Marylee Marmer, Owner and Lead Planner
Over the past 14 years, as an event and wedding planner, Marylee Marmer has planned both large-scale events for corporate clients as well as intimate social affairs. Her weddings have been featured on Blushing Richmond, Tidewater and Tulle, Borrowed and Blue, The Lovely Find, Pretty Pear Bride, Richmond Weddings, BRIDE, Richmond Bride and Zola. She truly cares about each client and does everything to create the vision on their special day. She has done over 700 events and weddings over the years and happily keeps in contact with her past couples. She loves spending time with her two kids and loved ones, enjoying restaurants around Richmond, tasting wine, and helping others in the community.
Andrea Sitler, Lead Planner
Andrea is a certified wedding planner whose warm personality and ample knowledge makes her an excellent resource for your event. She excels in providing quality customer service to all her clients. With her excitement and enthusiasm to every detail, she will be able to assist you throughout your planning process. Andrea believes that her clients’ needs and desires are of the utmost importance. No matter how simple, how extravagant or how unique, Andrea is committed to meeting your needs. Andrea has the experience and resources to guide you through your wedding planning. While saving you time and stress, she allows you to truly enjoy your special day.
Andrea’s background is in Graphic Design and Photography. In 2011, she decided to redirect her career and use her design skills in a more hands-on way. In the spring of 2011, Andrea received her certification in Wedding and Event Planning at the University of Richmond. Andrea started working with Marylee and other top planners to help couples create their perfect wedding day. Andrea has gotten countless reviews, thank you cards for her work as a lead planner, and weddings have been featured on Tidewater & Tulle and Bride.
Andrea lives in Richmond, Virginia with her loving husband, Drew and their adorable, ever-curious boys, Nolan and Myles.
Headshot by Paige Stevens Photography
Kelly Rieck, Assistant Planner
This is Kelli and she is a rising senior at James Madison University, majoring in hospitality management with a minor in business. She recently studied abroad in Florence, Italy to expand her studies and learn about a variety of European cultures. She has worked in many fields within the hospitality industry, but interning with Marylee has been a totally new experience and she’s enjoyed every minute of the internship while learning many new skills. In her free time, she loves to bake, cook, and spend time with her friends. She also enjoys spending her days at the lake, soaking up the sun with her family. At school when she’s not studying, she loves to spend time hiking the mountains in Shenandoah. Her favorite part about the internship has been setting up for receptions and seeing the brides excited energy on her big day. She is excited to see how she can further grow with Marylee Marmer Events!
Alexa Jupe, Lead Planner
Alexa was born & raised in Richmond and has been here ever since! She graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing, and stayed for a year after to work as the Alumni Relations Event Coordinator. Today, she works full time in Annual Giving & Alumni Relations at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland. She currently lives in the Short Pump area with her boyfriend and two year old German Shepherd, Kato. When Alexa isn't spending time with Kato, she loves traveling & soaking up the sun at the beach. She almost always will have a cup of coffee in hand and likes to spend her free time practicing yoga, thrifting & fixing up her new house. She is a huge believer in following your dreams & a forever kind of love, which is what brought her to the wedding planning world! Alexa says her favorite part about a wedding is when the father of the bride sees his little girl all done up in her dress for the first time. She cries every time!!
Jennifer Dendtler, Lead Planner
Jennifer Dendtler is a true Richmond native; she grew up in Midlothian and has since made the rounds, living in The Fan, the West End, and Powhatan. She graduated from Virginia Tech and loves Hokie basketball. Jennifer gained much of her event-planning experience through her philanthropic work with the Junior League of Richmond and the Young Women’s Leadership Alliance of the YWLA, as well as from planning her own wedding. She loves getting creative and experiencing one-of-a-kind events that truly reflect the personalities of the guests of honor. She continues to get reviews and thank you cards for her work as a lead planner. When she isn’t planning events, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband, Kevin, and two dogs, Pickles and Pecan.
Tara Roberts, Lead Planner
This is Tara. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors in Organizational Communication. She worked alongside a Wedding Planner back home in Nashville, Tennessee. She loves Adventure, travel, and the great outdoors. One of her greatest passions are animals, and dogs are definitely her weakness. She is an easy going happy go-getter who is passionate about people, design, planning, and creating. She is thrilled to be a part of the Marylee team!
Amanda Bletsh, Lead Event Stylist
This is Amanda Bletsh and she is from Mechanicsville, VA. While attending college at the University of Mary Washington, she gained experience in the wedding industry at Historic Mankin Mansion. This industry has become another passion of hers, in addition to teaching. After earning her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at UMW, Amanda stayed in the Fredericksburg area and has lived there ever since. She is thankful to have the opportunity to pursue her passions in both the education field and the wedding industry. She has been part of the Marylee Marmer Events team for over 2 years. It is such a joy to work with so many amazing team members, vendors, couples and families. Amanda looks forward to assisting you with an event in the future!
Jaclyn Siewert, Lead Planner
Jaclyn is one of our Lead Planners! A graduate of Longwood University, she provides an enthusiastic and detailed approach to every task. She's dreamed of helping make someone's perfect day since the first time she saw J-Lo as "The Wedding Planner." Jaclyn manages the day-to-day planning and coordination for our planners and venues, and you'll love her organized nature and positive demeanor. She continues to get reviews and thank you cards for her work as a lead planner. She is a self-proclaimed Harry Potter expert, foodie, and loves all things mermaid! She loves spending time with her new husband, Alex.