Complete Weddings + Events is the leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services, coordination, and photo booth rental in North America. Complete has been starting parties, telling unique wedding stories and bringing people together since 1974. In fact, we’ve helped plan and execute more than 300,000 events, including more than 13,000 weddings a year.
We stay ahead of the tech curve, and we train our staff to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and quality work at an affordable price. When you want expert photos, high-definition videos, and a gorgeous soundtrack, you need professionals who are passionate about creating things that last.
At Complete, we do.
Every aspect of your business is covered with the industry’s brightest and most experienced support team. From long-time leaders and sales innovators in the events industry to branding, operations, and post-production experts, the Complete Weddings + Events corporate office assists franchise owners along every step of the way. The support team shares a desire for all of our franchise owners to be enriched by a long and prosperous career.
Franchise Development Director
Senior Operations Director
Sales & Marketing Director
Franchise Business Coach
National Sales Manager
Franchise Business Coach
Franchise Business Coach
National Sales Consultant
Senior Post-Production Manager
National Sales Consultant
National Sales Consultant
Following the footsteps of his father, Eric has done it all at Complete. From DJ, owning his own franchise, operations director at the corporate support office, and now CEO. It’s been Eric’s vision that scaled his dad’s franchise to see the growth and success the company experiences today. Complete Weddings + Events is now in over 190 units across the North America and is consistently named as one of Entrepreneur's Top 500 Franchises.
Clare came to Complete Weddings + Events with 9 years of experience as Head of Franchising with Tide Cleaners. Clare is very involved in the franchising industry and the International Franchise Association (IFA). She obtained her certification as a Franchise Executive (CFE) with the IFA in 2020 and was recognized by Franchising.com in the 2020 issue "21 for '21 Female Fast Risers". Clare says the most inspiring thing about being in franchising is helping franchisees to realize their dreams and build their legacy.
Ben came to Complete Weddings + Events with over a decade of experience in management and operations with the national retailer, Cabela’s. Ben says that his biggest draw to Complete is the culture and he wants to help continue that tradition. He brings a strong background in structure and management and it is with his help that the support office is creating an endless amount of updated training material, standard operating procedures and manuals.
A marketing mind that Complete had been craving for years, Shayla has a comprehensive understanding of social media, SEO, analytics, and local marketing. She will help monitor and track your leads as a business and help you find ways to increase your online presence year after year. Shayla also keeps track of the branding and works alongside our sales team to put together new, fun promotions that speak perfectly to your clientele. Shayla was no stranger to franchising before Complete as she worked in marketing for the meat-loving QSR, Arby’s, and understands operating as a lean, efficient team when she worked alongside entrepreneurs growing their startups at The Startup Collaborative and Pipeline Entrepreneurs.
Dustin Johnson, or “DJ the DJ” as he is affectionately known, has been with Complete Weddings + Events since becoming a DJ in 2004 for the Kearney, NE franchise. His positive attitude and fun personality made him perfect for management. He worked as operations and sales manager for the Kearney franchise from 2009 to 2016 then moved to Lincoln, NE to become the sales manager where he helped the Lincoln franchise become the 3rd largest franchise in sales within his first few years there. Dustin is a natural leader and has a passion for coaching which eventually led him to become a Franchise Business Coach for the Support office of Complete Weddings + Events.
As one of our newest members of Complete Weddings + Events, Lauren stepped into an Event Consultant position to help the national sales team, and has excelled ever since! Before Lauren started with Complete, she spent over 4 years in the retail industry at Kate Spade; 2 of those years in a management position while also being a full-time business student studying marketing and management. She has been able to apply her sales, organization, and people skills perfectly to her position working with clients and franchisee owners daily. What excites Lauren about her role is the opportunity to help people plan their most special day and the endless amount of growth that she has here!
In the mid 90's, while Pat was working in IT at Mutual of Omaha, he developed CMS (Complete's CRM) on the side. He continued his software development career working at several different companies before buying the Colorado Springs Complete franchise in 2000. He continued to support CMS while owning the Colorado Springs franchise. During the time Pat had to use his own software, he became much more empathetic with the users, and CMS saw lots of improvements. In 2008 he sold the franchise and went back into software development full time. Pat continued to support CMS on the side, but in 2016 Complete had grown to the point where a full-time technology person was needed. Pat has been working full-time for the Support Office ever since and is now the Chief Technology Officer managing all areas of technology for Complete.
With more than 20 years of experience in accounting, Deb is the resident expert in financials at Complete Weddings + Events HQ! She's previously owned and operated two businesses that are quite opposites: a construction company and a women's boutique! She was immediately attracted to the Complete team's *vibe*, and has loved her career here ever since joining in early 2022. Deb enjoys getting to work with each Complete location, as she manages the AR/AP accounting for the franchisees.
Kevin’s entire professional career has been in the areas of coaching and people development. As the owner of Complete Weddings + Events - Austin / San Antonio from 2013 - 2021 he developed strategies, systems, and structures that fueled exponential growth during that timeframe and earned him a place on the Franchise Advisory Board. Kevin brings his experience as a Complete franchise owner to his role as a Franchise Business Coach and finds great joy witnessing the transformation of owners both professionally and personally as they journey as business owners in the special events industry.
Prior to starting out as the recording engineer in the Complete Weddings + Events corporate office and operations manager for the Omaha franchise in 1989, Wade was a high school band director. Since then, he established and ran the Oklahoma City and Tulsa franchises, then sold them to buy the Kansas City and Wichita franchises. Being a Complete owner for 32 years is a strong asset in his role as a Franchise Business Coach; he's seen it all (well, most of it)! He enjoys building relationships with his franchisees and finds it very rewarding to help in all facets of the business.
As a social extrovert, Julianne has a passion for helping others prepare for their big day and planning events, whether it’s a large event or even just a gathering for friends! Her fabulous people skills allow her to quickly find common ground with anyone, which helped her excel as a sorority president and in roles in catering, floral, and coordination. She's been working in the event industry since 2016 and finds helping couples plan their special event fills her cup!
When Complete started offering Video and Photo, providing the post production editing to its owners is a must. The need for treating this ‘department’ like a business grew as the business got bigger, and that’s why Complete hired Bryan Hoybook. Bryan touts over 25 years experience in photography, but recently owned and operated his own post production company, offering editing services to photographers all over the world. In his short amount of time here, Bryan has contributed to better editing, faster turnaround and great vision for the future of video and photo.
Alicia recently moved to Omaha from Iowa to work at the Complete Weddings + Events headquarters after working at HyVee for 8 years. She graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, and held a marketing internship with Century 21 Real Estate in her senior year of college, giving her the tools to help connect engaged couples to our company.
Christian started working for Complete Weddings + Events in 2016 as a photo booth operator. He then moved into a DJ role before becoming the operations manager for the flagship franchise in Omaha, NE. He now loves fine-tuning equipment and logistics for our event staff as a Product Manager. He troubleshoots and tests out new devices to improve events on his hit show, "Christian's Toy Reviews." (At least he thinks it's a hit show.) Christian always appreciates lending a helping hand to our franchise owners!
After many bites, scratches, and a cat (Tilly), while working as a vet tech in veterinary clinics the past five years, Mina branched out to become a photo booth attendant for Complete Weddings + Events in 2022. She immediately fell in love with the company and the people who worked for it and quickly searched for a full-time position. Now, in a national sales role, she is inspired to help people get the best services for one of the most important days of their life. She has found her true passion in molding that perfect day for brides and grooms!
As a hopeless romantic, Makayla loves helping couples plan their special day. Makayla is a newly graduated college student eager to make an impact in the world. With previous marketing experience, she enjoys promoting her company and achieving those goals. Makayla has several years of customer service experience and feels most fulfilled when surrounded by and helping others. She is a joy to work with, and couples love her positivity when planning their big day!
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