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In our industry, it’s impossible to execute an incredible event without the help of other dynamic vendors. In our Vendor Features, we learn more about the people who we love to work with event after event, and year after year. Next up is Jen Lawn, Partner and Director of Design at JL Original Designs.

Jen Lawn has been in the event industry for over 20 years, and founded JL Original Designs in 2012. She had a previous design company that she shut down after having children, and formed JL Original Designs once they were old enough.

JL Original Designs is an event design and planning company. They offer event, floral, and graphic designs along with full planning and day of coordination packages. They have an amazing hardworking crew that make these weddings FUN and FABULOUS!

When speaking with Jen, it is so clear that this is the career for her. Her attentiveness to detail, interpersonal connections, and love of design is exactly why JL Original Designs is successful and highly regarded.

I was able to sit down with Jen to ask her a few questions… check it out!

What makes JL Original Designs stand out next to companies like it?

Our creativeness, customer services, attention to detail, and we are FUN!

What are your favorite types of events?

I love when we get an amazing theme that we can create the entire atmosphere for the wedding or reception space. I love overhauling the venue space so that as soon you walk through the doors, it takes your breathe away and all you want to do it dance and party the night away… and maybe never leave!

Do you play any instruments?

No, but would love to learn the guitar with my daughter

Favorite Wedding Month?

Tie between April and October

Favorite thing to do in Philadelphia?

EAT of course, but now I get to show my teenagers around town!

Favorite thing about your career?

Looking back at all the crazy designs we been asked to create along with all the friends we made. It is all about having fun and loving what you do!!

What is your Best Advice for Potential Clients?

Be yourself – plan the wedding of your dreams. #yourdayyourway

What is your Zodiac Sign?


What wedding trends are you loving?

We are loving that many couples are skipping traditions and create THEIR version of a perfect wedding day. They are adding more of their personality instead of doing what everyone else is or did. For example – no bouquet toss, private cake cutting or no cake at all, more friends being ordained, small ceremonies with big receptions… this list goes on but they seem to be having more fun with their guests.

What wedding trends are you ready to see go away?

Rustic, Rustic chic, burlap, mason jars….. I love rustic weddings but I think that this look needs to be in a rustic venue for it to be amazing. Wedding can be rustic without the use of burlap and mason jars!

What motivates you to work hard?

I am naturally a hard worker, and I am pretty tough when it comes to doing it right. But, I would say that my current motive is my awesome clients!!

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