Matt & Jodi
owners, Matt Heyens and jodi strenkowski, are a brother and sister team whose core mission is to create one of a kind experiences through boutique properties for guests to enjoy and create memories.
Their first endeavor, the merrimon-wynne house, opened in 2014 and is located in raleigh, north carolina. they selected austin, texas for the second location because of the city’s thriving culture and love for unique design. They were inspired to open a modern, yet classic Space AFTER visiting the Texas hill country. after finding the perfect location, nestled between dripping springs and downtown austin, the addison grove HOSTED its first wedding in september 2016.
most OF their DAYS ARE SPENT WORKING with their amazing team BEHIND THE SCENES perfecting every detail of their boutique properties to ensure THAT EACH AND EVERY EXPERIENCE IS AN UNFORGETTABLE ONE.
alisha WAS THE VERY FIRST ADDITION TO THE addison grove TEAM AND HER years of EVENT EXPERIENCE MADE Alisha HAs ALWAYS FOLLOWED her HEART TO THE NEXT ADVENTURe. She BEGAN HER CAREER IN 2004 AND IN AN EFFORT TO GAIN ENDLESS KNOWLEDGE, she has WORKED WITHIN ALL FACETS OF WEDDINGS. ALISHA QUICKLY REALIZED THAT DESIGN AND COORDINATION WERE THE PERFECT LIFELONG CAREER, and her KEEN ATTENTION TO DETAIL, PASSION FOR PERFECTION AND LOVE OF WEDDINGS CAN BE SEEN IN EVERY EVENT SHE helps CREATE and execute.
SHE LOVES ALL THINGS WEDDINGS AND SHE IS FOREVER HONORED TO SHARE IN A couple’S MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF THEIR LIves. Alisha IS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING CREATE EXPERIENCES THAT ARE BEYOND EXPECTATION AND HER GOAL IS TO ENSURE THAT EACH Addison grove EVENT IS EXECUTED PERFECTLY.
AS THE addison grove GREW, matt WAS EXCITED TO ADD ANOTHER MEMBER TO THE TEAM AND WAS THRILLED WHEN kristin JOINed! kristin’s EXTENSIVE EVENT PLANNING experience MADE HER A GREAT ADDITION TO THE TEAM. When planning her own wedding in 2004, kristin realized she had a special skill and passion for weddings and events. soon after, she decided to pursue her passion and gained hands-on experience while working for one of Austin’s premier caterers and coordinated countless weddings with one of Austin's top coordinating companies.
since joining the team, kristin is known to connect with clients from the first day they meet and form a personal relationship with then through their wedding day. SHE TOO SHARES alisha’s PASSION FOR CREATING FLAWLESS EXPERIENCES FOR EVERYONE THAT WALKS THROUGH THE addison grove DOORS!
The Addison Grove is proud to have our resident florist native bloom Floral onsite, headed by lead designer bethany. her LOVE FOR FLOWERS, BEAUTIFUL THINGS AND all things CREATIVe LED HER TO A CAREER AS A FLORAL DESIGNER. HER ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH HER CLIENTS ALLOWS HER TO DESIGN EVENTS THAT TRULY REFLECT THE COUPLE, INFUSING THEIR STORY INTO EACH FLOWER AND VESSEL SHE CHOOSES.
SHE BELIEVES EACH WEDDING SHOULD EMANATE FROM WHO THE COUPLE is and HER NATURAL TALENT ENABLES HER TO BRING TO LIFE ANYTHING A COUPLE CAN DREAM UP. YOU ARE SURE TO LAUGH, ENJOY THE PLANNING OF YOUR WEDDING AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ARRIVE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY to SEE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE when working with bethany.
Diandra joined the addison grove team in early 2019 after an extensive career in the restaurant hospitality industry, but was a familiar face long before that. Not only are we now able to call Diandra a member of our team but we’re also fortunate enough to call her an Addison grove bride as well. she married her husband in october 2018 so she is able to provide clients with valuable first hand experience when helping them navigate their planning process.
Seeing a client’s vision come to life after months of planning, and playing a role in fulfilling that vision, is one of the reasons Diandra is so passionate about the wedding industry. one of her favorite moments of a wedding day is when the bride sees her Parents for the first time.