“I’ve wanted to do things; I wanted to build things, to get something going” Walt Disney

Jessie Goodyear the founder of Island Girl Events, LLC was born in Manhattan, NY and raised in a beautiful island in the Caribbean. She always dreamed of owning a business following the footsteps of her loving grandfather and mother whom as business owners themselves taught her what excellent customer service is all about. Jessie has worked as an Accountant for several 500 Fortune Companies during the past 19+ years and completed her MBA in International Business. This valuable professional work experience has equipped her with many crucial skills needed to succeed in the wedding industry as a Certified Wedding and Event Professional.

“I treat every wedding like it’s my own. I think it’s the reason I have built long lasting relationships with clients, their friends and family members. People ask me why a wedding or event planner? I simply say I enjoy and love what I do and to positively impact people’s lives these days is worth more than all the money in the world. Those testimonials are priceless.”

I got engaged to Brian in 2007 while working in a temporary assignment with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Caguas, PR. In 2008, I married Brian in Fajardo, PR; my hometown.  After planning my own wedding and enjoying that experience, I decided to become a Wedding Coordinator and completed my initial training at The Event Designers Institute in San Juan, PR.

In February 2009, Island Girl Events, LLC was established. Then in December, when our 1st baby boy, Tristen Kaleb, was born we were faced with many difficult but crucial decisions. I then relocated to Long Beach, MS where my now husband has lived for almost 10 years. It was not until April 2010 that Island Girl Events, LLC officially began to do business in Long Beach, MS after two years of logistical preparation. I joined the Biloxi Bay Chambers Of Commerce in 2010. I then obtained my Weddings and Events Professional Certification from The US Event Guide Institute in February 2011. In February 2011, our 2nd baby boy, Bryce Joshua, was born. In July 2011, I became member of the ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants) located in New Milford, CT.

Events Professionals: Island Girl Events, LLC applauds the great work and dedication of all the wedding professionals in the Gulf Coast Mississippi area; they play an important role in the success of the wedding industry and my business.

Military: Proud to support our troops.   In recognition of my brother in law, Col Ricardo A. Menendez, whom a year away from retirement made the brave decision to go to Afghanistan with his unit as a Training Commander for a year; they were deployed on July 23rd 2011. We celebrated his retirement in July 2015 and may God continue to protect our troops all around the world. God Bless America!!!


What makes Island Girl Events, LLC unique and different?

  • The Founder, Jessie is a Certified Weddings and Events Professional. Worked as an Accountant for 19+ years for 500 Fortune Companies in the US.
  • For your convenience we speak Spanish ( Hablamos Espanol)
  • We do not make assumptions…we confirm through contracts and legal commitment
  • We enjoy our vacations…but Customer Service IS NOT compromised. Availability 24/7
  • We suggest fresh and new ideas; always thinking outside the box
  • We offer additional services at no cost; these are revealed on the event day if desired. Just some little touches to enhance your experience.
  • We offer personalized treatment; Jessie works with her clients from beginning to end
  • We offer and expect professionalism and respect. We do not welcome Bridezillas!!!
  • We offer cultural abroad experiences and professional abroad work experience and discipline.
  • We demand excellent customer service from contracted event professionals.  For this reason, we only do business with the area’s top event professionals in the industry.
Island Girl Events, LLC | Birmingham, AL
Serving: In Florida (Orlando and Pensacola), In Alabama (Mobile, Gulf Shores and Birmingham) & in the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Ocean Springs, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis)

For Professional Planning and Coordination services, please contact us at (228) 365-9776 or you can also request information by contacting us online at Icon 128