Meet the Team

We’re a Dedicated Bunch

Jennifer

Owner

Visionary

Nostalgic

Vision + Nostalgia are the key elements needed to take a historic camp and transform it into a wedding resort. Jen is our visionary that has the fortitude to make her dreams come to life with effortless grace.  With her husband and four children in tow, Jen explores the world celebrating family, art and adventure.  At Ivory + Grace, she beautifully intertwines her own family's story within the elements of the resort while maintaining the nostalgia and history of Camp Grace.  Through whimsical incorporation of vintage pieces and custom recreations, Jen has created the Ivory Manor that will truly make you feel part of a fanciful, avant-garde adventure.

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Tess

Wedding Director

Passionate

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Exquisite

Passion + positive energy describes our Tess. Since she was a little girl, this Georgia peach has been creating fanciful + exquisite spaces. She sees the beauty in all things, and is gifted at showcasing that beauty. Tess is an internationally published wedding designer + coordinator who is sought after by clients worldwide for over twenty years. She specializes in original creations, working with vendors and creatives from all over the state of Arizona. She is respected for her calm demeanor and attention to detail.  Always put together and ready for anything, this mother of all boys is the center of her family and is ready to make you the center of your story. Together you will design a unique and custom plan for your special event that will be an adventure you will cherish - always. She works closely with you to highlight your style + personality while realizing your vision. Tess will always treat you like family, and we all know... family comes first.

Heather

Wedding Administrator

Whimsical 

Friendship

A touch of whimsy + sweet friendship is our Heather.  A little wild but reliable like a big sister, Heather will always have your back. As a mom of five, she is a seasoned shoulder to lean on. Making connections is important to her, so is remembering your name. Want to write your storybook adventure? She's in! Heather finds joy in the smallest moments that make the largest impact.  She is your biggest cheerleader, so rest assured your big day will contain plenty of smiles while Heather seamlessly puts together all the precious details to your story. Stop by the office to say hello when you visit our wedding resort, Heather will be so happy to see you!

Annelise

Wedding Executive

Adventurous

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Driven

Adventurous + Driven is the perfect depiction of our Annelise.  Annelise, just like the meaning of her name, has all the grace and talent to get things done.  Her artistic flair is shown in her design style and is captured in the little details.  In a pickle? Annelise creatively solves any challenging situation promptly with unruffled class.  As the daughter of a renowned jazz musician and wife of a talented singer-song writer, Annelise knows what it takes to make each event spectacular.  As a world traveller, Annelise respects and appreciates various cultures and celebrates the beauty of diverse customs.  She is dedicated to you and will ensure your event is a brilliant adventure.