owner, chief brand officer, principal coordinator
Samantha Radandt is the owner of rsvp wedding coordination, B & R Events, and Southern Gala. Her journey as a wedding planner and designer began in 2006 with B & R Events and progressed into producing fundraisers for NAMI Greenville and Tell Every Amazing Lady about Ovarian Cancer with their sister company, Southern Gala.
B & R Events have been recognized for their talents with wedding planning, wedding coordination, and customer service on a web, regional, and national level. They have been recipients of the WeddingWire’s Couple’s Choice Award for twelve consecutive years, the National Association of Catering and Events’ Best Event Planner of 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021 for Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, one of the top three companies to be nominated nationally for WeddingWire’s the Art of Being Exceptional Award, and a national nominee for "Best Wedding under $50,000" at the 2017 National Association of Catering and Events One Awards. They were also published in the Winter 2019/Spring 2020 issue of Southern Bride. B & R Events and rsvp wedding coordination are proud nominees for four different categories with the 2020 National Association of Catering and Events One Awards and the winner of "Best Social Event under $50,000" and "Best Fundraiser" and co-winner for "Best Technical Event under $75,000" for 2020 NACE One Awards.
rsvp wedding coordination is pleased to announce that they were the winner of the National Association of Catering and Events Best Event Planner of 2017 for Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina and WeddingWire's 2019, 2020, and 2021 Couple's Choice Award.
principal coordinator and operations assistant
Danielle Deming is a young business professional who has always taken pride in attention to detail and going above and beyond for her patients and clients in all aspects of her life. These to include but are not limited to her nursing career, customer service with manufacturing companies, and managing a dental office for a nationwide company for 3 years.
She's originally from upstate NY and relocated here August of 2015 for a chance to grow more as a professional and expand on her talents and skills. She's worked on event planning committees for the past 10 years, including Susan G Komen CNY, and loves exceeding the client's expectations. She loves spending time with her handsome fur baby, Bandit, and her daughter, Emery Jane.
She looks forward to making your day one you will never forget!
Hayley Jarrio graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina, with a degree in Tourism Management with an emphasis in event and meeting planning. While at the University of South Carolina, Hayley was the recipient of the SC Festival and Event Association Scholarship.
Currently, Hayley works for Atrium Hospitality as a Sales Manager and formerly was the Director of Sales and Catering at the Hilton Greenville. She was also involved with the Ways and Means Committee of Appalachian Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events, PULSE Young Professionals, and is a member of the 2017 Pacesetters program within the Greenville Chamber. She loves her 2 dogs, Lily and Ruger, her hubby Kyle, and is an active member of Sportsclub. They're expecting their first child October 2022.
principal coordinator and personalization specialist
Alexa Rosenfeld attended Clemson University for Travel and Tourism, and has had various experience with hotels, hospitality and weddings while interning with Hilton Greenville and with rsvp wedding coordination. Alexa finds peace with organization and creative projects as she has owned her own personalizing business for 7 years.
With an obsession for Disney and travel planning, that is where Alexa and her family spends most vacations, in the happiest place on earth! She currently works for Walt Disney World as a sales assistant at Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons.
Brandi Bronson was born in Heidelberg, Germany and a self proclaimed "Army brat" and was raised all around the United States. While in college, Brandi participated in the Disney College Program as a "merchantainer". She had the privilege of working in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom and make magic every day. After returning to South Carolina, Brandi had the biggest honor of my life and became a mommy to her sweet little boy, Carson.
In 2018, Brandi volunteered for New Year's Eve 2019 Southern Gala and formed an instant friendship with Samantha. Brandi then became a regular volunteer for all Southern Gala events. Working with Southern Gala reminded Brandi of the magic she helped create while working at Disney, and she wanted to do more. One of Brandi's favorite parts of this job is watching events being created from start to finish and seeing the artwork and logistics come to life. Since making differences in people's lives for the last two years, Brandi is honored to become an official member of the B & R and rsvp family. Let's get this party started!
Carly is a bubbly and creative individual that loves detail and organization as much as she loves spontaneity and fun. Carly studied Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with a concentration in Travel and Tourism at Clemson University. During her time at Clemson, Carly became the first intern for rsvp and has continued to grow and learn as a part of the rsvp team. She is the Chief of Staff at Insignis Partners.
With a keen attention to detail and dedication to perform coordinating at the highest caliber, Emily Fincher has found her passion in the wedding and events world. The Anderson native relocated to Greenville after living in Nicaragua as a teacher. Prior to her trip, she coordinated a fundraising event for her move and raised over $8,000 in one night. That is where her passion for event planning sparked. She owns Emily Fincher Marketing.
Since then, she has coordinated over fifty weddings and events. She is also the head director for Greenville's first NEDA Walk. Emily is very excited to be working with the rsvp family! Emily lives in Greenville and loves her sweet boy Rivers. When she is not working, you will find Emily at a concert, hiking in the Smokey Mountains, or eating tacos with friends.
Audrey started with B & R as an intern through Clemson University. After graduating with a degree in Travel and Tourism, she continued with rsvp and worked at Commerce Club to continue her event career. She now works as the Community Relations Director at Home Instead Senior Care.
Throughout her experience, she has helped with Southern Gala events, NAMI fundraising and the NEDA walk. Audrey also was an active board member of the National Association of Catering and Events in 2020 and 2021. She recently got married herself and used B & R as her planner. It made her day that much more special. Audrey’s passion is to help others and truly believes B & R’s slogan, “making dreams become a reality."
Jennifer is originally from Harrisburg North Carolina, but since moving to Greenville in 2016 she has become a Mavin in Greenville’s hospitality scene, with extensive experience in hotels, catering and restaurants! When she’s not at work or beside a bride, she can be found spending time with her rescue pup, Zooey!
Sydney attended Clemson University where she majored in Parks, Recreation, Travel and Tourism Management. Her experience in restaurants, hotels, camps, retail and interning with rsvp wedding coordination makes her a well rounded hospitality professional. She graduated Cum Laude from Clemson in 2020 and has moved to Greenville where she is continuing to pursue opportunities in the event industry. As a Charleston native she has always been surrounded by the tourism hospitality industry and has a passion for brining happiness to others. Her strong work ethic and attention to detail make her a great addition to the rsvp team!
Anna Grace Waters
Anna Grace has been with Embassy Suites Greenville Golf Resort and Convention Center since late 2023. She has worked with weddings in the upstate since Fall 2020. With a keen attention to detail and dedication to performing at the highest caliber, Anna Grace has found her passion in the wedding and events world.
Raised in Beaufort, South Carolina she has grown up in the tourism and hospitality environment. She recently graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University in May of 2021 with a degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management with a concentration in Travel and Tourism. While in school, she took 6 months to work at Walt Disney World in the College Program. She uses her previous experiences to craft the dream weddings for her clients.
When she is not working, she likes to spend her time cuddling with her cat Calypso, cheering the Clemson Tigers on, and attending concerts with her friends and family.
After graduating with Communications degree in 2016 from the Midwest, Courtney moved down to Greenville, SC to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
Starting as a Sales Manager at the Old Cigar Warehouse, she primarily focused on selling, detailing and managing weddings. Since then she has continued to pursue the wedding and events industry and has worked with several local catering & event companies including Table301, Larkins and Auro Hotels.
Courtney is excited to put her 8+ years of wedding and events experience with wedding coordinating at RSVP. When she is not working you’ll see her at Junkyard or CB classes, walking her aussie or grabbing a glass of champagne!