Modern Rebel is an alternative event planning company in Brooklyn, NY and Austin, TX that allows you to plan an awesome event that also gives back. Through each client event, Modern Rebel gives 5% of their profits to local non-profits that YOU pick.
We specialize in love parties [that’s what we call weddings] for the contemporary couple looking for a totally badass event that doesn’t compromise a lack of perspective. We recognize that couples are all unique, and we’re not interested in a manufactured wedding experience. We love getting to know you and ensuring authenticity + gorgeous details at your event. Not to mention, we are committed to non-fussy ease of communication throughout the process.
We want to plan a “love party” (hey, that’s what a wedding should really be called, right?) that keeps things in perspective. We believe an event can be beautiful and dreamy without missing the point: love + more love.
No problemo. We'll carry you the rest of the way!
Now you'd like somebody to handle the coordinating of the actual day so you can celebrate, right?
Cool. We're here to help.
Kick-ass people who believe love parties can change the world.
Founder / Lead Designer + Planner [she/her] • Brooklyn, NY
Amy is a middle child hailing from Orlando, Florida with a knack for disruptive leadership and a love for community engagement. She is a curious thinker and has been known to follow up whys with why-nots. She is fiercely committed to feminist causes, chocolate chips, and creating beautiful events that will make you pause even in a big city like New York. When she's not planning and designing the coolest parties around, you will find her traveling, testing a new recipe, or dancing like a fool to Shania Twain.
Marketing Manager, Planner + Head Coordinator [she/her/they] • Brooklyn, NY
Ainsley is a queer feminist from the San Francisco Bay Area whose lifelong passion is to challenge the status quo. She is a self identified hopeful romantic and spreadsheet fanatic, and always seems to be craving dark chocolate. With a background in non-profits, Ainsley believes every event is an opportunity to excite, inspire, and bring joy into people’s lives. When they aren’t coordinating for rebels in love, Ainsley is sure to be adventuring outdoors, eating something delicious, or getting crafty with glitter and googly eyes.
Lead Planner + Coordinator (she/her) • Austin, TX
Megan is one of those nice Canadians you've heard about who now calls Austin home. She's a science fiction nerd and devoted storyteller. She joined Modern Rebel because what could be more awesome than helping real people craft and share their unique love story with an audience of dear ones by throwing a killer party? (The answer is: nothing. Except maybe binge watching Stranger Things with a full bag of cheddar + caramel popcorn mix). When Megan's not helping you craft your love party, she's teaching kids how to make experimental theatre with the Rude Mechanicals' Off Center Teens program, chilling with her pugs and partner Phil at the local dog bar, or writing plays about spaceships and friendly ghosts.
Lead Planner + Designer (she/her) • Austin, TX
Chelsa (Chel-suh, or Cha Cha, not Chels-SEA) grew up along the front range of the Rocky Mountains and frequently finds herself making the drive home to soak in the magic that comes from a properly timed song intro, cracked windows, and mountain air. She finds her inspiration for style and design in music, travel, and bygone eras; but please, vintage vibes not values. This girl is all about progress, social justice, vocal feminism and animal advocacy.
Rebel Operations Manager (she/her) • Brooklyn, NY
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Alison is a city girl trapped in rural world. She loves any opportunity to venture a new city for quaint coffee shops and local eats. She makes sure everything behind the scenes runs like a well oiled machine here at Modern Rebel. If you reach out to us be on the lookout for a note from her. When she's not working you can find her spending time with her husband, children and fur babies.
Head Coordinator (she/her) • Brooklyn, NY
Christine is a 1st generation Jamerian (Jamaican American) by way of Chicago’s North suburbs. She’s an events maven steeped in social justice who has worked to bring advocacy and evolution to maternal health and food justice issues. Christine lives for over-indulgence, truth telling, and high-standards. In her free time you’re sure to catch her singing, scheming, or whipping up a mean veggie curry.
Head Coordinator (she/her) • Brooklyn, NY
Casey is a northeastern native who calls Brooklyn home. Before joining Modern Rebel’s team, she led and coordinated cross country bike trips with Bike & Build, a non-profit that is committed to providing affordable housing along the route. That said, mobilizing large groups of people for a good cause and a good time is near and dear to her heart. Since 2015, she’s been coordinating love-parties with Modern Rebel all across NYC and is a super-fan of non-traditional wedding choices.
We're proud to partner with local non-profits in our respective cities. Through each client event, 5% is donated to one of the following non-profits.
No fear! We do a handful of nonprofit, corporate, and non-wedding client events each year, too, as long as they feel like the right fit for us.
Find out more about those here.
*Modern Rebel and its employees are committed to a diverse client base and are constantly working towards being more inclusive with our language, planning process, and overall approach. We are LGBTQ+. Additionally, Modern Rebel has a strict no-plantation wedding policy.