Meet your team of Details Made Simple Day of Wedding Coordinators. We are 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 New Jersey & NYC

Carla Friday

Carla Friday

Founder & Wedding Day Coordinator

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

Carla's Bio

I’m Carla, the Founder and Wedding Day Coordinator of Details Made Simple, a multi city company focusing solely on day-of wedding coordination. I started DMS to exercise my love for weddings and to help assist brides and grooms with all their wedding details and execute them to perfection. I am genuinely passionate about weddings. In fact, I may be a little obsessed with them. I simply love the beautiful details, logistics, and all the pretty that goes along with them.

My specialty is easily that I have an eye for details – from ceremony, reception, multicultural traditions, to the tiniest piece of sparkly decor placed just right. So, in my world it’s always about the details and they must be perfect! My brides appreciate my clam nature under pressure, quickness to tackle challenges 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. Developing a personal relationship with each bride (and groom) is the key to making each wedding perfect and memorable, and this is super important to us.

Oh, 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. 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) 455-1394
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 Indian, Jewish, Asian & Pilipino. We call her the cultural wedding guru actually, as her superb skills and knowledge of so many cultural traditions really sets 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’ 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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Qunnah McKinnon

Qunnah McKinnon

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ and NYC
(347) 973-4065
qunnah@detailsmadesimple.com

Qunnah's Bio

Qunnah has been planning and coordinating events since she was a teenager. She has a natural knack for events – knowing how to put them together and what needs to happen. Qunnah loves planning events so much that, she took the reins so her graduating high school class could have a 10-year high school reunion and single handedly planned it from start to finish!

With an extensive background in client servicing and event management, paired with being a natural social butterfly, Qunnah will make you not only feel at ease but also like you’ve known her for years. Her top priority is making sure, you and your partner are enjoying your special day with loved ones with not a care in the world.

Not only is she passionate and creative, she can anticipate the unknown and always is prepared for anything that comes her way –  all without breaking a sweat! Qunnah is a true believer that anything can be done and will roll up her sleeves and dive right in to do it!
Qunnah says “There’s nothing like putting your everything into planning an event and knowing that it will be a milestone in people’s lives and a memory that is forever apart of them. That’s a big responsibility and I happily take it on! It’s so rewarding to me when I see the expressions on our couples faces because of our service and watching them is having the time of their lives. That feeling is so priceless and so magical!”

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Miquel-Catlyn Gabbidon

Miquel-Catlyn Gabbidon

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central/North NJ and NYC
(347) 973-4065
miquel@detailsmadesimple.com

Miquel's Bio

Miquel developed an affinity (some may say an obsession) with weddings at a young age. After a few summers working at her Aunt’s flower studio, she fell in love with the idea that everything from a bride’s favorite flower to the groom’s preferred cocktail to their send off at the end of the night are curated to create an everlasting moment that encompasses the spirit of the couple.

Her decision to branch into the wedding industry came from a desire to make that feeling of serendipity continue long after the couple embarks on their honeymoon. From weddings, to corporate events, to small get-togethers Miquel has been praised for her attention to detail, craftiness, and innovation. She believes every detail should contribute to the couple’s holistic vision.

Miquel says, “As a wedding coordinator, there’s nothing better than that moment when you finally see all the details fall into place seamlessly for your bride and groom. 50 years from now, they may not remember the contents of the guests’ welcome bags, transportation from the ceremony to the reception, or even the seating chart. But they will remember the overarching feeling of love on that night– and that only happens when those tiny details are handled with care. That’s my job– and for me, to be able to help create that moment… that’s the best part of it all.”

When you sit down with Miquel to discuss your big day, she will not only assist with the logistics but she will get to know you, your partner and your family so that she can truly understand the vision you have for your wedding and how you can work together to not only coordinate your wedding, but create moments that lasts a lifetime!

Grab a cup of coffee with Miquel and start planning your special moment now!

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Central New 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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Candice Moore

Candice Moore

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Philadelphia, NJ and NYC
(267) 838-9383
candice@detailsmadesimple.com

Candice's Bio
As a tenured hospitality professional since 2008, Candice has fostered a strong passion for exceptional service in a variety of settings. Starting out as an intern working on convention size city-wide events, Candice has maneuvered through various roles within the hotel industry finally realizing her passion would remain in the world of event planning and coordination, and specifically wedding coordination. Now through her experience working with various cultures, Nigerian, Spanish, & Jewish to name a few – Candice has gained a plethora of knowledge of different traditions making her a valuable asset for your big day.

Putting her Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management to use has been an interesting journey for Candice, combining that with her undying passion for weddings makes her the perfect addition to the Details Made Simple team of wedding coordinators in the Philadelphia area. From working with a variety of vendors, greeting you and your bridal party with a reassuring smile and composed demeanor, to putting the final touches on those already planned personal details that make all the difference on your big day, Candice is your “go-to” girl for all things weddings, big or small. With a relentless drive to execute every event flawlessly, Candice is available to offer you absolute peace of mind and ensure that you have more than fond memories of the biggest day of your life!

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April Krogstad

April Krogstad

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. Aprils 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 area. 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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Michele Chu

Michele Chu

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: Central NJ and Philly
(609) 520-3312
michele@detailsmadesimple.com

Michele's Bio

Michele has been in the wedding industry since graduating in 2010 from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. She began her career that summer as an intern for a wedding planning company in NYC. After years of honing her wedding coordination and planning skills as a Sales and Event Manager, Michele became an Wedding and Events Coordinator at an upscale venue in New Jersey where she has successfully coordinated over 300 weddings, special events and corporate parties ranging from 50 to 1000+ guests while simultaneously managing dozens of vendors. What really drives Michele is the delighted look on the couple’s face when they see their vision come to life. She understands the significance of every small detail that makes a wedding unique and personal. She is always available to answer any and every question. Day of, Michele is there behind the scenes to ensure that your special day runs smoothly so that you can be present and enjoy every moment of your wedding.

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DC Metro Area

Brooke Watson

Brooke Watson

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: DC Metro Area
(202) 681-9023
brooke@detailsmadesimple.com

Brooke's Bio

Having worked in the events industry for over 10 years, Brooke takes great pride in creating memorable experiences for her couples. Her career started in entertainment having worked for the likes of Universal Music Group, Island Def Jam and Sister 2 Sister Magazine to name a  few. She credits her love for event  planning to her mother, who is also an event planner. “I grew up seeing my Mom play such an important role in special moments in people’s lives…I wanted to do the same!” Brooke considers herself to be a professional juggler, taking pride in the ability to manage multiple things at once; a necessary requirement when it comes to wedding day coordination. Couple that with her charismatic and friendly personality and you’re sure to walk away not just feeling like a client, but a friend.

“A woman’s wedding day is something she dreams about as a child and looks forward to the day she can carry it out. For that one day, she’s a princess. Everyone’s eyes are on her. It’s HER day. It’s such an honor to make that day be a memorable experience for her”, says Brooke.

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Zaakira Harris

Zaakira Harris

Wedding Day Coordinator

Area: 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 doll house weddings!

Later on in life Zaakira took advantage of interning for various events while pursuing her Bachelors 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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