While struggling to find the perfect name for her company, Tanya turned to her hubby, Kenny for advice. Kenny hit the nail on the head when he told her she stood out from the rest because of her Southern Charm. Tanya, with the help from her “Mr. Wonderful”, started her company in 2006 with a focus on family, Southern style and above all else, quality customer service.
Since then, Southern Charm Events has grown from a mom and pop company to a small network of employees creating a small family full of Southern Charm! Our team brings many years of experience in multiple areas to include wedding coordination and planning, event design and décor, delivery and logistics, inventory control and administration.We are proud of our team and invite you to meet each of them personally.
Tanya’s attention to detail and her love of design mesh seamlessly, making her the perfect wedding and event planner/coordinator. Her background of interior design and legal
administration have prepared her for the daily organizational and creative skills needed to stand out in the wedding and event industry.
Tanya is affectionately referred to as the “Wedding Momma” and is loved and respected by her couples. She wears this name as a badge of honor and wants each of her clients and their family to feel as if they were actually a part of the Southern Charm family. Additionally, Tanya firmly believes that no Bride, Groom, or family member should have to worry about any details on the wedding day.
As a member of the local Board of Directors for the Association of Bridal Consultants as well as National Association of Catering Executives, she is a respected member of the Wedding Industry, and has earned herself the designation of Professional Bridal Consultant. Additionally, Tanya has her Sandals Wedding Certification and is extremely knowledgable with anything regarding the Sandals Resorts. Her work has been published both in print and on some of the most elite blogs and websites. She is currently a member of the Every Last Detail “V” List and The Jacksonville Bride’s esteemed list of local
wedding professionals. Be sure to check our our Press and Praise Page to check our some of Tanya’s published work.
In Tanya’s spare time she enjoys spoiling her grand-babies, cuddling with our resident shop pup, Sophie, and riding around with the top down in her Mini Cooper, Pepper.
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In the Wedding Mama’s words, “Talk to ya’ll soon”!
Paige Netting | Associate Planner
Hi! My name is Paige Netting and I am a Certified Meeting and Events Coordinator. As a Jacksonville Native, I am so excited to be able to join the Southern Charm Events team as a junior associate. This past year I had the opportunity to travel the country and help coordinate events at 23 universities with organizations on those campuses. My favorite part about working closely with a bride is being able to see their vision come together on their day!
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Red Velvet
Favorite Drink: Red Wine Blend
Favorite Rental Item: Brian Settee
Ashley Smith | Associate Planner
Hi! I’m Ashley and I’m very excited to be one of the associate planners here at Southern Charm. I entered into the wedding industry through catering and have also been a venue manager in town for over 4 years. I love the excitement and energy of the wedding industry and how every day is different. I’m ready to take my planning experience to a new level with Southern Charm and help every bride make their day better than they could ever imagine. I can’t wait to meet you!
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Champagne
Favorite Drink: Coffee or Champagne
Favorite Rental Item: The Sequined Linens
Victoria Eidson | Junior Associate Planner
Hi everyone! I’m currently a University of Florida student studying Marketing and Spanish, but I was born and raised right here in Jacksonville. Some of my favorite things are pearls, raspberries, and calligraphy, all of which I can somehow sneak into a wedding if I try hard enough! I adore being a part of the Southern Charm team and making brides’ visions come to life. I can’t wait to meet you and create the day of your dreams!
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Chocolate Raspberry
Favorite Drink: Sweet Tea or Coffee
Favorite Rental Item: India Blush Embroidered Overlay
Ashlee Murphy | Event Assistant
Hey, y’all! My name is Ashlee and I’m from Easley, South Carolina. I graduated from USC Upstate with a major in Public Relations and a minor in Child Advocacy. Go Gamecocks! My boyfriend and I recently moved to the Jacksonville area due to his career as a naval lieutenant. I enjoy traveling, hiking, meeting new people, and being around my family. I’m completely in love with my GSP (German Short-Haired Pointer) puppy, Cooper! I’m excited to see what the future holds living in Jacksonville.
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Chocolate Raspberry
Favorite Drink: Moscow Mule
Favorite Rental Item: Anything Vintage Inspired
LaJuan Woodfork | Delivery Associate
Hi! My name is LaJuan, and I am responsible for rental deliveries at Southern Charm. Tanya and Kenny found me in a pinch on Craigslist, and I started moonlighting for the Southern Charm family helping with deliveries and various other tasks. Eventually, I was around enough that they asked me to stay, and I’ve loved getting to be a part of the team ever since. I mainly work in construction with a certified background in residential construction and some experience in commercial construction. My favorite part of working with the Southern Charm team is getting the opportunity to meet so many people while offering a service to couples in love and making the day less stressful for their families.
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Vanilla
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Rental Item: Personalized Chalkboards
Kenny Hendricks | Logistics Officer
I started off just helping my wife with putting together some parties and small events in 2004. We got into weddings initially when we planned both of our daughters’ weddings. At the time I thought I was just helping my wife, little did I realize that I would soon be working full-time for her. I now spend most of my days making deliveries all over the Jacksonville area and still look around wondering how she managed to drag me into the wedding business. If I’m not making a delivery on the weekends, you can find me at the Jaguars games with a bud light in my hand.
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Sour Cream Pound Cake
Favorite Drink: Bud Light
Favorite Rental Item: Ashleigh Sofa & Lindsay Armchairs
Sophie Hendricks | Hostess
Enchanté! Tanya and Kenny have waited on me hand and foot for 7 years now. My favorite spot in the store is the front rug because it is soft and a great place for naps in the sun. I must meet everyone in the showroom when they come in, and I require lots of cuddles. My nails are always painted to perfection, and I only buy Chanel.
Favorite Wedding Cake Flavor: Any that falls on the floor
Favorite Drink: Water
Favorite Rental Item: Antique Rug