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Who we are


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 for our LOVE PARTY planning + design process to create a memorable and fun celebration for everyone we work with, helping them to create a strong foundation for their future together.

We believe in connection and kindness, and we’re committed to creating experiences 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.

Plus, we donate 5% to local NYC nonprofits through each event so the party keeps going long after the disco ball turns for the last time on the dance floor.



  • Inclusion
  • Equity
  • Growth
  • Connection
  • Kindness

Meet the team


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Amy Shack Egan

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. Click here for Amy's media kit.

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Ainsley Blattel

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 clients 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.

Brittany Ward

Brittany Ward

Senior Lead Event Planner

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

Cait Godfrey

Caitlin Godfrey

Lead Event Planner

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

Chelsea Taylor Westbrook

Chelsea Taylor Westbrook

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

Community + Operations Manager

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

Michelle Angelosanto

Michelle Angelosanto

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

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 2024-2026.

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

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