About our Team

Have you ever been told your vision is too outragous, too unconventional, too... impossible? Us too, but we didn't listen.

At the risk of sounding cheesy, we truly believe that your wildest dreams can come true. Since we founded ‘Cause We Can Events in 2012, we’ve done it all: from building a three-day festival wedding in the Moab desert with live bands and unlimited food and drinks to hiking with a couple and their 30 guests to a river in Scotland in the pouring rain. We're more than just a full service wedding planning company. We want to focus on the experience, not just the pretty details. 

Underlying every event we’ve planned is a sense of adventure and a deep love of the great outdoors and all of the natural elements that are a part of it. We’ve all been to that incredibly gorgeous, but totally predictable ballroom wedding, where the food is bland, the schedule is set and the pictures and speeches consume the entire night. It might be the wedding our parents wish we’d have, but it’s also the kind of event that makes the curious, adventurous souls among us want to elope. 

If you’ve been dreaming of an out-of-the-box, non traditional wedding experience but you’re not quite sure how to pull off, come and tell us everything, starting with the most off-kilter or outrageous details. We might not be able to put you on the moon, but we’ll try our best to make your dream come to life, among the trees, under the stars, on a dance floor made of dirt or sand--or if it suits you, yoga mats. We’re up for anything. 

Our ideal couples are: 

  • Adventurous and willing to get their hands and their dresses dirty

  • Obsessed with fun, but are also decisive and responsible

  • Open and willing to try new things

  • Eager to create a memorable experience, but aren’t stuck on the details

  • Not trying to top other weddings, but want the event to be personal, memorable and unique to their identities

  • Understand the value of including professional vendors to ensure their event runs smoothly and safely​​​​​​


All are welcome here. At 'Cause We Can Events we celebrate all religions, races, sexual orientation, gender identities, abilities, and ethnicities. From the couples we serve to the teams we build, we are committed to making room for everyone at the table.

If we’ve struck a chord with you and your sig fig, or you want to learn more about what we do, hit us up at hello@causewecanevents.com

We can’t wait to bring your wildest dreams to life! Take a look at our packages →

Meet the Team!

Gabrielle Pinkerton
Founder & CEO: Nashville

Hi there! I'm Gabby and I'm the Founder and a lead planner at 'Cause We Can Events. I started this company in 2012 in the hopes of producing events for causes (see where the name came from?). I worked for a few non profits, planned some yoga festivals and wonderful dinner galas but I kept feeling myself being pulled more toward weddings. I loved the idea of being in nature and celebrating love under the stars. This is where I started specializing in adventurous, outdoor, destination weddings for couples who love to travel, wander and get inspired by nature. But don't worry, we still get involved with non profits as much as we can by donating after every event.

I was born and raised in beautiful Montreal, Canada, and was surrounded by nature's beauty early on. Wanting to discover the West Coast, I moved to Manhattan Beach in 2010 and founded 'Cause We Can Events shortly after. For 3 years my husband and I lived on a boat and it was truly the best and most adventurous time of our lives. Most recently, we bought our first home in Nashville, TN where I can be surrounded by lakes and trees again! Sound like we would get along? Let's plan your adventurous wedding together

Jessica Pancake
Lead Planner: Maine

Hey! I'm Jessica. My event career started in 2010, where I met Gabby. Since that moment, I have been on a journey to really learn the ins and outs of the events industry. I have worked with catering companies, rentals and florists directly. I feel that it has helped me understand how to successfully build an event not just for our clients but for our vendors as well. In 2018, I officially joined the 'Cause We Can Events team and haven't looked back since. I am thankful for the niche market Gabby has created. I feel drawn to those who are looking for a unique, adventurous and casual vibe on their wedding day. With the travel bug deeply rooted, I love that we get to work with couples who have traveled far and wide and who also want to share that with their friends and family on their special day.  

On a personal note, I was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Funny enough, I, too, lived on a boat in California but after 3 magical years on the water, decided to move all the way to Maine for a new adventure. Out here I'm growing 'Cause We Can Events East Coast brand and am also running the Squire Tarbox Inn that was built in 1763. Getting married on the East Coast? I'm here for you!

Taylor Pancake
Lead Planner: Los Angeles

Hi! I’m Taylor. I’m sure you’ve guessed it, but I am Jessica's sister, which is how I found my way into the event industry! I started by working for a catering company, then moved into Makeup for weddings, and now I’ve landed in event planning. I couldn’t be happier with the opportunity to work for ‘Cause We Can Events, it takes all of my interest in the industry and puts it into one. With organizing at the top of my list (I make a lot of lists), the people and the travel are also what keep me in this business. Plus, I get to work alongside hardworking, creative people and I get to meet new faces, often in new places.

Now for a little bit about me, that isn’t business related. I live in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I’ve been to more states that are on the coast than to ones with no coast. My two cats act like they are puppies, which is the best of both worlds to me. Reading has increasingly become my favorite hobby. Wanna chat about your West Coast wedding? Email me!

Chelsea Dobs
Creative Projects Assistant

Hey, hey! I'm Chelsea- the behind the scenes guru of the team! I'm in charge of making sure our team has everything they need to make things run as smooth as possible & answering all your questions is my superpower. You'll often times see me pop into your AislePlanner software with vendor recommendations or feel free to reach out to me if you need to schedule a call with Gabby, Jess or Taylor.

Boy mom, iced coffee enthusiast, and a wedding photographer based in northern Minnesota, I'm obsessed with paper planners, new highlighters, and comfy pants. 

I may not be there on your wedding day but I do everything in my power to make sure your experience leading up to your big day is top notch and adventurous AF. Have a question? Reach out

What Our Clients Are Saying...

"You’re game for an adventure and doing things differently, as long as they are within reason. >> This was huge for us so we could craft a wedding that we’d actually want to attend without going overboard.

You’re laid-back, easy to work with, and stayed calm onsite and through the whole process. >> Your energy set the tone for our planning process and wedding weekend. If you had been visibly stressed out, I don’t think our weekend would have been as chill as it was."

"I have personally seen you in actions many times while I've photographed weddings. You've not only been incredible to me but to every client we've worked with together. I've worked with many coordinators in the past and what makes you stand out is that you handle stress with such grace, you can laugh off the tough moments, roll with the punches and adapt, you are always kind even to the oddballs, you treat your team, clients and other vendors with love, you go above and beyond and you don't micromanage people...you know how to keep it all running while letting everyone shine."

 

WE DONATE A PORTION OF OUR PROCEEDS TO
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS
RED BUCKET EQUINE RESCUE.

Los Angeles, Nashville & Portland, Maine.
By appointment only.

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Gabrielle Pinkerton
Contact via email
323.919.2477

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