You create a lifetime full of moments. We craft your celebration. Yoj is Joy
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
Through events she planned managing a major corporation, Candice discovered her true 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 would be 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.
A South Carolina native and Charleston Girl at heart, Blythe has worked and excelled in the hospitality and events industry for nearly a decade. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Charleston, she began her career in events at the Kiawah Island Resort as well as Marketing Director for Holy City Hospitality.
Blythe was recruited by King Street Hospitality Group in 2010 as the Director of Hospitality + Events to launch its inaugural venue Upstairs at Midtown, on to opening the awarded Gadsden House, Maybank Catering and King Street Beverage Company.
In April 2016 she decided it was the perfect time to get back to her design roots and joined the Yoj team. From the planning stages to execution, Blythe will provide each and every client with individualized service to ensure success. Her personalized planning experience creates events that guest will be swooning over for years to come.
Blythe resides on Johns Island with her Husband Martin and sweet baby girl Millie. Her favorite things : Wine Club with her best gals, evening boat rides and Sunday dinner with her family after church.
Shannon was daydreaming of church steeples and rose petals from a very early age. However, it wasn’t until meeting her sweetheart and embarking on her very own wedding planning journey that she discovered her true love for the industry. Since the day Coleman slipped that ring on her finger, Shannon hasn’t been able to satisfy her wedding obsession. After a few years in the corporate world, keeping her passion on the back burner, she decided it was time for a change. She quickly turned to wedding blogging (an easy solution for a media communication major), but found that she needed a more hands on outlet for her creativity. This desire is was brought Shannon Hodges Weddings & Events to life and lead her to full-time planning and coordinating career.
Shannon is over the moon to have joined the gals at Yoj in August 2016 and is overcome with excitement at the opportunity to help every Charleston bride plan the day they have been dreaming about since they were little girls.
When not obsessing over the details of timelines and layouts, Shannon enjoys spending time on the water with her husband and two fur children, Buoy and Botany.