We had the good fortune of connecting with Jordan Matlock and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jordan, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?

Being authentic and trust the process!

In a world full of endless options & stories of overnight success, it is hard not to get wrapped up in the feeling of constantly being behind or that you should be doing something different to achieve results faster, quicker, better…. It can be quite easy to fall into that ‘keep up with the Joneses’ mentality. However, the only way I have found true success in my business + brand is to be my true authentic self, aligned with my vision for my brand and overall trust in the process that the right people – both clients + team members – will attract to that energy, vibe + beliefs.

And WOW was I right! Not only has that led to the success of my brand as a whole but the level of happiness it has brought me as a young entrepreneur has been invaluable.

What should our readers know about your business?

Jordan Michelle Events is a bicoastal, full service wedding planning + design company. We are home based in San Diego, California and Long Beach, NY where we specialize in working with the laid back + in love couples that can’t wait to marry their best friend… but make it unique, make it stylish, make it FUN!

I launched Jordan Michelle Events (aka JME) in 2018 with just myself & a dream to one day work for myself – traveling + designing weddings from coast to coast. Four very quick years later, JME has grown to a team of six extremely talented women that are all very different yet share the same passion, drive & creativity to plan + design truly unforgettable weddings for our clients.

I truly think a big reason for our success & what makes JME stand apart from the industry is because we do this for a passion, not a paycheck. This isn’t work for us, it is an outlet for our creativity. This isn’t a job to add to our resume, this is a lifestyle that we enjoy. I wanted to create a business + brand that allowed both my couples & my team to be themselves no matter what their style is! We embrace being different, being funky, being fun – just be yourself. Be authentic. That’s where the real magic happens!

To say that I’m extremely proud of how far my little ‘passion project’ has come (now a full blown business) would be an understatement of the decade but for lack of better words – I’m so damn proud and excited to see what the future has in store for us! Whatever it is, I know it’s going to be pretty freakin’ epic! Stay tuned…

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?

Bring on all the visitors, I love hosting! Not to mention I’m a huge foodie that loves a good cocktail while sitting on a rooftop deck with great views so this is what the line up would look like:

Food + Cocktails:
The Nolen
Birdseye View
George’s on the Cove
The Kettner Exchange
Nolita Hall
The Marine Room
Portside Pier at the Brig

Activities/Things to do:

Yoga/concerts at the Rady Shell
Picnic at Kate Sessions Park
Kayaking through the coves in La Jolla
Padres Game at Petco Park
Stroll through Balboa Park
Go dancing downtown – so many fun places
Go to the beach – all of them are nice
Watch the sunset at Sunset Cliffs
Paddleboard in the bay

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

I’m extremely lucky to be surrounded by some of the most supportive, patient, encouraging and loving individuals – both family + friends! Without each and every one of them my business wouldn’t be anywhere near where it is today.

I could spend all day listing out the names of everyone that offered advice, ideas & suggestions, listened to me endlessly about my next idea or project, helped me with social media/branding/the website, brought me coffee after pulling all nighters, then brought me wine & a little pep talk when I felt like giving up.

No act went unnoticed and I’m forever grateful for each one of them – if they are reading this it’s probably because they are one of those people so THANK YOU – many xoxo’s!

Website: https://jordanmichelleevents.com

Instagram: @jordanmichelleevents

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordanmichelleevents/

Other: TheKnot – Jordan Michelle Events

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@sararichardsonphoto @deirdreandjon @neverthereyet @katevanamringephoto @jeanninelombardophotography @kaditobin

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