Guys. What is up?!

This is my first blog post EVER and I am kind of freaking out. Hopefully I am good at this whole blogging thing. Stay tuned on that.

First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Talking about myself is one of my top 5 least favorite things I will ever do but here goes nothing. My name is Jordyn Zanin. (Side note: I just got married last month, fun fact, and that name change is STILL weird). I go by J or JoJo so please feel free to call me one of those. I am a silly 24 year old who loves giggling, people, coffee, and red wine. I sound pretty basic but it’s true.  I make up ½ of Simply XO Events. The other half (and arguably the better) is Alexis! Alexis and I are attached at the hip. Literally we do everything together. We order the same Starbucks drink, cry every week when Grey’s Anatomy is on (we think we are Christina and Meredith), and get asked 12 times a week if we are sisters. We just start saying yes at this point. Alexis is the funniest, kindest, and silliest person I have ever met (just wait till you meet her). Together, we are probably two of the most stubborn people you have ever met but we are wholeheartedly committed to making your event planning process and experience SIMPLE and better than you could ever imagine. We promise you that you won’t only walk away with this having an AMAZING event but you will also have taco tuesday buddies and coffee dates forever.

While Alexis is an original Austinite, I grew up in San Diego until I moved to the middle of nowhere New York for college. The college town was literally called Poughkeepsie. Yeah, good luck saying that one. I ended up in Texas when I committed to UT Austin to pursue my Master’s degree in Social Work. Wait. What? Social Work? Okay so real talk for a second. Yes I have a Master’s degree and no I am not using it. I know that probably seems ridiculous. It’s okay if you are laughing at me right now. I spent a good amount of time doing the same. Long story short, it took me getting my Master’s to realize that my real passion in life wasn’t social work and I felt it on my heart to pursue something else. Alexis and I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and take the stress and complications out of planning events. So that’s part of how Simply XO Events came about! We have a tremendous passion for working with people, seriously people are our jam, and making their dreams come true. We love hearing people’s stories and transforming people’s love stories into one beautiful and special event. We love weddings. The easy parts of weddings. The parts that make you want to pull your hair out. All of it.

Okay. We made it. Hopefully you are still reading and it wasn’t the worst thing you ever read. Talking about ourselves is pretty boring stuff so stay tuned for more exciting blog posts on wedding tips and tricks, vendor reviews and spotlights, and a sneak peak into the day in the life of a wedding planner.

In all honesty, we are PUMPED to be doing this whole business thing and cannot wait to see where the future of Simply XO Events takes us.