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Our Team


Whitney Jernigan

Founder & Owner

Whitney started planning weddings in 2019. Her background in elementary education paved the road for success in the event industry with time management and organizational skills. She always has a solution on wedding day and is able to keep it moving right on time!

Whitney is passionate about the season of engagement and believes every couple should be preparing their hearts for marriage, not getting overwhelmed with vendor emails! She opened WJ & Co. to serve couples well while having the most fun!

Brittany Bennefield

Wedding Planner

Brittany loves connecting with people, soaking up new experiences and being involved in the local event scene. Her favorite part of wedding planning is organizing each detail for the bride and groom’s perfect day. Passion, purpose, and personality are what drives Brittany in her desire as a wedding planner. She takes great satisfaction in making every couple happy on their special day and is always grateful for the opportunity to do so with WJ &Co.

In her free time Brittany enjoys trying new restaurants, wine tasting, and traveling. She can’t wait to make all of her beautiful brides wedding dreams come true and create wonderful new memories!


Kylie Donohoo

Wedding Planner

Kylie is from Birmingham, AL. She is studied Hospitality management and Event planning at Auburn University where she graduated in 2022. Growing up she watched her aunt plan the most fun events from red carpets to concerts. From then on, she just knew that’s exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up. She has made wedding Pinterest boards since middle school and fell in love with the wedding industry from an early age. 

Through her time at Auburn she got connected with WJ & Co. to work as an intern. While working with us her favorite part has been seeing the clients smiling faces at the end of the night and making the brides dreams come true.

Ariel Gist

Lead Coordinator

Ariel is a stay at home mom to two beautiful children. While she loves raising babies, she has a passion for weddings and working with people. She uses the lessons she has learned throughout motherhood like managing chaos, problem solving, & multitasking and applies them to wedding coordination! Her hard work and grit makes her an invaluable member to our day-of team!

Ariel’s favorite part of a wedding is the ceremony. She enjoys helping couples find unique ways to express their love and union in a way that reflects themselves. She will always go the extra mile for our brides!


Mckenna Powers

Event Rep

McKenna calls Athens, AL home.  She loves creating elaborate events that people dream of! With a degree in Business Management, McKenna can organize and manage all the craziness of a wedding day. Her main focus of wedding day is to make the brides' dreams come true. She believes that no matter the budget the day should feel extraordinary.

McKenna enjoys spending time with family and friends on her off days. She also loves a project of any type, from cooking, painting, and planning parties.

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