Amani Affairs

Amani Affairs is a wedding and event planning firm dedicated to creating memorable events, in the local, national or international location of your choice. We offer an array of services from Month-of Coordination all the way to Full-Service Planning – our specialty. Whatever you need, Amani Affairs will provide. We are well-connected throughout the country and knowledgeable of the current trends and latest technology to make your event unforgettable.

Amani Affairs has been executing events since 2008, starting with a destination wedding in the Cayman Islands. We haven’t stopped since!  We make any event FANTASTIC! Large or small. Local or destination. Modern or whimsical. Consider it handled! From conferences and corporate events, to weddings, parties and showers, Amani Affairs is equipped to meet all your event planning needs.

We are proud to call Wilmington, North Carolina, our home. It is located on the NC coast and within a 90-minute radius of over 20 beaches. We are ingrained in the Wilmington wedding and event community and love our fellow local vendors. We work with local clients AND clients from all over the country who choose Coastal Carolina as their event destination.

We are also available to travel anywhere in the world! We work with clients each year in cities outside of Wilmington. Our goal is to make your dream come true, regardless of the location. We utilize Aisle Planner, a collaborative planning platform, with our clients so we can work easily and effortlessly, no matter their location. We’ve planned weddings and events in Atlanta, Portland, Oregon, and Richmond, Virginia – to name a few.

Many people ask what our company name means and its significance. It is our owner’s middle name and highlights the essence of who we are. AMANI means “faith, desires, aspirations, wishes, harmony and peace.” It reflects the expectations of our clients when they invest in us to execute their event, and we take this charge VERY seriously. We are determined to make your dreams a reality by creating moments you’ll never forget.

Put your faith in us for an affair to remember.

Amani Affairs

Amani Affairs is a wedding and event planning firm dedicated to creating memorable events, in the local, national or international location of your choice. We offer an array of services from Month-of Coordination all the way to Full-Service Planning – our specialty. Whatever you need, Amani Affairs will provide. We are well-connected throughout the country and knowledgeable of the current trends and latest technology to make your event unforgettable.

Amani Affairs has been executing events since 2008, starting with a destination wedding in the Cayman Islands. We haven’t stopped since!  We make any event FANTASTIC! Large or small. Local or destination. Modern or whimsical. Consider it handled! From conferences and corporate events, to weddings, parties and showers, Amani Affairs is equipped to meet all your event planning needs.

We are proud to call Wilmington, North Carolina, our home. It is located on the NC coast and within a 90-minute radius of over 20 beaches. We are ingrained in the Wilmington wedding and event community and love our fellow local vendors. We work with local clients AND clients from all over the country who choose Coastal Carolina as their event destination.

We are also available to travel anywhere in the world! We work with clients each year in cities outside of Wilmington. Our goal is to make your dream come true, regardless of the location. We utilize Aisle Planner, a collaborative planning platform, with our clients so we can work easily and effortlessly, no matter their location. We’ve planned weddings and events in Atlanta, Portland, Oregon, and Richmond, Virginia – to name a few.

Many people ask what our company name means and its significance. It is our owner’s middle name and highlights the essence of who we are. AMANI means “faith, desires, aspirations, wishes, harmony and peace.” It reflects the expectations of our clients when they invest in us to execute their event, and we take this charge VERY seriously. We are determined to make your dreams a reality by creating moments you’ll never forget.

Put your faith in us for an affair to remember.

OUR MISSION

To serve as a premier wedding & event planning firm for elegant and sophisticated clients everywhere by providing best-in-class service that always surpasses client’s expectations and helps them experience the best times of their lives.

OUR MISSION

To serve as a premier wedding & event planning firm for elegant and sophisticated clients everywhere by providing best-in-class service that always surpasses client’s expectations and helps them experience the best times of their lives.

Amani affairs owner standing in walkway of rock wall entrance

Jihan Amani François

Chief Experience Officer + Owner

Born & raised in Allentown, PA, Jihan has loved planning since the age of six. That’s when she started her first business, a friendship bracelet making company with her friends. She planned and organized everything – gave everyone titles, created order forms and business cards, planned weekly “business” meetings and mapped their growth strategy! In college, that spirit only grew tenfold as Jihan started working with classmates planning and executing events.

Her undergraduate degree is in Entrepreneurship from Hampton University and she earned her MBA in Marketing from Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Jihan has worked in a variety of Marketing and Communications roles for nonprofits and marketing agencies. In all her professional roles, event planning was her favorite part. She began a side hustle where she helped coordinate events throughout the country for corporate clients as well as entertainers and professional athletes. She also started planning weddings for friends and family.

 

In 2017, Jihan officially launched Amani Affairs. She is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner through the Lovegevity Institute and University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and the recipient of Lovegevity’s 2018 Dream Maker Award. Faculty, staff, and students select winners based on their attention to detail, creativity, professionalism and outstanding performance.

In 2018, thanks to the generosity of Lovegevity, Jihan received a scholarship to attend the David Tutera Event Planning Symposium in Santa Monica, CA. At the end of the symposium, David chose two attendees to work on at least one event with him and his team over the next year. Jihan was fortunate to be one of the chosen two. She had the privilege of executing a wedding with him in New York in June 2018. She is excited that he has asked her to join his team for more events in 2019.

Weddings and events are her passion. Being organized makes her smile. It’s a dream come true to have a career that allows her to live her purpose, which is helping people experience the best times of their lives.

Amani affairs owner standing in walkway of rock wall entrance

Jihan Amani François

Chief Experience Officer + Owner

Born & raised in Allentown, PA, Jihan has loved planning since the age of six. That’s when she started her first business, a friendship bracelet making company with her friends. She planned and organized everything – gave everyone titles, created order forms and business cards, planned weekly “business” meetings and mapped their growth strategy! In college, that spirit only grew tenfold as Jihan started working with classmates planning and executing events.

 

Her undergraduate degree is in Entrepreneurship from Hampton University and she earned her MBA in Marketing from Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Jihan has worked in a variety of Marketing and Communications roles for nonprofits and marketing agencies. In all her professional roles, event planning was her favorite part. She began a side hustle where she helped coordinate events throughout the country for corporate clients as well as entertainers and professional athletes. She also started planning weddings for friends and family.

In 2017, Jihan officially launched Amani Affairs. She is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner through the Lovegevity Institute and University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and the recipient of Lovegevity’s 2018 Dream Maker Award. Faculty, staff, and students select winners based on their attention to detail, creativity, professionalism and outstanding performance.

In 2018, thanks to the generosity of Lovegevity, Jihan received a scholarship to attend the David Tutera Event Planning Symposium in Santa Monica, CA. At the end of the symposium, David chose two attendees to work on at least one event with him and his team over the next year. Jihan was fortunate to be one of the chosen two. She had the privilege of executing a wedding with him in New York in June 2018. She is excited that he has asked her to join his team for more events in 2019.

Weddings and events are her passion. Being organized makes her smile. It’s a dream come true to have a career that allows her to live her purpose, which is helping people experience the best times of their lives.

Amani affairs owner standing in walkway of rock wall entrance

Jihan Amani François

Chief Experience Officer + Owner

Born & raised in Allentown, PA, Jihan has loved planning since the age of six. That’s when she started her first business, a friendship bracelet making company with her friends. She planned and organized everything – gave everyone titles, created order forms and business cards, planned weekly “business” meetings and mapped their growth strategy! In college, that spirit only grew tenfold as Jihan started working with classmates planning and executing events.

Her undergraduate degree is in Entrepreneurship from Hampton University and she earned her MBA in Marketing from Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Jihan has worked in a variety of Marketing and Communications roles for nonprofits and marketing agencies. In all her professional roles, event planning was her favorite part. She began a side hustle where she helped coordinate events throughout the country for corporate clients as well as entertainers and professional athletes. She also started planning weddings for friends and family.

In 2017, Jihan officially launched Amani Affairs. She is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner through the Lovegevity Institute and University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and the recipient of Lovegevity’s 2018 Dream Maker Award. Faculty, staff, and students select winners based on their attention to detail, creativity, professionalism and outstanding performance.

In 2018, thanks to the generosity of Lovegevity, Jihan received a scholarship to attend the David Tutera Event Planning Symposium in Santa Monica, CA. At the end of the symposium, David chose two attendees to work on at least one event with him and his team over the next year. Jihan was fortunate to be one of the chosen two. She had the privilege of executing a wedding with him in New York in June 2018. She is excited that he has asked her to join his team for more events in 2019.

Weddings and events are her passion. Being organized makes her smile. It’s a dream come true to have a career that allows her to live her purpose, which is helping people experience the best times of their lives.

Albert Logan Event Coordinator

Albert Logan

Event Coordinator

Hailing from Greensboro, Logan, as he likes to be called, graduated Cum Laude with his Culinary Arts & Food Management degree from Culinard, The Culinary Institute of Virginia College, and has experience in catering, cake design, event planning and décor.

Maya Melvin

Event Coordinator

A recent graduate from University of North Carolina – Wilmington, Maya has an amazing attention to details and a great eye for design. She loves event planning, especially all the great people she meets at events.

Maya Melvin Event Coordinator
Albert Logan Event Coordinator

Albert Logan

Event Coordinator

Hailing from Greensboro, Logan, as he likes to be called, graduated Cum Laude with his Culinary Arts & Food Management degree from Culinard, The Culinary Institute of Virginia College, and has experience in catering, cake design, event planning and décor.

Maya Melvin Event Coordinator

Maya Melvin

Event Coordinator

A recent graduate from University of North Carolina – Wilmington, Maya has an amazing attention to details and a great eye for design. She loves event planning, especially all the great people she meets at events.

Copyright 2019 © All rights Reserved. Amani Affairs received The Smith Treatment

Copyright 2019 © All rights Reserved. Amani Affairs received The Smith Treatment