Meet Johanna


Simplicity Events by Johanna is my vision and dream.  I have spent 15 years selling, planning and executing events.  Events, especially weddings, are an expression of joy.  I started my business with the goal of helping each client find joy and excitement in the planning process.  I want each client, each guest of my services, to feel like they have an experienced friend in their corner, planning their special day, so that they can genuinely enjoy both the experience and the event.

I moved to Northern Virginia in 2009 and absolutely fell in love with the area.  To me there is nothing like the rolling hills, the beautiful, lush Springs and the colorful Falls.  I feel like Northern VA has something for everyone.  In the east, you have a metropolitan wonderland and 45 minutes west, you have the most beautiful countryside.  For someone planning a wedding, the event venues and locations are endless with choices for every person’s style.

Born in Belgium, I have been blessed with an international background which I now incorporate into the events I plan.  I started working in hospitality while still in high school and continued through college.  While I earned a B.A. in History, I realized that my true calling was to stay in the hospitality industry and create events.

I may not use my History degree in a traditional sense, but I am a huge History-Geek and proud of it!  Can I tell you how tickled I am to be planning a 2013 destination wedding in Gettysburg?  Now my keen knowledge and interest in local history helps me find the perfect location for my clients and their special events.