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.

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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 newborn 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 400 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!

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Danielle Krueger

Event Manager

 

I am a graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Event Management. I have lived in the Kalamazoo area my entire life but have spent many summers in the St. Joe area, enjoying time at the beach with my cousins, hiking the dunes, and sailing with my uncle. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my friends and family, baking, bike riding, and golfing. Traveling is a huge passion of mine – I have been blessed with many opportunities to travel with my family from a young age. My favorite destinations I have been are San Francisco, California and Tuscany, Italy.  I have been around weddings my entire life, I have an aunt and uncle who are wedding videographers and a cousin who is a wedding photographer. I am so blessed to have a job that overlaps with my passion for planning and working with people on the happiest days of their life. I worked as an Event Assistant with 1928 Planning in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Now I am so excited to be back as the Vineyard Event Manager for many seasons to come!

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Sara McLaughlin

Event Manager

I was born and raised in a small northeast Ohio town and ventured down to Cincinnati, Ohio for my undergraduate studies. After completing my bachelor’s in English Literature, I moved to St. Joseph. I have loved every minute of discovering Michigan’s beaches and food with my golden retriever pup.

During my time at the University of Cincinnati, I found myself taking lead on planning multiple events, including UC’s largest yearly event, Relay for Life. While I mainly focused on community and charity events, I wanted to broaden my horizons and event outlook.

Once in St. Joseph, I discovered 1928 Planning – my perfect fit. In 2015, I joined the team as an Event Assistant and have since excitingly expanded my role as Event Manager.

IT MIGHT JUST BE THE THREE OF US HELPING YOU PLAN, BUT IN SEASON, WE EXPAND TO A SKILLED AND DEDICATED TEAM OF TEN!