay@detailsmadesimple.com

Shay's Bio

Meet Shay! The Coordinator on a mission to execute your day-of details and assist in making your wedding day special and memorable.  Over the past 5 years, Shay has gained experience in the day-of-event production side for corporate clients in the Fashion & Beauty industries.  Her love for weddings all began at a young age.  Shay watched her mom design beautiful wedding gowns, veils, and headpieces for brides on their special day. So how could she not fall in love with weddings?  Her passion for weddings grew, allowing her to assist in the coordination of several weddings over the years, as well as planning her very own! 

Shay is no stranger to the details, both large and small.  Her goal is SIMPLE: to find it, figure it out, and make it happen.  With Shay as your wedding day coordinator, you will receive a-class customer service, a patient spirit, a cheerleader, and a go-getter.  She cannot wait to be a part of your special day!

Let’s Chat Girl!

 

NYC Area ● Brooklyn  

Ebony Deloney

Ebony Deloney

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: NYC Area
(317) 371-6216
ebony@detailsmadesimple.com

Ebony's Bio

With her passion for being on stage paired with her passion for weddings, Ebony is ready to make your day shine like opening night!

Over the years she’s been no stranger to participating in an array of weddings! She has always enjoyed supporting her friends on their big day whether being by their side as a bridesmaid or crying like a baby during vows as a guest! From the floral arrangements, table settings, party favors, and of course THE DRESS, Ebony enjoys seeing the creativity and personalization from beginning to end.

Growing up as a big Disney kid her dream came true right after college when she was cast to perform with Disney Cruise Line! During her five years with the Walt Disney Company, she held many leadership positions within her cast, took part in the Disney VoluntEARS program, and thrived in meeting families from all over the world. From the little kids to the kids at heart, she loved creating magical moments and took pride in providing excellent customer service with a smile.

When she’s not performing you can find her styling brides at BHLDN! There’s nothing more magical than assisting a bride on her journey to finding her dream dress! Working for a bridal company like BHLDN has not only enhanced her love for weddings but has also expanded her knowledge of wedding gowns. With a zip, steam, button, or fluff your entire wedding party will be polished to perfection!

On your big day, Ebony is ready to execute every detail flawlessly, be in your corner every step of the way, and will provide a laugh when needed! Let your focus be centered around love while she orchestrates your day to bring new memories to life! With a sprinkle of pixie dust and a dash of Midwest hospitality, she’s got what it takes to make your Happily Ever After come true!

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Erin Franson

Erin Franson

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: NYC / North NJ
(908) 655-7934
erin@detailsmadesimple.com

Erin's Bio

It comes as no surprise that Erin loves weddings and has made them her career. As a young child, Erin was a flower girl 7 times before the age of 10. As one of the first grandchildren in a huge Irish family, Erin’s parents used to joke they could rent her out as a professional flower girl for weddings. Nothing was more special than seeing the bride in her beautiful white dress, closing her eyes during “you may kiss the bride”, and dancing on her dad’s feet during the best part of the night (the party!)

Erin was born in Baltimore, raised in New Jersey, graduated from James Madison University in Virginia, and swiftly moved to Manhattan the moment she could. Having studied musical theatre, Erin’s flair for the dramatics keeps everyone entertained but her goal at the end of every day is to make people smile.

When not making people smile by coordinating their weddings, Erin works as a bridal stylist at BHLDN in NYC. What an amazing extra perk in this Day of Coordinator, right?! Helping brides find their dream dress is so fulfilling, but Erin’s favorite part of either job is hearing “that was so stress-free” or “you made that so easy”.

She takes a lot of pride in making things enjoyable and easy! Erin can make things enjoyable and easy for you too! Let’s chat so you can tell me all the exciting things about your upcoming wedding!!

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Ashley Bradshaw

Ashley Bradshaw

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Brooklyn / NYC
(404) 933-9780
ashley@detailsmadesimple.com

Ashley's Bio

Ashley is a storyteller at heart, so it comes as no surprise that she can help make your wedding day a fairytale come true! She is a hopeless romantic and enthusiast of creating happy memories, leaving no stone unturned and no detail unthought of. Weddings are magical events that begin a new book in the story of your lives. As such, this Brooklyn native has a calm and soothing energy that will help you feel at ease so that you can focus on what matters most, each other  

For the past 5 years, Ashley has gained invaluable production experience on the sets of major television shows, movies, commercials, and events alike. Visually communicating stories has required dedicated research that must be organized and presented in a way that is both clear and concise for the client and participating vendors. Working within small teams, she’s learned to wear many hats; from managing strict budgets while adhering to specific deadlines to maintaining strong relationships with businesses, artists, and talent. She has been able to thrive in these high-stress, fast-paced environments, executing outcomes that have far surpassed expectations. Your wedding day will be no different! Ashley will take time to learn both the bride and groom as individuals and as a unit to ensure both parties are equally heard and supported. And in true Capricorn fashion, she is a details girl!!! Not only will she be on top of everything discussed, but she will also proactively and attentively monitor all moving parts to ensure nothing falls between the cracks. 
 
Having lived in both Brooklyn and Atlanta, Ashley will mix the assertiveness that comes with being a New Yorker and the charm that comes with Southern Hospitality in order to make your experience as delightful as possible! Her international travel experience between the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa also makes her sensitive and understanding of specific cultural needs. She is truly in your corner in every way imaginable and cannot wait to make your special day all that you have imagined!
 

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Central/South Jersey ● Philadelphia 

Kim Martir

Kim Martir

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Philly and Central NJ
(609) 542-0062
kim@detailsmadesimple.com

Kim's Bio

Brides call Kim the “Wedding Ninja” as she knows what it takes to get a wedding planned and executed perfectly and is not afraid to use her moves to make it happen! Kim is extremely detail-oriented, organized, and an expert DIY’er. She believes in the importance of personalizing every little detail of your wedding, allowing it to act as a reflection of your unique love and relationship.  With over 6 years experience in the industry, Kim is extremely familiar with venues and vendors throughout the NYC, NJ, and Philadelphia areas, allowing her insight on relationships, genres, and specialties. As a Day of Wedding Coordinator, she is never afraid to take charge and exceed her client’s expectations. She is very aware of exactly how important this day is, and will allow nothing less than perfection to occur throughout each and every moment.

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April Abbondante

April Abbondante

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Philly and Central NJ
(609) 362-6718
april@detailsmadesimple.com

Aprils's Bio

As a recent bride, April knows what it takes to execute a wedding flawlessly. While planning her wedding she chose not to have a day of wedding coordinator, realizing as the day got closer that trying to do everything herself was a BIG mistake. Although the day was beautiful, she spent the morning trying to keep everyone on time, making sure all of the vendors arrived, and constantly checked that everything was being set up to expectations. Having been through this stressful experience, she wants to provide every bride with peace of mind on their big day. April’s attention to detail and ability to get things done makes her the perfect Day of Coordinator for any event, big or small. She loves assisting brides with new ideas and D.I.Y. touches. With many years of event planning experience, she has a strong knowledge of local vendors in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas. With her passion for the business and love of weddings, she will ensure that every bride has the dream day they always wanted.

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Maggie Elrashedy

Maggie Elrashedy

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Philadelphia, Central NJ
(609) 321-3746
maggie@detailsmadesimple.com

Maggie's Bio

From a very young age, Maggie learned firsthand how much work goes into a wedding, simply from her culture. Growing up in a large Egyptian family where every season is wedding season, taught her the importance of a flawlessly executed event of any size. Maggie is super passionate about building relationships with her couples and has always been the “coordinator” in her personal life when it came to family and friends events. Part HR professional, she loves connecting with clients and helping them navigate through any situation with ease and grace, but also knows how important it is to give good customer service and attention. Being a mother has only honed her ability to juggle tasks, organize multiple schedules and remain calm in any situation – she just kicks butt at anything she does!
 
Maggie will expertly manage your big day so you can savor one of the most important days of your life and be present. So, leave those details and logistics to her, Maggie has got you covered!

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Melissa Cardone

Melissa Cardone

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ
(908) 625-6113
melissa@detailsmadesimple.com

Melissa's Bio

Melissa has been married for 10 years and still wishes she had a Wedding Coordinator for her wedding day! Getting married is such an amazing experience that can only be made better by having someone to ensure everything is running on schedule and running smoothly. It is her mission to make sure that the happy couple has the best day of their lives without having to worry about a thing.

Melissa has dreamed of working in the wedding industry for years. Every detail is fun and exciting! With a passion for helping others and a love of weddings, being a Wedding Coordinator is truly dream come true for her. She has always loved planning, executing, and participating in events. From fundraisers to birthday parties, to bridal & baby showers, to weddings, her goal is always for everyone to have a great time while making certain the event runs smoothly.

Prior to working with Details Made Simple, Melissa was an IT Project Coordinator where sticking to a timeline was extremely important. She will make sure that your wedding doesn’t miss a beat and is running on time so you can enjoy every second of your perfectly planned day. Melissa is looking forward to getting to know you as a couple and learning all about what you are imagining for your wedding day. She would love to work with you on making your wedding stress-free, fun, and most importantly the most magical day of your lives!

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Maryland ● DC Metro Area

Zaakira Harris

Zaakira Harris

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Maryland / DC Metro Area
(202) 871-8964
zaakira@detailsmadesimple.com

Zaakira's Bio

Zaakira noticed her love for wedding planning at a very early age. While other little girls were playing with barbie dolls, Zaakira was picking out the perfect linen and color scheme for her play dollhouse weddings!

Later on, in life Zaakira took advantage of interning for various events while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Howard University.  Since then, Zaakira began a career in Hospitality Management and was overseeing many operations with the catering events department, which sparked a whole new love and passion for weddings all over again.

Zaakira’s extensive customer service background as well as her ability to provide unique and creative solutions while running a large operation makes her a great addition to the DMS team! She is super sweet, reliable and her attention to detail is the biggest key to making sure a couples wedding day is nothing sure of amazing!

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Shanika Peterson

Shanika Peterson

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Maryland / DC Metro Area
(484) 988-0014
shanika@detailsmadesimple.com

Shanika's Bio
Shanika, affectionately called Nika, started at DMS around 2013 almost 10 years ago working alongside Carla and Shadé in the NJ/NY area. With her prior experience in event planning and production management, wedding day coordination quickly became a passion that she loved! If she hadn’t moved away for work back in 2018 she would have continued coordinating with DMS for sure!
 
Thankfully, she now lives in an area DMS services…Maryland, DC, and Virginia so she’s back on board with the team! Yay! In 2013, She fell in love with seeing a couple’s vision come to fruition and she feels the same way today! Weddings are such monumental and joyous life celebrations, to be a crucial part of a memory that lasts a lifetime, is an honor for her! Everything about wedding coordinating brings Nika happiness and joy…getting to know the couple, helping to logistically organize the day, connecting with vendors, and making sure the bridal party entirely is having a blast are some of Nika’s primary goals! Nothing goes unchecked or unseen with Nika as your coordinator. She is excited to continue to use her expertise and warm presence to make her bride’s wedding journey seamless!
 
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