About/Bio

About Joellen Pope, Wedding Planner Napa CA

Napa Valley Wedding Planner Joellen Pope

Joellen Pope, Wedding Planner

Born in Indiana and raised in Ohio until age 16, I came to California kicking and screaming! A short time later, I met the man that would later become my husband. California, I decided, was not so bad after all!! My husband and I raised two sons here in the beautiful Napa Valley who are now out on their own. We have a four legged daughter Olive, a black golden retriever mix.


A few years back, I took the Meyers-Briggs personality assessment, and it came as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I was doing the work that I was meant to do. This makes sense as 20 years ago I took a position as the wedding director at the Methodist church in Napa. In helping with those weddings at the church I realized I loved this work, but was limited in the scope of abilities. I felt a need to be part of the entire process of planning.

To make that happen I worked with several well respected catering companies in the Napa Valley. I wanted to learn what we refer to as “the back of the house.” I was already in the floral business napavalleyweddingflower.com In conjunction, I took the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants wedding consultant training program to bring me up to the professional level I expected of myself and anticipated that my client’s would need.

I feel great satisfaction and love for my work, and those feelings are shared in reviews from my bride’s and groom’s.