I was literally born “Nice”. Donna Marie Nice to be exact! I was Born on Christmas Day, Baptized on Easter and I’ve been Celebrating ever since.
I was the 4th child to be born to my “Nice” parents…arriving after Danny, Diane & Derry, but just before Dennis.
I didn’t marry the boy next door, but I did find the love of my life just around the corner.
We’ve celebrated over 30 years of marriage together.
I love coffee, coffee in the morning, coffee with friends, coffee dates and old vintage coffee pots, basically anything to do with coffee!
I love road trips with my husband Nick…anytime & anywhere.
We have two girls, the Joy of our lives, Dahlia Marie & Savannah Raye Jean.
We have two grand-twins, the other Joys of our lives, Henley Rose & Jackson Dean.
We both grew up in what was once the little town of Simi Valley. Nevada County has been home since 2001.
I’m a Certified Professional Wedding and Event Planner, with over 30 years of education and experience in the hospitality industry. I possess in-depth industry knowledge and experience that ensures seamlessly planned and executed events.
I believe events should be designed to be a reflection of my clients. I am inspired by their story, often drawing on inspiration from their chosen environment, season, texture & colors. Residing near the quaint historic towns of Nevada City & Grass Valley, I am also inspired by the beauty of my surroundings.
I have a passion for “The Art of the Event” and love to inspire possibilities in my clients.
Joy of Life Events was established in 2005 and I have since planned and designed hundreds of Nevada County Weddings; Truckee, Nevada City & Grass Valley Weddings. In 2008 I Co-Founded NCWeds: Nevada County Weddings. NCWeds is a networking group and online referral site serving Nevada County Wedding businesses including Truckee, Nevada City, Grass Valley & Penn Valley. Joy of Life Events is also a Wedding Fair Producer:
The Grass Valley Wedding Fair, A Wedding Affair for all Seasons for the past 9 years!
My Family, My Joy
Please contact me for more information! I look forward to connecting with You!
“Thy words were found, and I ate them; and thy word was to me the Joy and rejoicing of my heart, for I am called by thy name”. Jeremiah 15