Serendipitous Events was created by Jessica Kerher in 2008. After 10 years of event planning, a dream became a reality and Serendipitous Events was formed. Serendipitous Events By Jessica, LLC is a full service event planning company located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jessica enjoys planning events of all types - Weddings, Non-profit events, Private events, and Corporate events. You will find services from vintage elegance to sweet, sassy, trendy and just plain silly! No matter what type of event you are looking to plan, Serendipitous Events believes that, your event should reflect you! We are here to help, guide, and support with the details being our pleasure! Serendipitous Events will encourage you to celebrate life’s most anticipated occasions with your signature style!
Jessica Kerher - Co-Owner & Event Planner
Hi, I'm Jessica! I have a passion for helping other people. I realized at a very young age that she loved caring for and attending to other peoples needs. I began planning events while in I was in high school. While in college, I was a part of 3 boards in which I handled the events for fundraising. After college, I worked for a national magazine where I dove into the world of fashion shows. I have entrepreneurship in my blood and quickly realized that I would make a great owner of an event planning company. Serendipitous Events is one of my many passions. I love everything from creating concepts to designing tables. I personally have my hands, eyes, and ears involved in every single event that Serendipitous is planning.
I am madly in love with my husband, Nathan who is a chiropractor at the Ortman clinic. Together we have three children, Nash the sweetest and kindest first born, who is five years old, a wild three year old named Nellie and the baby of the family, Nixon who is full of smiles. Nathan and I live in Canistota, SD just outside of Sioux Falls. We enjoy time spent with family, browsing downtown Sioux Falls, health, fitness, camping, traveling, fishing and quick getaways.
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Loghin Welch - Co-Owner & Event Planner
Hello, hello! My name is Loghin Welch and I am a co-owner here at Serendipitous Events! I have been event planning for over 8 years and have been with Serendipitous for over 5 years! I was born and raised here in Sioux Falls and I am an O'Gorman High School graduate. I have a marketing and public relations degree from Minnesota State University Mankato.
I LOVE what I do! I have a passion for planning and designing beautiful weddings and private events. Every couple and wedding we do is so special to me. I love the relationships I build throughout the process and seeing events come to life after months or years of planning!
Along with planning weddings and private events, I work with our corporate clients to plan business meetings, fundraisers and even marketing material. When I am not working at Serendipitous, I am an Esthetician at The Factory in Downtown SF. In my free time, I enjoy meeting new people, traveling, going to concerts, watching football and having a good time with my family and friends! I am a dog mom to two ADORABLE pups, Lola (mini goldendoodle) & Harper (standard Sheepadoodle).
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Rebecca Carlyle- Event Planner
Hello there! My name is Rebecca Carlyle & I am from Rock Rapids, IA. I have been with Serendipitous Events for three years, with this year being my second year of solo planning. I love every aspect when it comes to planning & I strive to perfect the little details in every event.
The team I am able to work with puts their entire heart into any wedding or event they do & that’s why I am so happy to be a part of the Serendipitous Events team. Being a past bride myself, I can 100% relate to all of the stressful events leading up to your big day & I can full heartedly say to hire a wedding planner. With all of the craziness that is involved in planning a wedding, it can be easy to lose sight in what matters most — promising to work together as a team in all that you do, in all aspects of your life. Let me do all of the behind the scenes while you get to enjoy the last moments of being engaged & the first moments of being married.
Outside of Serendipitous Events, I co-own a business with my mom called “Standout Boutique”. I also work at Bethany Home Brandon as their restorative aide. In my free time I love to do projects around the house & shop at Hobby Lobby. My husband, Chris, & I are parents to two fur babies, Daisy & Duke, & we are soon to be parents of Baby Carlyle due September 2019. <3
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Sara Waldner- Event Planner
Hey there! My name is Sara Waldner and I am a first-year planner with Serendipitous! I currently am a student at Augustana University pursuing a double major in Communication Studies/Business and Media Studies with intentions to graduate in May 2019. From the small town of Hartford, South Dakota, I love small town vibes as well as the hustle of bigger cities.
Before I worked at Serendipitous, I gained experience with planning corporate and private events through internships and involvement with Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). I am SO excited to begin my first year planning on my own! My favorite part about this “job” is getting to meet new people from all walks of life. I pride myself on building close relationships with my clients in order to build the best vision of your event together! When I am not planning events, I am usually spending time with my friends or watching Netflix’s newest original. I would LOVE to help you build your dream wedding or event! <3
Casey Boerger - Event Planner
Hi, I am Casey Boerger! I was born and raised in Watertown, South Dakota and now I currently reside in Sioux Falls. When I graduated from Lake Area Tech, I obtained my degree in Marketing and Management. I have a love for putting smiles on other people’s faces through thoughtful acts of kindness. Part of this could come from the hopeless romantic in me :) and I could not think of a better way to put my passions in action than joining the Serendipitous Events team!
When I am not working at Serendipitous, you’ll find me at Plains Commerce Bank as the Marketing and Media Relations Specialist. In my free time, I love being active at the gym or outside, spending time with my family/friends, and we can’t forget about my precious puppy Maisy and cute cat Winston!
I would LOVE to help your dream become a reality! Xoxo
Event Planning & Marketing Internship
Are you looking for the opportunity to learn from the Local Best Event Planner's in the area? If so, this is for you!
Since Serendipitous Events was launched in 2008, we have successfully designed and implemented over 500 events. While that number speaks volumes in itself, we pride ourselves in working with the best couples and clients in the area. Although weddings are our jam, we excel in private and corporate events as well.
While being an intern, our team will guide you and teach you about the event planning business. You will have the opportunity to help manage and execute events of different styles and size with our planners and co-owners. Our interns will work hands-on with our team to create and manage our social media.
Our 2019 event interns will work along side our planners and clients to bring our client's dreams to life. Applicants must be willing to dedicate and commit to weekend and night work. A strong social media background is a must. Knowledge of Google Drive and WordPress is preferred.
Salary & Hours:
Our internship is non-paid. However, interns are able to use this program for college credit. We require work-from-home hours as well as office hours. Bi-weekly team brainstorming meetings will also be scheduled.
Please send your resume and cover letter to Loghin Welch for review by April 19th. Interviews will take place and selected applicants will be notified by May 1.