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Kate Opalko

Kate Opalko developed her love for events from her experience in non-profit organizations. Working with a local non-profit after college, Kate found that the best part of her job was planning events that made a difference and brought people together. She planned a multitude of events while working with the non-profit, including golf outings, children’s fundraisers, 5K’s, and a 1,000-person gala. After her experience in the non-profit world, she wanted to extend her event planning skills into social events.

She worked with an event planning company as an intern and learned all of the ins and outs of contracting, vendor managing, and executing weddings from 50 to 300 people. She then landed a job at the famous Drake Hotel in 2017 and grew her event planning career there. At the Drake Hotel, Kate executed over 100 weddings and endless galas and corporate events. Kate’s passion within the industry is wedding planning, so she left the hotel world to focus on her one true love.

Luckily Kate found Jaclyn and has been with JDetailed Events ever since!

Jaclyn Duffield
Owner, Event Coordinator & Consultant

Jaclyn has been in the event industry for over ten years and has experience in weddings, events, hospitality, catering, sales, and destination management. Her passion for planning events developed at an early age. She fell in love with weddings during a summer internship at a boutique hotel in her hometown when she found herself fully immersed in the creativity, logistics, and details that went into each event.

Since then, Jaclyn has planned and executed hundreds of events ranging from intimate weddings to large corporate functions. Her unique experience has given her the opportunity to be involved in all event aspects, including catering, accommodations, floral and decor, venue and vendor selection, entertainment, and design. This broad array of experience has given her the ability to streamline her clients’ events from start to finish.

Jaclyn’s attention to detail and desire to create unique and memorable events inspired her to launch JDetailed Events in 2012. At JDetailed Events, Jaclyn prides herself in her ability to actualize the visions of her clients. She strives to execute flawless events by making them appear to flow effortlessly despite the countless moving parts. Jaclyn is motivated by new event trends and inspired by tradition. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to use her passion and enthusiasm to help create unforgettable events with her clients.