I’m Jackie Harbour and I’m the owner of A Standard of Grace Events - a full service wedding and event planning company. Congratulations on your upcoming special event and I’d be honored to help you with your big day.
Originally from Northern California, I relocated to Seattle with my husband and our two cats in 2016 and we fell in love with the PNW! I attended college at Michigan State University and spent the first 10 years of my career in vendor management and customer support roles, fine tuning skills, creativity, and a temperament that would benefit me in my next chapter but not yet fully connecting my career to my true passions. I spent time thinking about what I really wanted to pursue for work...something I could see myself doing for years to come and make a real impact in people's lives. My life changed in 2014 when I took a Certified Wedding and Event Planner course and planned my first event, and I haven’t looked back since. I have worked as a solo planner as well as with two other event firms which has helped me hone best-practices and build a large vendor network, ensuring I can craft your event to your specific vision and individual needs.
Event planning is my passion. It enables me to use my organizational skills and attention to detail while taking stress away from folks who should be enjoying a memorable and special occasion. I pride myself in tackling each event with an even-keel attitude and positivity to keep my clients calm and confident and enjoying the anticipation and realization of their big day. I also love talking to people and having fun - so not only might you find me dancing along to your music on the side but I also treat my clients as family and hope we stay connected after your event is done. I want to get to know you, your friends & family because building these relationships will help me make sure your event is perfectly you.
My personal mantra is to measure myself by a standard of grace each day and you can trust that your event will be held to the same standard - classic elegance and detail-orientation with a level head and warm disposition. It would be my privilege to make your event vision a reality and help build cherished lifelong memories, so let’s get connected today!