You create a lifetime full of moments. We craft your celebration. Your event is an experience; rejoice in it.

Yoj Is

a full-service event planning and design agency headquartered in Charleston, S.C. We work closely with our clients to construct a personal event that combines each client's vision with our strengths and resources.

Meet the Yoj Team



Candice worked for a major corporation in management and through events she planned for them, she discovered her passion—not sitting behind a desk—and decided to focus on it full-time through Yoj. Candice most enjoys, well, everything about her work. But if she has to get specific, it's drawing inspiration and a fresh perspective from each client and challenging her team to create entirely original events. Spending time with each client and designing events around their personality and style are what make her work at Yoj so rewarding and fun.

Candice ensures Yoj has a bigger footprint in her native Charleston by giving back in whatever ways possible through working with the Youth Endowment for the Arts, Loving America Street, and the Lowcountry Food Bank, to name a few.  It is important to her that she and her team use the voice and talents they've been given for more.

In her spare time, she snuggles her two babies, Cutler and Eleanor, wrangles three dogs, and lets her husband take her out in Charleston Harbor to have fun in sea and sun.



Katherine is the type of event planner that every bride hopes for: savvy, super-organized, on time, easy to get in touch with, gracious and positive. She specializes in full service wedding design, and her pep talks usher you through the planning process from “yes” until “I do.”

A lowcountry native, Katherine lives in the same Mount Pleasant neighborhood that she grew up in! Her background in public relations and graphic design led her to the special event industry. Before joining Yoj, she ran her own event planning business, KATHERINE MILLER events, for five years. You’ll find Katherine-styled celebrations in publications like Charleston Weddings and Weddings Unveiled as well as on blogs like Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings and The Wedding Row.

As part of the Yoj team, Katherine designs a limited number of weddings annually. If you're planning a celebration in or around Charleston, SC, she would love to be a part of making your vision come to life.



Emily was born and raised in Franklin, Pennsylvania (yes, she’s a Yankee!), where the Culinary Arts took center stage in her interests early on.  This led her to Johnson and Wales University and the magical city of Charleston.  While obtaining her degree, an externship at Charleston Place spurred her love of events, and she hasn't looked back.  She has since worked in numerous aspects of the field, most recently serving 7 years as the Catering and Events Manager for Good Food Catering and The Historic Rice Mill Building.

It was there that she honed her event skills and fell in love with organizational supplies, shrimp and grits, and especially, the joy of a memorable wedding day.  She had successfully executed close to 1,000 unique events there when she decided she’d like to be more involved in each wedding with which she had the honor to assist.  Joining the Yoj team was the perfect choice, and she has been thrilled to plan with couples from all over the country to learn their stories and create their day with them.  Her top priority is anticipating the needs of not only the bride and groom, but also the family, to ensure that the entire day surpasses their highest expectations.




Laura is the guru of keeping the Yoj studio moving and shaking.  Not only is she an office manager extroidinaire, she is here to help!  Laura works to ensure your vendors are paid, your proposals are up-to-date, and the Keurig and champagne are never out of stock.  She loves working with clients to ensure things are understandable and confirmed for the perfect day!

In addition to running this busy house, she has three amazing girls and a hubs at home, and she runs them just fine, too.