Planner Profile: Liz
Liz Erdmann is a true Midwesterner, growing up and living in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Liz and Jenna met in college and have been friends ever since. Their talk of event planning started while watching Gilmore Girls in their dorm; Liz being the Sookie to Jenna’s Lorelei. Liz has been a part of Jenna Culley Events from almost day one and has loved every part of it. Working as both assistant and lead planner has allowed Liz to learn everything about event planning - from room set up to timeline execution. Liz lives in Roseville with her husband and two step sons.
Now let's get to know Liz more with a few fun questions
1. Tell me about your background in events?
I started with Jenna Culley Events in 2014 and have been thankful to be a part of it ever since. I love that event planning satisfies both my analytic side with timeline coordination, planning, and problem solving, as well as my creative and DIY side with venue design and set up.
2. What is your favorite part of a wedding?
While I cannot deny that the walk down the aisle still gets me emotional every time, my favorite part is just after the ceremony. The newlyweds are able to hug, laugh, and be with their family and friends. It's a lot of special moments wrapped up in the experience in connecting with your loved ones and sharing in the joy of their new marriage!
3. Do you have a favorite style of wedding that you like to work on?
I can't say I have a favorite style of wedding. I just really enjoy seeing a venue come together with the couple's essence through flowers and decor they have spent months selecting.
4. Tell us about yourself (your family, hobbies, etc...)
I have lived in the Midwest all my life; growing up in Illinois and Wisconsin, then coming to Minnesota for college and staying here ever since! My partner and I met in 2012 and were married in December 2018. I have 2 stepsons who are both in middle school and keep me up to date on all things Fortnite and TikTok. I love crafting and DIY in any form - whether it's quilting, crocheting, a fun home décor piece, or even some cross stitch. I often dream of moving to a small town with a little Main Street and opening a bakery, so I am always baking and mailing the products to family. I also love getting outside to enjoy hiking, camping, and catching a fish or two. (literally - I've caught one 16" walleye ice fishing and one 20" Northern Pike this past summer. While it's not frequent, when I do eventually catch a fish I don't mess around!)
5. Tell us one funny quirk you have that not a lot of people would know about you.
Crossing something off a list gives a dopamine rush like no other. I am constantly making lists/spreadsheets. From grocery and to do lists, timelines for Thanksgiving cooking, packing for family trips, creative/DIY projects I am working on - if it can be made into a list, I will!
6. What’s your favorite color palette for a wedding?
So hard to choose! I love fall/winter color palettes with rich, warm colors and jewel tones. Also, gold is a great accent. But I could be biased as I was married in the winter.
7. Explain your personal style and personality by choosing 3 famous people, brands or movies/books that you feel most exemplify who you are
My three people are Audrey Hepburn, Sookie St. James from Gilmore Girls, and my mom (not technically a famous person, I know!) I chose Audrey Hepburn as I aspire to have her style and grace, Sookie St. James for her culinary flair, and my mom because she is so thoughtful and always makes you feel taken care of.