HAPPY HOLIDAYS

10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32256, United States

904-545-5481

The Team

KIMBERLY GORDON

FOUNDER + SENIOR PLANNER


Kimberly is a planner by nature. She was decorating for friends and organizing everything, long before Magical Weddings & Events, Co was even a dream. Her genuine passion for organization and planning, as well as a constant calm and patient demeanor, are just some of the reasons her clients and vendor partners adore her.


Kimberly grew up in Georgia and earned her Bachelor's in Marketing and Management from Bowie State University. She launched the company in 2000 after leaving a career in business management.


When Kimberly isn’t planning a event she’s at home making memories with her children. 


Personal must-haves include regular mani-pedis, chocolate, coffee



SHARRAY GAMELL

CO-FOUNDER + SENIOR PLANNER


 Sharray is an Maryland native. She went to Howard to pursue a degree in Event Planning and Business Management. After years of designing family and friends special events she decided to have her own company.


 Sharray knew from the minute when she planned her own wedding that it was in her blood!  She's an artist who loves a good list! She love putting all the little details together to create an amazing event and then being the woman behind the curtain to create the magic.


She want to create that experience for all my brides and their guests. I whole heartedly believe in love, marriage and happily ever after.  


She can’t go to pre-marital counseling with you but can make sure you have less to discuss when you get there.


Personal must-haves include shopping, spending time with her family and cooking/or baking.



SHANNON OLIVER

LEAD COORDINATOR


 Shannon is an Maryland  native and one cool lady.  She comes to Magical Weds and Events Co and  with a degree in Art History and venue-side coordination experience.  


Shannon developed her client skills working at a top Event venue. She offers vendor experience and design artistry which she applies to her wedding coordination and design work.


Shannon has an an old soul and a soothing calm about her.  She enthusiastically supports Magical Weddings & Events, Co. couples through the design process 


DIAMOND DAVIS

LEAD PLANNER


Diamond is an Maryland native. She attended college at Stratford University for a degree in Business Management and Marketing. Diamond has always had a passion for event planning, coordination and design since a very early age! Her first event was when she was 16 years old and she planned her best friends grandmother 60th wedding anniversary.  Her grandmother taught her many skills growing up, her favorites are designing and crafting.


Diamond go above and beyond to make sure the clients are happy and have comfort during the planning process..


Personal must haves includes coffee, chocolate and mani + pedis,



SHAKEILA TAYLOR

LEAD PLANNER


Coming from a large and uniquely built family (the nice way of putting it), creating new ways to gather. Shakeila Taylor brings an unparalleled blend of experience, education and personality to each and every event.

 

She received her Communications degree from Washington , DC. Her 6 years of experience in the restaurant business have laid the foundation for her passion in providing superb customer service.

Taylor promised herself she would always follow the passion for her work, not just a pay check.  


Constantly striving to top her last event is her motivation; she truly loves what she does and wouldn't change it for the world. What started out as a dream has now become a reality.  

When Taylor has a little free time you can find with her boyfriend catching up on tv shows and shopping



YOLANDA MATTHEWS

LEAD PLANNER


A creative, nurturing, free-spirit woman with a passion to succeed in all endeavors she pursues. Yolanda was raised by her loving parents contributing to her personality of befriending those in her path. A former mathematics major who loved solving problems as well as helping others, she developed a keen eye for detail. This shed light on a new creative path and forged her way into the creative event planning field where she finds the opportunity for ideas to be endless.


With over ten years in the restaurant industry, she wore many hats as supervisor, bartender and respected trainer. Yolanda was trusted by many superiors to create and maintain the ambiance of multiple businesses. She was given the flexibility to pursue and earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design and used her own resources to become a certified home stager. She has never stopped working to find her niche, applying, practicing and learning new skills to put forth in networking while building business relationships.


She spends her free time traveling, maintaining lifelong friendships and being a positive role model to everyone she encounters. Her dedication, ability to multi-task and work well under pressure while maintaining a positive attitude will help her overcome any obstacle. Yolanda's life mantra has become: Do what you love to do without constraint, and you will be successful in all you pursue.


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