Who we are

Mission

At Modern Rebel, we firmly believe the wedding planning process should actually be enjoyable, so by the end of it, your relationship is even better off than when you started. Every wedding is unique because no two partnerships are the same. We dig that. Our goal is to create a memorable and fun Love Party for everyone we work with, helping them to create a strong foundation for their future together.

We believe in connection, kindness, and we’re committed to creating Love Parties that reflect these values. Whether you’re looking to bend the rules or break the mold of conventional expectations, or you’re looking to simply plan a beautiful, memorable event that’s true to who you are, we're here to help you every step of the way.

At Modern Rebel, we believe that the first decision you make as a married couple should be about giving back to your local community. That's why we donate 5% of our profits each year to local NYC non-profit organizations.

Values

MODERN REBEL IS ROOTED IN OUR CORE VALUES OF:

  • Inclusion
  • Equity
  • Growth
  • Connection
  • Kindness

Meet the team

MEET THE REBELS BEHIND-THE-SCENES MAKING LOVE PARTY MAGIC COME TO LIFE

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Amy Shack Egan

She/Her
Founder + CEO

Shania Twain super fan Sagittarius constantly following up ‘why’ with ‘why not’.

Amy founded Modern Rebel in 2015 on the basic principle that weddings should focus on the real star of the show: the relationship. In addition to planning love parties, she is a passionate advocate for shaking up the wedding industry and sharing her story as a female entrepreneur, feminist CEO, and disrupter of the status quo. Whether she’s speaking at events like the Nyack Wedding Collective and The Love Union, or sharing her insights in the New York Times, Amy is down to challenge conventional nuptial norms and champion a fresh approach to the wedding industry.

For speaking inquiries, click the icon below. For Amy's media kit, please click here

Ainsley Blattel

They/Them
Director of Brand + Marketing

Crafty queer Virgo who will do absolutely anything to befriend your cat.

Ainsley is a trailblazing wedding industry pro who’s been working with Rebel couples for years. As one of the few out non-binary wedding planners in the US, they bring a unique perspective and a passion for innovation to their current role at Modern Rebel. From creating new, inclusive wedding practices to being featured in publications like Buzzfeed and Autostraddle, Ainsley is deeply committed to speaking out about ways to make the wedding industry more inclusive for LGBT+ people everywhere.

For speaking inquiries, click the icon below.

Amelia Acosta

Amelia Acosta

She/Her
Junior Coordinator

Pop culture obsessed Cancer who’s obsessed with details and thinks in lyrics, tv + movie quotes.

Brit Pooler

Brit Pooler

She/Her
Head Coordinator

Adventure loving Leo whose motto is 'everything is figure-out-able'.

Brittany Ward

Brittany Ward

She/Her
Senior Lead Event Planner

House plant loving Libra who’s always dancing to Britney Spears.

Cait Godfrey

Caitlin Godfrey

She/Her
Lead Event Planner

Nature loving Virgo who’s always down for a dance party.

Chelsea Taylor Westbrook

Chelsea Taylor Westbrook

She/Her
Planning Coordinator

Travel loving Libra ready to roll up her sleeves + dive into the nitty gritty (even in her favorite heels).

Eden Fesehaye

Eden Fesehaye

She/Her
Community + Operations Manager

Bronx born + bred Libra who packs a fierce stubbornness + surprising love of horror films.

Michelle Angelosanto

Michelle Angelosanto

She/Her
Event Designer

Nature-obsessed Virgo who can't help but envision ways to add design flair to any space she's in.

Molly McCadoo

Molly McAdoo

She/Her
Head Coordinator

Jumpsuit loving Leo who can be found looking for the nearest thrift store or strutting down the street singing to herself.

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We are currently booking 2023-2025.

Modern Rebel was founded in NYC + brings Love Parties to life across the US + Canada.

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