About Us

Orchid Island Events truly began over twenty years ago when owner Brittany Koontz would decorate her childhood home for every single holiday-including Groundhog Day. Pink construction paper hearts, fat orange pumpkins with faces and, of course, glittery green Christmas trees (stuck to any surface that tape would adhere to) was the fist sign of a girl who LOVED to decorate, color coordinate and turn the ordinary into extraordinary! Years later, after earning a degree from UNCW and working in public relations and event planning,Orchid Island Events was born! Brittany and her talented team enjoy creating memories with brides, grooms, their families and friends along the North Carolina coast…

Brittany Johnson-Koontz

Brittany Johnson-Koontz

Owner & Lead Coordinator

Brittany’s first experience with design happened as a child at her mother’s kitchen table. Always encouraged to “create”, she quickly developed a love for pleasing others with her creations-especially those…

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Alicia Tucker

Alicia Tucker

Assistant Coordinator and

Alicia joined the Orchid Island team in 2011 but previously worked in the event field for many years.   She has a keen eye for design and can be found…

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Kate Johnson-Cook

Kate Johnson-Cook

Assistant

With a degree in Communication Studies from UNCW, Kate is a wonderful “month of” coordinator and people wrangler. Kate acts as second in command to Brittany or Alicia on wedding…

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Interns

Each wedding season, Orchid Island is proud to host interns from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and other schools. With a variety of majors and backgrounds, these interns bring much to the table with their willingness to lean and helpful attitudes. They are able to learn the ropes of business management, event planning & logistics. Previous interns have gone on to hold event planning positions all over the country!

As natives of coastal NC, we are happy to provide events with Carolina flair, coastal charm and southern hospitality. We believe LIFE is an EVENT!