Our Team

Meet the team at Christa Graham Weddings & Events

Christa Graham

Owner & Lead Planner

Christa has been planning events for decades but decided to open her own business in 2017 after moving from Georgia to Michigan.

She loves working with couples who are excited about planning their wedding and throwing one hell of a party for their family & friends.

When not planning events, you’ll most likely find her cheering on her kids in various sports, reading tarot cards, or planning her next vacation.

Janet Browne

Lead Assistant

Janet has years of event planning experience with Zingerman’s Catering.

She loves seeing what new trends and special touches are incorporated into weddings that speak to the heritage and family of the couple getting married.

She is obsessed with dogs, loves all things Michigan & Detroit Red Wings, and can’t wait to see you dance the night away at your wedding!

Anita McClure


Anita loves that each wedding is unique and specifically designed to mirror the couple’s aesthetic and pieces of their love story.

She enjoys sharing in one of the couple’s most important days of their lives.

She enjoys music, design, styling, traveling, and spending time with her new husband…but most of all, shopping!

Christine Champness


Christine is looking forward to being a part of your in-person celebration after years of virtual events and postponements!

She loves when couples plan a wedding that is personal to them, reflecting their special love and unique personalities.

She is a dog lover, does improv comedy, loves the Detroit Lions, and has a soft spot for Flower Grandmas!

Emily Martin


You might recognize Emily as one of our past brides! Her Halloween wedding was such a fun one to design!

She is looking forward to learning all things wedding from the planning perspective this time.

She has a zoo at home: 5 cats, 1 dog, rats, a bearded dragon, and fish! She is also a coffee addict!

Valerie Soulliere


Valerie is a bit of a nerd who loves video games, books, puzzles, and old movies.

She is looking forward to joining the team this wedding season and seeing all the different ideas people come up with to make it their personal day.

The flowers are her favorite and she loves how they can make a venue look so magical!

Nina Addeo

Social Media Manager — I Do Wedding Marketing

You have probably seen Nina’s work and didn’t even realize it! That’s how good she is at her job.

She has been our Social Media Manager for almost three years, writing most of our social
media posts.

She lives on Long Island and has experience in marketing wedding venues before becoming her own boss earlier this year.

She loves both the behind-the-scenes tasks like linen orders and the front-facing glamorous floral installations. She loves to listen to podcasts, watch professional wrestling, and plan trips to Disney World.

Amanda Freeman

Branding & Photography Mixie

Since the age of 19, Amanda Freeman has been a small business owner. Now, two decades later, she is helping others find their own brand of success in the world of small business ownership through strategic design and strategy. Her specialties include websites, graphic design, branding, and marketing of all varieties.

Amanda is a hype girl at heart and lives to cheer on small businesses and support local every chance she gets. She gets excited about mom and pop coffee shops, farm stands, and anyone with a passion for what they do. She is always on board with good humans making a positive difference in the world.

Anthony Wagner

Web Designer — Courage & Grow

Anthony is the designer behind our website!

His business, Courage & Grow, isn’t a typical design firm: He specializes in helping clients build websites that also cultivate belonging.

Read his story: How a floppy pink hat and glitter helped me start my business