Jelena Blondina Krzeszowski
"Yell-in-a * Blonde-ina * Kra-ZOW- ski,"
My very Serbian family was big on traditional names and as a result I was blessed with a name that most struggle to pronounce. When I was dreaming about starting my business I knew I had to be identified by my initials to make it easier for everyone and thus JBK Weddings & Events was born.
I did my first wedding when I was 15 years old. A family acquaintance came here from Bosnia during the war and wanted to marry the love of her life. They didn't have much money at the time so my mother offered our home to host their wedding. I immediately jumped to do the decor and all of the planning. Not even knowing anything about cake decorating, I took it upon myself to make their wedding cake from scratch. I simply wanted every detail of their wedding to be perfect. On the day of the wedding, the couple came in and saw everything I had done and the overjoyed look on their faces is what made me realize that I wanted to do for the rest of my life!
Here I am two decades later; running my own wedding and event planning business. I love what I do because it gives me the chance to be creative and the opportunity to make people happy. I always think of the couple from my first wedding. The look of joy they gave me is what I look for in every couple I work with and at every event I plan. All of my clients are unique and have different wants, needs and a variety of budgets. Each day at the "office" is always different, and I thrive on the challenge to make every event a dream come true for my clients. I invite you to meet with me and tell me about the fairy-tale you envision, I will do everything I can to make it happen.