M E E T   T H E   T E A M 

As a team, we’ve managed literally hundreds of weddings.

For us, it’s all about your experience. We’re centered around not only making sure you have an enjoyable time wedding planning, but continue developing our services to give you everything you’ll need to feel organized, excited, and taken care of when your wedding day arrives!

That feeling of a successful wedding trumps all – and we’re here to make that happen.

Danielle Witucki

Founder + Lead Planner, CWP

Being a local never gets old when you live in Southwest Michigan – being near so many things my husband and I love: kayaking, hunting for beach glass and craft brews. We are cuddling our little toddler son, and enjoying being a family of three!

After receiving a bachelor’s in Event Management from Grand Valley State University and being certified in wedding planning, I founded 1928 in 2013, and since have planned over 500 beautiful weddings as the company.

I’m blessed to have a career where I love what I do – and know that I can offer couples a great deal of guidance and knowledge. I thrive on order and organization, all while giving me a creative outlet to execute a vision and flow for the day we’ve spent so much time creating together!

Stephanie Schadler

Event Manager

I am no stranger to the wedding scene in Southwest Michigan!  As the owner of Schades of Light, producing lighting design for local weddings since 2009, and prior experience as a four-year event captain for one of the leading catering companies in Southwest Michigan, CK Catering, I am proud and honored to have assisted in making more than 300 wedding day dreams come true!

My husband and I have two sons, a daughter, and a very spoiled silver lab, Georgia. In my spare time, my family and I enjoy days on the water and the beach, or spending time at our cabin in Northern Michigan.

I am so grateful to live in beautiful St. Joseph, Michigan, and have a career doing what I love! I look forward to building relationships with couple’s I work with, and being a team in developing a plan and vision for such an important part of their love story!

Meet our 2019 Wedding Season Team!

Jenna Davis

Hometown: Commerce, MI
Schooling: Western Michigan University
Hobbies: Dancing, cooking, and traveling! 
Fun Fact: My family owns an ice cream store!

Maddi McDaniel

Hometown: Morris, IL
Schooling: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with her fur-baby and being active
Fun Fact: I was a dancer for 15 years
 

Ashley Kleinknecht

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Schooling: Western Michigan University
Hobbies: Working out, and traveling!
Fun Fact: You’ll likely find me at the beach!
 

Christine Coble

Hometown: Coloma, MI
Schooling: Southwestern Michigan College, Lake Michigan College
Hobbies: Baking, Gardening
Years of Experience: 20 years 
Fun Fact: Finally made it to Disney World  at age 45!!

Sydney Mais

Hometown: Elkhart, IN
Schooling: Grace College in Winona Lake, IN
Hobbies: Painting, photography, cheerleading, traveling
Fun Fact: I have hiked up a mountain in Arizona 

Emma Schaffer

Hometown: St. Joseph, MI
Schooling: Grand Valley State University
Hobbies: Traveling, Making Videos, Eating Pizza, Hammocking
Years of Experience: 1 year
Fun Fact: I have been to Walt Disney World ten times.

Tonya Bell

Hometown: Buchanan, MI
Schooling: Southwestern Michigan College
Hobbies: Reading books, playing tennis, going bowling, and watching Netflix
Fun Fact: I’m an animal lover, and between me and my roommates we have 4 cats and 1 dog.

Haley Sisitki

Hometown: Midland, MI 
Schooling: Grand Valley State University
Hobbies: Hiking, volleyball, and kayaking.
Years of Experience: 3 years
Fun Fact: I also am a server at events in the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids