Amplified Weddings & Events is a full-service wedding planning company with a focus on design and logistics. Based in Long Island, New York, and New Orleans, LA, we make weddings approachable. Recognized for our ability to curate and amplify signature events, we pride ourselves on telling stories that are personal to you and moving to your guests. From the save the date to the farewell wedding brunch, we work closely with our couples (and their big extended families) to ensure your event feels authentically you.
CEO/ Executive Planner
Jp’s passion for events came from the big lights and action of New York City’s theatre world. He found his niche creating live experiences for his clients through events. Every event has a story to tell and Jp is here to help his clients tell it. He brings his expertise in creating creative creations from the theatre, mixed with his approachability and straight forward no BS sensibility to all his clients and their events. Amplified Weddings & Events was established in 2017 after working with many cooperations and entertainers in the event industry and pivoted his passion for weddings.
Logistics Director / Associate Planner
As a BFA Musical Theatre graduate and LaGuardia High School alum, Juliana has always had a creative eye that was ready to be put to work. She started her career in wedding planning as a wedding singer and production assistant for DWP Live Factory in 2019. Through the small worlds of entertainment and weddings, Juliana met JP in 2021 and has worked alongside him ever since. Her favorite parts of the job are ensuring couples feel confident and on track during the planning process and giving them the wedding they've always pictured on the day of execution.
In her spare time she also teaches fitness classes in Long Island City and pursues a career in live theatre!
Sarah Abbas-Karakeci is very ambitious, detail oriented and driven. At a young age she always would plan parties with family and friends. She always knew how to get everyone together and find any excuse to celebrate. As she got older she decided to pursue a bachelor's degree in Baking and Business Management from the Culinary Institute of America. She has enjoyed working in the hospitality industry for 10 years as a pastry cook in various restaurants, hotels, and bakeries on Long Island, NY, but knew she had to take her skills to the next level.
Everything came full circle when she met her husband and they began planning their wedding. It was what re-sparked her love for planning. Her skills working in the hospitality industry coincides with her ambition to plan events. Her creativity, time- management skills and sense of urgency helps get the job done and bring the vision to life. She truly finds it to be a gratifying experience being able to be a part of these special memories and milestones.
Sarah looks forward to being a part of the planning process for your special day! She looks forward to assisting with planning your wedding and bringing your vision to life! Sarah has experience negotiating/connecting with vendors like the DJ/band, florist, photographer, etc... As well as finding the right venue and caterer that best fits your vision.