About Whitney


At Whitney James Event + Design we LOVE what we do. Our passion and personalized touch guarantees that your vision becomes a reality. Whether you are just beginning or finalizing your planning; regardless of size, style, or budget, we will assist with whatever your needs may be.

With a love for design, our mission is to execute a flawless event that is reflective of your style, while taking the stress out of planning and organizing, giving you time to fully enjoy your most memorable day.

At Whitney James we believe that the planning process should be fun, exhilarating, and collaborative. Let’s create the event you’ve been dreaming of!



Meet Whitney

When Whitney is not planning events, she is spending time with her hubby Jim, and her dogs Bubba, Zoey and Cooper. She is passionate about music, design, yoga pants, Home Goods, food, crime shows and amazon deliveries arriving daily.

Whitney always has some vegan baked goods in her house, banana bread is her specialty! She and her sister Ashley have their own blog, Salt and Pepper, dedicated to their love of cooking, travel and family! She loves being an aunt to her nephew and feels fortunate to live so close to her family in the Twin Cities.

You will typically find Whitney dancing, smiling or laughing, and she thinks life is meant to be enjoyed and not taken too seriously!

Whitney is especially blessed to be doing what she adores most- designing and planning events!




Whitney and her family recently designed and built a brand new venue, Gladden Farms

Whitney has an irrational fear of birds, her friends and family find it entertaining.

Whitney has moved around to some cool places. She has lived in Arizona, Minnesota, Kansas, Michigan and Tokyo, Japan.

If Whitney wasn’t an event planner, she would be a vegan chef or a detective. Dateline and snacks at home are her perfect evening in!