Meet the Team
The EBJ Team takes the stress and worry out of planning one of the biggest days of your life while making sure that you ENJOY the process. No matter where you are in your lives we will create a wedding or special event that is uniquely yours that you and your guests will be reminiscing about for years to come. The EBJ Team is an award winning team of creatives with their main pilot office in Miami and servicing couples from Coast to Coast, The Caribbean Islands, Italy, Greece, Mexico and beyond. These world travellers produce spectacular wedding experiences across the globe. Fusing their love of exquisite cuisine, visual design and top-notch entertainment your wedding will be a one of a kind luxury experience.
Led by professional, Jessyca Canal, the EBJ Team has become one of South Florida’s most sought after event planning companies. She previously enjoyed a career in marketing and economics; a significant experience that gave her a raft of skills transferred to event planning. Now a member of the Bridal Society, their clients have appeared in publications such as The Knot and Style Me Pretty. The EBJ Team strives to create events that reflect our clients love stories and they are equipped with a wealth of industry knowledge. This dynamic team has the tools to tailor your unique celebration!
Jessyca Perez Canal: Founder & CEO
Hi, I’m Jessyca, I am a 10-year marketing and economics specialist turned wedding planner, podcaster and mom of twins. I have helped many couples realize their wedding dreams and have helped them create countless memories that will last a lifetime. After years of experience in planning events for the Corporate World, I have taken my skills in timeline management, design work and my eye for detail to bring together a team of individuals who are committed to delivering excellence no matter how grand or intimate the occasion.
It is no secret how much I love weddings and I am not ashamed to say I cry almost every time! My blood type is champagne and my pulse runs off music. As a Miami native, parties are my jam. Growing up, I was known for always bringing the FUN energy into every room and I am blessed to say that I have been able to turn that light hearted energy into a successful business. Life was simple when it was just me and my dog, Cosita, traveling, and planning parties, but every night I would pray to expand my little family and I was blessed with Boy/Girl Twins!
MARITE COPADO: LEAD PLANNER
Graduate from Barry University, I majored in Communications and Marketing. I actually started off doing Corporate Events and did it for 12 years until I jumped into now social events. I love weddings and all types of social events because they have so much emotion!
My strengths are definitely creativity and my determination to make your day flawless not including my many years of experience in the industry.
I enjoy all the “finer things in life” (haha) like wine, dancing, traveling and time with my husband.
JANETE ABURTO: LEAD PLANNER
Janete is a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and has worked in the hospitality industry since she was 15. She is currently finishing her Bachelor’s in Hospitality & Tourism Management, specializing in Event Management at FIU. She has worked at EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and The Fontainebleau.
Janete is a huge foodie and has a passion for catering and events. Her attention to detail and dedication to her work makes her perfect for any event. In her spare time, she enjoys a glass of red wine, spoiling her dog, and good sweat session at the gym.
LESLIE CORDERO: LEAD PLANNER
Hi Everyone! My name is Leslie. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at FIU in Hospitality Management. I am fueled by a passion for helping visions come to life. I bring meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication to every project. I also help by doing a lot of the local social media for EBJ and showcasing your special day on all our social media channels!
In my free time, I indulge in my love for travel, music, and fashion. Together, we’ll make your wedding a truly magical experience.
T’arra Holgate: Lead Planner
Hi! I’m T’arra, and I’m a graduate from Florida International University with a degree in Hospitality Management. I’ve worked multiple events throughout the years, the biggest one being the South Beach Wine & Food Festival which welcomes thousands of people each year.
I have a passion for events, more specifically social events, and the thrill and excitement that they bring. Weddings in particular are my favorite because I just love to celebrate people coming together for love.
In my spare time, I like to spend my day at the beach, practice makeup looks and have drinks with my friends.
My favorite part of our events is the music, so catch me on the sidelines, singing my heart out to all the songs!
MADISON KRIGBAUM: SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Madison of Madison’s Footsteps LLC has been the lead Social Media Manager for EBJ Events since January of 2021. She handles the day-to-day social media brand presence, as well as any special features, giveaways or partnerships over the EBJ social media channels.
Madison also handles SEO projects on the EBJ website and any miscellaneous graphic design or writing projects needed by the EBJ Babes. In her free time, Madison travels the world as a digital nomad and writes destination guides for solo female travelers on her travel blog.