Thank You Notes

Georgia Aquarium engaged Johnnie & Co. Events to recruit and sheppard restaurants for participation in its annual Aqua Vino wine and food fundraiser. They exceeded our expectations by recruiting 26% more restaurants for the event than we had ever had in its 12-year run, introducing new and exciting options for over 1,000 event attendees. Due to Johnnie & Co.’s immense vendor connections and aggressively pounding the pavement on our behalf we were able to raise over $120,000 in a single night, making it one of our best years. I would recommend Johnnie & Co. Events to any non-profit who needs to protect leadership’s valuable time and conserve finances smartly.

Director of Marketing and Brand

Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in North America

Johnnie worked tirelessly with me as a consultant/vendor to develop, plan, and market a mass-participation fundraising event for one of the region’s largest hospitals. Throughout, she was the consummate professional, taking complete ownership of all projects assigned to her, and becoming fully invested in the overall outcome of the event! Johnnie is a determined, hard-working, self-starter who will bring that passion and commitment to any project.

Director of Velocity

Grady Health Foundation (Grady Hospital)

5 stars isn’t enough stars for Johnnie. Ten stars isn’t even enough, she was absolutely spectacular. Long story short, due to COVID, I got ghosted by my original coordinator and was straight up PANICKING 5 months out to my wedding day. Johnnie swooped in and completely saved my sanity: in less than a week, she had all of my vendors and a timeline for reaching out to them, put together my to-do list, recommended vendors for the pieces I was missing, and had already drafted an itinerary for the day. All the anxiety I was feeling leading up to the wedding was handled: I had an expert I could trust in my corner and it felt GREAT. Cut to day of: I didn’t expect to feel as calm and relaxed as I did, and I attribute a lot of that to Johnnie’s tireless work behind the scenes. She managed vendors, wrangled family members, kept the timeline moving, made sure the two of us ate (!!!), and made the day everything I ever dreamed of.

Johnnie went above and beyond for me: I had a shawl and a teacup of my grandmother’s that I wanted prominently displayed, but they didn’t get to the venue in time, so we didn’t get to use them the day of. Johnnie didn’t let me experience any disappointment about that: she managed to get my photographer at a different time and set up a special photoshoot to get the shawl incorporated into my wedding pictures. That was SO MEANINGFUL to me. Johnnie knew that and made sure it happened, come hell or high water. That tells me this isn’t just a job to Johnnie, this is a passion. She legitimately cares about her clients and that comes through so strongly in everything she does. I have nothing but good things to say about Johnnie. She’s incredible and an absolute gem. I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to have her coordinate any kind of event, she really can do it all.



Johnnie was one of the most organized Event Planners I have met. I’ve done countless photobooths over the years with sloppy event planners not knowing what the plan was till I arrived and scrambling to piece everything together. Johnnie was on her A-game and she didn’t miss a beat!!


Foto Focus Booth

As a venue owner (and a former 20 year planner) Johnnie is by far one of the most detailed, efficient, professional, caring and overall amazing planners who has the ability to connect with her couples. We see a ton of planners come through our venue and Johnnie is on a short list of planners we absolutely adore. We always welcome the opportunity to work with Johnnie and her staff! We highly highly recommend her talented wedding planning services!

Lauren Pelissier

42West Entertainment Group

I’ve worked events along side Johnnie in the past and have personally witnessed her work ethic and attention to detail. She is well-organized, communicative, friendly, and hard-working. Johnnie is meticulous when it comes to detailing the logistics and scheduling aspects of each event she works, and just by glancing at the unique run-of-show packets she creates for these events, it is abundantly clear how much she truly cares about the final product. If you want someone to put the care and effort into your big day as if it was her own, you can’t go wrong with Johnnie & Co. Events.

Zack Falls


As a wedding photographer, I can’t stress the importance of having a great wedding planner to help make the wedding day seamless! I’ve worked with Johnnie on several events in the Atlanta, GA area, she and her team are positive and responsive which has helped make my job easier. She is on my preferred vendor list for a reason!

Holly Smith

Holly Ann Co.

The wedding was so well-organized! I loved the clear, detailed communication from Johnnie all the way from booking through the wedding day and after. Everything was incredibly smooth and I received more detailed instructions than I have for any other event, which helped me to be extra prepared. The entire day was gorgeous and flowed very smoothly.


DJ at Then What Live

Johnnie is the planner that vendors dream of! Organized, detailed and a pleasure to work with. I could not recommend her more.


Owner at Vintage English Teacup

Johnnie made our wedding planning experience so entirely easy! She brought our destination wedding to life! I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner. We’re so entirely thankful!



Johnnie was like a magic fairy godmother for our wedding. I’m so glad I found her early in the process. She was always respectful of our budget, and I never felt pressured to go over it. Even when I wanted a high-end look for our photos, she reached out to colleagues for help to find the perfect person in my price range. She was always so quick to get back to me…to help me and my fiance organize our vision and priorities for the wedding. On the day of, I wasn’t worried about anything – even the potential rain, because I knew Johnnie had a back up plan. We had a beautiful wedding. Johnnie went above and beyond for us, and there were so many details we wouldn’t have had without her vision and hard work.



As a wedding photographer, I’ve worked with a lot of different wedding planners, but my experience with Johnnie was above and beyond anything I’d experienced before. Her eye for details, how she cared for her clients, and her way of keeping the day stress-free and smooth were all incredible. I can’t wait to work together again!

Raven Shutley


Johnnie is exceptional. And I don’t use that word often. I hired her for balloons but when my husbands birthday party had to change locations with two weeks notice, she literally became my “angel”. In fact, that’s what I prefer to call her. She was prompt, organized, innovative, dialed into my every wish before I knew I had it, cost effective and incredibly responsive. I have already recommended her to everyone that will listen. No matter what the job—these skills will translate. I strongly recommend her.



Johnnie went above and beyond when it came to delivering our dream wedding. Johnnie came in on a very tight timeline, sourced amazing vendors, coordinated a seamless day, and designed an absolutely beautiful wedding. She designed our florals, both my bouquet and our tablescapes, and everyone loved both. She was an amazing planner and coordinator. Our other vendors even commented on how great her communication was leading up to the wedding day. She calmed my nerves at every turn and made the day a breeze. We felt so blessed to just have fun and celebrate with our guests on our wedding day while Johnnie was seamlessly making everything happen. I’m even grateful for the moments when she would slyly hand me something to eat during the reception, because I don’t think I would’ve had a bite if not for her. She was truly a lifesaver for our wedding. I’m so glad we found Johnnie. If you need a planner, coordinator, or designer I highly recommend Johnnie & Co. Events.



Johnnie was amazing! She has gone above and beyond with every detail concerning my wedding…Everyone was so surprised that I had planned a beach trip a week before my wedding, but Johnnie had taken care of literally everything so I enjoyed my vacation with no worries…Johnnie was such an asset in making my dream wedding come true without the stress aspect and I highly recommend her!



She is personable, professional and ensures that the client is getting exactly what they desire.


Executive Assistant to Client

Poised problem solver…It was a huge complicated production with 100 guests and Johnnie and her assistant made it all work. I can’t recommend her highly enough!!


Mother of the Bride

…Above and beyond…Johnnie planned for 120 guests for a 50th Birthday Party for my husband. She offered 110% with attention to detail and recommendations that improved the experience…I hired her for a work related dinner event for 150 people directly afterward!  Can’t recommend highly enough!



She KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK!!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect, and definitely would not have gone so smoothly without her help, care, and attention to details. Her professionalism and patience both made the entire planning process manageable and less intimidating, and her guidance really helped us to craft an event that felt like ours 🙂 I enjoyed working with Johnnie so much that I recommended her to my sister, who is working with Johnnie on HER upcoming wedding! If that’s not an endorsement, I’m not sure what is 🙂 Thanks to Johnnie for all her help – if you’re thinking about hiring her, DO IT!!!



Outstanding! Atlanta Spine utilized Johnnie & Co Events for our formal Holiday Gala!…She was great to work with from beginning to end. Communication, timeliness and flexibility were all great!


Outreach Coordinator

What can I say? Without Johnnie, planning and executing my birthday would have been more trouble than I had the time or energy for. She called a bunch of venues to get pricing and availability on renting out space – she even traveled in person to the ones that were bad at returning calls to get their attention and get firm answers…that in itself saved so much time and effort for me. So, thanks to Johnnie for making a special milestone birthday party possible!



I have worked with Johnnie several times. She has also worked with several of my clients, all who loved her. I highly recommend her!



Johnnie went above and beyond to make our wedding day as seamless as possible! She stepped in far beyond her contractual obligations to ensure all of our needs were met and last minute changes were taken care of. She even spent time after our wedding day to make sure loose ends were finalized while we enjoyed our honeymoon! She is so sweet, communicative, and committed. I can’t recommend her enough for event coordination, especially weddings.



Johnnie is a gem! A true professional and a pleasure to work with. Always excited when we get to team up with her to make magic happen!


Owner at Robot Booth

She is also just a generally wonderful and kind person who puts you and your vision at the forefront of everything she does for you. If you are looking for a kind, competent, and creative coordinator, Johnnie is your girl. 5 out of 5 stars.



Johnnie is an excellent & detailed wedding planner! I’ve had the privilege to work with her as a vendor multiple times. Her communication and planning skills are top notch. Highly recommend!

Anna Moody

Chattachoochie Bakeshop

Excellent event planning company! Wonderful team, very efficient and extremely organized. As a company, we enjoy working with Johnnie and know that no matter how large scale that the event is she will pull it off with ease and an outstanding outcome.

Laquna Ross

Atlanta Ice Cream Company

Johnnie was wonderful to work with when planning our wedding! She was helpful in finding vendors, communicated with us from start to finish, was flexible with our busy schedules, and really cared about us having a once in a lifetime event. She’s very organized and thorough. She was also very helpful in incorporating unique elements into our wedding that made it feel personal and special. Her decoration skills were amazing and the whole reception and ceremony area were beautiful thanks to her. She was also wonderful on the day of, making sure we had a fun time and ensuring everything ran smoothly. Johnnie is so great to work with!



Johnnie was my day of coordinator for my wedding and honesty I wish I would have just hired her to do the full planning. Very detailed oriented, communication was  transparent and any need I could have possibly of had she was already on it. she kept my vision in mind and made little details finer. For the timeline she included times that became special to my husband and I; like having some time right after the ceremony to ourselves. She thinks of everything! She also provided several awesome vendors and she is crafty.



We shot a wedding film in which Johnnie was the planner/coordinator and she puts so much time and effort into ensuring their wedding day goes smoothly! Can’t wait to work with her again!

Tracy Englung

Emotion Film and This Is You

Johnnie Sanchez, or Johnnie On The Spot as I call her was truly born to plan weddings and events. As a fellow planner, Johnnie has assisted me with celebrity weddings, corporate events and blow-out birthdays over the years and I’m always amazed by her! She has a keen eye for design, respects and recognizes every detail, and has a knack of connecting with the clients and their guests. Johnnie is a maverick when it comes to time management, one of the most valued skills in our industry. She is a true professional of her craft and has built a foundation of strong relationships with the most valued vendors here in the Southeast, including myself. I am honored to call her not only a trusted colleague but a friend now and can’t sing her praises enough! If you hire Johnnie, you can rest easy and know that your celebration with be an absolute success!

Sandy Dostal Thornton

The Party Doll

Highly recommend hiring her to help you plan your event! Not to mention, she is one of the kindest souls you will meet. Go with Johnnie & Co. you will not be disappointed.



I was at first hesitant to get a wedding planner, but I’m so glad we did after all! She is very flexible, responsive, AND responsible. She helped so much with getting all the details together towards the end of the wedding planning, and she was a life savior…



Johnnie is amazing!!! Creative, professional, attention to detail and truly cares about her client. She has done several events for me and will book again. You will not be disappointed.



Johnnie was fantastic to work with and instrumental in helping our wedding day run so smoothly! She went above and beyond our expectations and really knocked it out of the park. We couldn’t recommend her and her team more.



We hired Johnnie as our day of coordinator for our wedding. COVID-19 made planning a wedding stressful, but Johnnie & Co. Events made it much less so. Johnnie and her team worked diligently prior to my wedding day to make sure everything went off without a hitch. She checked in with me (the bride) multiple times to see if she could help with anything. If you’re on the fence about a day-of-coordinator and are looking towards Johnnie & Co. Events for help, I say do it! I cannot thank Johnnie enough for her help throughout our engagement! I think it says a lot about her that she was not willing to give up on us because we wanted to continue our wedding during this unprecedented time! This is a coordinator who will stick by you and make sure the job gets done, and done well.



Johnnie was the day coordinator for my wedding but her services went far beyond this! She was so helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. Her communication was great and she brought so much kindness and professionalism to all her work. My wedding was a bit non-traditional, not at a normal wedding venue, and had lots of DIY aspects (so I know it wasn’t easy!) and Johnnie was able to successfully coordinate all that and pull off my wedding day in a way that left me as a truly joyful and stress-free bride all day!