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About Jess

Hi! My name is Jess Hopkins, owner and founder of Say Yes With Jess Weddings. Say hello to your fun-loving, southern belle “fairy godmother.” Born just outside of beautiful Savannah, GA and raised in mountainesque Knoxville, TN, I have deep country roots and muddy water running through my veins. Growing up in such a magical setting made it quite easy to obsess over weddings. What can I say? I just LOVE love! 

However, it wasn’t until I moved to Nashville, TN in 2016 that I discovered my passion as a wedding planner. I started working as a lead planner with an event planning company and completely fell in love with the process. The love stories, the decorations, the breathtaking moments….I couldn’t get enough! Soon after, I married my amazing husband Cody and absolutely adored planning my own wedding. Not only did I find the love of my life, I also found my passion! 

Jess Hopkins
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A Dream And A Leap Of Faith

After a busy, crazy, eventful year in Nashville, we relocated back to our hometown of Knoxville, TN. I couldn’t stop thinking about the job I left behind, so I took matters into my own hands. Thus, Say Yes With Jess Weddings was born! Being a wedding planner is more than creating a beautiful event, sticking to a timeline, and hanging pretty lights. For me, it’s about being a small part of a beautiful love story. It’s about truly getting to know you and making each and every detail personal. With my help, your wedding will be the perfect beginning to your blissful, everlasting love.  Marriage is sacred, and helping my couples get to the altar feeling completely overcome with joy is a true honor.

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