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The baby shower Jessica threw for me was honestly one of the happiest days of my life!  It was greater than any birthday party I'd ever had. Jessica's personality and her heart for people is what sets her apart. She is thorough, exceptionally organized, a wonderful host full of charm and care for her guests, and she celebrates everyday life in even the smallest of ways whether she's at a party or in the comforts of her home stealing away from it all. She's a blessing to all she comes across and transforms any party from simply being an event to becoming a lifelong memory you'll treasure forever.

Leanne Ernster

This summer my husband and I were able to attend a Farm to Table event in downtown Ridgefield, WA.  We were looking forward to the coming together of food, wine and many people but what was exciting for me, was the anticipation of how a street, an empty common space and a portion of a park were going to be transformed into a big dinner party atmosphere. Step in "A Merry Heart Events" owner Jessica Turpeinen. She not only did it, she NAILED it!  Edison light strings, straw bales with blankets to sit on, fresh flowers and candles on the tables.....the details were amazing. It felt like a classy wedding party without the gowns and tuxes.

I knew that if there were ever a chance that I could use these talents of Jessica's it would be well worth it. Just a few  months later Jessica lent her talents for the Halloween Hall event. How can you go from a summer outdoor dinner party to an October Halloween Hall?  Well, that's why she is a professional. A few questions about mood and theme and she was ready to create a special head table for ticket purchase and information sharing. Again, the one word I use to describe her business is "classy".  She understands how details leave an impression on people weather they realize it or not.

Maureen O’Reilly

Jessica is a rockstar. I've attended several of her events and am very impressed by her ability to coordinate such complex and large-scale events and make it look easy. Her work is awesome and I recommend A Merry Heart Events to everyone I know for their personal and business event needs.

James McPhee

A Merry Hearts Events is THE company to plan and carry out your wildest imagined event or decor. The owner, Jessica is a longtime friend, is very professional and at the same, very fun. She has done four large banquet events for me and all were exceptionally beautiful and just what I had imagined. My guests are always amazed at the quality of work that A Merry Heart Events presents.

Dr. Cyndi Romine Called to Rescue Founder/President

When Ridgefield Main Street Association decided to put on our city’s first ever Oktoberfest, we asked Jessica to run the Children’s Festival and décor for the entire event.  The tasks she took on were monumental having never been done before.  Jessica’s work was truly amazing.  She was able to stretch the limited budget provided using creative solutions and prudent shopping.

She organized 15 local businesses and entire volunteer staff to host children’s games and prizes.  Each business that participated was exposed to potential new customers in a very creative way.  Everyone who attended the event had great fun and said they were excited to come again next year and bring their friends.

Our event was decorated beautifully representing Main Street in a very positive light.  Merchants and guests alike had a great time and called the event a success. On the day of the event she coordinated a large team of volunteers needed to set up an event of this scale.  Everything came together on time, on budget and beautifully.

Jessica is one to exceed expectations.  I know if she says she will do something it will be done on time, as expected, no excuses.

Frank Shuman President of Ridgefield Main Street Association

We didn’t just work together – we collaborated.  Placing one’s full trust in Jessica’s amazing balance of creativity, positivity, and professionalism makes even the most complex event feel simply effortless.  In a heartbeat.  We count on, and recommend, A Merry Heart Events without reservation.

Casey Evans Casey Evans Media

Jessica, Thank you for helping make First Saturday’s so successful.  Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious and your hard work helped to make our kick-off year extra special for many.  We are so happy that you chose our city for A Merry Heart Events – Your business and cheerful smile are a great addition!

Lee Knottnerus, Steve Stuart Deputy City Manager, City Manager

Dear Jessica, Just a short note to let you know how much I appreciate your fine work in planning my birthday...Everyone had a great time and several people said it was the best party they'd ever been to...Thanks for creating a memorable evening for us all.

Kathy Winters Ridgefield, WA

I continue to be amazed at the work of A Merry Heart Events.  I have been to many of the events that Jessica coordinates and hired her several times to manage events and create custom holiday décor for my restaurant – she aces it every time.  Her attention to detail, creativity, organization skills, and elegant design are hallmarks of her work.  She balances all with a fantastic attitude, amazing energy and is very fun to work with.  I whole heartedly recommend A Merry Heart Events for your event planning and custom décor needs.

Terry Hurd Owner Sportsman’s Steakhouse & Saloon, President Ridgefield Business Association

Jessica of A Merry Heart Events saved me much time and money because she was able to create amazing details for my big picture ideas. The results of our projects together were always fabulous. I recommend Jessica to anyone who needs some extra creative juices and to get the job done right!

Phuong Tran Owner, Lava Java Coffee House

I've had the privilege of working with Jessica Turpeinen at Merry Heart Events on two separate occasions. Working with Jessica was a breath of fresh air. She was not only professional and respectful of my time, but she communicated with such ease and kindness. Jessica has a special talent in setting an inclusive atmosphere, that welcomes connection. I would never hesitate to work with Merry Heart Events in the future.

Jessicca Garcia 2C music management

Jessica is a design goddess who holds Creativity in the palm of her hand, wielding her powers for good and beauty...Haha, OK, for real....I am a business owner in Ridgefield, WA, and have worked with Jessica on various city events. She is uniquely gifted with the ability to look at an idea/project and visually construct it in her mind, then communicate her vision to others in a way that brings others along with her vision in a fun way. Her finished projects are always very creative and visually stunning.

Laurie Lanza Owner, Sage Organics

Having attended several of Jessica’s events, I’ve had the pleasure of watching Jessica work behind the scenes as well as bringing her clients goals and dreams to fruition. Her desire to please her clients, as well as her never-ending work ethic, have made for some of the most beautiful and enjoyable events I have ever attended. Jessica perfectly marries style, class and elegance with savvy skills and experience. Anyone would be blessed to make their event a Merry Heart Event!

Lindsea Dragomir

Merry Heart Events" in Ridgefield WA is a great addition to our community , we have been to a few events that Jessica has put together & they have been done with great care & creativity, she does exceptional work & I would recommend her to anyone. Looking forward to many more events in the future.


I did the flowers for a wonderful private event last weekend hosted by Jessica Turpeinen, owner of A Merry Heart Events. She asked for a floral piece that cascaded over end of table, This was a first time piece and a lot of fun! Thank you A Merry Heart Events!

Ridgefield Floral

We have had the opportunity to work with Jessica at several of the 'A Merry Heart Events' and her confidence, innovation and creativity are inspiring.
If you are looking for someone who will work tirelessly, with a smile, and an upbeat positive attitude to ensure that your event is successful, then we would recommend Jessica. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

Eric Miller Owner / Operator - West Coast Selfies

Jessica is a delight to work with! She brings an enthusiasm and professionalism that is hard to beat. Great ideas and follow through make working with "Merry Hearts" trouble free.

Mayor Ron Onslow City of Ridgefield

I've had the pleasure of working with Jessica at several of her events and am always impressed with her work. This lady knows how to throw a fantastic party! As a vendor I especially appreciate her level of professionalism and organization. I can trust that even in the hustle of setting up an event, Jessica will manage the many moving pieces with a cool head and gracious demeanor, which puts me at ease I prepare to play a good show for event. I recommend A Merry Heart Events for anyone who wants a truly memorable, stress-free event.

Avi Haviv Musician/Guitarist

Do you ever look at an event and wonder who thinks of these tiny details that make your heart melt? To the very last rosemary sprig on the table setting, to the dazzling country flower chandler, no detail left out. The only thing that sparkles more than the polished events, is the founder Jessica. A pure joy to work with, who puts her whole heart into her occasions and brightens your day with her kind interactions!

Nelea Nelson