About Us

Our Team

Photo Credit: LindsyCheney Photography

Naomi Russell ~ Wedding Planner and Owner

Growing up here in Central Oregon (yes! you read that right I’m a true native!), I had parents who hosted A LOT and watched my older sister plan and execute amazing parties. So, I learned early on the power of making guests comfortable, the bond shared over good food and the flip-side of cleaning up after a storm of happy guests.
My career path over the years lead to different managerial positions due to my organizational skills, leadership qualities, enjoyment of responsibility and interfacing with clients. After getting married in 2013 along came a baby in 2015 and a change of careers was in store. In 2016 my passion for event hosting and love for working with people eventually led me to become a wedding planner. I was trained by Magadalyn Hasse, who is a certified wedding planner. I’m blessed to be a wedding planner here in Central Oregon with all its natural beauty that I have grown up around and appreciate!

It brings me an immense amount of joy to be a part of each couple's special day. I loved my wedding and want the same for you! It is my goal to help bring the different personalities and styles of each couple out at each wedding and to make sure the day is absolutely perfect!
Let’s make your dream wedding a reality!

Call today and we'll help create a carefree wedding for you!


Krista Jacques ~ Lead Coordinator

I have always loved people, planning, and parties, a wedding being the most epic of celebrations! I was always the girl creating tea parties for Barbie, ensuring friend birthdays were celebrated, and community events were going on in my college dorms. I worked in several different areas of event planning after college and in the decade to follow. After planning my wedding, and then my sister’s, I jumped in to coordinate a cousin’s wedding, and my passion for wedding planning was solidified.

I enjoy working to find the right vendors and styles for each couple’s dream day. My favorite part is coordinating the wedding day so that the bride & groom and their loved ones can be fully present. I love taking care of all the details behind the scenes, so your wedding day can be magic!

When I’m not taking part in someone’s special day, I can be found planning adventures for my family. I enjoy hiking Central Oregon trails at a toddler pace (I have 4 kids), having good coffee and conversation with a friend, and going on dates with my hubby of 14 years.


Emily Jahr ~ Wedding Coordinator

Hello! I am a California girl lucky enough to be living out my best life in Central Oregon!

I find enjoyment in creating celebrations that reflect each client by weaving beauty, thoughtful details, and fun! I have an eye for detail and pride myself in making events picture-perfect. Before receiving the opportunity to work with Bend Wedding & Events, I created, designed, and hosted events for a college.

In my free time, you can find me adventuring around the PNW with my husband and our two fantastic daughters, cooking new recipes, renovating and designing our home, training a rambunctious rescue puppy, and, of course, pouring over design books, blogs, etc. of all kinds!



Photo by: Lindsy Cheney Photography

Larissa T.

Bride ~ Bend, Oregon

"Naomi at Bend Weddings and Events was critical to the success of my wedding in the midst of COVID and overall. She is responsive, flexible, and above all she is kind. Naomi provided guidance when I needed it, ideas when I was all out of them and helped clarify priorities and timelines. The day of the wedding she worked tirelessly to make sure our guests and my partner and I were relaxed and could enjoy the day to the fullest. I would recommend her and use her party-planning skills in a heartbeat."

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