Bride and Joy is an event planning and design company who gracefully creates events that are perfectly reflective of your personality and style. Each event is an opportunity to work alongside incredible people and create a fresh and imaginative experience. We aim to make every event personal and memorable, through the planning, details and production.

+ Purpose


To spread beauty through celebration by exceeding expectations, providing imaginative ideas, incorporating eco-friendly business practices and partnering with local and small businesses.

To give back by donating all unclaimed floral, goods and food to local charities, and by sustaining relief and hope efforts through The Midwest Food Bank and Double Harvest, as well as an education + farming initiative in Liberia, Africa.  




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Kim Gapinski      +      Owner, Event Planner, Designer

I help put together amazing parties and gain lasting friendships along the way.  It’s awesome. 

+  My Muse: My LARGE, crazy-beautiful family
+  My Ride: My silver Vespa
+  My Jam: Anything by Otis Redding or Percy Sledge
+  My Fix: A good burger and a bottle of red wine

ERIN SHANLEY KIM      +      Event Planner, Designer

You want me to be a part of your special day? Challenge accepted! 

+  My Style: Casual classic
+  My Getaway: The rolling vineyards of wine country
+  My Jam: Unapologetically (Queen) Beyoncé
+  My Vice: All. Things. Coffee.