Based out of Rochester, NY, Eliza, Owner & Lead Planner for Eliza Jane Events has an extensive career in planning events of many varieties. Starting in fundraising events, moving to concert operations, to finally finding her love in wedding planning lead to what is now a luxury event planning company!
From ceremony chair spacers to an industrial steamer the focus has been no detail left untouched from the start. Eliza is the calm when stress arises and always knows how to orchestrate excellence at each wedding she carefully designs.
When not planning luxury events, Eliza loves spending time with family and friends. Eliza's faith is primary in her life. Long runs are her stress relief and music, relaxing, and her golden retriever puppy, Noah, bring her joy.
Eliza truly enjoys every minute of planning and cannot wait to hear your story!
ELIZA JANE PIONESSA - OWNER/LEAD PLANNER
Rachael is well versed in the event and wedding industry with 5+ years of having a hand in various parts of carrying out a couple's special day. The most rewarding feeling in this industry is seeing a couple relaxed, smiling ear to ear, and laughing throughout their entire wedding day.
Upon graduating from Nazareth College, Rachael continued working at Midvale Country Club working showers, private dinners, and weddings. Rachael had found her passion by seeing the instant reward weddings have to offer and having the opportunity to build a wedding from the ground up. This shortly became a goal of hers to learn from some of the best in the industry and work alongside them.
In 2020 this goal became more reachable working alongside LooLoo’s Events as an assistant day-of coordinator. Fast forward to 2023, Rachael now works with Eliza Jane Events as a wedding planner.
In addition to planning weddings, Rachael spends her free time with friends, working out with gal pals, and finding new coffee shops to try in Rochester.
Rachael finds value in creating personable relationships with every client and cannot wait to see your big day unfold together!
LEAD DESIGNER & ON-SITE COORDINATOR
Amelia is a lover of all things weddings, detail, planning, and design.
This is Amelia's second season with Eliza Jane Events and she has loved every moment of on-site coordinating with Eliza and her team. Whether it's spacing chairs, setting up the dessert table, or making sure the groomsmen have their boutonnieres on Amelia is ready to assist with all your wedding day needs large or small.
Amelia, Lead Designer, with Eliza Jane Events designs Style Guides for Brides & Grooms helping to bring their vision to life. An eye for detail and a love for design has always been a passion of hers. Making sure everything is well thought out and executed with excellence is her goal for your big day.
Amelia is excited to be furthering her career in the wedding business and is excited to see your vision come to life.
When not coordinating or designing weddings Amelia enjoys spending time with family and friends, serving at church, and trying new cafes in Rochester.
OUR ON-SITE COORDINATOR TEAM
Kate Palmer is a lover of all things wedding related, from the cake to the invites, the flowers, the photos, the dancing, the dresses, the food and the toasts. Charcuterie is her love language and a good Manchego is the way to her heart.
After planning her own small wedding in Nashville in 2016 she realized how much goes into each detail on the big day. She is so happy to be joining Eliza’s team to assist making other couples’ wedding days just as special.
Kate spent nearly a decade living in Los Angeles before moving back to Pittsburgh and then Rochester in late 2019 to be with her husband Cory, principal bassist of the RPO. TV and Film are Kate’s passions with dogs and Elvis being a close second. When she’s not working at the George Eastman Museum, she can be found doing pilates or trying to find the best coffee in Rochester.
Kara is a graduate of the 2021 Events Management program at Monroe Community College. As a part of her program, she began her work in weddings and events as an intern with Honeydew Events in the summer 2021 season. Before attending MCC, Kara graduated from Roberts Wesleyan with a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy in 2017, and she then worked in music ministry at several churches and conferences over the next few years.
Much of her responsibility in these roles included envisioning and managing events of various types and sizes. She found that she had some natural skills and enjoyment for this type of work.
Kara also works as a freelance musician and singer. Prior to attending MCC, she had been hired to perform music for several weddings and events. Between her ministry experience and her experience playing for weddings, she found herself drawn to the details of events and weddings. Ultimately, it was these experiences that inspired her to pursue education and work in the events management field.
Rylee Vink is an onsite coordinator at Eliza Jane Events, and she is absolutely thrilled to be a part of executing your most treasured day. With a passion for creating exceptional events, Rylee has dedicated herself to the world of weddings and celebrations.
Rylee's journey into the event industry began at the young age of sixteen, and she's been deeply immersed ever since. What sets her apart is her extensive experience in banquet service. She's no stranger to communicating effectively with all, ensuring that every request from brides, grooms, and bridal parties is met with attention to detail and care.
Rylee Vink's passion for details, combined with her charismatic and friendly demeanor, make her the perfect fit for ensuring that your special day is nothing short of perfection. She loves all things details, down to the positioning of table numbers. She looks forward to translating your unique visions into unforgettable experiences that you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.
Beyond the wedding season, you will most likely find Rylee out on the slopes skiing or snowboarding. Along with her passion for weddings she spends her off-season as a ski instructor at Bristol Moutain. She is a skier down to the core, and holds a huge love for all things winter. Rylee enjoys cruising down any challenging hill to find a pattern within the bumps. The discipline is real but it is always amazing to look up and see what you just accomplished.
WHY WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Starting previously with a beautiful planning, photography, and design company we've created beautifully elegant weddings for all our couples. Now focused solely on our love for planning and all things details, Eliza strives to have no two weddings alike.
Beyond the weddings, I've been in your shoes. A once stressed out bride who was able to throughly enjoy my wedding day with an incredible planning team behind me.
I truly care about the details others overlook. I've attended weddings with wrinkly linens, chipped plates, and crooked chairs that made me cringe. When we work together you can trust that my detail-oriented team will give you the wedding of your dreams.
Let's do this!