Certified Timeline Genius

Lori-Jean Braun

TG Certified
Owner Grand Events By Lori Malabar, Florida
TG Certified

What inspired you to launch your own business?

Loved the idea of seeing couples not have to stress about planning a wedding or coordinating the day. After being in several weddings, too many things went unnoticed or overlooked and I thought how could I prevent this from happening to other couples. After working at venues and gaining more experience and knowledge, my passion did not go unnoticed. Having wedding vendors show their support, my passion was to be a Wedding Planner.


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

When the family and clients say they could not have had a wedding without me and after reading the reviews from my clients, it puts a huge smile on my face knowing that with my help and planning, their wedding day was flawless. Seeing the clients on their wedding day, enjoying the day, and not having to worry about anything, truly makes me happy knowing they are smiling because of my team and I.


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

"I should start this review by stating I was extremely apprehensive about hiring a wedding planner. As someone with a strict budget, I was determined to save money wherever I could. When I first got engaged, I kept telling myself that I would be one of the Pinterest budget brides that gave me so much inspiration online. After about 2 months of trying to plan things myself, I realized just how overwhelming the process would be for me, which is hard for me since I like to have control over my own situations. A friend referred me to Lori, and the most important thing I can say is that my wedding would not have been anywhere near as incredible as it was without Lori. Even in times of panic and feeling completely overwhelmed, Lori was there for me, having a solution for everything. She made the process of planning so much easier for me and my husband. It is hard to imagine just how much work is involved with planning a wedding, how many individual details that have to be considered until you try to plan one yourself. Lori is one of the sweetest souls I have ever met, and her level of organization and professionalism is incredible. She orchestrated my entire event and had it run so smoothly, even when we encountered hiccups. She is also a wonderful advocate for the bride and groom, helping to keep guests in check (including those family/friends who may not be the most well versed in manners). She made sure that we had time to eat without interruptions from our guests constantly walking up to our table. She brought water for me during our photo sessions outside. I just can't say enough good things about her and the amazing job she does. It is obvious that she does her job because she loves what she does and loves making people happy on their special day. After this experience, hiring a wedding planner, especially one so amazing as Lori, is the best advice I could ever give to a future bride!" - Carmen Passaro