We manage your wedding to ensure everything runs smooth

“Above and Beyond by Amy saved the day numerous times. At the end of the day I was 100% sure that they were worth it.”

~Jon & Mackenzie Jacobson

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Meet the team

Each one of us are skilled and experienced to provide you with a magical wedding weekend, leaving you relaxed and enjoying your big day.

Above and Beyond by Amy was founded by Amy Deters in 2016. A certified wedding planner that keeps it real while bringing your vision to life.

Amy Deters

Owner/Lead Manager

Amy is never scared of a challenge, so you can come to her with all the ideas, questions and expectations. She does not disappoint. A mother of seven and an entrepreneur, she can tackle anything thrown her way. Amy advocates for her clients through and through. Coordinating with vendors, making sure every moving part is in place. Her down to earth personality and uncanny ambition will leave not only you, but your guests in awe.

“I thrive on capturing my couple’s vision for their big day and am so honored to be able to be their “wing-woman” that they trust to execute their dream ideas.”

~Amy Deters

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Joseph Deters

(Husband of Amy and Master of projects/installations)

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Joseph is no stranger to organized chaos, which is what a wedding can often feel like if the right people aren’t in place. A father of 7 (yes SEVEN) Joseph might be the world’s greatest hype-man, he takes pride in doing what is needed to make sure the team is set up for success.

“We are no strangers to chaos and to be able to calm someone else’s stress on such a big day is great feeling.”

~Joseph Deters

Kate Case

Lead Coordinator/Social media manager

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Kate understands the assignment, her straightforward and confident composure helps guide all the moving parts into their places. Teacher through the week and wedding coordinator by weekend, she can juggle all the task needed to make your day go off without a hitch (and she will most likely be doing it in heels!).

“I love getting to be a helping hand in making a couples special day relaxed and everything they dreamed, all along the side of my best friend.”

~Kate Case

Jordan Lenz

Assistant Coordinator/Officiant

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Jordan loves love. When asked to officiant her childhood friend’s wedding she without doubt said “yes!”. She ultimately thought she would be one and done, but then Amy said “You’re coming with me!” That began Jordan’s deep dive into the wedding world, and she was HOOKED! Her logistics-minded personality is able to handle the details, while maintaining all the elements of your big day.

“There is no rule book to weddings anymore. It can be as traditional or spicy as you wish! I love that! Weddings are a celebration of that couple and their love, who wouldn’t be honored to get to be a part of that?”

~Jordan Lenz

Do we sound like the right fit for you?

Dick Brothers Brewery, Quincy Illinois

Amy Is Absolutely Amazing! She Made Planning Our Special Day Stress Free And Easy! Even When Extra Obstacles Arose, Amy Was Able To Make Things Run Smooth And Handled Everything With Ease! We Loved Working With Amy And Would Do It All Over Again! You Need Her To Make Your Special Day Even Better Than You Imagined! 🙂

~Madison

Fall Vibes at Lake Hill Winery in Carthage

I’ll Say This First, If You Can Work A Wedding Coordinator Into Your Budget, ABSOLUTELY DO IT! Hiring Amy Was One Of The Best Decisions We Made.

Without Amy’s Help I Know The Day Would Have Still Been Good Because I Married My Best Friend, But With Her Help My Husband And I Were Able To Have The Wedding We Had Dreamt Of. And We Gained A Very Good Friend Out Of It As Well!

~Audrey