Betsey Palmgren is a true Minnesotan, born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota and only leaving the state for four years of college at Indiana University. After college, Betsey moved back to Minnesota wanting to get into the Nonprofit industry. This would lead her to meeting Jenna and both connecting on their love of events and wedding planning. Betsey joined the team as a lead planner back in 2014, took some time away to spend with her two boys and is back on board as a lead planner and office manager. Betsey has worked on many events and weddings of all shapes and sizes. She loves to help make a couple’s day stress free and handle all the details so that they can truly enjoy their special day.
Betsey lives in Hopkins with her husband and two sons.
Ok... that's all fine and good but let's REALLY get to know Betsey and her style of planning with a few, fun questions!
1. Tell me about your background in events?
I started in events in the non profit realm focusing on fundraising and planning of events. It was there that I met Jenna and we bonded over our love of event planning. I have been planning events for over 12 years and weddings for 6 years
2. What is your favorite part of a wedding?
I love when the bride walks down the aisle. From that point on its pure happiness and joy. I love to see the look on the brides face when she looks at her father or whoever is walking her down the aisle. And then I always make sure to look at her partner’s face as they see each other. That moment is magical!
3. Do you have a favorite style of wedding that you like to work on?
I love all weddings but really love when the wedding reflects the couple. Whether it be rustic or modern or romantic, if it feels like it's right for that couple, it's the best!
4. Tell us about yourself (your family, hobbies, etc…)
I am born and raised in Minnesota. Grew up in St. Paul and now live in Hopkins with my husband and two sons. I love to dance and be active with my family. Go on bike rides or play sports in our yard. I also love to draw and color.
5. Tell us one funny quirk you have that not a lot of people would know about you.
I have a crazy flexible pinky finger. I can almost touch it to the back of my hand
6. What’s your favorite color palette for a wedding?
Right now I am really loving lots of greenery and pops of color with flowers. I like the mix of romantic florals with more rustic or industrial event space.
7. Explain your personal style and personality by choosing 3 famous people, brands or movies/books that you feel most exemplify who you are.
Ellen Degeneres because she is laid back and does her best to be kind to all.
Jessica Biel because she is low key, likes her privacy and family is very important to her.
J-Lo because she loves to sing and dance and be with her kids.
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Written by Jenna Culley of Jenna Culley Events