Get to know the individuals behind the Complete Weddings + Events team here in Columbia! With a combined 36 years of event industry experience, our team has nearly seen it all! We’re familiar with every venue in the Columbia, Jefferson City area. We have worked with many of the event and wedding vendors you may work with for your big day! Feel free to contact us with any of your event-related questions, or to learn more about what we do to make sure you’re completely taken care of leading up to and on your event day. We’d love to hear about what you’re planning for your day, and see how we, or any of the vendors in St. Louis, can help!
Meet the Columbia MO Team!
Dan Sims, Owner/General Manager
Years in Industry: 36
Favorite sports Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Favorite Food: Tuna
How many siblings: 4
Favorite Color: Green
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Memorable Moment in the Wedding Industry:
Scott Bernstein, Operations Director
Years in Industry: 23
Favorite Sports Team: St. Louis Blues
Dream Super Power: I’d create a 30 hour day since I never seem to have enough time in the day.
Favorite app: Podcasts
How many siblings: 1 older sister
Favorite color: Blue (like the ocean, or sky)
Hometown: St. Louis GO BLUES!
Quarantine Activities: Working from home, Dog walks, Family movie nights, cleaning the house, golf, doing home projects. The most adventurous was setting up a tent in the backyard and camping out for the night. That was…interesting. I learned we have Raccoons that come out at 2 in the morning to feast out of the garbage lol!
Memorable Moment in the Wedding Industry: There are many. However, it boils down to all the hiring and training done to find and coach DJs to be awesome at their job, ensuring their equipment is working properly and making sure the weddings go smoothly. I love hearing that we were the highlight of their day.
Libbi Venable, Sales, and Marketing Manager
Years in the Industry: 5
Favorite Sports Team: St Louis Cardinals
Favorite Food: Pizza
How do you drink your coffee: With a little bit of chocolate protein powder and milk.
How many siblings: 1 older brother (Josh)
Favorite Color: Pink
Hometown: Belleville, IL
Quarantine activities: Lots of time with my family, walks with my dog, cooking, cleaning, online shopping, and working from home.
A memorable moment in the wedding industry: Showing up at weddings that I helped brides and grooms plans. Sometimes I never even meet the couple throughout the planning process. Sometimes we only email, text, and talk on the phone. Showing up, meeting, hugging, and congratulating them is always fun.
Jordan Sweet, Event Consultant
Years in the Industry: 5
Favorite sports team: Cubs
Favorite food: BLT’s
How you drink your coffee: Milk and Sugar
Favorite phone app: Twitter
How many siblings: 2 sisters, 1 older, and 1 younger. I have been my mom’s favorite since 1996!
Quarantine activities: Walk’s
Favorite color: Blue
Hometown: Paris IL, home of the Tigers and country music singer Brett Eldredge
Memorable moment in the wedding industry: DJ’ing an event where the Bride and Groom met in a foreign exchange program and had to do long distance for over 5 years. The Groom was from Great Britain and couldn’t get his VISA. The party was a blast as well and the Groom’s wedding party, also from Great Britain jumped into a Pond on the property. They were the happiest couple I have ever seen and were so filled with joy that they finally got to tie the knot. Fun times!
Jeff Baker, Photo/Video Manager
Years in the Industry: 13
Favorite sports team: Cardinals
Favorite food: Sushi
How you drink your coffee: Like I like my women, Hot!
Favorite phone app: Facebook
How many siblings: 1 sister
Favorite color: Blue
Hometown: St. Louis
Quarantine activities: Playing with the kids, reading, binging Netflix
A memorable moment in the wedding industry: Always leaving anyone I work with happier than they expected
Lucien Winner, Event Consultant
Years in the industry: 3
Favorite Food: Tacos YUM!
How do you drink your coffee: On special occasions, my lovely wife makes an amazing Thai Iced coffee. It reminds us of our Thailand honeymoon. Otherwise, I drink coffee black.
Favorite app: Spotify
Siblings: 3. I have 1 older stepsister, younger sister, and brother.
Favorite Color: Old Ford Aquamarine!
Hometown: Macomb, IL
Quarantine activities: Walks in the park, kayaking with my family, projects around the house/garden, and working on my old bike and pickup truck.
A memorable moment in the wedding industry: There are countless wonderful memories. Each wedding holds so many special moments. Working with vendors that ask for our services for their own personal weddings proves we are a cut above the rest. We love what WE DO.
Complete Weddings + Events Team
We are so excited to help your wedding plans come to life, we are here for you! Contact us to get the party started with Complete Weddings + Events! Complete Weddings + Events, Columbia’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.