I am so glad you are here!
Now, let's get to know each other a little better before we commit to 12-24 months of planning together!
Alyssa Jean Signature Events is a boutique wedding and event planning company based in West Hartford, Connecticut. Alyssa Johnson is the principal planner and owner of AJSE. She is a seasoned professional with a Bachelor's degree from UMASS Amherst in Hospitality & Event Management and over 10 years of experience in the industry planning intimate dinners for 10 to conventions for over 2,500 guests! Her career in events began in Boston in 2012 where she worked at several of the most iconic properties in the city including Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Convention Exhibition Center. She made her transition to the wedding industry in 2015 planning luxury weddings at the historic Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, New Hampshire. She moved from New Hampshire to Connecticut in 2017 and started Alyssa Jean Signature Events shortly thereafter.
AJSE offers planning services for all types of events, but weddings are our absolute favorite as we love the personal connection that we develop with our couples. It is always such an honor to work alongside you planning one of the best days of your lives! Alyssa approaches each wedding with a positive attitude, an eye for design, creative ideas, a strong knowledge of the local market, and of course, a sense of humor.
Alyssa prides herself on a strong attention to detail (after all, a wedding is made up of a million little ones!), constant communication (ask any of her past clients. She promises you the number one thing they will tell you is how much they appreciate her responsiveness!), and her passion and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure you get your dream day. Alyssa knows that we have one chance to make your wedding day spectacular and she takes her role in making that happen very seriously. Alyssa accepts a limited number of clients each year as she pours her heart and soul into each one.
Alyssa firmly believes that your wedding day is a true reflection of your unique personalities and style, both as individuals and as a couple. AJSE couples want to enjoy their engagement and their wedding day and they trust us to make sure that happens!
Alyssa's favorite parts of the wedding day are the moment after you say I Do and walk hand in hand down the aisle surrounded by your dearest friends and family and the grand reveal of your reception space!
Alyssa's Biggest Loves
Snuggling my rescue dog, Finnegan. Watching him exist is something I consider an activity. All the dog moms out there will totally relate to this one. IYKYK!
Health & Fitness. Yes I know that contradicts #2. But I believe in balance. I love exercise and always incorporate a daily workout.
Sundays. Unless I have a wedding, Sundays are my day. Sometimes I plan mini day dates for my husband, daughter and I and sometimes we spend the day in our comfy clothes and binge watch Netflix (unless it's football season, then we watch NFL. I'm a Steelers fan and he's all about the Giants). There's just something about waking up on a Sunday morning and knowing it's a day of rest that feeds my soul.
Cheese, Wine & Dessert. My top three true loves. I always reach for bleu cheese, Cabernet Sauvignon and ice cream (there is always room for ice cream!)
Cooking. By no means am I the world's greatest chef but I love to experiment in the kitchen. I am a big advocate of meal planning and cooking at home.
Planning Vacations. My Type A personality truly extends to all aspects of my life. I love to research, make spreadsheets and craft itineraries. I am the type of person who always needs to have a new trip to look forward to. Next up on my travel bucket list is Italy, Yellowstone & the Grand Tetons, and Germany.
Favorite place I've been so far: Sedona, AZ, Costa Rica & Ireland!
Veronica & Felix
"Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and a lot of it was due to Alyssa’s hard work and expertise in this field. The whole day went smoothly, and we did not have to think about a single thing other than simply enjoying ourselves on our day. I cannot thank her enough for making this day happen, especially during a pandemic. Her attentiveness, organizational skills, her communication is more than phenomenal. The way our wedding turned out could not have been done without her, the vendors she had suggested and the venue. I am still in awe of the result. Alyssa, thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Rachel & Marc
"She is sweet, thoughtful, and just plain damn good at her job. On the day of our wedding, I probably saw her for all of 10 minutes (in a good way!) and I will say this - something that many of our guests mentioned after our party - the day went without a hiccup. There was no awkward lull in the events of that day, our tent looked INCREDIBLE, we made last minute decisions that ended up looking like we thought about them for a year, and I just simply couldn't have been happier. She is worth every penny."
Eliza & Danny
"She had everything under control, asked the right questions, ordered the final counts of everything, set the detailed agenda and made sure everything was set. Alyssa also went above and beyond her job description making the wedding just the way we imagined it. She offered to tie the ribbons on the napkins for the reception the night before, helped with the bridal bouquet at the last moment and made sure all the technical systems were running flawlessly (such as ordering additional power for the ceremony musicians). Alyssa internalized our vision and made it happen!"