Our Story

Growing up in Northern California, twins Brittany and Brianna were surrounded by the natural beauty of Sonoma County. From vineyards to the Redwoods to the ocean, they’ve explored all the area has to offer. Nestled among the vines of some of the world’s top wineries, it was just a matter of time before they pursued a career in hospitality. In fact, during high school they both worked at a local café; giving them their first taste of the industry.

Brittany stayed close to home for college, earning her Bachelor’s Degree from Sonoma State University and studying abroad in the South of France. Brianna received her degree at the University of Oregon before obtaining her Master’s Degree at SOAS University of London. After a post-college event planning internship in San Francisco, Brittany started her 10+ year career in hospitality and event planning at one of Napa’s five star resorts, and Brianna moved to Los Angeles to work in finance at a Fortune 500 company. In late 2014, after years of working at luxury hotels and one of Sonoma’s top wedding planning companies, Brittany decided to launch Reed + James Events and Brianna moved back to Sonoma to continue her finance career closer to home.

In 2018 Brittany moved to South Florida to launch RJE on the East Coast, while still operating RJE West Coast remotely. Later that year Brianna decided to join the team as managing partner, overseeing the day to day operations of RJE on the West Coast. Working together on every event allows a unique opportunity to best serve their clients: Brianna attends site tours and client meetings, Brittany handles design and rentals, and both execute events.

Photo By Amanda Wei

Photo By Amanda Wei

Meet Brittany

Creative Director + Lead Planner

A self professed dreamer, Brittany has always had a passion for events - from collecting Martha Stewart Weddings magazines at 16 years old to planning her Junior Prom, Brittany knew that events would be in her life in someway. Aiming to bring a natural, elegant beauty to each event she curates, Brittany is drawn to the juxtaposition between feminine and masculine. She strives to balance the two in design; allowing for wonderfully romantic, beautiful events.

Brittany resides in South Florida with her husband Scott, their two beach-loving children, and their rescue pup Dashiel.

Photo by amanda Wei

Photo by amanda Wei

Meet Brianna

Managing Partner + Lead Planner

Brianna brings a strong background in business to Reed + James; able to run the day to day and focus on each client’s unique needs. Brianna loves Excel spreadsheets and CRM systems, and users her experience to assist clients with everything from managing client budgets, dealing with vendor contracts, and assisting with concierge services. A talented artist in her own right, Brianna is endlessly creative, but helps bring Brittany back down to earth.

Brianna lives in Northern California and spends her spare time hanging with her new rescue pup, Pepper.