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Collective

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Each of us brings a specific skill set, perspective, and expertise that makes us amazing.  But, when we combine forces, we are astonishing.  As it is with the clients we serve, our differences are necessary and  a collective can only exist as a unified group.  More powerful,  more productive, and more stunning - together.

Meagan Culkin

Meagan Culkin

Owner, Lead Designer & Planner

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Lauren Bunn

Operations Manager & Planner

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Savannah Jamieson

Lead Coordinator

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Marianne Johnson

Lead Coordinator

I started coordinating weddings 11 years ago, and have worked on over 700 weddings and events since then.  I'm passionate about serving couples who are stressed out, burned out, struggling with their vision, or just need a second opinion on how things look.  Whether that's taking something off of your plate or standing by your side and creating it with you-- I'm happy to help. 

 

I believe there's a place for everyone here, and want to do whatever I can to bring your unique visions to life.​  And while I absolutely love being present on a wedding day, I am also aware that we can best serve our clients by leading with our strengths-- and that looks like this amazing team.  

I was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC.  I met Meagan while attending college at UNC Wilmington, where we were both in the Sigma Alpha Omega Christian sorority.  After getting my degree in Marketing, I moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and happened to run into my now husband who moved me back home about 2 miles from where I grew up!

 

I have spent many years in the Human Resources field, where I feel like my passion for people really thrives!  Outside of the "HR realm," my husband's family owns a rental business so I spend quite a bit of time helping with wedding and party rentals, as well as managing their business Facebook page!  I love meeting new people, learning their passions and helping to craft a wedding or event that represents everything they love!

 

When I am not working, you can find me traveling or hanging with my two kiddos! I have a "6 going on 16" year old daughter...which is a second job in itself!

I have been with the Magnolia team since 2015, and have been helping to plan and coordinate events since 2009.

From weddings and birthday parties to graduation celebrations and everything in between, my keen eye for detail allows me to help make each event unique and unforgettable.   

When not coordinating weddings, you can find me binging true crime podcasts and TV shows, hanging out with my cat and dog, or planning theme nights with friends.

As a highly creative individual, I have expressed myself in many ways including dance, vocal performance, musical theater, hair and makeup, and baked goods. I love putting on a fantastic, memorable show in a way that makes the process fun and simple for everyone.

 

When I'm not putting on Magnolia Collective events, I enjoy teaching fitness classes, exploring new restaurants with my husband, and cuddling with my cats.

Originally from Colorado, I went to the American University in Washington, DC and have been an East Coast girl ever since.I have been in Richmond, VA for a little over 3 years and always finding something new to eat or drink. I should have known from my CLUE birthday party when I was 12 that my future was in events. During the day, I do events for VCU Alumni Relations and can't get enough so fill my weekends with weddings! I thrive in the chaos but remain calm to execute premier experiences. The sign of a successful event for me is when the lights are on, music is off, bars are closed, and people still don't want to leave.

 

When I'm not working, you can probably find me at a baseball game - my boyfriend and I visited 13 different stadiums last summer and hope to do more!

Bailey Murad

Bailey Murad

Lead Coordinator

Emily Patton

Emily Patton

Associate Coordinator

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Abby Allen

Associate Coordinator

Jennigrace Cooper

Jennigrace Cooper

Associate Coordinator

Born and raised Raleigh girl here! I graduated from NC State with a degree in Fashion Product Development/Design. I moved to a couple of different states after graduation to pursue those dreams, but eventually moved back home to Raleigh. Since I was little I always knew I wanted to work in the wedding industry and so I am very happy to be here now! 

With a background in design, my favorite part of weddings is seeing all the design elements come together from linens, to florals, and beyond. I also love to help create a virtual experience of all of our weddings on our social media.

When I'm not working, you can probably find me at Chick-fil-A or watching Netflix or online "window" shopping.

I started as an intern with Magnolia Collective, then transitioned to an Event Assistant after graduation from ECU.  I have my B.S. in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Special Events and Conventions. 

 

My favorite part of a wedding is seeing an empty venue come to life with everything the couple has picked out - but I also love a first look and a first dance!! 

The Bachelor, Bachelorette, or Bachelor in Paradise are my guilty pleasures that I don't feel that guilty about!

More info about Abby coming soon...

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Christine Eakes

Associate Coordinator

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Samantha Johnson

Associate Coordinator

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Monica Shaver

Associate Coordinator

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Mary Supple

Associate Coordinator

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Judie Taylor

Graphic Designer

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