Hello! My name is Sally Collins-Jarjoura & I am the CEO & lead Wedding Planner for Blissful Elopements. Though born & raised in Southern California, I have lived in the Chattanooga, TN area for over 24 years & consider this beautiful city to be home. I founded Blissful Elopements in 2005 determined to create an Elopement Wedding company that would offer personalized service & relieve the stress of planning an elopement wedding. I wanted to provide services, independent from a church, with a modern and creative vibe, & offer ceremony content focused on romance, adventure & the couple’s unique love story.
I love the diversity of my couples who come from all over the world & choose Chattanooga as the location to be married. Making the wedding planning process accessible to different types of couples and offering a personalized experience that honors one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make is my passion. The privilege of helping couples plan their wedding is something I find very meaningful and rewarding.
I’m not your conventional wedding officiant or planner, and that is by purposeful intention. I believe that: • Your ceremony should be the heart of your celebration. • Your ceremony should be authentic and make you feel joyful & empowered. • Wedding ceremonies are important, but that does not necessarily mean they have to be solemn or serious. • Every wedding celebration, whether small and intimate, or grand and bold, deserves the same level of attention and love, and that there is no wrong way to be married. • Everyone’s constitutional right to marry the person they love should be respected & defended. • Your wedding should be fun!
My officiating services are for you if you: • Celebrate modern love & visualize marriage as being full of romance, adventure & empowerment. • Believe that wedding ceremonies should be authentic, meaningful and joyful & what that looks like may be very different for every couple. • If you want an advocate by your side who will defend your right to have the wedding of your dreams, not someone else's.
My goal is to provide personalized care from our first contact, throughout the entire planning process, right up to your walk down the aisle.
When I’m not working on weddings, you can usually find me reading an educational book, geeking-out on zombie movies or making handcrafted wire-wrapped gemstone jewelry. I've been married for 35 yrs., have 3 wonderful adult children & a gorgeous rambunctious granddaughter (I always have pictures). I crave cheesecake & Chai Green Tea Lattes (trust me-Yum!) & according to my husband I’m also at Hobby Lobby & Target way too often.
I have provided Officiating, planning & coordinating services in GA, TN, AL, FL and CA since 2005 & have officiated at hundreds of marriages. I have over thirteen years of experience planning various types of events, assisting couples to tell their unique love story by helping them plan an event that fits their style & personality. Over the years I grew to love planning elopements and have received extensive training & certification as a Destination Elopement Specialist. I am an elopepreneur™ & elopements are my passion.
I am delighted to assist couples to have the wedding of their dreams, even if their dreams are "outside the box" of traditional weddings. Everyone has a story & a different reason for choosing to elope. It would be my honor to assist you to tell your love story & be by your side as you begin your journey as a married couple.
Education: IEWP - Certified International Event & Wedding Planning Professional IEWP - Certified Destination Wedding Specialist IAP Career College - Caterer Certificate IAP Career College - Florist Certificate ULC - S.O.U.L. Clinic Counselor UCI - Certified Life Coach
Ordination: Universal Life Church Ordained Minister
Memberships: ULC - Universal Life Church AAWO - American Association of Wedding Officiants IADWP - International Association of Destination Wedding Professionals IAWP - International Association of Wedding Planners IAWEP - International Association Of Wedding & Event Professionals NAPW - National Association of Professional Women
We are a Full-Service Luxury Elopement & Intimate Wedding company serving Chattanooga, TN & N. GA, known for our innovative designs and supportive, no-nonsense, dynamic approach to wedding planning. Our team of specialists will collaborate with you to design a wedding that is authentically you & produce YOUR Blissful Elopement. The result is an elegant, stress free event.
We pride ourselves on being innovators when it comes to styling. We work hand-in-hand with our couples to artfully craft and produce stunning elopements with elegance and style. All of our exclusive packages are designed by us, and are perfectly suited to both outdoor & indoor locations. Our team of stylists and certified coordinators can bring your vision to life and create your perfect day.
We're here to help you with every aspect of your ceremony and assist you to navigate the often tumultuous waters of wedding planning. We believe in indulging our couple's with the benefit of unparalleled service and undivided attention. With our exclusive all-inclusive elopement packages you’ll be able to enjoy your wedding ~ instead of managing it! Over the course of our time together planning your wedding, we'll become partners, working together to organize the details that will make your day magical.
Through our cutting-edge planning style, we are able to engage with our clients every step of the way. Our passion is to create beautiful events that encompass your unique vision. With over a decade of industry experience, we have honed our skills in creating elaborate and detailed events that are luxurious elopement experiences for couples who value genuineness, intimacy and elegance. Our goal is for you and your guests to be free to focus on making memories. We take great pride in meeting & exceeding your desires.
We are Elopement Specialists, with experience providing services from the mountains of GA, TN & AL, to the shores of FL and in So. CA. We are experienced in providing services at all locations not only outdoors at parks, but venues, amusement parks, hotels and churches. Blissful Elopements is a nondenominational wedding company and we believe that all religions (or lack of), nationalities and sexual orientations are valid and deserving of respect. We believe in honoring the couples faith and cultural heritage, if they choose to include it in the ceremony. We respect love in all its forms.