Uniquely geared to service the everyday bride, Susan Southerland is one of the foremost experts in the wedding industry. Her experience includes planning thousands of weddings around the country and the world in which she carefully executes each detail with passion and precision. What challenges drives her to achieve at such a high level? Her basic philosophy that smaller budget weddings require much more creativity and original thinking to formulate unique memories and experiences.
Susan is president of Just Marry!, a full service wedding planning company with offices in Orlando, Florida. She is also the national wedding expert for Perfect Wedding Guide, where her entertaining and informative blog regularly dispenses excellent advice, ideas and photos to readers. Couples can also find a wealth of information at SusanSoutherland.com.
In March of 2011, Universal Studios Orlando announced an exclusive partnership with Susan as its exclusive wedding planner for couples marrying at the numerous exciting venues and locations at the park. She and her team of planners will work alongside Universal Orlando’s wedding events team, helping arrange all aspects of weddings from the attire, colors, guest lists and budgets for the big ceremony.
Susan’s exceptional weddings have been featured numerous times on the Style Network’s Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? and TLC’s A Wedding Story. Her cutting-edge advice has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Leisure, Good Day Dallas, WKMG-TV, Fox Orlando and The Orlando Business Journal and D Brides, WTHR-TV.
Even more impressive, she is also given the prestigious recognition as one of only 30 wedding planners worldwide as an “A-List Planner” by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons.
Susan’s inspiration comes from everything from watching Top Chef with her husband for menu ideas to shopping at the mall with her daughter for latest color trends to traveling with her twin boys for destination activities.
Susan truly enjoys drawing ideas from everyday life and getting to know her couples’ personal interests and lifetime dreams to incorporate into a one of a kind ceremony and celebration.