Passion & hustle is what I’m all about. 

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Joelle Steeves Mandez,

Owner & Event Planner

After graduating from Syracuse University (go Orange!), I spent years working in the events and hospitality industry, and have coordinated all sorts of events, from elegant weddings to corporate conferences.

I’ve always been passionate about the details and love designing memorable events for people, which is why I opened Starlit Events in 2018. There are a lot of checklists, timelines, meetings, and decisions when it comes to planning and executing a flawless event, so you need an experienced partner by your side. I work one-on-one with every single one of my clients to bring their vision to life, without the stress that wedding planning can bring.

When I’m not busy coordinating exceptional events, you can find me exploring the aisles of a bookstore, curating the perfect cheese board, dining at my favorite Rochester restaurants, or planning my next trip!

Ready to plan the perfect event, and add a little extra sparkle to your big day? Let’s chat. 

Contact me today to get started.