What We Do
I'm Jeanne, the owner and lead planner at Bogath Weddings & Events, a wedding & event planner specializing Long Beach Island and the Jersey Shore.
I grew up visiting my grandparent's shore house and spending summers swimming in Barnegat Bay, boating, sailing, kayaking, crabbing and fishing, and spending time with family. Some of my fondest childhood memories are sitting on the dock, eating Jersey corn, and watching the sunset with my family.
Many of my family traditions were born at The Shore. These traditions, the importance of family, the legacy of my grandparent's 65-year marriage and my love for Jersey are the reasons why I love helping couples plan weddings that also honor their family traditions at The Shore.
I am looking forward to finding out how I can help you to plan the wedding of your dreams. At BWE, we offer Full and Partial Wedding Planning as well as Wedding Day Management (what some planners will call Day-of Coordination). I can promise that the experience and knowledge I bring to your planning process will ensure a smooth day filled with love, family, and tradition. No stress here! After all, it's the shore!
If you mention finding BWE on YENW, I will add event styling to any Wedding Day Management Package.
What people are saying
I honestly cannot say enough about how much my husband and I (and our moms) love Jeanne. We first met with her about 11 months prior to our wedding for a meet and greet and to review our venue. Right from the very beginning, we knew that Jeanne would make our wedding perfect. We came to our initial meeting with a bunch of ideas, and Jeanne took them and ran. Her ideas blew us out of the water and really enhanced the vision we had for our wedding (the tandem bike she suggested we incorporate actually produced some of our favorite photos!). In the months leading up to our wedding, Jeanne stayed in touch- making sure our vendor list was complete and making some suggestions. As we got closer to the big day, Jeanne became invaluable. When you hear “day-of coordinator,” you are under the impression that the individual will help out with coordinating vendors and making sure everything looks pretty, right? Wrong. Jeanne was my go-to when I had even the most asinine questions in the months leading up to the wedding. Her response rate was incredibly quick, and I wholeheartedly trusted her answers and advice. We met with Jeanne again about a month before our wedding and really nailed down our vision for our wedding day. She helped us navigate through month-before stress and made my then-fiance and I feel confident that our wedding would be perfect (her day-of timeline and coordination with the vendors was phenomenal). Jeanne came to our rehearsal and made sure she had everything down pat, which made me feel substantially better since our priest was not the most organized person, and because we had a lot of last-minute changes. On the day of our wedding, Jeanne’s help and guidance calmed my nerves. She met with me, the bridal party, and my then-fiance, prior to heading to the church to set up our ceremony programs and make sure everything looked good. She also coordinated with our photographer to ensure everything was set. Our ceremony was stunning. Jeanne even recorded my walk down the aisle for my grandparents who could not attend. At the reception, Jeanne had the cocktail hour decorations set out exactly as we had imagined, and make sure our table decorations were also perfect. She coordinated everyone during pictures, and then helped out prior to the bridal party boarding a boat for our arrival. Once we arrived at the reception, Jeanne made sure our day-of timeline was executed exactly as planned (including ensuring family heirlooms were out for photos and then immediately returned to their owners for safety). I had no worries about people being where they needed to be, or ensuring that everyone was well-fed. When we ran out of champagne, Jeanne found some. When we didn’t have anything with which to cut the cake, Jeanne got us a knife. When my bustle became a mess, she literally sewed a new one onto my dress. She truly allowed us to fully experience our wedding with no stress. (Sorry for the rhyming). Our wedding would not have been as perfect as it was without Jeanne’s help. I cannot praise her enough. You will not be disappointed with her work. She truly is a blessing. I am now trying to find excuses to throw more parties down the shore so I can enlist her help again!
You have no idea how much craziness you're going to have to deal with until it's happening, and having the Jean Team from Bogath weddings helped us dodge every potential crisis. They were like super heros, operating in the shadows, making magic happen to solve even the most obscure of problems with ease (one of our guests brought their dog!). They really helped make our special day special. I don't know what we would have done without them.
It was a magical day and everything was beyond what I imagined it to be. Jeanne, I will forever be thankful for the day I stumbled upon your blog. You were incredible and I would recommend you to EVERY mother of the bride. I enjoyed every single moment of my daughter’s special day because YOU made sure I did and handled everything. I was so present in everything because I didn’t have to worry about any of the day of details. YOU MADE THE DIFFERENCE. Thank you so very much.