"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Unknown

We have chosen to design bespoke weddings as our life’s work because we know that every event should look and feel different–after all, no two couples are the same. We know that designing around the senses creates lasting memories. We know that creating a design around two specific people and melding their lives together into a sensually designed experience is about as unique as it gets.  Nothing else can be created exactly the same.


Jaclyn Journey

Jaclyn is a born and bred Kentucky girl who can’t remember a time when she wasn’t planning for some kind of gathering. Growing up in a big Lebanese and Syrian family meant that Sunday dinners were a family cornerstone during her childhood and she loved being surrounded by aunts, cousins, brothers, and sisters.
This weekly tradition was the start of a life-long love of celebrations. Jaclyn brings the same warmth and sense of closeness to wedding planning. With an aesthetic that combines old-world heritage and classic styling. Jaclyn is an old soul with a modern spirit.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles, Jaclyn worked in visual merchandising for Anthropologie. When she realized that her design and styling interests extended far beyond store windows, she founded Jaclyn Journey Weddings in 2010 and also now owns an interior design studio – Journey + Jacobs Design Studio – which opened in 2018. She draws on her background and staging experience to set the scene for weddings, crafting unique, stand-out spaces that complement the couple, their families, traditions, and interests.
Jaclyn and her husband, Chris, married in 2011 and have a son, Kit Thomas. She loves classic movies, long dinners with friends and family, good wine, and traveling.

Melissa Brady

A Florida native, Melissa grew up playing in the sun and sad, and her bright spirit and contagious energy spill effortlessly into her event planning.
Warmth and hospitality come naturally to Melissa, who graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her vast event management experience includes group sales and marketing for Adriatic Luxury Hotels and event manager at The Grand Oaks Florida, the Kentucky Derby Museum and the Hermitage Classic.
Melissa began her own events company, Brady & Co Events, in 2014. After working on numerous projects together, Jaclyn Journey Weddings acquired Brady & Co in 2017. It was a natural next step in their relationship and Melissa’s strong logistical background and destination experience have proven invaluable. Melissa ins;t the only one in her family that loves events.  Her husband, Mike, is also in the business, and their collaborations have yielded some of Louisville’s most talked about events.
When she’s not keeping the team on time and on budget, you can find Melissa with Mike and their daughter, Jules, traveling, or trying out the latest hot spot in town.