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Shore to Please Weddings

Jen Abene

Founder & Lead Event Planner

After growing up in Toms River, NJ, Jen studied Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.  During this time, she worked at Philadelphia Style Magazine and contributed to the planning and execution of their annual Best of Style Party. It peaked her interest and triggered her to seek a profession in event planning. Jen graduated in 2007 and began working for a NYC event marketing agency where she produced events for liquor brands including Captain Morgan, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker as well as events for Nike Running and Women's Training. 


Five years later, Jen got married in Cape May, NJ and decided it was time to move away from the city and back to the shore. Jen continued to work in event marketing, helping brands like Pampers and Keuirg in product launch events and media stunts. In 2015, Jen left her full time job to focus on Shore to Please Weddings and starting her family in Middletown, NJ.


In 2022 Jen, her husband Mike, their 3 kids and Bernese Mountain Dog, Zoey decided to make the move to Ponte Vedra, FL. They are loving their new surroundings, especially during the winter!


My signature drink is 

My favorite travel destination is 

Something you might not know about me 

The food I eat the most 

On weekends you can find me 

My favorite part of wedding planning 

Italy! I'd love to go back again one day but now that we are in FL we are Disney season pass holders. I love how much joy it brings the kids

I've been running competitively since I was 12 and have completed 3 marathons

My morning latte and my evening Ben and Jerry's cookie dough bites

Riding our golf cart to the water park with my family 

A Kettle One dirty Martini  or a glass of red wine

Helping couples to stay calm and realize that wedding planning can actually be fun!

Some things I love....besides weddings of course! 

Reading- I'm all about romance novels. Christina Lauren is my favorite

Working out- I love starting my day with a run and have recently been really enjoying Burn Boot Camp

Gummy bears- I always have some with me at weddings 

Disney- our happy place

Indie movies- especially RomCom's 


Hot weather OR Cold Weather 

Sweet OR Savory

Night owl OR Early Riser

Running OR Walking 

City OR Country 

Heels or Flats 

Beer OR Wine 

Dogs OR Cats 

Taylor OR Britney 

NSYNC or Backstreet Boys 

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