Carolyn Jane Events is a full service wedding/event planning and design company located in Ventura County, Southern California. Owned and operated by me, Carolyn Jane Hart. My passion is to bring each special event from chaos to calm for my clients. I service Santa Barbara to Los Angeles, but if a destination wedding is more your style, I love to travel!
My love of wedding planning began when I became a bride myself. What is for many a hectic time of decisions, timelines and details for me was pure enjoyment! I found myself relishing the chaos. I soon came to realize, however, that very few brides love wedding planning as much as I do. So I began to surround myself with skilled and trustworthy wedding professionals from whom I could glean. I completed the Wedding Planner Training course through the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants and trained under Molli Barss with Soiree Special Event Planning in Portland, Oregon. I am currently a Site Coordinator at Maravilla Gardens, a unique Southern California Wedding Venue, along with many years serving as lead coordinator with my own business.
Now, with 10 years experience in the wedding industry, Carolyn Jane Events operates with one goal in mind: to remove the stress of planning so that engaged couples and their families can enjoy this memorable time in their lives.
Get To Know Carolyn
It’s an honor to be married to my best friend, David. Even though we have known each other since I was 18 and have been married a decade, I still just can’t get enough of that guy.
Our son, Elliot, is our precious gift, biggest surprise and greatest joy. I count it a privilege to be his mother.
I’m obsessed with order, organization and lists. Without my daily to-do list, I would be a lost soul.
Even though I have studied lyrical, jazz and ballet dance for many years, I am surprisingly awkward on the dance floor in a social setting.
I am an extrovert through and through and can never seem to get enough time with my family and friends.
I can’t cook to save my life, but I am a goddess when it comes to baking.
My favorite piece of clothing is shorts, but I would take cold weather over too much sun any day. Pants just seem like leg prison to me.
I would live off just tacos, mangos and dark chocolate...if I could.
When I am not planning an event, you can find me snuggling on the couch with my husband, watching ‘Downton Abbey’ or ‘Call the Midwife’ (until he has had enough and makes me watch overlanding videos with him).
I enjoy people and celebrating their stories with them. I have found that the couples I work with have become more like family to me than just clients.
Why wedding planning? Because when you combine all my favorite things: family, laughter, dancing, flowers, romance, celebration, timelines and meticulous planning, you get …wedding planning!