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!
Carla FridayFounder & Wedding Day Coordinator
Shadé ColemanWedding Day Coordinator
Jackie DiazWedding Day Coordinator
Sarah YarmarkWedding Day Coordinator
Alex WilliamsWedding Day Coordinator
Christine FrederickWedding Day Coordinator
Michelle CanigliaWedding Day Coordinator
Kari BagniewskiWedding Day Coordinator
Area: Central/North NJ and NYC
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!
Area: Central/North NJ and NYC
Shadé has been with DMS since the beginning and has now coordinated over 150 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!
Area: Central/North NJ
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.
Area: Central/North NJ
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!
Area: Central/North NJ
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.
Area: Central/North NJ
Christine’s love for weddings and all things love began when she was just a little girl. She always dreamed about planning her big beautiful day with the love of her life. As a recent bride, Christine fell in love with the wedding industry and developed a true passion for it, and loves helping other couples make their dreams come true.
Christine believes that no small detail should go unnoticed, and with her incredible attention to detail, she ensures all her brides that no small thing will be missed. Christine promises to take all the stress of the day away, so you can take in all the love and excitement from your family and friends and remember all the happiness for years to come. She is excited to meet her new couples and is ready to make their day as magical as ever!
Area: Central / North NJ
I absolutely love everything about weddings, I might be a little obsessed actually! From the beautiful floral arrangements to the happy tears during the ceremony, to the packed dance floor with friends and family – there’s nothing quite like being a part of someone’s special day. I have a passion for coordinating due to my attention to detail and obsession with organization, making coordinating weddings the perfect passion for me. This passion initially sparked when my Sister Maggie joined DMS as a Coordinator! Hey, it runs in the family, I guess! So now seeing all my couple’s hard work planning the perfect day come together creating the beautiful and most memorable day, just being the glue that holds it all together – is truly rewarding! It would be a true honor to be a part of your important day, and I will always strive to make it a stress-free and the most memorable day for you and your families. XOXO
Area: Central/North NJ
Area: Central/North NJ
Kari has always loved love and watching dreams come true. It is part of her passion to help others and that’s what she intends to do for you.
As a Rutgers graduate, Kari has coordinated many events, including Dance Marathon, one of the largest philanthropic fundraisers in NJ, along with many sorority socials. She has worked in the service industry for over 10 years and now focuses her attention on weddings where she can help couples have the day of their dreams.
As someone who loves seeing things come to life with her attention to detail, Kari will make sure you are in good hands on your wedding day. She takes pride in her strong communication skills and her ability to form personal relationships with both clients and vendors. You can trust her to help carry out your vision and to support your wedding day needs. She will utilize her organizational skills to coordinate every moment of your big day to ensure it is perfect. Kari is the one who will help make your day as unique and special as you!
Having the opportunity to coordinate your special day is Kari’s absolute pleasure and she looks forward to working with more DMS couples!
Central/South Jersey ● Philadelphia
April AbbondanteWedding Day Coordinator
Maggie ElrashedyWedding Day Coordinator
Angelica BurnsWedding Day Coordinator
Melissa CardoneWedding Day Coordinator
Area: Philly and Central NJ
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.Contact Us
Area: Philadelphia, Central NJ
Area: Philly / Central NJ
Meet Angelica, a hopeless romantic who loves all things weddings! From the atmosphere, to the details, and everything in between, nothing fills her heart more than watching two people celebrate their love in the most magical way possible. She was always the bridesmaid, and never the bride, until one day her prince charming swept her off her feet! She then spent a year and a half planning every last detail of her fairytale wedding, and it was then that she realized that wedding planning was not only a passion but also her calling.
Her experience in event planning began at Monmouth University where she was the social chair of her sorority. As such, she was responsible for the planning and execution of various social events on and off campus. She took great pride in these events and continued her love of event planning after college. Since graduating in 2010, she has coordinated numerous bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, and weddings. Nothing sets her soul on fire quite like event planning and coordinating!
Angelica’s passion for weddings and helping others is what sets her apart. She takes great pride in bringing a couple’s vision to life and perfecting their special day! She is hard-working, thorough, calm, empathetic, resourceful, fun, and a great problem solver! Her attention to detail is unmatched and she will work tirelessly to ensure that your big day is nothing short of spectacular! She is excited to meet her couples and become an integral part of their wedding day.
Area: Central/North NJ
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!
NYC Area ● Brooklyn ● Long Island NY
Area: Brooklyn / NYC / Long Island
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
Area: NYC Area
I LOVE weddings! That’s it… enough said! Seriously though, my passion for weddings started a couple of years ago when a friend trusted me to coordinate another friend’s wedding. My obsession with making weddings come together started then and at the end of it all, seeing the couple happy with how everything was executed flawlessly, made my day!
Some details about myself: I’m a hard worker, very detail-oriented (you kind of have to be working at DMS and all lol), and a total problem solver. I always get asked, how am I so calm right now? It’s a gift great coordinators have, as we work well under pressure as we know all will be well in the end, since we are there making things happen! I’m always thinking ahead and have a Plan B in place if Plan A isn’t working.
I am a coordinator at heart and outside of work – I’m also the family coordinator! I’m the one they call to help plan a birthday event/trip or a family vacation, which I really enjoy doing. I love creating memories with my family and friends and seeing the plan come together.
Having the opportunity to coordinate your special day is an honor and a pleasure. Let’s chat and see how I can ensure that the biggest day of your life, goes just as you planned it! <3
North Jersey ● NYC Area
Area: North NJ / NYC
Hi there! I’m Brittany, a DMS Bride turned DMS Wedding Coordinator! When I was planning my wedding in 2023, I knew I needed some help ensuring our day went perfectly, so I booked DMS and Maggie was my Day of Coordinator. Working with Maggie was truly invaluable as she allowed me to simply enjoy my wedding day by helping coordinate the details that brought my wedding day to life.
After my wedding, I decided that I’d like to pay it forward to future brides, so here we are! I love weddings, all the big moments, and of course, all of the small intimate moments too. Having the experience of planning every aspect of my own wedding, gives me that insight of what brides need from a day of coordinator and vice versa. I’ve always worked in positions that were detail-oriented, organized, and meticulous were always the standard, details are my thing! I am here to take the stress of your wedding day away and I am so excited to meet new couples and make their day an unforgettable one!
Maryland ● DC Metro Area
Area: Maryland / DC Metro Area
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!Contact Us